Actor, comedian and musician Adam Sandler was a member of the show’s “Saturday Night Live”. The star of such films as “Love knocking down” and “Singer at the wedding.”
Adam was born on September 9, 1966 in New York. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, in a family where he was one of seven children. Sandler has always been a class clown, but never thought of a comic career until 17 years old, until his brother pushed him to perform at the Boston comic club.
Sandler continued to perform even after he moved from Boston to New York for training at the University of New York. After graduation, he began to appear frequently in the “Remote Access” show of the MTV channel. In 1989 he starred in his first film “All Overboard”. Later he was noticed by Dennis Miller and invited to the show “Saturday Night Live”, which was released from 1990 to 1995. It was on the show that Sandler came up with his characters: a guy from Cajun, a guy from an opera, a fellow scout from a military store.
Debut in the big movie
All the nineties Sandler mixed his fans, even in spite of youthful antics, which at times were obscene. In 1995, he played in the movie “Billy Madison”, which became his first “adult” role. After that, there were a lot of films: “Lucky Gilmore” in 1996, “Singer at the wedding”, where he starred with Drew Barrymore, “Mama’s son” in 1998, “Big Daddy” in 1999 and “Nikki, Devil Jr.” in 2000.
In 2002, together with Winona Ryder, Sandler starred in the “Millionaire willy-nilly”, as well as in the movie “Love knocking down” with Emily Watson. In 2003, along with Jack Nicholson, he played in the hit movie “Anger Management.” In 2004, Sandler again met on the set with Barrymore, this time in the film “50 First Date”, which collected a large cash in theaters. Moving away from comedies into drama, in 2004 Sandler starred in the tragicomedy “Spanish English”. In the film, he plays a husband who has problems with his wife, and who gets in touch with a housekeeper.
Sandler continued his acting career from comedies to more serious things, so, in 2005, in a remake for the comedy “All or Nothing” in 1974, he played a prisoner who organizes a football
match between prisoners and guards. The role was invented by Burt Reynolds. Reynolds also appeared in the remake with comedian Chris Rock and singer Nellie. In 2006, Sandler, in the movie “Click, with a remote control for life,” plays the role of an architect who finds a remote control that allows him to control his life. And in 2007, in the film “A Deserted City” he tries on the role of a man who lost his family in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. After a casual encounter with an old acquaintance, Sandler’s hero begins to rebuild his ruined life. In the magazine “Variety” even there were positive reviews,
Back to Comedy
Returning to his comedies on the verge of a foul, thanks to which he became famous, Sandler acted as a producer and also starred in the movie “The Chuck and Larry: Fire Wedding”, where he played a firefighter of traditional orientation, who pretends to be gay for the sake of a widowed colleague so that he can get Benefits for themselves and their children, which are provided if both spouses are of the same sex.
In 2008, in his next film “Do not Mess With the Zohan,” Sandler played the role of marines of the Israeli army, who imitates his death for the sake of his dream to go to the US and become a hairdresser there. He also acted as producer and screenwriter of the film.
Continuing work behind the scenes, in 2008 Sandler acted as producer of the comedy film about the female community “Boys like this” with actress Anna Faris in the title role. In the next movie “Fairy Tales for the Night”, also in 2008, Sandler played his uncle, who tells his nephew and niece of a fairy tale for the night, and they suddenly begin to come true. In the role of Sandler’s beloved, Carey Russell also starred in the film, and other roles in the film were performed by Teresa Palmer, Guy Pearce, Lucy Lawless, and Russel Brand. Sandler also starred in the comedy “Prikolisty”, directed by Judd Apatow.
In 2010, the audience took a good reception of the film “Classmates”, where Sandler starred with Salma Hayek, Kevin James and Chris Rock. He also appeared as a screenwriter for the film. Apparently, Sandler was absolutely not subject to criticism, because his next film only in the first week brought 26 million dollars. And this despite the fact that the film negatively responded to many critics. And the following year, Sandler voiced a hero from the cartoon “Monsters on vacation”.
Do not act as one
In addition to his acting, Sandler recorded several comedic music albums. The first was a Grammy-nominated nominee – “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You” in 1993, which immediately became a hit and increased the number of fans among the youth due to their obscene songs and sketches. And in 2004 saw his last album “Shhh.. Do not Tell”.
Since 2003, Sandler is married to actress Jackie Titown. The couple have two daughters: Sadie and Sunny.