The Adam Sandler Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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Famous for his SNL stint, cult movies, voices in kid's movies and the age-old Chanukah song, Adam Sandler is hard to resist — and hard to escape.

On what sitcom was Sandler's first television role?

Adam Sandler made his first appearance on TV as one of Theo's friends on "The Cosby Show." He was 18 years old and appeared in four episodes.

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On what Judd Apatow television show did Sandler make a cameo?

Judd Apatow's series "Undeclared," running from 2001 to 2003, featured a cameo from Adam Sandler. Sandler played himself, giving a performance at the college and the gang attends.

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Early in his career, Sandler regularly appeared on an MTV game show. Which show?

"Remote Control" was a pop culture game show that ran on MTV from 1987 until 1990. Adam Sandler was a regular, along with hosts Ken Ober and Colin Quinn. Actor and comedian Denis Leary also made regular appearances.

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Who is Sandler's favorite baseball team?

Adam Sandler is a big Yankees fan and can often be seen at their home games in New York.

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What movie role did Sandler lose to Johnny Depp?

Adam Sandler was on the short list for the role of Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," but ultimately Johnny Depp was chosen for the role.

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To what charity did Sandler once donate $1 million?

In 2007, Sander donated $1 million dollars to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. He spent a lot of time there as a kid and had many fond memories of the organization.

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As of 2015, Sandler and actress Drew Barrymore have played romantic interests how many times?

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have played love interests three times in 16 years — starting with "The Wedding Singer" in 1998, then "50 First Dates" in 2004, and most recently, the movie "Blended" in 2014.

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What was Adam Sandler's first movie?

Sandler's first appearance on the silver screen was the 1989 movie "Going Overboard." He stars as a comedian named Schecky Moskowitz who takes a job on a cruise ship. Rumor has it Sandler is so embarrassed by this movie he used to leave it off his list of credits.

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Which former "Saturday Night Live" star was instrumental in getting Adam Sandler onto the cast of the legendary show?

After seeing his nightclub act around 1989, Dennis Miller of SNL's Weekend Update was impressed. He convinced Lorne Michaels to give Adam Sandler a shot — and Sandler spent five years on "Saturday Night Live."

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Sandler has his own production company, named after two of his movies. What is it?

Happy Madison Productions was founded in 1999, taking its name from two of his most successful movies — Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. The company produces both movies and television.

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What Sandler movie ended up being adapted into a Broadway musical?

"The Wedding Singer's" retro 80s soundtrack and feel-good story was such a hit with moviegoers that it was adapted into a Broadway show. It ran for 285 performances and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2006.

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Which Sandler movie is a remake of a 1974 film?

"The Longest Yard," a sports comedy where a group of prison inmates form a football team, was originally released in 1974. Sandler starred in the remake in 2005 along with Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds.

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What is Adam Sandler's highest grossing movie?

According to the website Box Office Mojo, "Hotel Transylvania 2" is Sandler's highest-grossing movie, with a lifetime gross of over $167 million. "Big Daddy" comes in at No. 2.

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What Adam Sandler movie swept the 2011 Razzie Awards?

The Razzie Awards, recognizing the worst in film, occurs each year the day before the Oscars. In 2011, Sandler's twin comedy "Jack & Jill" won in all 10 categories. Sandler did not show up to accept the award.

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What famous Adam Sandler song did Michael Scott parody on "The Office?"

Sandler's most famous song, "The Chanukah Song," was first performed in 1994 and has been updated several times since. It gets serious airplay every year. It's so well-known that on an episode of "The Office," Michael Scott did a parody of it for a Diwali celebration.

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What was Sandler's first major dramatic role?

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, "Punch-Drunk Love" was Adam Sandler's first dramatic role. The film received generally positive reviews and Sandler got a Golden Globe nod for his performance.

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Which Adam Sandler movie is a remake of a 1936 Frank Capra film?

"Mr. Deeds," released in 2002, is a remake of Capra's 1936 "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." Sandler plays Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner who inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle.

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In many of Sandler's movies, his love interests' names all start with the same letter. Which letter?

In at least 4 of his comedies, Sandler's romantic leads have the initials "V.V." To wit: "Billy Madison" (Veronica Vaughn), "Happy Gilmore" (Virginia Venet), "The Waterboy" (Vicky Valencourt) and "Little Nicky" (Valerie Veran).

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What dramatic movie did Sandler star in with Don Cheadle?

In "Reign Over Me," Sandler plays a man who lost his family in the 9/11 attacks. Cheadle plays his old college roommate. The two meet up again by chance and rekindle their friendship.

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What former SNL actor appears (uncredited) as a bus driver in "Billy Madison?"

Chris Farley makes a cameo as the angry school bus driver in "Billy Madison" — complete with red-in-the-face fury and an appearance later on in the end credits.

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In "50 First Dates," Sandler co-stars with Sean Astin, who is best known for what movies?

Sean Astin portrays hobbit Sam Gamgee in the "Lord of the Rings" movies. He also played Lucy's (Drew Barrymore) brother Doug in "50 First Dates."

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How many People's Choice Awards does Adam Sandler have?

Although many critics give Sandler's films less than stellar reviews, his fans speak at both the box office and at award shows. As of 2015, he has 8 People's Choice Awards and is nominated for No. 9.

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How many comedy albums has Adam Sandler released?

Out of the five albums he's released, two have gone double platinum and two have gone gold. Two of Sandler's albums, "What The Hell Happened to Me?" and "Stan and Judy's Kid," were nominated for Grammy Awards.

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Sandler co-wrote this movie about a wannabe hairdresser with old roommate Judd Apatow.

Sandler, Apatow, and Robert Smigel co-wrote "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," a comedy about an Israeli army commando who fakes his own death to move to NYC and become a hairdresser. A New York Times reviewer called it "the finest post-Zionist action-hairdressing sex comedy I have ever seen."

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How many SNL cast members appear in "Grown Ups 2?"

Sandler's movie "Grown Ups 2" boasts a remarkable 15 SNL cast members — including Chris Rock, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Colin Quinn, Jon Lovitz, Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri and Taran Killam.

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What late night talk show host had a role in Sandler's movie "Big Daddy?"

Jon Stewart plays the role of Kevin in "Big Daddy." This was before he became one of America's most beloved nightly talk show fixtures as the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

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What pet was Sandler's ring bearer at his wedding?

Sandler's beloved bulldog Meatball carried the rings at his 2003 wedding to Jackie Titone, wearing a custom tux and yarmulke. Sadly, Meatball passed away in 2004.

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What is Sandler's favorite sport, with personalities often featured in his movies?

Adam Sandler loves professional wrestling and includes many references in his movies. He also casts many wrestlers, including Stone Cold Steve Austin, Big Show, Kevin Nash and Goldberg.

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What game show host does Sandler fight in "Happy Gilmore?"

During a golf tournament in the movie, Gilmore ends up in a brawl with Bob Barker. Barker wins the fight, kicking Happy in the face.

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"The Waterboy" was released in November 1998. What famous movie's trailer preceded screenings of the movie?

"Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" was showing its first full trailers before screenings of "The Waterboy." Many die-hard "Star Wars" fans purchased tickets for "The Waterboy," watched the trailer, then left the theater.

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