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ADAM SANDLER (Longfellow Deeds/executive producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, director, actor and musician after gaining international fame as a cast member of television's Saturday Night Live.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age seventeen, 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 Akroyd and Jane Curtin, and has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini studio involved in all aspects of film production. In fact, Happy Gilmore was one of the most successful movies of 1996. With a budget of just 12 million dollars, it grossed over 40 million dollars at the box office, and 35 million dollars on video. The Wedding Singer was the first box office hit of 1998, with an opening weekend gross of over 22 million dollars, followed by The Waterboy, which opened to nearly 40 million dollars.

Sandler collaborated 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, all of which, he starred in. Billy Madison is a cult classic for college kids across the country, where students have "Billy" nights and "Sandler" Festivals.

Sandler served as executive producer of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise and The Hot Chick due out next year.

Part of the formula for Sandler's success is that he surrounds himself with many of his life long friends--producers, actors, and directors--some of whom he roomed with at NYU. His sets are known for their positive atmosphere. Work, for Sandler, is about having fun.

He will be seen next in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch Drunk Love, for which Anderson was awarded the Best Director at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. He recently completed writing, producing and lending his voice and musical talents to an animated musical feature, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights scheduled for release this holiday season. He is currently filming the feature Anger Management opposite Jack Nicholson and Marisa Tomei.

During breaks from his busy filming schedule, Sandler spends time in the recording studio. Several of his comedy albums on Warner Bros. Records have gone multi-platinum and collectively, have sold over 6 million copies to date. Early this year, Sandler launched This site is updated weekly with mini movies, featuring Sandler, the staff from his production company, Happy Madison, and his dog Meatball, in their daily routines.


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