Actor, comedian and musician Adam Sandler was a member of the Saturday Night Live show team. The star of such films as Love Knocking Down and Singer at a 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 he never thought about a comedian career until he was 17, until his brother prompted him to perform at the Boston comedian club.
Sandler continued to perform even after moving from Boston to New York to study at the University of New York. After graduation, he began to appear frequently in the MTV channel’s Remote Access show. 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 broadcast from 1990 to 1995. It was on the show that Sandler came up with his characters: a guy from Kajun, a guy from the opera, a scout guy from the military store.
Big movie debut
Throughout the nineties, Sandler made his fans laugh, even despite the youthful antics that were sometimes obscene. In 1995, he played in the movie “Billy Madison”, which was his first “adult” role. After that, there were many films: Lucky Gilmore in 1996, Wedding Singer, where he starred with Drew Barrymore, Sissy in 1998, Big Dad in 1999 and Nikki the Devil Jr. in 2000.
In 2002, along with Winona Ryder, Sandler starred in The Millionaire Involuntarily, as well as in the film 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 movie “50 First Dates,” which gathered a large box office in movie 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 (Thea Leoni), and who has a relationship with a housekeeper (Pas Vega).
Sandler continued his acting career from comedies to more serious things, for example, in 2005, in a remake of the comedy “Everything 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 a remake with comedian Chris Rock and singer Nelly. 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 you to manage your life. And in 2007, in the film “Deserted City”, he tries on the role of a man who lost his family in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. After a chance meeting with an old acquaintance (Don Cheadle), Sandler’s hero begins to restore his ruined life. In the magazine Variety, there were even positive reviews in which Sandler was called exciting and magnificent.
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 “Chuck and Larry: Firefighting Wedding”, where he played a traditional firefighter who pretends to be gay for the sake of a widowed colleague (Kevin James), so that he can receive benefits for himself and his children, which are provided if both spouses are of the same sex.
In 2008, in his next film, “Don’t Mess with Zohan,” Sandler played the role of a Marine in the Israeli army, who imitates his death for the sake of dreaming of leaving for the United States and becoming a hairdresser. He also acted as a producer and screenwriter of the film.
Continuing work behind the scenes, in 2008 Sandler co-directed the actress Anna Faris in the lead film about the female community “Boys Like It”. In the next film, Bedtime Stories, also in 2008, Sandler played an uncle who tells his nephew and niece bedtime stories, and they suddenly begin to come true. The role of Sandler’s lover in the film also starred Keri Russell, and other roles in the film were played by Teresa Palmer, Guy Pearce, Lucy Lawless, and Russell Brand. Sandler also starred in the comedy Pranksters, directed by Judd Apatow.
In 2010, viewers well received the film “Classmates”, where Sandler starred with Salma Hayek, Kevin James and Chris Rock. He also made a screenwriter for the film. Apparently, Sandler was absolutely not subject to criticism, because his next film in the first week alone brought in $ 26 million. And this despite the fact that many critics spoke negatively about the film. And the following year, Sandler voiced the hero from the cartoon “Monsters on Vacation.”
Not acting alone
In addition to his acting career, Sandler has recorded several comedic music albums. The first was a Grammy-nominated “They’re All Gonna Laugh At You” (They’ll all laugh at you) in 1993, which immediately became a hit and increased the number of fans among young people due to their obscene songs and sketches. And in 2004 his last album “Shhh. . . Don’t Tell »