I am fascinated by Adam Sandler’s career. More specifically, I’m fascinated by Sandler when he decides to challenge himself with more “serious” roles, or at least work with directors that aren’t Dennis Dugan. Sandler has two movies at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The first is Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women and Children,’ in which Sandler gives what is the most understated performance of his career. The second is Thomas McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler,’ which is bone-headedly awful.
Though Jon Hamm will probably always be 'Mad Men's' Don Draper to some audiences, he's shown a talent for comedy and is a great actor, period. He's just signed up for the Disney picture 'Million Dollar Arm' where he'll play sports agent J.B. Bernstein in the true story of man who went to India to find baseball pitchers.