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Adam Sandler is an American producer, comedian, director, and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He reportedly got into acting at the age of 17 after his brother got him to enter an amateur comedy competition. Sandler continued to perform after he left Boston to attend New York University. In fact, he became a regular on the MTV game show Remote Control. In 1989 he starred in his first film, Going Overboard. He was later spotted by Saturday Night Live cast member Dennis Miller who got him a job on the show, which lasted five years before he got fired. He's featured in many films including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Water Boy, Big Daddy and Little Nicky. He's mainly known for his comedy work and his films on Netflix. Here's everything else you need to know about the actor.
Who's his wife?
Adam Sandler has been married to actress Jackie Titone since June 2003 and has two daughters called Sadie and Sunny. The couple donated $ 1 million to the boys and Girls Club in Manchester, New Hampshire. They have also donated $2100 to former New York Republican Mayor Rudy Guiliani's Presidential Campaign. Jackie Sandler and Adam Sandler have also supported foundations like Autism Speaks, Life Rolls on Foundation, Ante Up for Africa and Toys for Tots.
Highest grossing films
According to Box Office Mojo, Sandler's highest-grossing film is Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), with a lifetime gross of $169,700,110 (£140m). Other high-grossing films include Big Daddy (1999), with a lifetime gross of $163,479,795 (£135m) and Grown Ups (2010), with a lifetime gross of $162,001,186 (£133m).
What's Adam Sandler's net worth?
According to Wealthygorilla.com, Adam Sandler's net worth is currently around $480million (£395m).
Adam Sandler's latest film
In 2019, Netflix released Murder Mystery where Sandler co-starred with Jennifer Aniston. The film was generally slated by critics, with a not-too-brilliant 46 percent rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. NBC's Ani Bundel seemed to sum things up perfectly on behalf of entertainment writers across the globe, saying, somewhat savagely: "Murder Mystery has so far received mostly bad reviews since its Netflix premiere on June 14. And critics are right - the film isn't great... There's nothing particularly interesting or clever about the plot. Aggressively mediocre might be a more apt description."
But then 73 million households tuned in, so perhaps the critics don't know everything after all.
So, whether you like Adam Sandler or not, it's clear that he has a massive following which has made him a massive amount of money.
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