Quote: "I don't think I got one thing I auditioned for... It was never good. I'm never good in the room alone when it's just me and somebody and I'm trying to (audition)." Comedian Adam Sandler started making his own movies after failing to win over casting directors as a young actor.
Quote: "We knew we wanted someone you wouldn't expect... (and) we called up the Iceman and told him about the job and Mr. Twain and of course he said, 'Who dat?' No, he knew who Mark Twain was... He looks so much like him when he has the stuff on." Adam Sandler on casting rapper and TV personality Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain in his new comedy western The Ridiculous 6.
Quote: "That would be complicated because his wife is like my (on set) wife. She is the one taking care of my children (sic) when we're doing the movie, she helps me with everything and we're good friends. It's really hard to find a good wife, I wouldn't jeopardise that!" Actress Salma Hayek would never consider sleeping with her Grown Ups movie husband Adam Sandler for fear of losing the help and support of his wife, Jackie.
Quote: "I had bad cholesterol... The doctor told me to take pills so I said, 'Maybe I should lose a few pounds...' Trying to live a little longer now." Comedian Adam Sandler, 48, is sporting a slimmer look after adopting a healthier diet.
Fact: Comedian Adam Sandler bid a fond farewell to departing U.S. late night host DAVID LETTERMAN on Tuesday (12May15) by performing a special tribute song during his final appearance on The Late Show. Taking to the stage with his guitar, he sang lyrics including, "There simply is no better man than good ol' David Letterman/And no one gets Julia Roberts' face redder than a flirty David Letterman", and "I can't thank you enough for all you done, and I'm sure I ain't the only one". Letterman will step down from his longtime hosting gig next week (20May15).
Fact: Comedians Adam Sandler and Conan O Brien's kids are in the same class at school.
Fact: Adam Sandler and U.S. game show veteran Bob Barker have recreated their famous Happy Gilmore fight from the 1996 film for comedian Jon Stewart's upcoming Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit. During the skit, Barker spits what he claims is Ebola in Sandler's face and quips, "I wish I could see David Spade's face when he finds out there won't be a Grown Ups 3."
Quote: "Richard Kiel was one of the nicest, funniest guys I've ever met. I'll never forget hanging out with him and how good he was to everyone. Richard was a special man. My thoughts are with his family." Adam Sandler pays tribute to his Happy Gilmore co-star Richard Kiel, who died on Wednesday (10Sep14).
Fact: Adam Sandler surprised his movie co-star Drew Barrymore on Friday (16May14) by dropping by the New York studios of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to join the actress during her interview, in which the host impersonated Sandler calling in to the talk show from Hollywood. The old pals are currently promoting their third film collaboration, romantic comedy Blended.
Quote: "It's my third movie with her... We're just like the same people, only my t**s are a little bit bigger than hers now... I have to do kissing scenes with her and I gotta say it is weird; it's like kissing your sister, except my sister will grind me. Drew does not do that." Adam Sandler jokes about his friendship with Drew Barrymore.
Fact: Actors Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler showed off their vocal skills during a joint appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (26Feb14) by singing a nostalgic duet about the three romantic comedies they have starred in together over the past 16 years. The longtime pals previously teamed up for The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, while they reunited for upcoming film Blended.
Fact: Funnyman Adam Sandler is slated to play himself in a post-Super Bowl episode of U.S. hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine on 2 February (14). Sandler joins his That's My Boy co-star Andy Samberg, who plays the lead role in the freshman series. The news of Sandler's casting comes the same day as both Samberg and the series itself earned Golden Globe nominations.
Fact: 50 First Dates stars Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are set to reteam for a third movie. The Charlie's Angels actress, who gave birth to daughter Olive in September (12), has signed on to star in the funnyman's upcoming romantic comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Frank Coraci will direct the as-yet-untitled movie, about a couple trapped at a family resort with their kids from previous marriages after a disastrous first date. Barrymore and Sandler also teamed up in 1998's The Wedding Singer.
Quote: "To show my appreciation I'm inviting you all to a pizza party tonight at Jennifer Aniston's house. I'll see you there." Adam Sandler had big party plans after accepting his Favorite Comedic Movie Actor prize at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (09Jan13).
Fact: Actors Adam Sandler and Kevin James are set to face off in a special celebrity tennis match at the upcoming U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York on 6 September (12). Sandler will receive help from former champion John MCEnroe, who made a cameo in the funnyman's film Mr. Deeds, while James will be supported by professional player Jim Courier.
Fact: Comedian Jimmy Fallon set an odd new world record on his Late Night U.S. talk show on Friday (15Jun12) for the most people to imitate Adam Sandler in just 38 seconds. The feat was verified by Guinness World Records officials, who looked on as Fallon and 16 other audience members lined up to show off their impersonations of the movie star, who was the night's main interviewee.
Quote: "We had to have a private premiere for my mother. I just rented a theatre and I showed her Madagascar, and I was like, 'There it is; I'm the rhino!'" Adam Sandler was nervous about showing his mum offensive new film That's My Boy.
Quote: "I made a deal with Rex. Two times a year he's gonna let me play quarterback for the Jets. I chose the (New England) Patriots (because) I gotta see Tom Brady up close; he's very good looking." Adam Sandler jokes about casting New York Jets football coach Rex Ryan in his new movie That's My Boy.
Quote: "We had to talk Susan into it. I had to buy her a ping-pong table or something like that." Adam Sandler on persuading Susan Sarandon to play the teacher his teenage character impregnates in new film That's My Boy.
Fact: Twilight star Taylor Lautner is in talks to join Adam Sandler's sequel to 2010 hit Grown Ups. Director Dennis Dugan has reteamed with Sandler and his co-stars Chris Rock, Kevin James and Salma Hayek to make a follow-up to the movie - about a group of high school friends who reunite for the summer, and Lautner is keen to land a role in the star-studded line-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fact: Miley Cyrus has pulled out of Adam Sandler's upcoming animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. The singer/actress was due to provide the voice for Dracula's young daughter, Mavis, but has since quit the project, according to Eonline.com.
Quote: Adam Sandler paid tribute to his public school teachers during his Favorite Comedic Movie Actor acceptance speech at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday (11Jan12). They included, "the nice, short lady teacher with the weird glasses from kindergarten", "Mrs. rotten breath", "Mr. big bald spot on the side of your head in first grade" and "the really old lady with the bad wind who died halfway through second grade".
Quote: "My poor kids hate my movies. They don't focus on them... but they know it would hurt my feelings to change the channel... so I'm like, 'What do you think? Do you wanna watch this?' and they're like, 'If you do... or we could clean our room.'" Adam Sandler's two young daughters hate to watch his films.
Quote: "My kid will say, 'Brush your teeth a little better and maybe I'll kiss you'." Adam Sandler's five-year-old daughter keeps a check on dad's oral hygiene.
Quote: "While were shooting, I'd say, 'This is a great time, Al?' He'd go, 'Yes'. I'd go, 'It's gonna be fun when it comes out.' He'd go, 'I don't know if we're releasing it...!' So, if it doesn't come out on Friday, I have a big TV in my house and I have a copy of it and we can all watch it together." Adam Sandler still fears Jack & Jill co-star Al Pacino will pull the release of the comedy.
Quote: "I'm so lazy and old now I jump in my jacuzzi with my clothes on and then I throw the stuff on the side and the next day... it has chlorine stains all over it." Adam Sandler on the stains fans have spotted on his clothes in TV interviews.
Quote: "A lot of people ask if it looks like my real sister. No... It looks basically like 80 per cent of the women I banged in college." Adam Sandler on his gender-bending new role as a woman in Jack & Jill.
Fact: Adam Sandler is to star in a new animated Dracula movie. Funnyman Kevin James has also signed on to play Frankenstein in Hotel Transylvania, with actress Fran Drescher as his bride. The film is scheduled for release in September, 2012.
Quote: "My kids wanna go opening weekend and I have a movie coming out on the same date so I felt terrible. I had to tell them, 'The gnome in Gnomeo & Juliet, I hear kills everybody, so I don't know if it's for you'. And then this was the worst one - 'The Bieber kid, he gets shot and killed at the end', so I felt terrible because they like him! But it's opening weekend, you gotta do what you gotta do! Poppa's gotta make some money!" Comedian Adam Sandler had to lie to his two young daughters in a bid to ensure his new movie JUST GO WITH IT beats competition from GNOMEO & JULIET and Justin Bieber's NEVER SAY NEVER at this weekend's (12-13Feb11) box office.
Fact: Jennifer Aniston threw a lavish bash at New York hotspot The Spotted Pig as part of her 42nd birthday celebrations on Friday night (11Feb11), inviting her JUST GO WITH IT co-star Adam Sandler and pal Hugh Jackman to sample the restaurant's renowned menu.
Quote: "I've been to like, 10 and I like the Jets, but they're never in the Super Bowl. So I get to go to the greatest event, but my team's not there, so it's very weird, you don't know what to feel." Funnyman Adam Sandler admits he will only fully enjoy the American football championships when the New York Jets make it to the big game.
Quote: "I'm taking my wife to go see my movie four or five times!" Adam Sandler jokes about his Valentine's Day plans with his wife Jackie as his new film JUST GO WITH IT opens in cinemas across the U.S.
Quote: "I called Sting and he was in the middle of making love with his wife and he goes, 'Hang on, I'm almost there...' Literally, seven hours I had to wait." Adam Sandler pokes fun at Sting's tantric sex confessions as he explains what he had to do to clear the use of The Police songs in his new film Just Go With It.
Quote: "I'm married and Brooklyn is married also, so we know to do the right thing - we had two guys follow her holding up two Frisbees, so I didn't see a thing... but I nervously looked down there (at her pelvic area) and she is nude but (husband) Andy Roddick's down there with a tennis racket going, 'Yeah, wassup!'" Adam Sandler jokes about supermodel Brooklyn Decker's nude scene in his new comedy Just Go With It.
Fact: Adam Sandler's wife Jackie plays his character's cheating wife-to-be in new movie Just Go With It.
Quote: "They're two nice guys; one wrote poetry and one was in the original Parent Trap... I looked 'em up on Wikipedia and they seemed like great guys." Adam Sandler on his Hollywood Walk of Fame neighbours. The funnyman was honoured with a star last week (ends04Feb11).
Quote: "My father died at 68. My Uncle Mike, his brother, is 67. He's very weird. This year, he's like, 'Can you take me to the Super Bowl? It could be my last.' Then he says, 'Can you buy me one of those Maseratis like you did for your friends? You'll get it back in a year.'" Adam Sandler's ageing uncle is taking advantage of the comedian's generous nature.
Quote: "I bought the house next to me... My kids are four and two and I'm already telling them, 'OK, you can move one day, but you move right next door'." Adam Sandler wants to keep his daughters close to home.
Fact: Funnyman Adam Sandler will be honoured with the 2,431st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next week (01Feb11). Former Happy Days star Henry Winkler will lead the tributes to the actor/producer. Sandler will unveil the pavement honour outside the W Hollywood Hotel.
Quote: "I asked the people who are doing it, 'Can you put me between maybe Marilyn Monroe and y'know Clark Gable, or something...?' In my mind I'm a legend... The guy goes, 'Well, that's taken already, but we're gonna put you among your peers.' So I'm gonna be between the robot in Lost In Space and a fire hydrant." Adam Sandler on his upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame star honour.
Quote: "I have a black eye and I'm sorry. I wanted to go see the Black Eyed Peas and the lady thought I said, 'black eye please'." Adam Sandler laughs off the black eye at Wednesday's (05Jan11) People's Choice Awards, where he picked up America's Favourite Comedic Actor honour.
Quote: "The idea of my kids being spoiled, I go to sleep thinking about it and I wake up thinking about it. I try to do the right thing, but with the amount of money I have, it’s difficult to raise the children the way I was raised." Hollywood comedian Adam Sandler struggles not to lavish his two daughters, Madison, four, and Sunny Madeline, 20 months, with big and extravagant gifts.
Tweet: "Just saw Grown Ups. It was horrible. Just so awful. Stale joke after stale joke with no comic timing. Painful. Why, Sandler, why!?" Peaches Geldof is not impressed with Adam Sandler's new movie.
Fact: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest has been forced to turn down the chance to play reality TV star Heidi Montag's husband in Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's new comedy Just Go With It due to work commitments.
Fact: Jennifer Aniston is in talks to marry Adam Sandler onscreen in new romantic comedy PRETEND WIFE. The former FRIENDS star has been lined up as Sandler's love interest in the new film, which is slated for a Valentine's Day 2011 release.
Quote: "I'm from L.A. (Los Angeles), but I love New York. I want to go to NYU (New York University)." Teen actress/singer Miranda Cosgrove plans to follow in the footsteps of famous NYU alumni Alec Baldwin, Drea de Matteo and Adam Sandler when she takes a career break to pursue her education.
Quote: "I like to dress up as the lead character in whatever story I am reading. This is a little weird, because my daughter loves the Disney princesses. But you'd be surprised at how good I look in a ballgown." Adam Sandler likes to get in character while reading bedtime stories to his daughters, Sadie and Sunny.
Quote: "When I take my kid to school, all the parents stare. Now I've got to wear underwear with my sweatpants." Adam Sandler tries hard to avoid wardrobe malfunctions on the school run.
Quote: "We went through our old anniversary cards. The ones from her are all, 'You are the nicest guy, I love you, thank you.' All mine start with, 'I'm so sorry, you deserve better'." Adam Sandler doesn't think he's good enough for wife JACKIE.
Quote: "If I got to pick how I die, I'm praying it's at a Yankee game and a foul ball to the head." Funnyman Adam Sandler wants to be watching baseball team the New York Yankees when he dies.
Fact: Adam Sandler is chuckling at the top of the U.S. box office after stealing number one from wizards and guinea pigs with FUNNY PEOPLE. The star's latest movie, which also features Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, has opened with $23.4 million (£15.6 million) - $6 million (£4 million) more than previous chart toppers Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and G-Force.
Quote: "I look horrible. I'm getting bigger as I get older and I didn't even know I was getting heavier... even when I worked out hard enough (my body) was never that good." Funnyman Adam Sandler has come to terms with his growing waistline at the age of 42.
Quote: "I was just like, 'Get it on!' It's a fetish. I liked it. I liked seeing my wife happy for the first time!" FUNNY PEOPLE writer/filmmaker Judd Apatow enjoyed directing his wife Leslie Mann in a kissing scene with actor Adam Sandler for the new comedy.
Quote: "He wrote it, and he didn't have to write that part in. He seemed to really enjoy himself that day... I don't understand it. There might be something wrong with him." Actress Leslie Mann wonders why her director husband Judd Apatow wrote in a steamy love scene between her character and funnyman Adam Sandler in upcoming comedy FUNNY PEOPLE.
Quote: "I used to, on rare occasions, eat food at restaurants with my friends and the cheque would come and the waiter would walk away and me and my dumb friends would run out without paying. People would chase us and we would get beat up." Comedian Adam Sandler admits he dined-and-dashed before becoming a big screen star.
Fact: The big fight between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton brought out the stars on Saturday night (02May09) - celebrities including Mariah Carey, JAY-Z, Sean Combs, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler and Mark Wahlberg were all ringside at the Las Vegas match to watch Pacquiao knock out Brit Hatton in just two rounds.
Fact: Salma Hayek is set to join the all-star cast of Adam Sandler's new comedy. The actress will play the funnyman's wife in the as-yet-untitled project, which will star Rob Schneider, Chris Rock, David Spade and Kevin James.
Quote: "I'll say Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer. It was really innocent and unsalacious. It's a kiss that means love and not necessarily sexuality and I just find it really romantic and fun! I think Adam is the greatest guy, so it's easy to be in love with him." Drew Barrymore names her favourite movie kiss.
Quote: "I'm not supposed to be here right now; this is supposed to be Kate Hudson... but she's in traffic. She's 40 minutes away, so let's wait... It's no way to sell a movie, Kate." Comedienne Ellen Degeneres pokes fun at Hudson's tardiness after she had to present the Favourite Funny Male Star honour to Adam Sandler at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (07Jan09).
Quote: "I'm learning about women more and more, and these are the first two girls that have talked to me for more than an hour straight." Comedic actor Adam Sandler loves entertaining his daughters, two-year-old SADIE and one-month-old SUNNY MADELINE with wife of five years, JACKIE.
Fact: Adam Sandler wore a T-shirt featuring a large photo of his wife JACKIE and daughter SADIE when he appeared on British breakfast show GMTV on Friday morning (12Dec08).
Quote: "It's unlike any set I've ever been on. Sports are playing at all times. There's someone weeping, and Adam's watching (a game) like, 'Oh my God, we scored!'" Actress Keri Russell kicks off about her co-star Adam Sandler's bizarre behaviour on the set of their new family comedy, BEDTIME STORIES.
Quote: "Every day at lunch we'd have a curly hair competition, and I would win - except on humid days." Adam Sandler enjoyed daily hair battles with co-star Keri Russell on the set of new movie BEDTIME STORIES.
Quote: "Those days were disgusting and I'm glad they're done with. I look back on them and want to apologise to everyone involved." Adam Sandler is glad he is married because he hated his time as a bachelor.
Quote: "His movie has an incredible message. He gave me a better understanding of his people (Jews) and of the Palestinians and all that bulls**t going on - by making fun of it." Rapper Nas was enlightened by Adam Sandler's comedy DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN.
Quote: "I liked pretending I had a giant package - that was fun!" Funnyman Adam Sandler on his new movie YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN.
Fact: Adam Sandler's character in new movie BEDTIME STORIES has been left sitting down after the funnyman broke his ankle in a basketball game two weeks ago.
Quote: "I got into trouble with LEN when I said that ADAM was my second favourite person after Len. He said, 'You didn't have to say that.'" Kate Beckinsale upset husband Len Wiseman when she confessed her fondness for CLICK co-star Adam Sandler in an interview.
Quote: "When I was shooting CLICK with Adam Sandler, she fell in love with him. When the film wrapped, she kept asking me why he wasn't coming over." Kate Beckinsale's daughter LILY's first crush was on funnyman Adam Sandler.
Quote: "Have you seen Adam's wife? She is the hottest woman ever. I'm nothing compared to what she's got going on." Jessica Biel insists I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK + LARRY co-star Adam Sandler's wife has got nothing to fear after the funnyman fondled the actress' breasts in the new movie.
Quote: "Me and Kevin are remarkably similar. We both come from incredibly nice New York families. We both have beautiful families of our own. And we are both huge Adam Sandler fans." ADAM SANDLER reveals he and I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY co-star Kevin James have a lot in common.
Quote: "We'd shoot 14-hour days and spend the next two hours in the trailer, laughing, watching movies - don't tell my wife." Kevin James loved working with Adam Sandler on new film I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY.
Quote: "Having Jessica Biel in the movie was rough on the budget because we had to pay extra money every time she did a scene with Kevin James - we had to CGI out his boner. It cost a couple of million (dollars)." Comedian Adam Sandler jokes about filming around an aroused James on the set of new comedy I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY.
Fact: Funnyman Adam Sandler had to identify I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK + LARRY co-stars Kevin James and Jessica Biel from their armpit odour for a hilarious MTV TOTAL REQUEST LIVE competition on Monday (16Jul07). The actor revealed Biel smelled of "butterscotch," but picked James' scent because it turned him on more.
Quote: "God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy... It is a whale of a smell." Comedian Adam Sandler explains his sex appeal.
Quote: "I'm kind of a germo-freak (sic) so I had gloves on the whole time. On camera it looks fine but mentally I never got a hold." Adam Sandler on fondling Justin Timberlake's girlfriend Jessica Biel in comedy movie I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK + LARRY.
Quote: "You owe it to your wife. I was there in the delivery room, I saw what happened. Anything she wants gets done. She's like, 'Change the diaper,' and I'm like, 'Absolutely, sorry about your vagina.'" Funnyman Adam Sandler can't do enough for his wife after watching her give birth to his baby daughter.
Quote: "I know what you're thinking: 'I never knew DAVE's son got so big - and Jewish." Funnyman Adam Sandler on stepping in to host The Late Show With David Letterman last night (20MAR07) after Letterman fell ill. Sandler's first interview was with his dog MATZOBALL. He then chatted with his REIGN OVER ME co-star Don Cheadle and duetted with him on an impromptu version of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's ENDLESS LOVE ballad.
Fact: Adam Sandler has donated the entire paycheque he received for his new movie REIGN OVER ME to a charity benefitting wounded soldiers.
Quote: "I'm cheering on my wife. I say things like, 'Good feeding!' a lot. 'Way to go! Nice milk.'" Actor Adam Sandler hasn't adopted a hands-on approach towards parenthood since wife JACKIE gave birth to their daughter SADIE in May (06).
Quote: "Sacha is getting good at basketball here in America but he fouls more than anybody I have ever seen and then he says, 'I didn't know that you're not allowed to do that.' Adam Sandler gets irritated when British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen uses his ignorance to cheat at basketball.
Fact: Rockers Pearl Jam have recorded a cover of The Who's LOVE REIGN O'ER ME for the upcoming Adam Sandler movie REIGN OVER ME. The track was also released exclusively to fans as a Christmas (06) gift from the group's fansite.
Quote: "Before the baby was born all I thought about was me. Now that the baby's born all I think about is the nanny." Adam Sandler jokes about how his life has changed since the birth of his daughter SADIE MADISON.
Quote: "The Africa thing was kind of taken, so me and my wife had the baby in Antarctica. These 30 penguins were so cool to us." Comedian Adam Sandler jokes about the recent spate of high-profile celebrity births.
Fact: Adam Sandler's wife, new mum Jackie Titone, was the maid of honour when pal Erinn Bartlett wed Goldie Hawn's son, actor Oliver Hudson, at the Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Friday (09JUN06).
Quote: "I thought my wife was faking the pregnancy, I just kept going, 'Aw, you're just hung over!'" Comedian Adam Sandler questioned whether his wife Jackie Titone was actually expecting their first child.
Quote: "I'd rewind back to being skinny. At 23 I was a stud. Let's go back to those days." Adam Sandler on what he'd return to if he could remote control his life - as his character in new movie CLICK does.
Quote: "I would definitely slow-mo my sexual episodes. They tended to go very quickly - for everybody. I'd like to go back and slow my penis down." Adam Sandler knows exactly what he'd do with the time-manipulating remote control his character on new film CLICK is given.