Sam Raimi


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Birth Name: Sam Raimi
Born: 10/23/1959
Birth Place: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Born on October 23, 1959 in Royal Oak, MI, Raimi began making film shorts as a child after his father gave him an 8mm camera. Around this time, Raimi became friends with future "Evil Dead" star Bruce Campbell, with whom the director made his shorts while in junior high school. He later attended Michigan State University, where Raimi founded the Society of Creative Filmmaking with brother Ivan, who later co-scripted "Darkman" (1990) and "Army of Darkness" (1993), and actor Robert Tapert, who has produced all Raimi's features to date. He left school to form Renaissance Pictures with Tapert and Campbell. The three went on to make, "Within the Woods" (1978), a 32-minute featurette that helped... Continue Bio >>


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