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 People are only just discovering why the same people appear in Adam Sandler's movies

People are only just discovering why the same people appear in Adam Sandler's movies

The actor often works alongside the likes of David Spade, Kevin James and Rob Schneider

Adam Sandler has done dozens of movies over the course of his career and if you've seen a lot of them, you might have noticed many of them have something in common.

From Hubie Halloween and Murder Mystery, to Hotel Transylvania and Happy Gilmore (which is finally getting a sequel), Sandler has headed many hit movies.

And he's worked with some of the biggest names in the business - Chris Rock, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and David Spade, to name a few.

With all his movies in mind, you might have spotted that Sandler often works with the same people time and time again - with one group in particular.

For example, in Grown Ups and Hotel Transylvania (and all their sequels), Sandler features alongside Spade, Steve Buscemi and Kevin James.

Elsewhere, he's worked with Grown Ups co-stars Chris Rock and Rob Schneider on the 2018 comedy The Week Of and You Don't Mess With The Zohan retrospectively.

Noting their collaboration for Grown Ups in particular, Sandler previously shared with Collider: "Me and Fred Wolf wrote the movie. The whole idea was about putting together old friends that get to hang out for a weekend.

"These guys are my old friends, so it made total sense. I’m glad they said yes to it."

Chris Rock, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and David Spade all star in Grown Ups.
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Spade also addressed it in Rob Lowe's podcast, joking that he's 'only been in about 40'.

He said: "He assembled a team like the Golden State Warriors. Get guys that have their own movies and we’ll all be in one when there’s a lot of competition.

"It was a good trick. And when we shot it, he spread out the jokes, so we all got to score."

In a separate interview with The Independent, he hailed filming the first movie of the Grown Ups franchise as 'the best summer of our lives'.

With this in mind, the group of pals wanted to 'relive that again', thus Grown Ups 2 was written.

The first film has a measly 10 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but Sandler has long insisted that he doesn't make films for critical acclaim.

"I didn’t get into movies to please the critics," he told the British newspaper in 2013.

"I got into it to make people laugh and have fun with my friends."

The group of actors have long been pals.
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Fans of Sandler's films will have also noticed he's worked with both Aniston and Barrymore on three films.

But it's not just his friends he likes to keep close, but his family too.

His production company's movie That's My Boy, as well as Netflix's You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, star his wife, Jackie Sandler, as well as their two daughters, Sunny and Sadie.

Unlike some of his previous films, 2023's You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah was quite well received.

It currently boasts 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - making it one of Sandler's highest rated movies to date.

Featured Image Credit: Robin L Marshall/ WireImage/ Columbia Pictures

Topics: Adam Sandler, Celebrity, Film and TV