Actor and comedian Adam Sandler has done it all. Notorious for his roles in movies like Grown Ups, The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and more, he’s one of the most widely known celebrities in Hollywood. The films that he’s starred in have combined to earn $4 billion at the box office, and Sandler himself has a net worth of about $420 million. In addition to all of that, he also just landed a $250 million deal with Netflix.
With such success, you’d expect an actor with a big ego and a sense of superiority. But Sandler hasn’t let the fame get to his head. Here are just a few reasons why Adam Sandler is the most down-to-earth A-list celebrity in Hollywood.
8 Sandler Has A High Level Of Fame
As mentioned before, Adam Sandler is one of the most well-known celebrities in Hollywood. Recently, he’s starred in the new movie Hustle, which quickly became one of the most viewed movies on Netflix with 84.58 million hours watched by viewers.
7 He Uses His Platform To Raise Funds For Charitable Causes
With such fame and wealth, Sandler proves that he’s a down-to-earth celeb by using his talent to give back to the community. He’s been known to support charities like Make-A-Wish Foundation, Feeding America, Animal Rescue Foundation, and many more. Most notably, he pledged $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, New Hampshire. He also performed at “Night of Too Many Stars,” a charity event that raised money for Autism Speaks, and donated 400 PlayStations to Israel for victims of the Israel-Lebanon war.
Further, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandler joined with other comedians such as Howie Mandel and Whitney Cummings to take part in the Laugh Aid live stream. The live stream was a six-hour charity event for the Comedy Gives Back’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which was put together to help unemployed comedians that were struggling during the pandemic. Over $300,000 was raised.
6 His Sense Of Style Isn’t Flashy, Despite His Income
Despite his ability to wear flashy pieces of jewelry and keep up with the latest fashion trends, Adam Sandler tends to just dress how he wants, and fans respect him immensely for it. In fact, his style has unintentionally become iconic, with many people referencing it on Twitter and using it as a part of a TikTok trend.
The trend embraces what is known as “Adam Sandler Core”, which is characterized by wearing oversized loungewear. The accompanying TikTok sound is a clip from his cameo on the show Jessie. All that to say, fans really appreciate that he could certainly afford to dress like the A-list celebrity he is, but instead chooses a more down-to-earth, comfortable look.
5 His Characters Frequently Wear Sports Team Apparel, Based On The Location Of The Film
Adam Sandler is a huge sports fan, and his wardrobe reflects it. Sandler grew up in New Hampshire, yet he roots for the Yankees. Still, his films Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2 were filmed outside the Boston area, and in them, he is seen wearing paraphernalia for New England teams only. “Adam wears a different New England university T-shirt or cap in almost every scene, including swag from BU, Harvard, UMass, Vermont, UConn, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.”
4 Other Celebs Can Attest To Adam’s Kindness
Ken Miyamoto, screenwriter and former script reader, talked about Adam’s humility, saying, “For a guy that can command $20 million per picture and has been doing so since the ’90s, he’s one of the most down-to-earth individuals in that position that I’ve ever come across.”
Actor Barry Livingston added to these praises, raving about Sandler’s kindness when he interviewed for a role in Sandler’s film, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. Livingston said, “I hate to get slavish singing the praises of Sandler, but his unique character warrants testimony. I worked on Zohan for four weeks, and I can tell you that there isn’t an ounce of pretension or bullsh*t in him. If he saw a production assistant hunting for a place to sit at lunch, he’d make room for him at his table. If he was lighting up an expensive Havana cigar and saw you watching him, he’d offer you one.”
3 His Hilarious IHOP Encounter Proves He’s Just Like The Rest Of Us
When Adam Sandler went to IHOP with his daughter, he was clearly unrecognized, the hostess telling him that it would be a 30-minute wait to be seated. Rather than pulling the celebrity card, Sandler did what the rest of us would probably do – he left. When the hostess later realized who he was, she posted a video of the security tape on TikTok, saying “pleaseee come back”. The video went viral, and Sandler commented back, joking that he only left because the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat deal didn’t apply to the milkshakes.
The hostess and Sandler were reunited when all IHOPs in Long Island, including the one from the viral video, hosted a Milkshake Monday with bottomless milkshakes from 12-8pm in response to Sandler’s comment. IHOP also hosted a fundraiser that day, pledging up to $1 per milkshake to the Comedy Gives Back organization, which Sandler supported during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 He Greeted Fans And Addressed The Parking Situation While Filming Hustle
When filming was going on for Hustle in Philadelphia, the Manayunk neighborhood was being used for the set, meaning that many residents had to park somewhere else and traffic got quite bad. The crew did provide a shuttle back and forth from a nearby shopping plaza to make up for the lack of parking, but some residents still weren’t happy with the situation. Sandler took a break from filming one day to go greet fans and sign autographs. He also addressed the crowd, saying that he hoped the parking situation was going okay.
1 He Likes To Invite People In To Play Pickup Basketball Games
Sandler has been known to jump in on pickup basketball games from time to time. One California resident recalled for Mel Magazine the time that he was hanging out at the court when Sandler called him over to join a game. They ended up playing three consecutive games together. This isn’t the only time Sandler has done something like this either, and he’s been known to show his love for the game in-between filming for his movies. When filming Hustle in Philadelphia, Sandler even played a game with some of the stars of the 76ers.
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