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After several years as a Saturday Night Live writer and cast member (from 1990 to 1995 [1]), he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 million at the box office and remains as a major box office draw. He is best known for his comedic roles, though he has ventured into more dramatic territory.

His characters usually fall under the Jerk with a Heart of Gold, but also with a healthy dose of Man Child with a serious need to grow up. Realizing that he can only take that role so far, he has sought to expand his range into a couple of dramas. Otherwise he takes much of the Deadpan Snarker behavior but adds some more complex motivation behind it.

Responsible for Happy Madison production, and often plays a music fan. Expect '70s and '80s music (like Led Zeppelin) to be not only part of the soundtrack, but part of the spoken dialog in some way, shape or form.

Enjoys something of a reputation as "one of the nicest celebrities in Real Life".

In 2012, he earned the distinct "honor" of creating a film that swept the 2011 Razzie Awards ceremony, with 2011's Jack and Jill becoming the first film in the show's history to "win" in every category.


Selected filmography:


The following tropes tend to be illustrated by Sandler, his characters, or the movies in which he is the star:

Notes

  1. That's from the middle of season 16 to the end of season 20
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