Adam Sandler Movies
Adam Sandler began his show business career as a stand-up comic. In 1991,
America got their first look at his comedic talents when he became one of
the regular cast members on NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL). During Sandler's
stint on SNL, he was able to develop and showcase the talent that would
eventually lead to a very successful movie career.
Adam Sandler: The 1980s and 1990s
Just before, and all through Sandler's stint on SNL, he worked in films and
had minor roles in the movies Going Overboard (1989), Testing Dirty (1990),
Airheads (1994), and Mixed Nuts (1994). In 1995, just as Sandler was preparing
to depart SNL after five successful seasons, he hit it big with Billy Madison,
one of the most successful Adam Sandler movies to date. Sandler played the
title role, a wealthy young man who must return to elementary school in order
to inherit the family fortune. In 1996, Sandler followed up his Billy Madison
success with the starring role in Happy Gilmore and a supporting role in
1998 was a big year for Adam Sandler. After playing the un-credited role
of Satan in Dirty Work, he saw great success with the release of two of
the most popular Adam Sandler movies ever made– The Wedding Singer, co-starring
Drew Barrymore, and The Waterboy. Sandler finished up the 1990s with the
release of Big Daddy in 1999.
Adam Sandler: 2000-2006
Sandler began the new century playing Satan's son in Little Nicky (2000) and
followed that up with a cameo appearance in Rob Schneider's The Animal (2001).
In 2002, the less-than-lucrative Adam Sandler movies Punch-Drunk Love, Mr.
Deeds, and Eight Crazy Nights (animated) were released and Sandler once again
did a cameo in a Rob Schneider flick – The Hot Chick. Anger Management, co-starring
Jack Nicholson, was the highpoint of Sandler's movie career in 2003. The
movie was well-received by the public and received several award nominations.
In 2004, Sandler starred in the successful romantic comedy, 50 First Dates,
and another movie that was a departure from what we have come to expect
of Adam Sandler movies. While billed as a romantic comedy, Spanglish did
much to showcase Sandler's dramatic talents. In 2005, Sandler starred as
Paul Crewe in the remake of The Longest Yard and will star in The Benchwarmers
and Click in 2006.