ADAM SANDLER (Dave
Buznik, and Executive Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success in the
entertainment industry as an actor, writer, producer, director and musician. He
first gained international recognition as a cast member of television's
"Saturday Night Live." Most recently he was nominated for a Golden
Globe for Best Actor for his breakthrough performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's
Born in Brooklyn, New
York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with
comedy came at age 17, with a spontaneous performance at a Boston comedy club.
From then on he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs throughout the
state, while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York University.
Sandler made his motion
picture debut in Coneheads, opposite Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin. He has
gone on to become an almost self-contained mini-studio involved in all aspects
of film production. Happy Gilmore was one of the most successful movies
of 1996. With a budget of just $12 million, it grossed more than $40 million at
the box office and $35 million on home video. The Wedding Singer was the
first box office hit of 1998, with an opening weekend gross of more than $22
million. His next film, The Waterboy, had an opening weekend of almost
$40 million. Other recent $100 million-plus grossing Sandler films include Big
Daddy and Mr. Deeds.
with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky,
Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and the smash hits The Wedding Singer and The
Waterboy. Billy Madison has become a cult classic for college students
across the country, with "Billy" nights and "Sandler"
Sandler served as
executive producer on Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The
Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and the upcoming Dickie Roberts: Former
Child Star. He will next be seen in an untitled romantic comedy in which he
will reunite with his Wedding Singer co-star Drew Barrymore.
company, Happy Madison Productions, has recently signed a deal with Columbia
TriStar Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio.
During breaks from his
busy filming schedule, Sandler spends time in the recording studio. Several of
his comedy albums have gone multi-platinum. Collectively, they have sold more
than six million copies to date. Several years ago, Sandler launched
AdamSandler.com. This site is updated weekly with mini-movies featuring Sandler,
the staff of Happy Madison, and his dog Meatball -- all in their daily routines.
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