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YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN

ADAM SANDLER (Zohan/Screenwriter/Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, producer and musician.

Sandler was last seen in a starring role opposite Kevin James and Jessica Biel in Universal's hit comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, which opened #1 at the box office. Prior to that, he starred opposite Don Cheadle in Columbia Pictures' Reign over Me for director Mike Binder, as well as the box-office hits Click, starring with Kate Beckinsale, and The Longest Yard, starring with Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. 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 be seen in Disney's Bedtime Stories.

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 Drew 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. Other recent $100 million-plus grossing Sandler films include Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds, Anger Management and 50 First Dates.

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

Sandler served as producer through his Happy Madison Productions on Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Strange Wilderness and the upcoming films The House Bunny and Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He executive produced Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions, has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio including the current hit show "Rules of Engagement” starring David Spade and Oliver Hudson and the upcoming Comedy Central series' "The Gong Show with Dave Atell” and "Gay Robot.”

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 AdamSandler.com. This site is updated weekly with mini-movies featuring Sandler and the staff of Happy Madison in their daily routines.

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