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Adam Sandler reveals Philip Seymour Hoffman turned down a role in Billy Madison

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Adam Sandler has made some great movies over the years joy gilmore And the wedding Singer for more recent cut gem and his latest film, push, which is currently flourishing on Netflix. In fact, Hustle has a 92% Critics Score and 93% Audience Score rotten Tomatoes, comicbook.comof Charlie Ridgely gave the new film a 4 out of 5 and said it marks the “return of sports drama”. Sandler is busy campaigning pushAnd he recently shared a funny story about the making of another of his classics, billy madison, Turns out, he actually wanted the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman to play the villain, a role that eventually went to Bradley Whitford.

“I was getting ready to film in Toronto and it wasn’t cast yet and I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman [audition] And I was laughing my ass,” Sandler shared on his podcast with Dana Carvey and David Spade fly on the wall (Via playlist) “I’m like, ‘Who the f*ck is this guy?!? He’s hilarious!’ So I show up to Universal and I said, ‘Can we cast this guy? Are you cool with him? I mean, you fucking said no [Bob] Odenkirk, are we okay with this guy?’ And they were like—and there was some talk of it—and then they said yes.”

He continued, “Then we offered him this, and we got this call back, ‘Yeah, like he doesn’t want to do that.’ And we were like, ‘He doesn’t want to do that? What do you mean, he auditioned!’ So, I go, ‘Talk to him f*ckin’ me, this guy, and tell him how great he is’… I call him and say, ‘Hey, it’s Adam,’ and he’s like , [imitates Hoffman] ‘Oh hey Adam.’ I go, ‘Hey, I saw your tape, you’re so cool, dude, and they said you don’t want to do it.’ and he goes [imitates Hoffman]’Oh, thanks man.'”

Sandler said, “‘So, do you want to do it?’ and he goes, [imitates Hoffman], ‘Oh, I can’t.’ And I go, ‘Oh, why not?’ and he goes, [imitates Hoffman], ‘Ah… I just don’t want to.'” Sandler continued, “‘Are you sure? We will have a lot of fun.’ And I go, ‘I really love you.’ and he goes, [imitates Hoffman]’I know you do,'”

This got everyone on the podcast laughing with Sandler saying, “I swear to god!”

push Now streaming on Netflix, and you can watch billy madison on Hulu.

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Reference from comicbook.com

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