Throughout the history of comedy, many actors and actresses have come and gone and
left behind their hilarious movies and stand-up shows. Adam Sandler and Chevy Chase are good examples of how comedy has helped shape the face of acting. Comedy is very important in today’s society, with famous actors and blockbuster hits. Comedy is fun for the whole family, and it is the most watched form of movie out there. Most people find enjoyment out of a good laugh with their friends and family. It is a form of entertainment that has been around for a very long time, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. Famous comedians such as; Charlie Chaplin, and The Three Stooges, were way ahead of their time ...view middle of the document...
Chase crossed a whole new line of comedy when Christmas Vacation came out in the 80’s, he made everyone laugh until they wanted to cry with his line about the family at the nuthouse. He is an iconic comedian and is old enough to have a lifetime achievement award (Biography.com).
Adam Sandler born on September 9, 1966 in New York City. He started as a comedian at 17-years old. His first major role in his acting career was, Billy Madison. He portrays as the son of a rich hotel owner, “ Mr. Madison”, who tries to prove to his dad that he can go back to school and graduate k-12 with only two-weeks to complete each grade, to become new owner of Madison Hotels (People In The News: Adam Sandler). He named his movie company after his two most successful movies, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, he named his film company Happy Madison production. Now in just about every movie he is in, it says his publication name for them. He did this because, now he can make money off of the film company as well, and their his most favorite films. Sandler was very famous in the 90’s, with teenager’s wanting to be just like him. His more serious films failed miserably at the box office, and didn't fly so well with the true Sandler fans. He went right back to his hilarious comedies after his serious films failed, and despite negative views of the Spanglish movies, Sandler fans believed in the comedian throughout his career. Sandler’s creativeness in his movies made him one of the most famous comedians of his time (Biography.com).
In a comparison between both Adam Sandler and Chevy Chase, we can see how Americans are fond of both actors. Adam Sandler and Chevy Chase both started out as comedians on Saturday Night Live. They have been in countless films of their own, and sometimes even write their own lines. Both actors have made up iconic characters in their movies that have shaped their careers. An example of these characters is, Adam Sandler’s character as, “Billy Madison.” And Chevy Chase’s character as, “Clark Griswold,” in Christmas Vacation. Both actors have hit their peak in their careers already, and have shown Americans just how funny a normal person can be. They had a young start, both being teenagers as they did stand-up comedy. In school, both were very successful, despite the fact that they were the class clowns of their graduating classes. When someone says one of their names, they instantly think comedy because of their epic movies they have released over the years. “Both actors are of...