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“Awards Chatter” Podcast – Adam Sandler (“Hustle”)

Hard to believe, but Adam Sandler — guest on this episode Awards Chatter by The Hollywood Reporter Podcast, recorded at 2019 in front of an audience of Newport Beach Film Festival , where Sandler won the festival’s Best Actress of the Year Award – Become a Star over years.

was hired on Saturday as a writer for Night Live at 21, the Brooklyn-born comedian soon began appearing in sketches of his own, with his crazy boy personas won over the audience. He then turned to a film career, co-starring and co-starring in movies about lovable losers winning like 1995 of Billy Madison , 1998 of Happy Gilmore and 30 of wedding singer and water boy .

And Sandler, now 30, continues to deliver unabashedly silly comedies that audiences flock to, and he also shocks critics more and more frequently by deploying serious acting chops in artistic fare, such as 1998 of drunken love, 2007 of Spanish , 2019 of rule me , 2019 of the Meyerowitz story , 2019 of Uncut Gems and last summer’s Netflix Basketball Drama Hustle, he is in Playing an NBA scout who makes a discovery, he received some of the best reviews of his career this week, earning his first career SAG Award nomination for Best Actor.

You are in stood up. How did that happen?

I am filling out a college application form. I’m really stupid. All my friends were talking about what they were going to major in, and I was like, “I don’t even know what a major is.” So I said to my brother Scott, “What should I major in?” He said , “You should be an actor.” I go, “Oh, yeah? Okay.” He said, “You should be a comedian. You’re like Eddie Murphy.” I said, “Oh, okay Yes. Yes, I would do that.” He was going to Boston University, where he told me there was an open-mic night for comedians. I said, “What’s that?” He said, “Comedians come down and do five minutes of material.” I said, “Yeah, let me do that.” He said, “I’ll find you a spot.” So I On stage, with braces in my mouth, I was telling a story. Nobody was listening, they all hated me, I heard one guy say, “Is that a retainer?!” I was driving home with my brother that night and he said, “How are you feeling? Are you okay?” I said, “What do you mean? That’s great.” He said, “Yeah, they don’t like you. They don’t like you at all.” I said, “No, I know. But it’s exciting. I think I want to do that.”

When you were a student at NYU Tisch, you did a lot of stand-up shows in New York, and you Has become professional at work – you are at The Cosby Show and you are MTV Remote Control. What are your plans when you graduate and move to Los Angeles?

Budd Friedman, who started The Improv in New York and Los Angeles, happened to be in the crowd one night after my show come to me. I just graduated from NYU and I’m and he said, “You Planning to come to Los Angeles? I said, “For what? ’ He said, ‘Well, if you want to be an actor, there are more jobs in Los Angeles. ’ I said, ‘Yeah, I think I can do that. ’ He said, ‘Well, if you come out, I’ll let you play at The Improv on Saturday night’, which is about as good as it gets.

I heard that Dennis Miller saw you perform in LA and urged Lorne Michaels to check you out.

Yes. Dennis saw me, he thought I was funny, and he was nice to me. He called Lorne and said, “You gotta meet this kid. ” Lorne saw me at a Chicago improv show – me, Chris Rock, and three other comedians who were better than us – and for some reason Lorne hired me and Chris.

Some say that, after several years at SNL, you and Chris Farley quit the show. You said you were fired. What the hell happened?

It’s kind of like they asked us to quit. There are new people on the network, and obviously they don’t like me and Chris, so they say goodbye to us in a friendly way. Lo Eun was good to us, he wanted to protect us.

Your first big movie car is Billy Madison, tells the story of a man who was The one his father forced back into elementary school. Where did that idea come from?

I always thought an adult would go to school again First grade will be fun. It’s kind of like Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School – we copied Rodney a bit – but anyway, I’ll make it Selling to people and they’re like, “I don’t know that…” Nobody wants to do that. Then Bob Simonds, he did Problem Child – me LoveProblem Child when I was young – call me. He made a movie that I made,Airheads, he said, “You know you and Tim [Herlihy] wrote the script, Billy Madison ? ” I say yes. ’ He said, ‘Do you still want to do it? ’ I said, ‘Of course I want to do that. ’ He said, ‘I think I could make it at Universal. ”

A common theme connecting many movies, from Merry Gilmore and The Waterboy to Hustle, it’s your love for sports…

My friend Kyle McDonough was a great hockey player. His brother Hubie played for the Kings and Kyle was a pro in Norway. We were both around ninth grade anyway and I Dad was a great golfer and he took me and Kyle to a driving range in New Hampshire and I was trying to hit the ball as far as I could and make my dad like me. Kyle would go there and smash it , and my dad kept saying, “Man, those hockey boys. They know how to hit the ball. ’ I was jealous. And then I was in my last year of college and said, ‘Man, this would be a really interesting idea for a movie: a guy with the mentality of a hockey player who can hit the ball really far and go on to be a golfer hands but don’t want to be one. ”

Paul Thomas Anderson says even in your funniest movies like Happy Gilmore, he noticed that your character was brewing anger, He wants to be in this movie he wrote for you, 2007 of Drunken Love .

Yeah, he would say a lot. He would say, “Essentially, this is an Adam Sandler movie, just written differently. ”

at the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems, for which you have received widespread acclaim, you play a jeweler in New York’s Diamond District who is also a gambler. Gangster. I’m sure you wouldn’t do that until your wife stepped in.

Yes. She asked me to do that. One I was terrified at first, just because I was a daredevil, a guy who only cared about himself. But Jackie read it and she was like, “You have to do that movie. It’s so different for you. ”

You and Safdies will be reunited soon, right?

They’ve been writing this movie we’re supposed to make together for years. They’ve only written hundreds of pages. I’ll read them and say, “I love this part…” They would say, “Oh, that’s not in there anymore. We did another thing. We will send you a new draft. ’ They just kept writing and thinking and coming out of every angle and this movie that we’re going to make is amazing. The new first draft is 30 page! This is crazy and awesome.

For basketball fans like you, Shooting Hustle must be like Like going to fantasy sports camp. NBA scout Stanley Sugarman, what do you think is the funniest thing about your character?

Me Like being a guy who cares a lot. Yeah, he wants to make a mark for himself — he’s been in the NBA for so long, and everybody in every job wants to say, “I’ve been here too, man. I do a lot of things, I hope you noticed. ’ But I just love being Juancho [Hernangómez, who plays Sugarman’s big discovery] guy, who has a fatherly brotherhood, like a professional, someone who’s always there, just trying to get a guy straight. I love playing That character.

Do you see the thread that runs through all your movies?

I think I have a connection with the loser. In real life I always root for the loser. When I play one-on-one with someone on the basketball court, if someone says , “I’m going to kick your ass,” and that’s usually a contest, and I’m like, “Oh, I’ll win time. “Because I’m a loser and I’d love to be a loser.

Which line from your movie is most often quoted to you ?

I got a lot of different ones. “The price is wrong, bitch! ” I hear a lot. People love talking to me about Bob Barker.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter Magazine on Nov. 2. CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE. 2205



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