Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer and musician. Distinguished in the nineties as a writer and then a cast member of the television program Saturday Night Live, Sandler then established himself among the general public by starring in numerous successful Hollywood productions, for an average of one hundred million dollars at the box office.
He was, for two consecutive years, the third highest-paid actor of the year according to Forbes magazine, earning $40 million in 2011 and $37 million in 2012. Sandler is also the founder of the film production company Happy Madison Productions, named after two of his early blockbuster films: Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. Among other things, his production company also developed the sitcom Rules of Engagement.
Several of his films, such as the universally panned Jack and Jill and That's My Boy, have received critical pangs, despite their frequent box office success, landing him second in number of Razzie Award wins and nominations, worldwide. both cases second only to Sylvester Stallone. His performances in dramas such as Punch-Drunk Love Reign Over Me, The Meyerowitz Stories and Uncut Gems were unanimously acclaimed.