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      Sam Raimi

      Sam Raimi

      Highest Rated: 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The Messengers (2007)

      Birthday: Oct 23, 1959

      Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

      Born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan in 1959, Sam Raimi began making movies with Bruce Campbell and some other friends when they were in their teens. The two would continue to collaborate repeatedly over the span of their careers. Raimi attended Michigan State University, but dropped out to make "The Evil Dead" (1981), starring Campbell. The film proved to be the beginning of a partnership with Robert Tapert (a roommate of Raimi's older brother) as a producer. Featuring Raimi's trademark kinetic camerawork, "The Evil Dead" would become a cult phenomenon and spawn a series of films as well as a reboot and a TV series. In 1994, Raimi created his first TV series. "M.A.N.T.I.S." (Fox, 1994-95), about a paralyzed doctor who becomes a superhero when assisted by a powered exoskeleton, was envisioned as a filmed comic book, but didn't make an impression with audiences and was cancelled after one season. The next year he created the hit show "Xena: Warrior Princess" (Syndication, 1995-2001). Raimi also continued to direct a variety of studio films including the critically acclaimed "A Simple Plan" (1998) and baseball film "For Love of the Game" (1999). He returned to fully embrace his inner comic book geek when he directed the blockbuster "Spider-Man" (2002), which became the first film to gross over $100 million in a single weekend. Raimi directed the next two films of his "Spider-Man" trilogy, then returned to the horror genre with "Drag Me to Hell" (2009). Although a prolific producer of television, Raimi didn't direct any until 2014, when he helmed the pilot for "Rake" (Fox, 2014) starring Greg Kinnear. In 2015, he directed the pilot for "Ash vs. Evil Dead" (Starz, 2015-18), Executive Producing with Robert Tapert, and starring Bruce Campbell.

      Highest rated movies

      Indian Summer

      Photos

      EVIL DEAD II, director Sam Raimi on set, 1987, (c)Paramount ARMY OF DARKNESS, director Sam Raimi, 1993, (c)Universal Pictures THE GIFT, director Sam Raimi, 2000, (c)Paramount Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Robert Tapert (L), Bruce Campbell (C), Sam Raimi (R), 10/31/2015, ©STARZPR SPIDER-MAN 2, Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi, 2004, (c) Columbia SPIDER-MAN 2, Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, 2004, (c) Columbia SPIDER-MAN 2, Avi Arad, Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi, 2004, (c) Columbia SPIDER-MAN 2, Tobey Maguire, Sam Raimi, 2004, (c) Columbia SPIDER-MAN 2, Sam Raimi, 2004, (c) Columbia DRAG ME TO HELL, director Sam Raimi, on set, 2009. Ph: Melissa Moseley/©Universal SPIDER-MAN 3, director Sam Raimi, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures SPIDER-MAN 3, director Sam Raimi, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures SPIDER-MAN 3, director Sam Raimi, Topher Grace, on set, 2007. ©Sony Pictures SPIDER-MAN 2, Sam Raimi, Alfred Molina, James Franco, 2004, (c) Columbia/courtesy Everett SPIDER-MAN 2, Alfred Molina, Sam Raimi, 2004, (c) Columbia THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, Sharon Stone, director Sam Raimi on set, 1995, (c)TriStar Pictures SIMPLE PLAN, Bill Paxton, director Sam Raimi, Billy Bob Thornton on set, 1998, (c)Paramount A SIMPLE PLAN, director Sam Raimi, on set, 1998. ©Paramount INDIAN SUMMER, (back): Matt Craven, Bill Paxton, Kimberly Williams, Vincent Spano, Kevin Pollak, Julie Warner, (front): Diane Lane, Alan Arkin, Sam Raimi, Elizabeth Perkins, 1993, (c)Buena Vista Pictures SPIDER-MAN, Sam Raimi, 2002 (c) Columbia Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Move Producer - 2024
      71% No Score Yet Boy Kills World Producer - 2023
      84% 76% Evil Dead Rise Executive Producer $67.2M 2023
      36% 65% 65 Producer $31.5M 2023
      73% 85% Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Director $411.3M 2022
      32% 51% Umma Producer $2.0M 2022
      88% 58% Nightbooks Producer - 2021
      44% 85% Don't Breathe 2 Producer $32.6M 2021
      27% 56% The Unholy Producer $15.5M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightbooks Producer - 2021
      20% 23% The Grudge Producer $21.2M 2020
      84% 75% Crawl Producer $39.0M 2019
      88% 79% Don't Breathe Producer $89.2M 2016
      29% 22% Poltergeist Producer $47.3M 2015
      27% 31% Murder of a Cat Producer - 2014
      No Score Yet 23% 3 Geezers! Director (Character) - 2013
      63% 64% Evil Dead Producer $54.2M 2013
      56% 56% Oz the Great and Powerful Director $234.9M 2013
      39% 48% The Possession Producer $49.1M 2012
      92% 62% Drag Me to Hell Director,
      Screenwriter
      $42.1M 2009
      51% 56% 30 Days of Night Producer $39.6M 2007
      63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Director,
      Writer
      $336.5M 2007
      11% 44% The Messengers Producer $35.4M 2007
      12% 40% The Grudge 2 Executive Producer $39.1M 2006
      13% 21% Boogeyman Producer $46.4M 2005
      41% 46% The Grudge Executive Producer $110.2M 2004
      93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Director $373.4M 2004
      90% 67% Spider-Man Director $403.7M 2002
      58% 55% The Gift Director $12.0M 2000
      46% 75% For Love of the Game Director $35.2M 1999
      90% 81% A Simple Plan Director $16.3M 1998
      58% 54% The Quick and the Dead Director $17.3M 1995
      42% 36% Timecop Producer $44.3M 1994
      63% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Screenwriter $2.1M 1994
      58% 65% Indian Summer Stick Coder (Character) $14.7M 1993
      68% 87% Army of Darkness Director,
      Writer
      $10.5M 1992
      No Score Yet 62% Lunatics: A Love Story Executive Producer - 1991
      83% 59% Darkman Director,
      Screenwriter
      $32.8M 1990
      No Score Yet 52% Intruder Randy (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 22% Easy Wheels Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      - 1989
      88% 89% Evil Dead 2 Director,
      Writer
      $2.6M 1987
      57% 47% Crimewave Director - 1985
      86% 84% The Evil Dead Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      - 1981
      No Score Yet 44% Within the Woods Director - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      86% 50% 50 States of Fright Executive Producer 2020
      99% 95% Ash vs Evil Dead Executive Producer,
      Director,
      Writer
      2015-2016 2018
      68% 71% Rake Executive Producer,
      Director
      2014
      46% 86% Legend of the Seeker Executive Producer 2008-2010
      64% No Score Yet Spartacus Executive Producer 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 13: Fear Is Real Executive Producer 2009
      No Score Yet 85% Xena Executive Producer 1995-2001
      40% No Score Yet Cleopatra 2525 Executive Producer 2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Executive Producer 2000
      No Score Yet 67% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Executive Producer 1995-1999
      No Score Yet 33% Young Hercules Executive Producer 1998-1999
      63% 100% American Gothic Executive Producer 1995-1996 1998
      44% No Score Yet Spy Game Executive Producer 1997
      45% No Score Yet M.A.N.T.I.S. Executive Producer 1994