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Adam Richard Sandler, a famous American actor and comedian, is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face with his charming and funny manner. He can be seen above all in the well-known film classics such as “The Love Inside Me”, “My Fictitious Wife”, “Child’s Heads” or “Jack and Jill”. Talented and multifaceted, A. Sandler is one of the richest actors in the world. On average, he gets about $20 million for a film.
Adam Sandler grew up in a middle-class family in Brooklyn, New York. His father worked as an electrical engineer, his mother worked as a teaching nurse. He also has three other siblings: Elizabeth, Valerie and Scott. When he was five, his parents moved him and his siblings to Manchester, New Hampshire. There he attended Manchester Central High School until he graduated. Shortly thereafter, Adam attended New York University’s Tisch School of The Arts, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
In 1987-88, A. Sandler made his television debut on The Bill Cosby Show as Smitty. He was also a cast member on the MTV game show Remote Control. To finance his studies at New York University, he worked part-time as a writer for “Saturday Night Live”. He was discovered by Dennis Miller at various club appearances as a comedian. He was convinced that he recommended A. Sandler to the producer of “Saturday Night Live”. As a result, Adam was hired as a producer on the show in 1990 and shortly thereafter as an actor. In 1996 he left the show, whereupon he focused on his acting career.
However, his first film, Going Overboard, received very little attention. The film entitled “Billy Madison – A Mess to Love” (1995) brought him success for the first time. Several years later he had his career breakthrough. Especially with the films “Happy Gilmore” (1996), “A Wedding to Love” (1998) and “Waterboy – The Guy With the Water Damage” (1998) he achieved a certain status as a star actor. Other successful films followed, such as “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002), although some of these were often criticized for their lack of professionalism. It was not uncommon for his films to be awarded the “Golden Raspberry”. However, these are not indicators that his films have not been successful.
The first highlight of his career was reflected in his television appearance on the “Bill Cosby Show”, with which he was seen publicly as an actor on television for the first time. His second highlight was working as a producer and actor on “Saturday Night Live”. This gave him some reach within the industry. He finally had his first success with the film “Billy Madison – A mess to fall in love with” (1995). He achieved star actor status a year later. His films now enjoy international popularity and are viewed by people of all ages and nationalities.
“My name is Adam Sandler. I’m not particularly talented. I’m not particularly good looking. And yet I’m a multi-millionaire.” – Adam Sandler
“I was raised by a mother who told me every day of my life how amazing I am.” – Adam Sandler
“I love the films I’ve made. I work hard for my films and my friends work hard and we try to make people laugh and that makes me very proud.” – Adam Sandler
“I should never be in Las Vegas with money in my pocket.” – Adam Sandler
“I mean, I’m looking at my dad. He was 20 when he started raising a family and he was always the coolest dad. He did everything for his children and never made us feel under pressure. I know it must feel great to be a guy like him” – Adam Sandler
Already at school and university, Adam was always the one who could make everyone laugh. He recognized his talent for it relatively early and used it to later perform and be successful.
At the age of 17 he performed several times as a stand-up comedian in front of small audiences. His sense of humor and his zest for action paved the way for a successful acting career.
He had his first television appearance in a role on the well-known “Bill Cosby Show” in the 1980s. Among other things, this was the first step up the career ladder.
The actor donated $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club in New York in 2007.
In 2010, along with 134 other people, A. Sandler was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This organization is responsible for awarding the Oscars.
In 2011, A. Sandler received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.