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ADAM SANDLER (Lenny Feder / Co-Writer / Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success as an actor, writer, producer and musician. Sandler's films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. Most recently, his voice was heard in the lead role of Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation's worldwide Hotel Transylvania; which Happy Madison also produced. Next up for Sandler is an untitled comedy for Warner Bros., where he will re-team with Drew Barrymore and director Frank Coraci. The story revolves around a couple who, after a disastrous blind date, find themselves stuck together in a family resort with their children from previous marriages. Sandler was most recently seen opposite Andy Samberg in That's My Boy, and prior to that, starred in Jack and Jill with Katie Holmes and Just Go With It with Jennifer Aniston. Sandler's previous films include Grown Ups, the highest grossing live action film of his career, taking in more than $271 million worldwide. Sandler also starred in Universal's Funny People, written and directed by Judd Apatow starring with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman, as well as the box office smashes Bedtime Stories for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Universal's comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
Sandler's voice was also heard in Columbia Pictures'/MGM's Zookeeper, starring Kevin James; Previously, Sandler has been seen in the starring role opposite Don Cheadle in Sony's Reign Over Me for director Mike Binder, 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.
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's production company Happy Madison Productions was co-founded by Jack Giarraputo and Sandler and has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini studio, being involved in all aspects of film production. Happy Madison has produced Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Strange Wilderness and the recent films The House Bunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom. Sandler has also collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy and executive produced Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Happy Madison Productions also has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio including the upcoming ABC show "Here Comes The Goldbergs" and "Rules of Engagement" starring David Spade and Oliver Hudson which recently ended a successful six year run. Sandler's comedy albums on Warner Bros Records have gone multi-platinum. Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date. Additionally, Sandler has also won several awards including, People's Choice, Kids Choice, MTV, and Teen Choice awards.
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