History Creator / AdamSandler

19th Jan '17 8:05:43 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/TheRidiculous6'' - a Creator/{{Netflix}} Original Film.

to:

* ''Film/TheRidiculous6'' (2015) - a Creator/{{Netflix}} Original Film.
* ''Film/SandyWexler'' (2017) - a Creator/{{Netflix}} Original Film.
21st Dec '16 8:24:54 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!!Selected filmography:

to:

!!!Selected !!Selected filmography:



!!!Diskography

to:

!!!Diskography!!Discography



* UglyGuyHotWife: A recurring theme in his movies is that his characters end up with women who are way out of his league. While his first two movies as a lead, ''Billy Madison'' and ''Happy Gilmore'', played this straight, subsequent films tried to subvert it in different ways (''Little Nicky'' had Patricia Arquette, but in the film she was made to look as much as HollywoodHomely as possible, and ''Mr. Deeds'' had Winona Ryder, but it turns out that she's a cutthroat tabloid news reporter who poses as a sweet, innocent girl-next-door type in order to get close to Sandler's character, only to fall for real for him), before playing it straight again from ''Click'' onwards (though in the meantime, Marisa Tomei played his girlfriend in ''Anger Management''), in which his character's wife is played by Kate Beckinsale and her gorgeous looks are complimented by several characters, before having Salma Hayek as his wife in the ''Grown-Ups'' movies.

to:

* UglyGuyHotWife: A recurring theme in his movies is that his characters end up with women who are way out of his league.league, especially considering that his characters are lower-class louts or straight up have personality issues. While his first two movies as a lead, ''Billy Madison'' and ''Happy Gilmore'', played this straight, subsequent films tried to subvert it in different ways (''Little Nicky'' had Patricia Arquette, but in the film she was made to look as much as HollywoodHomely as possible, and ''Mr. Deeds'' had Winona Ryder, but it was invoked, as it turns out that she's a cutthroat tabloid news reporter who poses as a sweet, innocent girl-next-door type in order to get close to Sandler's character, only to fall for real for him), before playing it straight again from ''Click'' onwards (though in the meantime, Marisa Tomei played his girlfriend in ''Anger Management''), onwards, in which his character's wife is played by Kate Beckinsale and her gorgeous looks are complimented by several characters, before having Salma Hayek as his wife characters (though in the ''Grown-Ups'' movies.meantime, Marisa Tomei played his girlfriend in ''Anger Management'').
23rd Nov '16 8:10:46 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift By equal we mean]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genres take turns]].

to:

* ''FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift By equal we mean]] As in]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genres take turns]].
23rd Nov '16 8:09:13 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

!!!Diskography
* ''They're All Gonna Laugh At You''
* ''What The Hell Happened To Me?''
* ''What's Your Name?'' [[note]]His only album to be all songs and no skits.[[/note]]
* ''Stan and Judy's Kid''
* ''Shh... Don't Tell''
8th Oct '16 7:18:48 AM darkchiefy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After several years as a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer and cast member (from 1990 to 1995[[note]]That's from the middle of season 16 to the end of season 20. During those years, he, along with Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Chris Farley, were known as "The Bad Boys of SNL" due to their penchant for gross, crass humor, which a lot of critics hated about ''Saturday Night Live'' during the early to mid-1990s[[/note]]), he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 million at the box office and remains as a major box office draw. He is best known for his comedic roles, though he has [[TomHanksSyndrome ventured into more dramatic territory]].

to:

After several years as a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer and cast member (from 1990 to 1995[[note]]That's from the middle of season 16 to the end of season 20. During those years, he, along with Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Chris Farley, were known as "The Bad Boys of SNL" due to their penchant for gross, crass humor, which a lot of critics hated about ''Saturday Night Live'' during the early to mid-1990s[[/note]]), he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 million 4.8 billion USD at the worldwide box office and remains as a major box office draw. He is best known for his comedic roles, though he has [[TomHanksSyndrome ventured into more dramatic territory]].
6th Oct '16 12:56:48 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''What's Your Name?'', to date his only comedy album to feature all songs and no skits.
2nd Sep '16 7:47:42 PM KhesterBarbatos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries. And in his earlier films, he often played the friendly schmo who would give obvious bullies their just deserts (and steal their hot girlfriends).

to:

* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries. And in his earlier films, he often played the friendly schmo who would give obvious bullies their just deserts desserts (and steal their hot girlfriends).
4th Jul '16 10:39:09 AM JamesAustin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->-- '''{{Website/Cracked}}'''

to:

-->-- '''{{Website/Cracked}}'''
'''Website/{{Cracked}}'''



* TheAllegedCar: His song "Ode to My Car," from his album ''What the Hell Happened to Me?'', a [[ClusterFBomb profane]] {{Reggae}} with the hook "Piece of shit car"
** The radio version made great use of the SoundEffectBleep which arguably made the song even funnier.

to:

* TheAllegedCar: His song "Ode to My Car," from his album ''What the Hell Happened to Me?'', a [[ClusterFBomb profane]] {{Reggae}} with the hook "Piece of shit car"
**
car." The radio version made great use of the SoundEffectBleep which arguably made the song even funnier.



* 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 Rob Schneider 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 Rob Schneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.

to:

* 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 Rob Schneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. It first appeared in ''Film/TheWaterboy''.
**
''Film/TheWaterboy''. In at least one Rob Schneider film, Sandler returns the favor, appearing dressed as the same and shouting "You can do it!" to Schneider's character.



* ListSong: "The Hannukah Song", which lists Jewish (or half\quarter) celebrities. (except O.J. Simpson, which was always there for "NOT A JEW!")

to:

* ListSong: "The Hannukah Song", which lists Jewish (or half\quarter) half[=/=]quarter) celebrities. (except O.J. Simpson, which was always there for "NOT A JEW!")



* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''Film/BillyMadison.''
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''Film/BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].
* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons.
** Happy Gilmore even has an in-character example as Happy becomes a spokesman for Subway.
* 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 ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]]. Then he made ''Zohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.
* SungThroughMusical: {{Opera}}man, which even adds some GratuitousItalian \ [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Italianesque]] words for good measure.

to:

* ManChild: His entire career is built on this trope, most notably ''Film/BillyMadison.''
**
'' [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in some of his other roles. In ''Film/BigDaddy'', for example, he portrays a character who [[BrilliantButLazy actually has the mind of an adult but is extremely lazy and irresponsible]].
* ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons.
** Happy Gilmore
reasons. ''Happy Gilmore'' even has an in-character example as Happy becomes a spokesman for Subway.
* 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 ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''[[note]][[EpicFail ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''.[[note]][[EpicFail Which was deemed homophobic]].[[/note]]. [[/note]] Then he made ''Zohan'' to show that Jews can take as much as they dish out.
* SungThroughMusical: {{Opera}}man, which even adds some GratuitousItalian \ [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign GratuitousItalian/[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign Italianesque]] words for good measure.measure.
* UglyGuyHotWife: A recurring theme in his movies is that his characters end up with women who are way out of his league. While his first two movies as a lead, ''Billy Madison'' and ''Happy Gilmore'', played this straight, subsequent films tried to subvert it in different ways (''Little Nicky'' had Patricia Arquette, but in the film she was made to look as much as HollywoodHomely as possible, and ''Mr. Deeds'' had Winona Ryder, but it turns out that she's a cutthroat tabloid news reporter who poses as a sweet, innocent girl-next-door type in order to get close to Sandler's character, only to fall for real for him), before playing it straight again from ''Click'' onwards (though in the meantime, Marisa Tomei played his girlfriend in ''Anger Management''), in which his character's wife is played by Kate Beckinsale and her gorgeous looks are complimented by several characters, before having Salma Hayek as his wife in the ''Grown-Ups'' movies.
28th Jun '16 10:36:49 PM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries.
** He also seems to have begun the trend of the nice guy who gives the obvious bullies their just deserts with his early films.

to:

* WishFulfillment: [[WebVideo/HalfInTheBag Many]] [[Creator/NathanRabin critics]] note how his films tend to be this. He often plays a schlubby guy who ends up with [[UglyGuyHotWife a hot girl who's several years his junior]], is rich, hangs out with his friends and various athletes and goes on expensive vacations to various countries.
** He also seems to have begun
countries. And in his earlier films, he often played the trend of the nice guy friendly schmo who gives the would give obvious bullies their just deserts with his early films.(and steal their hot girlfriends).
4th May '16 3:01:19 PM taddavis
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: A particularly well-known example. He often plays {{Jerkass}} characters but in RealLife he's generally seen as a likable and fun guy.
* 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 - The rest he gives to his friends and singlehandedly 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.



* 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 two former, you can bet the film is a Happy Madison Production.
This list shows the last 10 events of 79. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.AdamSandler