Adam Richard Sandler was born in New York in the year 1966. He is a natural comedian and nurtured his gift while performing at comedy clubs and campuses from an early age. Sandler’s charm extended beyond acting to singing, screenwriting & producing. The production company “Happy Madison” was founded in 1999 which has produced a number of hits for both, television and cinema. The movie “Jack & Jill” features Adam in a double role presenting twin brother and sister.
He switched on his career with “Remote Control”, an MTV game show and boarded the Hollywood cruise with his movie “Going Overboard” in 1989. The early movies didn’t win him a lot of praise but he established his status as a renowned comic actor with his movies “Bulletproof”, “Happy Gilmore” and “The Wedding Singer”.
Making music is considered entirely different from acting, not for Adam however. He made his mark by musical performances such as “The Chanukah Song” and “Lunchlady Land”. His debut album was “They’re All Gonna Laugh at You”
“The Waterboy” was his first box office hit which initiated a successful streak with movies such as “Big Daddy” and “Mr. Deeds”. Sandler’s acting took a dramatic turn with his movie “Punch-Drunk Love” and was nominated for Golden Globe award. The critics such as Roger Ebert have attributed his initial flops to poor scripts and ill-planned characterization. He met Samantha Titone, who happens to be his wife now during filming.
The top ten movies of Sandler:
- The Wedding Singer
- The Waterboy
- You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
- Billy Madison
- Funny People
- Happy Gilmore
- Big Daddy
- The Longest Yard
- Reign Over Me
- 50 First Dates