Adam Sandler doesn’t consider any of his movies to be flops

Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career. Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Weddi…

Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career.

Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which were positively received, but he has also appeared in many more which have been critically panned, such as The Ridiculous 6, Grown Ups 2, and Jack and Jill, which have all received less than 10 per cent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

However, when asked about the ups and downs of his career in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, he insisted that he’s proud of all his projects.

“Man, I don’t know what the downs have been. I mean, maybe in some people, when they write about me, they talk about my downs. But I don’t have any downs. I love every movie I’ve made. I’ve never in my entire career phoned one thing in,” he replied.

With some of his movies attracting cruel remarks from trolls and critics alike, Adam admitted he’s become used to the criticism.

“That stuff doesn’t hurt me anymore. I think it hurt me 20 years ago,” the actor mused. “It got me 20 years ago. I was – kinda shell-shocked like, ‘What happened? They say I suck? I thought I was good at this.'”

Adam’s latest film, Uncut Gems, is currently the highest-rated film of his career, with a 96 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes following a film festival circuit. He has also been receiving praise for his gritty, dramatic role, having recently won the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review, and is also nominated for his acting for the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s Murder Mystery breaks Netflix record

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s new comedy Murder Mystery has broken a Netflix record.Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy follows New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Au…

Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s new comedy Murder Mystery has broken a Netflix record.

Directed by Kyle Newacheck and written by James Vanderbilt, the mystery-comedy follows New York City police officer Nick Spitz, played by Sandler, and his wife Audrey, portrayed by Aniston, as they embark on an adventure to Europe, only to become entangled in the murder of an elderly billionaire on a superyacht.

The film was released on the streaming service on Friday, and according to a Twitter message sent by the @NetflixIsAJoke account on Tuesday, it has smashed all types of viewership records.

“30,869,863 accounts watched Murder Mystery in its first 3 days – the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix Film. 13,374,914 accounts in the US and Canada, and 17,494,949 more worldwide,” the message reads.

A spokesperson for Netflix later confirmed to editors at Variety that the figures were correct but emphasised that the company only counts views if subscribers completed at least 70 per cent of the 97-minute movie.

Murder Mystery marks the latest feature as part of Sandler’s ongoing deal with the streaming giant. The Happy Gilmore star agreed back in March 2017 to make four more flicks together, having previously collaborated on movies like Sandy Wexler, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6.

Of late, the most-streamed films on Netflix have included Will Smith’s 2017 fantasy-action Bright, which a representative claimed had been viewed more times in its first week than any of its other releases.

While Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box had the biggest seven-day viewership for any of its original films to date when it debuted in December 2018, with the post-apocalyptic thriller watched by over 45 million global accounts.

Murder Mystery also stars Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, and Terence Stamp.

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