Sam Raimi (*1959)


Sam Raimi began his career directing low-budget horror films, such as THE EVIL DEAD-trilogy. He also likes to act in films which were made by his pals, the Coen brothers, for whose films he has also done second unit directing.
Raimi is a cult star and has never belied his B-movie origins, until perhaps his recent 1999 film FOR LOVE OF THE GAME. To pick the best of all the films he has made so far is not an easy task. It is probably ARMY OF DARKNESS, the third part of the EVIL DEAD-trilogy, which most have only seen in a shorter 80m.-version. The European version runs some 89m.
In the 1990s Raimi also worked for television, as a producer of fantasy series like Xena or Hercules. He advanced to a blockbuster director in 2002 with SPIDERMAN.

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Filmography:

It's Murder! (1977; dir; short)
Within the Woods (1978; dir, scr; short)
Clockwork (1978; dir; short)
The Evil Dead (1982; dir, scr, coprod, act)
Hefty's (1983; act)
Thou Shalt Not Kill ... Except (1985; act)
Crimewave (1985; dir, coscr)
Spies Like Us (1985; act)
Evil Dead II (1987; dir, coscr)
Intruder (1988; act)
Dead Next Door (1988; coprod)
Maniac Cop (1988; act)
Easy Wheels (1989; coscr under pseud, prod)
Darkman (1990; dir, coscr, act)
Miller's Crossing (1990; act, 2nd unit dir)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990; act)
Lunatics: A Love Story (1991; coprod, presenter)
The Nutt House (1992; coscr; aka The Nutty Nut)
Innocent Blood (1992; act)
Indian Summer (1993; act)
Body Bags (1993; act; made for TV)
Army of Darkness (1993; dir, coscr, coedit, act)
Hard Target (1993; coprod)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993; act; made for TV)
The Flintstones (1994; act)
Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994; coprod)
Timecop (1994; coprod)
The Stand (1994; act; made for TV)
M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994; coscr; made for TV)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994; coscr, act, 2nd unit dir)
Galaxis (1995; act)
The Quick and the Dead (1995; dir)
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996; coprod)
The Shining (1997; act; made for TV)
A Simple Plan (1998; dir)
For Love of the Game (1999; dir)
The Gift (2000; dir)
Spider-Man (2002; dir)
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Ron Altman (last update 08/15/03)