Last night, as the dust settled on the news that Stephen Colbert would be taking over ‘Late Show’ from David Letterman at some point in 2015, I was engaged in a conversation that drifted toward just how someone qualifies to be a viable candidate for a network late night talk show in the first place. More specifically, how is it that 28 years ago, a woman actually did host a network late night network talk show and, now, in 2014, that would seem almost revolutionary.
In 1995, following his exit from 'SNL,' Adam Sandler starred in 'Billy Madison,' a film he co-wrote about a defiant slacker who must return to school and successfully complete his education before he can take over his father's company. 'Billy Madison' was Sandler's first major starring vehicle and a smashing success, cementing his future as a comedic leading man and paving the way for him start his own production company. Now, 19 years later, we revisit the cast of Sandler's first big hit to see what they're up to now.
In 1996, Adam Sandler followed up his hit comedy 'Billy Madison' with 'Happy Gilmore,' about a wannabe hockey player who realizes he can use his talents on the golf course to help save his grandma from losing her home. The film was another huge success for Sandler, and helped certify his status as an A-list comedy star and a guaranteed box office cash cow. 18 years later, we revisit the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
Released in 1999, 'Big Daddy' starred Adam Sandler in his comedic prime as a lazy 30-something bachelor who is dumped by his girlfriend. After having the illegitimate son of his best friend dumped on his doorstep, he decides to prove to his ex that he can take responsibility by pretending that he's adopted a kid. The heartwarming comedy was a major success at the box office, further solidifying the career of Sandler. Fifteen years later we look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they're up to now.
It's a combination of talent that's bound to give film fans of certain tastes an instant headache. According to The Wrap, Adam Sandler and Kevin James have been cast in director Chris Columbus' 'Pixels,' which will find the very popular comics defending the world from an invasion of '80s video game characters. Call it 'Wreck It Ralph' meets 'Godzilla.' We'll just call it "Oh, no. Why is this happening?"
'The Wedding Singer' came out in 1998, so it's possible that people who went on a date to see the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie in theaters could have teenagers now. That's reflected in the trailer for their third outing together as the duo both play single parents who go on the same family vacation to Africa.
Adam Sandler's film career may not bring the excitement it once did, but when the iconic funnyman comes to TV, he's got our attention. Fresh off its Golden Globes 2014 nomination, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has tapped Sandler to partner up with Andy Samberg for its post-Superbowl episode, but as whom?
The 1998 rom-com 'The Wedding Singer' stars Adam Sandler as broken-hearted 80s wedding singer (obviously) who falls for a cocktail waitress played by Drew Barrymore -- but there's a problem: she's engaged to a total jerk. The film marked the first on-screen coupling between Sandler and Barrymore, who would go on to reunite in '50 First Dates' and are re-teaming for an upcoming romantic comedy. 15 years later, we revisit Sandler, Barrymore, and the rest of the cast of this retro delight and see what they're up to now.
The 1994 film 'Airheads' followed a trio of wannabe hard-rockers played by Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler, and Steve Buscemi, who take a local radio station hostage in a bid to become famous ... of course, things don't quite turn out the way they planned, and when the cops get involved, their hostage demands get a little out of hand. 19 years later, we revisit the cast of this cult comedy classic and see what they're up to now.
Say what you want about him (and we've all said plenty), Adam Sandler does take a chance every once in a while, as proven by his turns in 'Punchdrunk Love', 'Reign Over Me', and 'Spanglish'. When he wants to, he can challenge himself, and it looks like he might attempt that again with director Jason Retiman and his new drama, 'Men, Women & Children.'