Adam Sandler BiographyAdam Richard Sandler is the famous American actor-comedian, screenwriter, film producer and musician. He is famous for the films «Happy Gilmore», «You Don't Mess with the Zohan», «Mr. Deeds», «50 First Dates», «Just Go with It».
Childhood and educationAdam Sandler was born on 9 September 1966 in Brooklyn (New York), in the prosperous Jewish family of the Jewish faith. Both of his parents, an electrical engineer Stanley Sandler (1935–2003) and a nursery school teacher Judith Sandler (née Levine), were the Russian emigrants’ offspring. Adam was the youngest of four children – he has a brother, Scott and sisters, Elizabeth and Valerie.
When Adam was six, the Sandlers moved to Manchester from Brooklyn, New Hampshire, where he grew up. He attended Manchester Central High School and soon he was labeled as the main class clown. The first man, who saw the young comedian’s potential, was his elder brother, he talked Adam into trying his hand at a stand-up in one of the Boston’s clubs.
Television projectsAdam Sandler’s first appearance on the screen was in 1980 году, he was filmed in one of the episodes of a famous sitcom «The Cosby Show», in the late 1980s he took part in a game show «Remote Control» on MTV.
Movie careerAdam Sandler’s film debut took place in 1989 with the comedy «Going Overboard», where he starred as a young stand-up comedian, resembling himself. The film had a modest budget by Hollywood standards of 200 thousand dollars and was not successful with an audience and critics «rewarded» acting by severe expressions, calling their work «incompetent».
Building on the success of «Billy Madison», Adam Sandler himself wrote the screenplay for his next film. It was a comedy about sport «Happy Gilmore» (1996), Ben Stiller was invited to perform one of the supporting roles. This time even the strictest critics were impressed:
The film brought to Sandler one of the most prestigious awards in his career – MTV Movie Award for the best fight, and he was nominated on MTV Movie Awards for the best comic role and on Kid's Choice Awards for the best film. The film got 41 million dollars during the rollout period, this fact exceeded expectations of the filmmakers.Those who like Adam Sandler's style, will discover many strengths, that make you love this happy-naive film about professional golf, and those who dislike his style, will just have fun.
The first Adam Sandler’s film, which was released by the new company, was the comedy «Little Nicky» (2000) about the youngest and favorite devil’s son, who decided to stand on the side of good. Although the film could not pay back the investments of 85 million dollars, it was successful in its own way, nominating on «Golden Raspberry» as the worst film, the worst actor (Adam Sandler), the worst supporting actress (Patricia Arquette), the worst filmmaker and the worst scenario. Fortunately for Sandler, in the same year was made another film, which matched «Golden Raspberry» more than the Sandler’s film – a fantastic action «Battlefield Earth» with John Travolta.
For better or worse, this expectation did not materialize and Sandler performed his best comic roles in many wonderful and very funny comedies in future years. Possible, they became less «idiotic», than his early films, but they maintained the charm of his unique style.Getting out of his usual role, Sandler demonstrated an unusual acting profundity... His acting has a mystery, strength, and passion. And probably, he will never take part in his stupid comedies?
In 2017 Adam Sandler was the fourth in the list of the most highly paid Hollywood celebrities, next to Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and the leader of the list Robert Downey Jr.. His total fee for the two films – «The Meyerowitz Stories» and «Sandy Wexler» was 50 million dollars.