History Creator / AdamSandler

29th May '18 3:35:22 PM Premonition45
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's well-known for this. Most of his characters are selfish, immature {{Jerkass}}es, but the man himself has a reputation of one of the nicest, most approachable celebrities ever. During production on ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', he made an effort to know the name of every member of the animation staff and even asked about their families.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's well-known for this. Most of his characters are selfish, immature {{Jerkass}}es, but the man himself has a reputation of one of the nicest, most approachable celebrities ever. During production on ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', he made an effort to know the name of every member of the animation staff and even asked about their families. In his "Questions Song", Creator/ThomasFWilson ([[Franchise/BackToTheFuture a classic example of this trope himself]]) said Adam was "the nicest famous guy [I] know".
24th Apr '18 1:24:05 PM ironballs16
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* ''Film/JackAndJill'' (2011)
5th Apr '18 5:15:01 AM Recneps4321
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* TheCameo: In quite a few of his films, especially from the late '90s and early '00s, there is often a scene toward the end in which Creator/RobSchneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. It first appeared in ''Film/TheWaterboy''. In at least one Creator/RobSchneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.

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* TheCameo: In quite a few of his films, especially from the late '90s and early '00s, there is often a scene toward the end in which Creator/RobSchneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign cajun accent. It first appeared in ''Film/TheWaterboy''. In at least one Creator/RobSchneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.
29th Mar '18 11:54:32 AM DoctorCooper
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* DyeingForYourArt: While much of [[Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan Zohan's]] [[LeParkour physical prowess]] was the result of stuntmen and serious suspension of disbelief, Sandler got into the best shape of his life (with a full-on six pack and HeroicBuild) to play the Israeli SuperSoldier.
* FakeBrit: [[NarratingTheObvious Donald Heffington]] in The Champion.


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* HeAlsoDid: Has recorded five comedy music albums:
** ''They're All Gonna Laugh At You''
** ''What the Hell Happened to Me?''
** ''Stan and Judy's Kid''
** ''What's Your Name?''
** ''Shh..Don't Tell''


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* ManOfAThousandVoices: In his albums and ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', he voices dozens of characters of different vocal ranges, genders and accents. "Calling Home" features a cast of eight, of which he plays all but three.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's well-known for this. Most of his characters are selfish, immature {{Jerkass}}es, but the man himself has a reputation of one of the nicest, most approachable celebrities ever. During production on ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', he made an effort to know the name of every member of the animation staff and even asked about their families.


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* NoBudget: Subverted with his comedies, which would have budgets around $80 million despite showing otherwise. Allegedly, this is because he only uses around 5-10 million of that budget to actually make the movie. He gives the rest of the budget to his friends and single-handedly makes them rich.
* OldShame: He was NOT in ''Film/GoingOverboard''. At least, that's what his official website said.
* PlayingWithCharacterType: ''Film/PunchDrunkLove'' and ''Film/{{Click}}''. More information on the trope page.


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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen Brothers]] movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors Creator/DavidSpade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Creator/ChrisRock, Kevin James, Creator/ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Creator/SteveBuscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows. Also, if you ever see Peter Dante, Allen Covert and Jonathan Loughran (especially the former two), you can bet the film is a Happy Madison Production.
29th Mar '18 11:50:27 AM DoctorCooper
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* VacationDearBoy: He's openly admitted to setting several of his movies in exotic spots simply so he can go on a paid vacation.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was on [[Creator/QuentinTarantino Quentin Tarantino's]] short-list for the role of Donny Donowitz (The Bear Jew), in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. The role ultimately went to Creator/EliRoth.


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* WrittenByCastMember: Co-wrote ''Film/BillyMadison'', ''Film/HappyGilmore'', ''Film/BigDaddy'', ''Film/LittleNicky'', ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', ''Film/JackAndJill'', ''Film/TheRidiculousSix'', ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'' and did re-writes on ''Film/{{Pixels}}''.
7th Mar '18 3:26:58 PM despoa
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* RefugeInAudacity: His comedies tend to mock everybody, including minorities (every ethnic stereotype in the book), low-class louts (who would make even John Waters flee in terror), the wealthy (inbred idiots and liars), and gays. When minority groups complained that his films were homophobic, he responded with ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''.[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]] Then he made ''Zohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.

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* RefugeInAudacity: His comedies tend to mock everybody, including minorities (every ethnic stereotype in the book), low-class louts (who would make even John Waters Creator/JohnWaters flee in terror), the wealthy (inbred idiots and liars), the physically disabled or stunted, and gays. When minority groups complained that his films were homophobic, he responded with ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''.[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]] Then he made ''Zohan'' ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.
24th Feb '18 5:55:46 PM MerryMerlin
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* ''Film/JustGoWithIt'' (2011)
10th Feb '18 3:59:02 PM cwf123
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Responsible for Creator/HappyMadisonProductions, and often plays a music fan. Expect '70s and '80s music (like Music/LedZeppelin) to be not only part of the soundtrack, but [[WaxingLyrical part of the spoken dialog in some way, shape or form]]. Also expect Sandler's character to appear at least once wearing sports or college memorabilia (t-shirts, hats, etc.) with a New York or New England connection. Also expect blatant and shameless product placement, to the point that it's so absurdly exaggerated it's sometimes actually funny ("WHERE'S MY SNAK-PAK?!")

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Responsible for Creator/HappyMadisonProductions, and often plays a music fan. Expect '70s and '80s music (like Music/LedZeppelin) to be not only part of the soundtrack, but [[WaxingLyrical part of the spoken dialog in some way, shape or form]]. Also expect Sandler's character to appear at least once wearing sports or college memorabilia (t-shirts, hats, etc.) with a New York or New England connection. Also expect blatant and shameless product placement, to the point that it's so absurdly exaggerated it's sometimes actually funny ("WHERE'S MY SNAK-PAK?!")
SNAK-PAK?!" or "WILL SOMEBODY GET THE KID A HAPPY MEAL?!")
8th Jan '18 11:55:31 AM dlchen145
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'''Adam Richard Sandler''' (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian and actor.

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'''Adam Adam Richard Sandler''' Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian and actor.
28th Dec '17 5:52:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift As in]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genres take turns]].

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* ''FunnyPeople'' ''Film/FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift As in]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genres take turns]].
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