Adam Sandler has once again taken up residence at Netflix, as evidenced by Hubie Halloween. Available since Wednesday, this horror comedy is co-produced and co-written by the 54-year-old actor whose life and career can be seen in the numbers.
21 years old
Adam Sandler is 21 and had yet to graduate from New York’s Tisch School of the Arts when he first appeared on the small screen. He plays Smitty, friend of Theo Huxtable character in The Cosby Show, for four episodes. He continues his TV appearances with Remote Control, of MTV, then forks towards the cinema, the time of Going Overboard (1989), before finding himself on the stages of clubs where he tries his hand at humor.
It was during one of his solo shows that Dennis Miller noticed him and reported it to Lorne Michaels, the producer of Saturday Night Live. In 1990, Adam Sandler was hired as an author. It doesn’t take long for him to stage himself in humorous songs, but is fired five years later.
US $ 23 million
He then turned to Hollywood and got roles in comedies like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, which quickly allow him to make a name for himself in the profession. In 1998, he made a leap of importance by becoming a producer of comedy The water carrier, whose income of US $ 190 million for a budget of US $ 23 million ensures him the respect of his peers.
In Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler finds a friend and an actress with whom he shares an undeniable chemistry on the screen. The shocking duo have starred in three romantic comedies over the years: The wedding singer (1998), The first 50 dates (2004) and Stepfamily (2014).
Three billion US dollars
Quickly, the actor becomes a paradox. The comedies he starred in were exhausted by critics, but achieved huge box office success. Thus, the 30 feature films of which he is the star have garnered … 3.02 billion US dollars in theaters around the world.
The year 2011 is rather dark for the actor. His three feature films – Jack and Jill, Bad liar and Bucky Larson: born to be a star – garnered a total of 11 nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards, dubbed the Razzies, awards that recognize the best of the worst in Hollywood.
4 + 4 = 8
In 2014, Netflix announced with great fanfare the signing of an agreement with Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison. The actor, screenwriter and producer will deliver four feature films for the site. In January 2020, Netflix renewed the agreement for four additional films, a contract estimated to be worth US $ 275 million.
Two billion hours
At the same time, the broadcasting platform reveals impressive statistics. The Murder Mystery Adam Sandler’s starring Jennifer Aniston is the most-viewed movie of 2019. But that’s not all. In total, according to figures compiled by Netflix, subscribers have seen no less than two billion hours of films worn by Adam Sandler or offered by the artist.
The comedy Hubie Halloween, available on Netflix since Wednesday and lasting 102 minutes, was shot in July 2019 in Massachusetts. It also stars Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph, Ray Liotta and Steve Buscemi, to name a few.