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Adam Sandler (born 9.9.1966)
Adam Sandler is an American comedian and actor, as well as a film producer and screenwriter.

Childhood: Adam Sandler was born to Judy and Stanley Sandler in the Brooklyn area of New York. His mother was a nursery teacher and his father was an electrical engineer. At the age of five, Adam and his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire.

When he graduated from Manchester High School, Adam Sandler studied for a Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York University. Whilst at university, he began to develop his natural talent for comedy, performing in local clubs and on campus.

Career: Adam Sandler's first break into TV was when he played the character of Smitty, Theo Huxtable's friend in The Cosby Show, the show masterminded by Bill Cosby. He also appeared on MTV's Remote Control, playing characters such as 'Stud Boy' or 'Trivia Delinquent'.

The comedian Dennis Miller saw Adam Sandler's stand-up routine in Los Angeles and tipped-off Lorne Michaels, one of the producers of Saturday Night Live. In 1990, Sandler landed a job as a writer for the show and later became one of the featured comedians. He became known for his comedic songs, including 'The Chanukah Song'.

In 1989, Sandler earned himself his first film role, in the low-budget Going Overboard. The film also featured Billy Zane, Billy Bob Thornton and Burt Young.

Billy Madison, released in 1995, saw Sandler in his next starring role. The film also featured Steve Buscemi and saw Sandler playing a man who has to repeat his high school education in order to earn his inheritance.

Sandler then starred in a string of successful comedies, including Bulletproof (opposite Damon Wayans) and Happy Gilmore, a golfing comedy that also starred Ben Stiller, in an uncredited role.

One of Sandler's biggest hits of this period was The Wedding Singer, released in 1998 and also starring Drew Barrymore. That same year, The Waterboy was released; another popular hit for Sandler, which saw him working alongside Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler.

Big Daddy was another hit for Sandler in 1999 and he met Jacqueline Samantha Titone on the set of the film. Titone would later become his wife and plays a waitress in the film.

Starting with the release of 2002's Punch Drunk Love, Sandler's films began to receive critical acclaim, as well as box office success. In 2004, he starred in Spanglish, which starred Tea Leoni, followed by 2007's Reign Over Me, a drama that featured Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows and Donald Sutherland.

Sandler lost out to Johnny Depp for the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In 2007, he starred in the comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, opposite Kevin James. The film was only a moderate success but Sandler's popularity was soon on an upturn with the release of You Don't Mess With the Zohan in 2008. The film was written by Judd Apatow, a hugely successful comedy writer who is responsible for films such as 40 Year Old Virgin.

2008 saw Sandler starring in the fantasy film Bedtime Stories, directed by Adam Shankman. The film also starred Russell Brand and Keri Russell.

Adam Sandler has his own production company, Happy Madison Productions. Some of the films that have been produced by the company include Deuce Bigalow: American Gigolo as well as the majority of Sandler's latter films, including Spanglish and Reign Over Me.

Personal Life: Adam Sandler married Jacqueline Samantha Titone in June 2003. They have two daughters, Sadie Madison Sandler (b. 2006) and Sunny Madison Sandler (b. 2008).



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Adam Sandler gives his wife Jackie Sandler a high five after nailing her scene on a trampoline for his new Netflix original movie 'Sandy Wexler' filming at Griffith Park - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th September 2016

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Scarlett Johansson And Jake Gyllenhaal Among Adam Sandler's Latest 'Chanukah Song' Tributes [Video]


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Christmas is all about giving, forgiving and loving everyone, so what better time than this to give a nod to all those who won't be celebrating the joys of Yuletide this year, but Chanukah instead? Think you don't know anyone who will? Well, let Adam Sandler surprise you with 'The Chanukah Song - Part 4'.

Adam SandlerWho knew there were so many Jewish stars?

It's been too long since 'The Wedding Singer' star last paid tribute to all the Jewish (or part-Jewish) celebrities out there; thirteen years, in fact, since he named the likes of Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman and Jack Black among the culture; and now he's back with a brand new list and it's just as hilarious.

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' Sets September Record For US Box Office


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Hotel Transylvania 2 has taken the top spot at the US box office this weekend, with an impressive $47.5 million opening. The animated sequel features the voice of Adam Sandler and gives the actor a welcome box office win after suffering flops with recent films, Pixels and Blended.

Hotel TransylvaniaHotel Transylvania 2 has topped the US box office.

The film has also set a new September box office record, beating the first Hotel Transylvania movie which took $42.5 million in 2012. It is also the biggest opening that studio Sony has enjoyed since 22 Jump Street’s $57 million opening in June 2014.

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'Ant-Man' Beats 'Southpaw' And 'Pixels' To Stay On Top Of US Box Office


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Marvel’s Ant-Man held on to the top spot at the US box office this weekend taking an estimated $24.8 million in its second week, bringing its total so far to $106 million. The comic-book movie, which stars Paul Rudd as the titular character managed to finish the weekend in first place despite competition from three new releases.

ANT-MANAnt-Man has held on to the number one spot at the US box office.

Sony’s Pixels was Ant-Man biggest competition, but it fell short of unseating the tiny superhero finishing with $24 million, which made for a very close call. The film stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James along with a host of vintage video game characters including Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Its plot revolves around aliens attacking the earth using the arcade game regulars.

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Is It Game Over Already For 'Pixels'?


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Audiences chose Ant-Man over Pac-Man this weekend, as Adam Sandler's Pixels narrowly missed out on the number-one spot with a disappointing showing.

Pixels stillIt's all gone Pete Kong for Pixels

Paul Rudd's Ant-Man took $24.8million in its second weekend, an expected drop of 57%, giving the Disney/Marvel superhero adventure a decent total of $106m so far.

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Pixels Chris Columbus - Featurette Trailer


Ahead of the release of comedy adventure 'Pixels' later this summer, the cast of the movie; Michelle Monaghan, Brian Cox, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage; share their appraisals of Chris Columbus, who took on the movie as director.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Dates For First Batch Of Original Films


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Netflix has moved into the world of original films and the fun starts this October! Yes the streaming service has just revealed the premiere dates for its first batch of original features, with Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation leading the pack on October 16th.

Netflix logoNetflix is now in the orginal movie game.

Based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala and adapted for the screen by Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba as a warlord who mentors a child soldier. As well as becoming available worldwide on Netflix October 16th, the film will also open the same day in select U.S. theaters.

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Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer


Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to stay at his monster-filled Hotel Transylvania after taking a shine to his daughter Mavis' new human boyfriend Johnny. Now the pair have a child together named Dennis, and despite having vampire in his blood, he doesn't seem to possess any monster ability of any kind. When Mavis and Johnny take a break to visit the latter's parents, she asks her dad to babysit her son - but that probably wasn't the best idea. In charge of young Dennis, Dracula enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to train him up to be a real monster, and take him on a trip of their own. But when Mavis finds out what they're up to, she's less than happy and makes to come home. But she's not the only one; Dracula's father Vlad is making a surprise visit, and he's not going to be happy that the hotel is filled with humans.

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Netflix Buys Distribution Rights To Brad Pitt's 'War Machine'


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Netflix has taken a significant step in its evolution with the biggest movie purchase in its history, announcing that it has acquired distribution rights to Brad Pitt’s forthcoming military comedy movie War Machine, due for release in 2016.

The online streaming giant made the announcement on Monday afternoon (June 8th) that it has secured rights to distribute the movie, which stars Pitt in a fictionalised, satirical re-telling of the story of General Stanley McChrystal, the four-star US general who led American forces in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2010.

Brad PittBrad Pitt's new film 'War Machine' has been acquired by Netflix for exclusive distribution

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Pixels - Extended Trailer


Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with possible life forces on other planets. But when neighbouring aliens discover a feed of classic arcade games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders, they interpret it is a threat of war. Fearing for the safety of their planet, they send pixelated monsters in the shape of beloved video game characters to Earth to destroy mankind, and the only people who can stop it are record-breaking gamers Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant. Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten is also on the team, providing a set of creative weapons to defeat the characters. But can this group of gaming experts really stop Pac Man eating up the city?

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Vanilla Ice Defends Adam Sandler Movie From Accusations Of Racism


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In the wake of approximately a dozen cast members walking off set last week, Vanilla Ice has come to the defence of Adam Sandler’s new comedy western The Ridiculous Six.

The former rap star, who plays the role of Mark Twain in the movie, defended the content of the exclusive-to-Netflix project against accusations that the humour was offensive to Native American culture.

In an interview with TMZ, Ice said “It’s a comedy. I don’t think anybody really had any ill feeling or any intent or anything. This movie isn’t Dances With Wolves. It’s a comedy. They’re not there to showcase anything about anybody – they’re just making a funny movie, I think.”

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Adam Sandler

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9th September, 1966

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Pixels Chris Columbus - Featurette Trailer

Pixels Chris Columbus - Featurette Trailer

Ahead of the release of comedy adventure 'Pixels' later this summer, the cast of the...

Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer

Hotel Transylvania 2 Trailer

Count Dracula seems to have really changed his ways, embracing humans and allowing them to...

Pixels - Extended Trailer

Pixels - Extended Trailer

Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with...

Pixels Trailer

Pixels Trailer

In 1982, Earth created a time capsule of popular culture from the era, and sent...

Hotel Transylvania 2 - Teaser Trailer

Hotel Transylvania 2 - Teaser Trailer

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It's time to pack your bags, cover your neck and head on over to the...

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