Adam Sandler

Biography: Adam Richard Sandler was born September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer. Adam was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. In the late 1980s, Sandler portrayed "Smitty" on The Cosby Show. He also was a performer for the MTV game show Remote Control, on which he made appearances as the characters "Trivia Delinquent" or "Stud Boy." Adam started performing in comedy clubs by taking the stage at a club in Boston. He was then discovered by comedian, Dennis Miller, who caught his act in Los Angeles. Miller immediately recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Adam was hired as a writer for SNL in 1990 and became a featured player the following year, quickly making a name for himself by performing amusing original songs on the show, including The Chanukah Song. He left the popular show in 1995 to focus on his acting career. Adam's first starring movie was Billy Madison, in which he plays a grown man repeating grades 1-12 to get his reluctant father's hotel empire. He followed this movie up with other surprisingly successful comedies such as Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer. After The Waterboy, Adam reached box-office superstardom, where he has remained since.

Although generally despised by movie critics, audiences have remained faithful to Adam's slapstick humor to the tune of $100-million-plus grossing movies, while the Sandman has even moved outside the genre of goofball humor to take on more serious parts such as the critically acclaimed Punch-Drunk Love, and Spanglish.

A celebrity comic who keeps a low profile, he rarely gives interviews and keeps his personal life private. Adam graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1991. On June 22, 2003, he wed model Jackie Titone, whom he'd met on the set of Big Daddy.
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Adam Sandler's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 37
Highest Metascore: 93 Top Five
Lowest Metascore: 9 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 44
  2. Negative: 26 out of 44
44 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
93 Top Five Dec 5, 2014 Adam Sandler tbd
78 Punch-Drunk Love Oct 11, 2002 Barry Egan 6.9
61 Reign Over Me Mar 23, 2007 Charlie Fineman 7.9
60 Funny People Jul 31, 2009 George Simmons 6.4
59 The Wedding Singer Feb 13, 1998 Robbie 7.5
55 The House Bunny Aug 22, 2008 Producer 6.0
54 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Jun 6, 2008 Producer / Written By / Zohan Dvir 5.3
54 12-12-12 Nov 15, 2013 Himself tbd
52 Anger Management Apr 11, 2003 Executive Producer / Dave Buznik 6.3
48 Spanglish Dec 17, 2004 John Clasky 6.6
48 50 First Dates Feb 13, 2004 Henry Roth 6.6
48 The Longest Yard May 27, 2005 Executive Producer / Paul Crewe 6.4
47 Hotel Transylvania Sep 28, 2012 Executive Producer / Dracula 6.6
45 Click Jun 23, 2006 Producer / Michael Newman 6.6
43 The Animal Jun 1, 2001 Executive Producer 4.3
42 Men, Women & Children Oct 1, 2014 Don Truby / Don Truby tbd
41 Big Daddy Jun 25, 1999 Executive Producer / Screenplay / Sonny Koufax 7.0
41 The Waterboy Nov 6, 1998 Executive Producer / Written By / Robert 'Bobby' Boucher Jr. 6.7
39 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Jan 16, 2009 Producer 4.9
38 Little Nicky Nov 10, 2000 Executive Producer / Written By / Nicky 5.5
37 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Jul 20, 2007 Producer / Chuck Levine 5.2
36 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Sep 5, 2003 Producer 5.8
33 Grandma's Boy Jan 6, 2006 Executive Producer 7.4
33 Bedtime Stories Dec 25, 2008 Producer / Skeeter Bronson 4.9
33 Just Go with It Feb 11, 2011 Producer / Danny Maccabee 6.4
31 That's My Boy Jun 15, 2012 Producer / Cast / Donny 5.3
31 Blended May 23, 2014 Producer / Cast / Jim Friedman / Jim / Jim Friedman 5.1
31 Happy Gilmore Feb 16, 1996 Written By / Happy Gilmore 7.8
30 Grown Ups Jun 25, 2010 Producer / Written By / Lenny Feder 5.0
30 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Dec 10, 1999 Executive Producer 5.9

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