Very few people have had the kind of impact on our genre that Bruce Campbell has and today is his birthday! Bruce Campbell was born June 22nd 1958 and continues to be one of the most influential names in the horror genre despite the fact he is best known for his work on Evil Dead.
Bruce Campbell is a legend who is best known for his work in Evil Dead but went on to have a healthy career as an actor starring in all kinds of ridiculous b-movies including Alien Apocalypse and Man with the Screaming Brain but also legendary films like Evil Dead, Army of Darkness and of course one of the greatest new horror releases, My Name is Bruce which was a parody of his role in the genre.
Bruce Campbell has also gained mainstream admiration for his role in the series Burn Notice as a not so smooth talking, hard-drinking ex spy. Bruce through his long time friendship with Sam Raimi has also been featured in bit roles challenging the great and powerful OZ and even taking on Spider-man.
Bruce Campbell is an icon. Bruce Campbell is a legend. In a genre that is to fixated on big breasts and shiny white teeth Bruce Campbell stood out as a leading man with wit, talent and charm and will forever be one of the greats.
Happy Birthday to the S Mart Ass Kicking champion that we affectionately call ‘The Chin’.