The 23-year-old accountant has been told countless times that he looks exactly like Adam Sandler, and he has been a lifelong fan of the ’50 First Dates’ actor. Recently, Kessler’s friend shared the trailer for Sandler’s upcoming action comedy, ‘The Do-Over’, on his Facebook page, and it’s safe to say the New Yorker was shocked to hear the name of the 49-year-old star’s character: Max Kessler!
After watching the trailer, he posted a side by side comparison of himself and Sandler on Reddit, with the caption: “The name of Adam Sandler’s character in his new movie, “The Do-Over” is Max Kessler. My name is Max Kessler. Oh yeah, and I look just like him.” The image has been viewed by more than 7 million people, and the ‘Big Daddy’ star – who apparently has a Reddit account – responded to his lookalike’s post.
Sandler’s PR people reached out to Max and flew him out to Monday’s premiere of ‘The Do-Over’ in Los Angeles. The lookalikes met on the red carpet, and the comedian said: “It’s a younger, sweeter, better version of me. He’s a good kid. He’s funny as hell and I was happy to meet him.”
Max got to hang out with the ‘Billy Madison’ actor at the after party, and said that Sandler is a “cool guy”. He added: “I definitely hope to stay in touch with him and hope to be alongside him in a movie in the future. If that doesn’t happen, this has just been an incredible experience.”