Not everybody loves ADAM SANDLER. But it seems like everybody who KNOWS HIM loves him. And that includes BRAD PITT.
The two of them sat down for a conversation for “Variety”, and Brad told his favorite Adam Sandler story. Here it is in a nutshell:
When Adam was at NYU, his acting teacher took him out for a beer, just so he could tell him, quote, “Think about something else. Listen, you got heart, but you don’t have it. Choose another path.”
Obviously, Adam didn’t listen, and he made it big. Like, REALLY big. And one day when he was with a bunch of his friends, he ran into that teacher.
But while he totally could have rubbed his success in the guy’s face, he didn’t. He introduced the teacher to his friends and said, quote, “This is the only teacher to ever buy me a beer.”
Brad said, quote, “[This is] my favorite Adam Sandler story and I think it says a lot about you . . . That’s the guy I know, and I think that’s why you’re here after all these years.”
(You can listen to Brad and Adam tell the story here. Skip ahead to 47:42. WARNING: There’s a little bit of profanity in other parts of the podcast.)