Interesting facts about Adam Sandler: One of the most overpaid actors

Actor, comedian, and musician Adam Sandler was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and is the star of such films as Punch-Drunk Love and The Wedding Singer.
  1. Adam Richard Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York.

  2. His father Stanley is an electrical engineer and Judy is a nursery school teacher.

  3. Sandler was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire.

  4. Sandler began performing stand-up in New York clubs at the age of 17, and continued performing during his time as a student at NYU.

  5. Sandler continued to perform after he left Boston to attend New York University.

  6. After graduation, he became a regular on MTV's game show, Remote Control.

  7. In 1989, he starred in his first film, Going Overboard.

  8. In the '80s, he played Theo's friend Smitty on The Cosby Show.

  9. He loves watching wrestling.

  10. His nickname is Sandman.

  11. Sandler lived with writer and director Judd Apatow when they were both starting out. The two would finally work together in 2009's Funny People.

  12. He was a finalist to play Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but the role went to Johnny Depp.

  13. Sandler has dogs named Meatball and Matzoball. Meatball regularly appeared in his films.

  14. He co-starred in Airheads with Brendan Fraser in 1994.

  15. Sandler once dated Alicia Silverstone.

  16. It's believed that Sandler never writes his stand-up comedy acts; he just goes up there cold and thinks of his jokes on the spot.

  17. Sandler performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York.

  18. After seeing Sandler's act, and being impressed, Dennis Miller helped him get a job at "Saturday Night Live" in 1991. It was there that Sandler created such characters as Cajun Man, Opera Man and Canteen Boy.

  19. Sandler formed his film production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999, first producing fellow SNL alumnus Rob Schneider's film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.

  20. On June 22, 2003, Sandler married actress Jacqueline Samantha Titone. Titone converted to Sandler's religion, Judaism, in 2000.

  21. The couple has two daughters: Sadie Madison Sandler (born 2006) and Sunny Madeline Sandler (born 2008).

  22. Sandler lives with his family in Los Angeles, but also owns homes in New York City and Florida.

  23. In addition to his acting, Sandler has made several comedy albums. His first was the Grammy-nominated They're All Gonna Laugh At You (1993), which became an instant hit and expanded his fan base among young people through offensive songs and sketches. His most recent release was 2004's Shhh . . . Don't Tell.

  24. His net worth is $300 million.

  25. According to Forbes, Sandler's overpaid status based on how much his films cost to make versus how much they make at the box office, and based on his last three films, Forbes estimated that for every dollar Sandler was paid, the film only made $3.40 back.

  26. Sandler appeared in Grown Ups, teaming up with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade (all of whom have worked with Sandler before) for a film about five best friends from high school who reunite 30 years later on the July 4 weekend.

  27. Sandler starred with Jennifer Aniston in the 2011 romantic comedy film Just Go with It, as a plastic surgeon who asks his office manager, played by Aniston, to pose as his wife, in order to prove his honesty to his much younger girlfriend, played by Brooklyn Decker.

  28. In 2007, Sandler made a $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire.

  29. He donated $2,100 to Republican Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign the same year.

  30. His movies have grossed over a billion dollars combined.

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