25 Facts About Sam Raimi


Samuel M Raimi is an American filmmaker and actor.

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Sam Raimi is known for directing the Spider-Man trilogy and the Evil Dead franchise .

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Sam Raimi's films are known for their highly-dynamic visual style, inspired by comic books and slapstick comedy.

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Sam Raimi has produced several successful television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Sam Raimi founded the production company Renaissance Pictures in 1979 and Ghost House Pictures in 2002.

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Sam Raimi was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, to a Conservative Jewish family.

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Sam Raimi is a son of merchants Celia Barbara and Leonard Ronald Raimi.

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Sam Raimi's ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Hungary.

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Sam Raimi's younger brother Ted is an actor, and his older brother Ivan is a screenwriter and physician.

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Sam Raimi's older sister, Andrea Raimi Rubin, is a court reporter.

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Sam Raimi graduated from Groves High School and later went on to attend Michigan State University, where he studied English but left after three semesters to film The Evil Dead.

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Sam Raimi became fascinated with making films when his father brought a movie camera home one day.

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Sam Raimi began to make Super 8 movies with his friend Bruce Campbell, whom he met in 1975.

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Sam Raimi began work on his third film Crimewave, which he co-wrote with the then unknown Coen brothers, shortly after.

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Sam Raimi then returned to the horror genre with the seminal Evil Dead II .

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Sam Raimi made cameo appearances in Miller's Crossing, The Hudsucker Proxy, and with Joel Coen in Spies Like Us.

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Sam Raimi worked in front of the camera in The Stand as a dimwitted hitman, John Carpenter's Body Bags as a murdered gas station attendant, and Indian Summer in what is perhaps his biggest role as a bumbling assistant to Alan Arkin.

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Sam Raimi produced the entire English-language The Grudge franchise, based on the original Japanese films.

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Sam Raimi will produce the remake of the Danish thriller The Substitute, which will be directed by Scott Derrickson under his new label Spooky Pictures.

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Sam Raimi produced with his company Ghost House Pictures the British thriller flick Burst 3D, directed by Neil Marshall.

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Sam Raimi confirmed plans to write Evil Dead 4 with his brother; it was later specified that this film would be Army of Darkness 2.

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In 2008, Sam Raimi executive produced a syndicated TV series called Legend of the Seeker, based on Terry Goodkind's best-selling The Sword of Truth fantasy series.

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Sam Raimi executive produced the Starz original television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.

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Sam Raimi directed the pilot episode of Ash vs Evil Dead for Starz.

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Since 1993, Sam Raimi has been married to Gillian Greene, daughter of Canadian actor Lorne Greene.

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