#10 Underrated Actor Bruce Campbell~by Sam

I’ve decided to move our movie content from our Green Carbon Creations blog to keep the focus on the craft how to instructions, frugal finds, New England living and Etsy items there and the movie, gaming and well, more entertainment related posts here. So the next few posts about Sam’s Underrated Actors list will be a bit out of order.

Bruce Campbell

“There is a large element of me in every role I do. Actors who say they can dive inside a character are either schizophrenic or lying.” Bruce Campbell

Click here to see Artwork & Fashions Inspired by Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell as Ashley "Ash" J. Williams in Evil Dead 2Click Here to find out why Bruce Campbell is in the #10 spot

Bruce Campbell would be higher on the list but he has a pretty substantial cult following.  Probably his most widely known role is as Sam Axe in the TV series Burn Notice, but his fan favorite role is as Ash from the Evil Dead Series. Bruce co-produced all three Evil Dead movies with his childhood friend Sam Raimi.  The first Evil Dead film was the best-selling video of 1983 in England.

Bruce Campbell does a lot of B-movies and independent films.  Because of his semi-large cult following he has a lot of small parts and cameos.  An example of one is in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money. The movie starts out with two people in an elevator and the elevator suddenly stops.  Bruce Campbell’s character opens the emergency hatch and a body falls down that’s been eaten by the bats.  But he doesn’t see the bats, he climbs through the hatch and the bats attack him and he falls back into the elevator dead.  That’s it for him in the movie.

My Name is Bruce

After that scene ends, the camera backs away and you find out it was actually a different character watching TV and the guy watching the movie is Robert Patrick, the actor who played T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day who just barely missed being on this list.

Bruce Campbell has also written a few books:  If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way

Click here to see my Complete Top Ten List of Underrated Actors


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