James L. Brooks certainly knows comedy. With one of the most lengthy and prestigious resumes in Hollywood, his career has included such television classics as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, as well as an impressive group of feature films, which include Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, and As Good As It Gets. Brooks' credentials are impeccable. However, its hard to believe Adam Sandler would have been his first choice to play the lead in Spanglish . This role requires a sensitive actor that we can really empathize with. Sandler is a lot of things, but sensitive isn't exactly one of those.