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Adam Sandler is/used to be (delete as appropriate) funny. His breakthrough film, Billy Madison, was released 20 years ago this year. Prior to its release in 1995, he'd just been sacked from Saturday Night Live. However, the movie's success salvaged his career and launched him into Hollywood superstardom.

The story follows Adan Sandler's titular character, who has to complete all 12 grades over again to prove to his father he's responsible enough to inherit and consequently manage his company.

You'll undoubtedly remember this scene below:

Billy has returned to his third grade class to remind them of the perils of adult life. This poor unassuming kid makes the off the cuff remark, "Gee, I can't wait to go to High School." Fair enough, you might say.

But this upsets Billy. It upsets Billy a lot. He feels this boy is wasting his life away, and wants to dispense some words of wisdom. To really make his point, he starts shaking a poor, unsuspecting and entirely innocent third grader's chubby cheeks. So much so, if you listen carefully, you can actually hear the fleshy ripple.

Strangely mesmerising, isn't it?
Strangely mesmerising, isn't it?

The Kid's Grown Up!

Clearly, the kid wasn't scarred for life; an Imgur user posted the below photo, claiming his friend met the grown up actor while on vacation in Jamaica. He even managed to recreate that famous scene by squeezing his now bearded cheeks.

Either that, or he was so fond of his 15 minutes of fame he had some plastic hands surgically fused to his facial hair. This scenario is unlikely.

"Stay here. Stay here as long as you can. For the love of God, cherish it. You have to cherish it."

The poor guy was never credited in the film, so little is known of what he does now. Perhaps he took Billy's above advice and he's still at high school, repeating year after year, forever imprisoned in a metaphorical labyrinth of hope and fear.

Source: Imgur


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