Manchester’s Own Adam Sandler Said His Theater Teacher Told Him To Quit Acting
Pretty much any movie that makes me laugh out loud is an Adam Sandler movie. You just can't beat Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore or Big Daddy. Fun fact: my husband and I had our first dance at our wedding to "I want to grow old with you" from The Wedding Singer. It was very us since were both big fans of the San Man. My dream would be to interview him on our show and since he's from Manchester it's not too far fetched!! Okay, maybe it is a little but a gal can dream..
Brad Pitt is also a huge Adam Sandler fan and the two of them sat down the other day for a chat. Brad told his favorite Adam Sandler story which shows so much about Sandler's character:
According to Variety, Adam went to school at NYU to study acting and his teacher took him out for a beer which sounds really nice! But the reason his teacher wanted that one on one time with Adam was so he could tell him that he should probably pursue another career. He said he had heart but didn't really have what it take to make it in the biz.
Fast forward a few years, Adam has made it BIG TIME and is out with a few friends. Who does he run into but that teacher who told him to quit acting! What a delicious opportunity to rub his success in his teacher's face, but Adam didn't do that. He simply told his friends that "This is the only teacher to ever buy me a beer."
Wow, that takes a big person!