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19th Dec '12 7:08:48 PM Antwan
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[[quoteright:337:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/adamsandler.jpg]] After several years as a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer and cast member (from 1990 to 1995 [[hottip:*:That's from the middle of season 16 to the end of season 20]]), 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]]. His characters usually fall under the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but also with a healthy dose of ManChild with a serious need to grow up. Realizing that he can only take that role so far, he has sought to expand his range into a couple of dramas. Otherwise he takes much of the DeadpanSnarker behavior but adds some more complex motivation behind it. Responsible for Happy Madison Productions, 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]]. Enjoys something of a reputation as "[[NiceGuy one of the nicest celebrities]] in RealLife". In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 RazzieAwards ceremony: 2011's ''Film/JackAndJill'' was the first film in the show's history to "win" all twelve categories. ------ !!!Selected filmography: * ''Film/GoingOverboard'' (1989) - His first movie ever. * ''{{Airheads}}'' (1994) * ''BillyMadison'' (1995) * ''HappyGilmore'' (1996) * ''{{Bulletproof}}'' (1996) * ''TheWeddingSinger'' (1998) * ''TheWaterboy'' (1998) * ''BigDaddy'' (1999) * ''LittleNicky'' (2000) * ''MrDeeds'' (2002) * ''PunchDrunkLove'' (2002) - His first (arguably) straight drama. * ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' (2002) - Adam Sandler as you've never seen him before... Animated! * ''AngerManagement'' (2003) * ''FiftyFirstDates'' (2004) * ''{{Spanglish}}'' (2004) - A {{dramedy}}, leaning closer to realistic, straight drama (and Sandler is the ''[[StraightMan straight man]]'' of a crazy family) * ''TheLongestYard'' (2005 remake) * ''Film/{{Click}}'' (2006) * ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'' (2007) * ''ReignOverMe'' (2007) - His second straight drama. * ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' (2008) * ''BedtimeStories'' (2008) * ''FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift By equal we mean]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genre take turns]]. * ''GrownUps'' (2010) * ''JustGoWithIt'' (2011) * ''Film/JackAndJill'' (2011) * ''Film/ThatsMyBoy'' (2012) * ''HotelTransylvania'' (2012) - Sandler as the voice of Count {{Dracula}}. ------ !!!The following tropes tend to be illustrated by Sandler, his characters, or the movies in which he is the star: * 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 ''TheWaterboy''. * HeyItsThatGuy: His films tend to have a ''huge'' number of cameos from Sandler's SNL friends, sports figures, musicians, and other various pop culture icons. * InkSuitActor: In EightCrazyNights and HotelTransylvania * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In virtually all of Sandler's early roles, his characters were these. Then once ''TheWeddingSinger'' was made most of his characters were straight-up nice guys. * ThisLoserIsYou: A common theme in his films. * NamesTheSame: More or less with Andy Samberg. Both were on ''SNL'' (and considered fan-favorite cast members, though Sandler's status as a fan-favorite cast member is divided), both are Jewish, both have curly hair, and both have left ''SNL'' to do movies. * PlayingWithCharacterType: ''PunchDrunkLove'' and ''{{Click}}''. More information on the trope page. * ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons * 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 David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson (In more recent films), ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, 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. * UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist ----
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[[quoteright:337:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/adamsandler.jpg]] After several years as a ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' writer and cast member (from 1990 to 1995 [[hottip:*:That's from the middle of season 16 to the end of season 20]]), 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]]. His characters usually fall under the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but also with a healthy dose of ManChild with a serious need to grow up. Realizing that he can only take that role so far, he has sought to expand his range into a couple of dramas. Otherwise he takes much of the DeadpanSnarker behavior but adds some more complex motivation behind it. Responsible for Happy Madison Productions, 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]]. Enjoys something of a reputation as "[[NiceGuy one of the nicest celebrities]] in RealLife". In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 RazzieAwards ceremony: 2011's ''Film/JackAndJill'' was the first film in the show's history to "win" all twelve categories. ------ !!!Selected filmography: * ''Film/GoingOverboard'' (1989) - His first movie ever. * ''{{Airheads}}'' (1994) * ''BillyMadison'' (1995) * ''HappyGilmore'' (1996) * ''{{Bulletproof}}'' (1996) * ''TheWeddingSinger'' (1998) * ''TheWaterboy'' (1998) * ''BigDaddy'' (1999) * ''LittleNicky'' (2000) * ''MrDeeds'' (2002) * ''PunchDrunkLove'' (2002) - His first (arguably) straight drama. * ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' (2002) - Adam Sandler as you've never seen him before... Animated! * ''AngerManagement'' (2003) * ''FiftyFirstDates'' (2004) * ''{{Spanglish}}'' (2004) - A {{dramedy}}, leaning closer to realistic, straight drama (and Sandler is the ''[[StraightMan straight man]]'' of a crazy family) * ''TheLongestYard'' (2005 remake) * ''Film/{{Click}}'' (2006) * ''INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry'' (2007) * ''ReignOverMe'' (2007) - His second straight drama. * ''Film/YouDontMessWithTheZohan'' (2008) * ''BedtimeStories'' (2008) * ''FunnyPeople'' (2009) - another dramedy, but equal parts comedy and drama. [[GenreShift By equal we mean]] [[HalfwayPlotSwitch both genre take turns]]. * ''GrownUps'' (2010) * ''JustGoWithIt'' (2011) * ''Film/JackAndJill'' (2011) * ''Film/ThatsMyBoy'' (2012) * ''HotelTransylvania'' (2012) - Sandler as the voice of Count {{Dracula}}. ------ !!!The following tropes tend to be illustrated by Sandler, his characters, or the movies in which he is the star: * 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 ''TheWaterboy''. * HeyItsThatGuy: His films tend to have a ''huge'' number of cameos from Sandler's SNL friends, sports figures, musicians, and other various pop culture icons. * InkSuitActor: In EightCrazyNights and HotelTransylvania * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In virtually all of Sandler's early roles, his characters were these. Then once ''TheWeddingSinger'' was made most of his characters were straight-up nice guys. * ThisLoserIsYou: A common theme in his films. * NamesTheSame: More or less with Andy Samberg. Both were on ''SNL'' (and considered fan-favorite cast members, though Sandler's status as a fan-favorite cast member is divided), both are Jewish, both have curly hair, and both have left ''SNL'' to do movies. * PlayingWithCharacterType: ''PunchDrunkLove'' and ''{{Click}}''. More information on the trope page. * ProductPlacement: To the point that most of his movies shown on TV have to be censored to remove the brand names for legal reasons * 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 David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson (In more recent films), ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, 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. * UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist ----[[redirect:Creator/AdamSandler]]
27th Oct '12 9:28:27 PM LeoL
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In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 RazzieAwards ceremony: 2011's ''Jack and Jill'' was the first film in the show's history to "win" all twelve categories.
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In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 RazzieAwards ceremony: 2011's ''Jack and Jill'' ''Film/JackAndJill'' was the first film in the show's history to "win" all twelve categories.

* ''Jack and Jill'' (2011)
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* ''Jack and Jill'' ''Film/JackAndJill'' (2011)
22nd Oct '12 6:23:28 AM ShiroAkuma
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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 Rob Schneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. (It first appeared in ''TheWaterboy''.)
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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 Rob Schneider stands up out of a crowd and shouts "You can do it!" in a vaguely foreign accent. (It It first appeared in ''TheWaterboy''.)
21st Oct '12 6:08:16 PM Tuckerscreator
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This was advertised.
* ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' (2002) - Adam Sandler as you've never seen him before...[[spoiler:Animated!]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' (2002) - Adam Sandler as you've never seen him before...[[spoiler:Animated!]] Animated!
18th Oct '12 11:40:13 PM nombretomado
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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a CoenBrothers movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson (In more recent films), ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.
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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a CoenBrothers [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Coen brothers]] movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson (In more recent films), ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.
30th Sep '12 2:40:30 PM tyrekecorrea
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Responsible for Happy Madison production, 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]].
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Responsible for Happy Madison production, Productions, 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]].
29th Sep '12 4:52:31 AM darkjezter
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In virtually all of Sandler's early roles, his characters were these. Then once ''TheWeddingSinger'' was made most of his characters were straight-up nice guys.
28th Sep '12 10:02:36 PM biscuitsngravy
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*NamesTheSame: More or less with Andy Samberg. Both were on ''SNL'' (and considered fan-favorite cast members, though Sandler's status as a fan-favorite cast member is divided), both are Jewish, both have curly hair, and both have left ''SNL'' to do movies.
8th Sep '12 5:33:11 AM Folamh3
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* ThisLoserIsYou: A common theme in his films
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* ThisLoserIsYou: A common theme in his filmsfilms. * PlayingWithCharacterType: ''PunchDrunkLove'' and ''{{Click}}''. More information on the trope page.
5th Sep '12 8:46:05 AM spongeboy1985
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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a CoenBrothers movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.
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* ProductionPosse: The films he makes at Happy Madison can have a lower cast/crew turnaround than a CoenBrothers movie. For instance, he often works with director Dennis Dugan and Peter Segal and actors David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson, Swardson (In more recent films), ChrisRock, Kevin James, ChrisFarley (while he was alive), Steve Buscemi, Kevin Nealon, and Tim Meadows.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.
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