American comedian Adam Sandler is known for his infantile but adorable characters. Starting his career with Saturday Night Live, Sandler became one of the most prominent comedic actors in Hollywood. He once again impressed everyone with his performance as a jeweler and gambling addict in the 2019 film Uncut Gems. The film was a commercial and critical success. Critics even said the Hustle star’s performance in the film was a viable contender for the best actor nomination at the Academy Awards.
Uncut Gems is also considered to be Sandler’s most intense work. And the actor was left surprised after he received a call from the retired Oscar-winning actor who was impressed with his work in the 2019 film. Uncut Gems followed Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner who struggles to retrieve an Ethiopian opal.
Adam Sandler Got the Best Call of His Life
While promoting the 2019 Uncut Gems Adam Sandler shared how he received the “best call ever” after featuring in the film. During his appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast after the release of Uncut Gems, Sandler shared that he got a call from the Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
The Grown Ups star shared that he was shopping for basketball gear at Macy’s when he got a call from the retired actor. He shared that he was so surprised he couldn’t let go of the seat in front of him.
“I’m getting my sneakers and then I look down at my phone and it’s Daniel Day-Lewis… He starts talking about grabbing the seat in front of him. ‘I couldn’t let go of the seat in front of me,” Adam Sandler said.
Daniel Day-Lewis then congratulated him for the film and praised his work. “And just saying how much he dug the movie, he dug [Kevin Garnett], he dug the guys,” the Big Daddy actor shared. He quoted it as the “best call ever.”
The call seemed well deserved for Sandler as Uncut Gems is still considered one of his best works. He impressed everyone with his award-winning performance. The film was nominated for countless awards and Adam Sandler also earned several awards for his performance in the film.
Adam Sandler to Join Jennifer Aniston in Murder Mystery 2
Adam Sandler starred alongside Jennifer Aniston in the 2019 Murder Mystery. The comedy mystery was based on Agatha Christie’s book Murder on the Orient Express. The film followed Nick Spitz and his wife Audrey, who go on a European vacation and end up getting framed for the murder of an elderly billionaire.
It was released on Netflix and received mixed reviews. The streaming platform still renewed it for a sequel which is expected to release next year. Murder Mystery 2 will bring back Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston as the happily-ish married couple.
Some of the characters from the first film are also expected to reprise their roles and some new characters will also join the sequel. Filming for Murder Mystery 2 wrapped on April 8, 2022. However, Netflix has still not revealed the official release date for the film.
Murder Mystery 2 is expected to release in 2023.