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Sam Raimi


Highly inventive U.S. film director/producer/writer/actor Sam Raimi first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981). From his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, he was out making movies with an 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The... See full bio »

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Known For

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 Writer
(2007)
The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead Producer
(1981)
Evil Dead
Evil Dead Producer
(2013)
Darkman
Darkman Writer
(1990)

Filmography

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 2018 Noir (TV Series) (executive producer) (announced)
  Don't Breathe 2 (producer) (announced)
  The Last of Us (producer) (announced)
 2016 Don't Breathe (producer - produced by)
 2015-2016 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Dark One (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Bound in Flesh (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Ashes to Ashes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Fire in the Hole (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Killer of Killers (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Poltergeist (producer)
 2014 Knifeman (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2014 Murder of a Cat (producer)
 2014 Rake (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Remembrance of Taxis Past (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Cannibal (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Serial Killer (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2013 Spartacus: War of the Damned (TV Series) (executive producer - 33 episodes)
- Victory (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Dead and the Dying (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Separate Paths (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Mors Indecepta (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Spoils of War (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Evil Dead (producer)
 2012/I The Possession (producer)
 2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Bitter End (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Reckoning (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Beneath the Mask (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Paterfamilias (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Missio (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Zombie Roadkill (TV Series short) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Dead End (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Hot Night in Hell (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Fur Kills (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Road Block (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Smell of Death (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2008-2010 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series) (executive producer - 41 episodes)
- Tears (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Unbroken (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Eternity (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Extinction (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Walter (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Drag Me to Hell (producer - uncredited)
 2009 13: Fear Is Real (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Boom (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Alone (2009) ... (executive producer)
- A Deal with the Devil (2009) ... (executive producer)
- A Lesson in Terror (2009) ... (executive producer)
- Fort Fear (2009) ... (executive producer)
 2007 30 Days of Night (producer)
 2007 Rise: Blood Hunter (executive producer)
 2007 The Messengers (producer)
 2006 The Grudge 2 (producer)
 2005 Evil Dead: Regeneration (Video Game) (supervising producer)
 2005 Boogeyman (producer)
 2004 The Grudge (producer)
 2002 Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (The Director's Cut) (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1995-2001 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (executive producer - 134 episodes)
- A Friend in Need Part II (2001) ... (executive producer)
- A Friend in Need Part I (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Soul Possession (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Many Happy Returns (2001) ... (executive producer)
- When Fates Collide (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000-2001 Cleopatra 2525 (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- The Voice (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Noir or Never (2001) ... (executive producer)
- No Thanks for the Memories (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Soldier Who Fell from Grace (2001) ... (executive producer)
- In Your Boots (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Jack of All Trades (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Seventy Brides for One Brother (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Hamnesia (2000) ... (executive producer)
- One, Two, Three: Give Me Lady Liberty (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Croquey in the Pokey (2000) ... (executive producer)
- The Morning After (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1995-1999 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) (executive producer - 111 episodes)
- Full Circle (1999) ... (executive producer)
- A Wicked Good Time (1999) ... (executive producer)
- City of the Dead (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Hercules, Tramps & Thieves (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Darkness Visible (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998-1999 Young Hercules (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes)
- Valley of the Shadow (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Ill Wind (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Apollo (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Mila (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Under Siege (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Young Hercules (Video) (executive producer)
 1995-1998 American Gothic (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Strangler (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Ring of Fire (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Echo of Your Last Goodbye (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Requiem (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Triangle (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1997-1998 Spy Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Well, Nothing to Fear But Death Itself (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Necessity Is the Mother of Infection (1998) ... (executive producer)
- How Diplomatic of You (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Go, Girl (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Lorne and Max Drop the Ball (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (Video) (executive producer)
 1995 Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Video) (executive producer)
 1994-1995 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- Ghost of the Ice (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Ancestral Evil (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Spider in the Tower (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Fast Forward (1995) ... (executive producer)
- The Delusionist (1995) ... (executive producer)
 1994 Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Hercules in the Underworld (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Timecop (producer)
 1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1993 Hard Target (executive producer)
 1992 Darkman (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Lunatics: A Love Story (executive producer)
 1989 The Dead Next Door (executive producer - as The Master Cylinder)
 1989 Easy Wheels (executive producer)
 1981 The Evil Dead (executive producer)
 1978 Clockwork (Short) (producer)
 1978 Within the Woods (Short) (executive producer)
 1977 It's Murder! (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Commentary Track: The Evil Dead (1981) DVD See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Celia Abrams | The Master Cylinder | R.O.C. Sandstorm | Roc Sandstorm | Alan Smithee Jr.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Crimewave (1985)] I wanted it to be the ultimate picture of entertainment. To thrill, chill, make the audience laugh, cry, scream... They screamed for their money back. See more »

Trivia:

His breakthrough project, the low-budget horror cult film The Evil Dead (1981), had an estimated budget of $350,000. Twenty-five years later he helmed a production with an estimated budget at 1,000 times the cost of that film, Spider-Man 3 (2007), with an estimated production cost of $350,000,000, making it the most expensive motion picture produced up to that time. See more »

Trademark:

Likes the "whip pan", possibly inspired by Martin Scorsese See more »

Nickname:

Sammy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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