Adam Sandler was popular during his school days at Manchester Central High School, New Hampshire for his comedic adventures as a clown. He developed a flame for acting and performing on stage when he was a young boy. It was his brother who encouraged him to make a try as a performer at a Comedy Club in Boston. The success of the show boosted his confidence as a comedian and he decided to go ahead. His first breakthrough was a regular role in MTV’s ‘Remote Control’ and NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Both the shows emerged as breakout hits for the respective networks while Sandler became a household name with his sharp wit and charisma.
With the help of popularity and success on television, Sandler landed back-to-back comedic roles in movies like ‘Coneheads’ with Chris Farley and Jane Curtin and ‘Airheads’ with Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi. In the 1995 movie, ‘Billy Madison’, he played the character of a matured man who again attempts to study from the first to the 12th grade in order to win his father’s lucrative hotel business. Though the movie was panned by critics, it went on to become a hit and kick-started a series of similar Adam Sandler comedies.
Sandler tasted box office success again with the comedy flicks ‘Bulletproof’ (1996), ‘Happy Gilmore’ (1996), ‘The Wedding Singer’ (1998), and ‘The Waterboy’ (1998). He developed a unique comedic aesthetic with the help of juvenile tropes and offensive gags that made his fans rolling on the floor laughing throughout the ’90s. In ‘Wedding Singer,’ the actor shared screen space with Drew Barrymore. ‘Big Daddy’ (1999) and ‘Little Nicky’ (2000) made Sandler a reliable actor for low-budget comedies. From the early 2000s, he started to diversify his comedic legacy. The 2002 movie ‘Mr. Deeds’ showcased a slightly different face of the actor. In the same year, he starred in ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Sandler played the lead role in the romantic comedy alongside Emily Watson and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The decision to change the pace of his career paid well when the 2003 comedy ‘Anger Management’ earned Sandler critical and commercial success. His portrayal of the character David “Dave” Buznik, who is haunted by several insecurities, trauma and an anger management problem went on to become a huge success. Along with Jack Nicholson, who played the role of Dr. Buddy Rydell, Sandler triggered a laugh riot among viewers. In 2004, he reunited with Drew Barrymore for the romantic comedy, ’50 First Dates,’ which rang the cash registers at the box office once again for the actor. He took another wild turn with the 2004 romantic comedy ‘Spanglish.’ Though the movie was met with mixed reviews, the performance of the lead pair Adam Sandler (as John Clasky) and Paz Vega (as Flor Moreno) garnered critics’ praise.
Sandler continued to oscillate between over-the-top comedies and heavy-weight roles to deliver movies like ‘The Longest Yard’ (2005), ‘Click’ (2006), ‘Reign Over Me’ (2007), ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry’ (2007), ‘You Don’t Mess With the Zohan’ (2008), ‘Bedtime Stories’ (2008), ‘Grown Ups’ (2010), and ‘Grown Ups 2’ (2013), among others. He teamed up with Sony Pictures Animation for the animated film franchise ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ which has released three movies so far.
Though Sandler is best known for delivering over-the-top comedy, the actor has proved his versatility with diverse roles. He often goes with the wind for box office hits and returns once in a while to more dramatic roles, which makes his upcoming projects really exciting. So now you might be wondering what is the next Adam Sandler movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Adam Sandler films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Adam Sandler movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.