Adam Sandler has made a name for himself in his postSaturday night live career making amazing stoner movies in the 1990s as Billy Madison and Happy gilmore before moving on to less than spectacular efforts like The ridiculous 6 and Jack and jill. But now, Sandler is actually creating a great buzz of Oscar with his performance in the new movie. Uncut gems, and the comedian recently told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM program that if he doesn't win an Oscar for the role, he will make a movie "that is so bad on purpose."
Sandler appeared on Stern's satellite radio show the morning after he lost the Best Actor award at the Gotham Awards to Adam Driver. And, when Stern got good reviews for his performance, Sandler joked: "That's shocking, right?"
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– Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 24, 2019
Stern then suggested that Sandler campaign for an Oscar nomination, although he generally avoids the media. Sandler said he already "liked a hole,quot; when he allowed The New York Times to publish an in-depth profile about him at the end of last month.
Sandler explained that the Safdie brothers, the co-directors of Uncut gems – and the cast and crew worked so hard on the movie that he didn't want to do what he usually does and say, "Hey, I can't help you."
In the high-octane crime thriller, Sandler plays the role of Howard Ratner, a jewelry owner and game addict who has dug a massive financial hole and is trying to figure out how to pay off his debts before time runs out.
If he gets his first Oscar nomination, Sandler says it would be a "big funny thing," and that he would absolutely present himself at the awards ceremony and be "there to win." He would even leave his jeans and flannel shirts at home and wear a Nike tuxedo.
"If I don't understand, I'm going back and doing one that is so bad on purpose just for everyone to pay," Sandler joked. "This is how I get them."
Sandler has already run the lead in the Oscar race after the National Review Board named him Best Actor. With amazing performances by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, Adam Driver in Marriage historyand Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once upon a time in Hollywood – Not to mention Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the Irish – It seems that the category of Best Actor in the Academy Awards next year will be an unforgettable moment.
Uncut gems Arrives in theaters across the country on December 25.