The biggest fans of movie star Adam Sandler were present Tuesday when the actor got his star on the would-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the West Hollywood Hotel.
He was presented with the 2,431 star for Motion Pictures by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO, Leron Gubler and guest speaker Henry Winkler. The star resides on the Walk of Fame at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard.
Sandler’s daughters Sadie and Sunny repeatedly interrupted him saying, “I love you daddy.”
Sandler, who was standing next to his wife, Jackie, responded to the girls, “I love you too.”
He went on to say, “You guys are my buddies. I love you more than anything in the world.”
The actor then joked, “Let’s here it for my kids, who are now showing you that I cannot control them.”
Kevin James, who co-starred with Sandler in the film “Grown Ups,” said this about his friend being recognized on the Walk of Fame: “Enjoy the magic of this moment, buddy, because tomorrow a pre-op transsexual will be turning tricks on top of your name.”
Sandler’s career began when he was 17 years old working the comedy circuit performing standup. Dennis Miller later recruited him in the 1990’s as a featured character and writer for “Saturday Night Live.” He then became a fully-fledged comedian star with popular films like “Billy Madison,” “Happy Gilmore” and “The Wedding Singer.”
Sandler has starred in 11 blockbuster movies and his films have grossed more than $3 billion. He will soon appear with Jennifer Aniston in “Just Go With It,” which opens in theaters next week February 11, 2011.
“This is a big deal,” he said upon receiving his star on the Walk of Fame. “I feel honored and can’t believe this has happened in my life.”
Sandler, 44, was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire.