Adam Sandler: A Career in Pictures
When it comes to comedy stars, Adam Sandler has had somewhat of a strange, yet successful career. Let's take a closer look, shall we?
Adam was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966 to Judith and Stanely Sandler. His family moved to New Hampshire when he was six years old. It was there where he graduated from Manchester Central High School and later on from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988. From there on, he began receiving smaller roles in TV shows like The Cosby Show and Saturday Night Live as well as movies like Coneheads and Airheads.
One of Adam Sandler's first roles was in the movie Billy Madison. It is here where he plays a grown man who is forced to repeat the first and second grade in order to inherit his father's fortune. Classic Sandler!
1998 was the highlight of Sandler's career! He starred in several different financially successful comedies including Happy Gilmore, Bulletproof, The Wedding Singer and, of course....
... The Waterboy! "Robert 'Bobby' Boucher, Jr.'s", a stuttering, 31-year-old waterboy was exactly the type of character audiences wanted at the time! His charming and hilarious nature was a hit with fans all around the world!
Let's face it! Adam was known for his slapstick style of comedy during the 90's, but once the 2000's came rolling around, Sandler decided to switch it up! He was able to gain critical attention for his role in Punch-Drunk Love as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
In 2007, Adam starred in I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry alongside his longtime friend Kevin James. The movie received very mixed reviews. Shortly afterwards, he released You Don't Mess with the Zohan, which was also received rather poorly amongst critics. We thought is was pretty hilarious, to be honest.... Comedy will always be subjective!
Grown Ups, Funny People and Jack & Jill were part of a series of movies that were considered block buster blunders upon release. Strangely enough, Sandler has become known for his style of "bad" comedy.
Who knew that Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler would work so well together? Their romantic comedy Blended was well received amongst audiences and made 2014 all the sweeter...
Grown Ups 2, The Ridiculous 6 and Men, Women & Children were just a few movie releases that Sandler has had over the years. Many of them received somewhat negative reviews, but were still able to sell at the box office. His most recent role was in Murder Mystery alongside Jennifer Aniston which was released in 2018.
A comedy legend! With humble beginnings on the hit skit comedy series Saturday Night Live to weirdly successful actor and producer, there isn't a thing Adam hasn't already accomplished in show business! In order to commemorate his successful career in Hollywood, let's take a closer look at some of our favorite Sandler performances!