JACK AND JILL (2011)
Release Date: November 11, 2011
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter: Steve Koren, Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel
Starring: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino
MPAA Rating: PG
ADAM SANDLER (Jack and Jill Sadelstein/Co-Writer/Producer) has enjoyed phenomenal success as an actor, writer, producer and musician.
Sandler's films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide. His most recent film, Just Go With It, earned more than $214 million worldwide, and his previous film, Grown Ups, is the highest-grossing of his career, taking in more than $271 million worldwide. Sandler also recently starred in Universal's Funny People, written and directed by Judd Apatow starring with Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Erica Bana, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman, as well as the box office smashes Bedtime Stories for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures You Don't Mess with the Zohan and Universal's comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.
Sandler's voice was recently heard in Columbia Pictures'/MGM's Zookeeper, starring Kevin James; Sandler also served as a producer of that film. He is currently in production on I Hate You, Dad opposite Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester, which will be released in summer 2012. Sandler will also voice the lead role of Dracula in Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming CG-animated feature, Hotel Transylvania.
Previously, Sandler has been seen in the starring role opposite Don Cheadle in Sony's Reign Over Me for director Mike Binder, the box-office hits Click, starring with Kate Beckinsale, and The Longest Yard, starring with Chris Rock and Burt Reynolds. He also starred in James L. Brooks' Spanglish, opposite Tea Leoni; the romantic comedy 50 First Dates, with Drew Barrymore; Anger Management, with Jack Nicholson; and Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sandler's first brush with comedy came at age 17, with a performance at a Boston comedy club. From then on he was hooked, performing regularly in comedy clubs throughout the state, while earning a degree in Fine Arts from New York University.
Sandler's production company Happy Madison Productions was co-founded by Jack Giarraputo and Sandler and has gone on to become an almost self-contained mini studio, being involved in all aspects of film production. Happy Madison has produced Click, The Benchwarmers, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Strange Wilderness and the recent films The House Bunny, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and the upcoming film Here Comes the Boom. Sandler has also collaborated with writer Tim Herlihy on the screenplays for Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy and executive produced Grandma's Boy, The Animal, Joe Dirt, The Master of Disguise, The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Happy Madison Productions also has a deal with Columbia Tri-Star Domestic Television to develop shows for the studio including the current hit show "Rules of Engagement" starring David Spade and Oliver Hudson.
Sandler's comedy albums on Warner Bros Records have gone multi-platinum. Collectively, they have sold more than six million copies to date.
KATIE HOLMES (Erin Sadelstein) has showcased her ability as an actress to play a wide spectrum of diversified roles. She has appeared in several notable films ranging from the action blockbuster Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, to critically acclaimed art house pictures such as Ang Lee's The Ice Storm and Peter Hedges' Pieces of April.
Holmes was most recently seen on the big screen in The Extra Man, The Romantics, Don't Be Afraid of The Dark, and The Son of No One. On television, she portrayed First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in "The Kennedys," opposite Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy.
Holmes has worked with some of Hollywood's most prominent and talented directors. Her credits include Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson; Thank You for Smoking, directed by Jason Reitman; The Gift, directed by Sam Raimi; Abandon, directed by Stephen Gaghan; Go, directed by Doug Liman; Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher; The Singing Detective, directed by Keith Gordon; First Daughter, directed by Forest Whitaker; Teaching Mrs. Tingle, directed by Kevin Williamson; and Disturbing Behavior, directed by David Nutter. 2008 marked her Broadway debut in Arthur Millers "All My Sons" opposite John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Her portrayal of Ann garnered glowing reviews and established her as an accomplished actress on both screen and stage.
In 1996, Holmes landed the role of Libbets Casey opposite Tobey Maguire and Sigourney Weaver in Lee's award-winning drama "The Ice Storm" while in Los Angeles for pilot season. A year later she was cast as Joey Potter on the TV series "Dawson's Creek," opposite James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams. The show quickly became the highest-rated series on the WB network throughout its six-season run.
AL PACINO (As Himself) is an eight-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee. After having received Best Actor nominations for And Justice for All, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and Serpico (which also earned him a Golden Globe Award), Pacino won an OscarÂ® for Best Actor for his performance in Scent of a Woman (for which he also won a Golden Globe Award). He received three OscarÂ® nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his roles in The Godfather, Dick Tracy, and Glengarry Glen Ross. He won an EmmyÂ® and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in HBO's award-winning adaptation of Angels in America. His portrayal of Dr. Jack Kevorkian in HBO's You Don't Know Jack earned him the Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award for his performance. Among Pacino's more than forty feature film credits are Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes, Ocean's 13, Two for the Money, Merchant of Venice, Insomnia, Simone, The Insider, Any Given Sunday, Donnie Brasco, The Devil's Advocate, Two Bits, Heat, City Hall, Carlito's Way, People I Know, The Recruit, Scarface, Author! Author!, Bobby Deerfield, and Scarecrow. He made his film debut in 1971 in The Panic in Needle Park.
Pacino made his professional acting debut off-Broadway, after studying with Herbert Berghof and later with Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio. He has won two Tony Awards for his starring roles in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?" He is a longtime member of David Wheeler's Experimental Theatre Company of Boston, and has appeared in numerous New York, London and Los Angeles productions, including "American Buffalo," "Richard III," "Julius Caesar," "Salome," "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," "Chinese Coffee," and "Hughie."
He directed and starred in the film Looking for Richard, a meditation on Shakespeare's "Richard III," which he conceived and directed (and for which he received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a documentary award from the Director's Guild of America).
In 2007, 20th Century Fox released An Actor's Vision, a four-DVD set including Looking for Richard and two other plays Pacino directed for the screen, Chinese Coffee and The Local Stigmatic, along with Babbleonia, an overview of Pacino's career, his body of work and his perspectives on acting.
Pacino won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Independent Feature Project (IFP) at their 1996 Gotham Awards. In 2000, he was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. In addition, he received the Cecil B. De Mille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2001 and the American Cinematheque Award in 2005. In June of 2007, he received AFI's highest honor for a career in Film, the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Pacino recently directed an independent documentary based on Oscar Wilde's Salome, titled Wilde Salome. This mixture of documentary, fiction, and improvisation is based on behind-the-scenes footage from his stage show. He most recently starred in the Broadway production of "Merchant of Venice."
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