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Shaq: Adam Sandler wouldn't give me film role until I won NBA title

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Shaquille O'Neal revealed it was his success on the court that helped him land roles in multiple Adam Sandler movies.

Appearing on's "PopCulture @Home" show, O'Neal recalled Sandler telling him he would have to win an NBA championship before he could appear in one of the actor's movies.

"Crazy thing about the Adam Sandler movies - he used to sit there with Jack Nicholson. I used to always, especially after I scored a bucket and the crowd goes crazy, I'd be like, 'Adam, give me a movie!' He would say, 'Win a championship first,'" the former Los Angeles Lakers star said.

Sandler followed through on his promise, though O'Neal admitted he had forgotten all about it by the time Sandler called him.

"He called me up one day and said, 'Shaq, you got four championships, I owe you four movies,'" O'Neal said.

O'Neal appeared alongside Sandler in 2011's "Jack and Jill," 2013's "Grown Ups 2," 2014's "Blended," and 2020's "Hubie Halloween."

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