Some of Adam Sandler's movies include "Happy Gilmore," "Billy Madison" and "Grown Ups." He has also appeared in films such as "Punch-Drunk Love," "Funny People" and "Reign Over Me."Continue Reading
Sandler is best-known for his comedy films, many of which he also wrote and produced. One of his first successes was "Billy Madison" in 1995, followed by similar comedies such as "Happy Gilmore," "The Waterboy," "Big Daddy" and "Little Nicky." In 2010, Sandler starred in "Grown Ups," alongside Kevin James, David Spade, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider. The film was one of the biggest successes of his career, and in 2013, he starred in a sequel, "Grown Ups 2." Sandler has also provided voice work for animated comedies, such as "Hotel Transylvania" and "Eight Crazy Nights."
In addition to his comedy films, Sandler has also received praise for his work in dramatic roles. In 2002, he starred in "Punch-Drunk Love," written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, an acclaimed filmmaker. Sandler's performance was a welcome surprise for many critics, who had previously deemed the actor incapable of acting outside of comedies. Sandler earned similar praise for his role as a traumatized widower in "Reign Over Me," as well as for his role in Judd Apatow's "Funny People," in which he played a character based on himself.Learn more about Art & Literature