The most infuriating thing about Adam Sandler is that when he wants to, he can be a brilliant actor.

You only need to look at stuff like Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Punch Drunk Love' or even 'The Wedding Singer' to know that when he puts his mind to it, he can be great. In fact, looking at 'Uncut Gems', the upcoming awards-favourite crime thriller, there's even a possibility that Sandler will get an Oscar nomination for his efforts.

The movie sees Sandler play an unhinged jewelry dealer and compulsive gambler who has to pay off his debts before it's too late. Directed by the Safdie Brothers, who did 2017's 'Good Time', Sandler's performance has been hailed as one of his best in years.

The problem is, however, is that he's now threatening to go back to his old ways if he doesn't get an Oscar. Speaking on the Howard Stern Show, Stern remarked that Sandler's doing far more promotion for the movie than he normally would. "The Safdie Brothers and everybody worked so hard on the movie that I didn’t want to do what I usually do and just go, ‘Eh, I can’t help you out there...'", Sandler explained.

Beyond that, however, Sandler's real effort to win an Oscar is the threat of making a movie so terrible, so awful, that people will regret not giving him an Oscar. "If I don’t get it, I’m going to f**king come back and do one again that is so bad on purpose just to make you all pay - that's how I get them!"

Seeing as this is coming from the man who did 'Jack & Jill', 'Grown Ups 2', and 'Don't Mess With The Zohan', this is no idle threat. AMPAS, you have been warned. Don't let us all suffer.