The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-upAdam Sandler embracing 'Uncool' Oct 20, 2006
Actually when I made 'Billy Madison,' I remember... thinking, 'It's going to be fun when it comes out and they actually write stuff about you and my parents will read it,Interview of the week: Adam Sandler Oct 24, 2002
Like I said, I'm 36 now I kinda grew up doing this ... I've been making movies for 10 years. I've been doing stand-up. I got rejected by stand-up crowds since I'm 17. I've been hit a bunch of times and I'm all right with that. I know in my heart I've always worked hard and tried to make funny movies. And I believe in my movies, and critically I know a lot of critics object to what I do. But it can't hurt me that much if in my head I realize I wasn't making a movie. ... When I was 17 getting into this I didn't say, 'I want to make movies one day that the critics will say, 'This guy is incredible.'' I wanted to make movies like what Eddie Murphy did for me when I was growing upInterview of the week: Adam Sandler Oct 24, 2002
Things were so scary you couldn't help but laugh, but you're usually too embarrassed to laugh out of respect for someone going through something rough, and then maybe you feel guilty for laughing. I probably got my confusion out when I was writing the script. Adam's very funny, so you kinda laugh at anything he does, he can make it funny pretty fast. When he gets mad it's so honest that's its scary and maybe funny, too. I think it's funny when he beats up the bathrooms. It's scary, but also funnyInterview of the week: Adam Sandler Oct 24, 2002
Actually when I made 'Billy Madison,' I remember ... thinking 'It's going to be fun when it comes out and they actually write stuff about you and my parents will read it,Entertainment Today: Showbiz News Oct 17, 2002
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, singer, screenwriter, musician, and film producer.
After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over $100 million at the box office. He is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), Big Daddy (1999), and Mr. Deeds (2002), though he has ventured into more dramatic territory. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison, a film and television production company that has produced numerous films and developed the 2007 television series Rules of Engagement.
Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jewish parents, Stanley, an electrical engineer, and Judy Sandler, a nursery school teacher. When he was five, his family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he attended Manchester Central High School. He found he was a natural comic, and nurtured his talent while at New York University by performing regularly in clubs and on campuses. Sandler graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.