Behind the scenes of Uncut Gems


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Adam Sandler plays the role of Howard in Uncut Gems. Howard is an impulsive gambler in the film.

By: Joseph Sanfilippo, Managing Editor of Entertainment and Media

Adam Sandler Initially Turned Down the Role

When initially contacted to star in the film, Adam Sander turned the role down. The Safdie Brothers went to actors like Sacha Baron Cohen and Harvey Keitel and found no luck. After finding success in Good Time, they hired Jonah Hill. The brothers felt he wasn’t best for the role given his age, so Sandler finally agreed to play the part.