Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer, born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, New York. He lives by a simple rule – no matter how awesome your life is, it’s not awesome if your friends are not there to see it. It is a well-known fact that he hires his friends for almost all of his movies. Here’ you can find the list of 10 most famous Adam Sandler’s friends.
1. David Spade
David Spade and Sandler first worked together in the 1990s when they were both part of the cast of Saturday Night Live show. Their friendship only grew bigger since then. David and Adam worked on many movies together like Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, The Do-Over, The Ridiculous Six, and many more.
When asked in how many movies he played alongside Sandler, Spade jokingly said ‘in about 40’. The two have a real friendship going on and it is always fun to see them together in their comedy-filled movies.
2. Chris Rock
Chris Rock is another one of Adam Sandler’s famous friends. The two comedians have known each other for many years and have appeared in several films together, such as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Grown Ups, and Click. They also co-wrote and starred in the 2013 film Pixels.
Chris admitted that before he met Sandler he was somewhat jealous of him and his fast-rising popularity in stand-up comedy circles, but as soon as he met him he couldn’t help himself but laugh at his stand-up comedy bits. Later on, they became great friends and have nothing but respect and mutual admiration for each other.
3. Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider and Adam Sandler are two of the most famous friends in Hollywood. The duo met back in the 1980s when they were both stand-up comedians trying to get their big break. Their friendship solidified while working on Saturday Night Live and have been close ever since. They have appeared in numerous films together, including The Waterboy, Big Daddy, and 50 First Dates. They also co-starred in the Netflix original series Real Rob.
The reason they are in so many movies together is that they are great friends, and this duo’s chemistry is really easygoing to work with, so the directors love them on set.
4. Kevin James
Kevin James is another one of Adam Sandler’s famous friends. These two first worked together on the film 50 First Dates and have been close ever since. They have also appeared in several films together, such as Grown Ups, Zookeeper, Here Comes the Boom, and Pixels.
When asked how he manages to convince James to work with him on so many movies, Sandler jokingly said that no money or any fancy stuff will spark James’s interest more than free food. Apparently, it works every time.
5. Allen Covert
Allen Covert is probably friends with Sandler the longest. These two have known each other for many years since they were classmates at NYU. They have appeared in many films together, such as 50 First Dates, Grown Ups 2, and Just Go With It. He’s an executive producer at Sandler’s production company Happy Madison Productions.
Covert showed up in almost every movie that Sandler was in and these two have been great friends for many years on-set and off-set also.
6. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore also deserves a place on this list. Adam and Drew first worked together on the film The Wedding Singer and have been close ever since. They have also appeared in several films together, including 50 First Dates, and Blended.
Their friendship lasts for more than 20 years. Because of their chemistry, there were some rumors that they might be even more than friends throughout the years, but they claim otherwise. Mutual admiration and praises are always present when these two talk about each other.
7. Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler’s friendship is one of the most unique and interesting in Hollywood. The two have been friends for over 20 years and their friendship started when they met on the set of the 1996 film Bulletproof. They’ve been close friends ever since, appearing in several films together including Big Daddy, Mr. Deeds and Grown Ups 2.
When asked about his friendship with Sandler, Buscemi said: “We just hit it off from the beginning. I think we just made each other laugh… We just have a great time whenever we’re together.” Their families often vacation together also.
8. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Anniston and Sandler knew each other since they were kids. Decades later, their friendship remains. They reconnected when they were costars in the movie “Just Go with It.”
These two have a great chemistry on-screen, and have also been cast together in a movie Murder Mystery. They share some mutual friends like David Spade and their groups of friends spend quality times together on occasions.
9. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler are very close friends in private life although they have never worked together. Sandler was one of the few people who knew about Cruise’s split from ex-wife Katie Holmes before it became public and defended him in public later on when press started invading Tom’s private life.
When Sandler was working with Katie Holmes on a movie Jack and Jill, he jokingly said that Tom has nothing to worry about, it is a PG movie and that he gives his permission that Tom does to his wife in private life anything Sandler would do to his in a movie.
10. Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph and Adam Sandler have been friends for more than 20 years since their Saturday Night Live days. The two have starred in several films together, including 2010’s Grown Ups and its sequel Grown Ups 2. They have also worked together on a movie 50 First Dates and Hubie Halloween.
Maya enjoys working with Sandler and when she was asked to name some of the funniest Sandler’s jokes, she said that there are so many.