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ADAM SANDLER (Charlie Fineman) 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.” Sandler was most recently seen in the box-office hits Click and The Longest Yard. He also starred in James L. Brooks' Spanglish opposite Tea Leoni, the romantic comedy 50 First Dates with Drew Barrymore, Anger Management with Jack Nicholson, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Sandler will next star with Kevin James in the comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a 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, in which he also starred with Barrymore, 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.

Sandler collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and the smash hit, The Waterboy. Billy Madison has become a cult classic for college students across the country, with "Billy” nights and "Sandler” festivals.

Through his Happy Madison Productions, Sandler served as executive producer on The Benchwarmers, Grandma's Boy, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions, has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star 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 on Warner Bros. Records have gone multi-platinum. Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date. Several years ago, Sandler launched This site is updated weekly with mini-movies featuring Sandler, the staff of Happy Madison, and his dog Matzoball – all in their daily routines.


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