Bitter former TV Hercules Kevin Sorbo
has lashed out at former pal Sam Raimi
for not signing him up for any of the Spider-Man
movies. The actor claims the director bears a grudge towards him because he once snubbed a film offer from him to make Kull The Conqueror
- and he's upset Raimi has never called to ask him to consider a part in a Spider-Man
Sorbo, who played Hercules for Raimi from the mid to late 1990s, tells website FilmStew.com, "I busted my ass on 'Hercules' and I almost died doing it. I had an aneurysm that exploded in my body that almost killed me. I think I'm a good enough actor that he can put me in a secondary part in one of his feature films. It would be nice if he did that. I think he's holding a grudge over me. He wanted me to do a movie back in 1996 when I decided to do 'Kull the Conqueror'...Quite frankly, the movie was horrible. It is very infantile from a guy who's as powerful as he is and as wealthy as he is. Throw me a bone. Why not let me do something?"
And bitter Sorbo's Internet rant doesn't end there - he explains the last straw came when Raimi forced his former TV star to audition for a lowly role in horror film The Grudge
, which the director produced. He adds, "I shed blood, sweat, and tears for 'Hercules;' I gave him (Raimi) a successful spin-off in Xena
and 'Young Hercules,' and he says, `You've got to come in and read for a part that's really like the seventh lead.' That's just basically saying, 'F' you."
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