Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American celebrity, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a “Saturday Night Live” cast member, Sandler went to star in many Hollywood feature films that joined have grossed over $2 billion in the box office. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a movie and television production business which has made numerous movies and developed the 2007 television series “Rules of Engagement”.
Filming commenced in October 2008 and ended in January 2009. The movie premiered on July 31, 2009. At one point, Sandler was in discussions to star in Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie Inglorious Basterds, which he supported, however he failed to appear in it due to some scheduling clash with Funny People. Following the launch of Funny People, it, along with Punch-Drunk Love were mentioned in the June 2010 statement that Sandler was one of 135 individuals (including 20 performers) encouraged to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sandler and Dickie Roberts scribe Fred Wolf wrote the script and Dennis Dugan directed the movie. It had been composed by Allan Loeb and Tim Dowling and directed by Dennis Dugan. Sandler also voiced a capuchin monkey in Kevin James’ Zookeeper, released on July 8, 2011. In the year 2012, he starred in That Is My Boy, as a guy who fathered a son (Andy Samberg) with his teacher in high school. Thirty years after, he sees his son on the eve of his marriage and conflicts with all the bride (Leighton Meester).