In Praise of Bruce Campbell

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  1. Golobulus

    Golobulus heh heh heh

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    I know the actor Bruce Campbell has a steady fan following, but I don't think he gets nearly the amount of recognition he deserves. This thread shall serve to make the people aware of Bruce, as well as invite fan of him to come in and discuss.

    While best known as Ash in the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films, Bruce Campbell has appeared in many enjoyable B grade films, and short lived television shows. Brisco County Jr., the cowboy bounty hunter, The Daring Dragoon in Jack of All Trades, Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep, and of course, the Snooty Usher in Spider-Man 2, making him the only bad guy to thwart Spider-Man and actually get away with it.

    Bruce can also be seen in those kind of B movies that you love because they're just SO awful, like Alien Apocalype, Man with the Screaming Brain, and Maniac Cop, to name a few.

    But Bruce is also a best selling author. His two humor-oriented works, "If Chins could Kill: Confessions of a B movie actor" and "Make Love: The Bruce Campbell Way" have both become New York times Best sellers.

    Folks, I urge you, if you have not already, to rent or buy Evil Dead 2 ( seriously, start with that one. It's a re-telling of the first one, and a better adaptation at that).

    Just avoid Icebreaker and Mchales Navy, those just suck, even the mighty Bruce couldn't save those
     
  2. Firestorm

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    Don't forget his role as the King of Thieves in Kevin Sorbo's Hercules. And he has done several voice acting roles in video games, such as Pitfall Harry, Jr. and the training mode narrator in the Spiderman Movie game.
     
  3. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Been a Bruce fan since the original Evil Dead came out back in the day. I love that new Old Spice commercial he has.
     
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    I've been Bruce fan since Brisco County Jr :D  love ED2 and Army of Darkness, havn't seen ED1, hell i like him in pretty much anything :p 
     
  6. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Own the Evil Dead flicks, can honestly advise people to see him in anything he's in (yes, while McHale's Navy is crap, all the scenes he's in I liked).

    Anyways, if you haven't already, check out his spot for Old Spice...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af1OxkFOK18
     
  7. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    Wasn't he also in the first Spider-Man movie as the ring announcer during the wrestling scene with Macho Man Randy Savage, a.k.a Bonesaw? I hope he is in Spider-Man 3. And yes he does not get enough credit or roles for my taste.
     
  8. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Yep, that was Bruce in those scenes.


    Such a great actor. I loved watching Brisco County Jr.
     
  9. Heat Guy

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    Bubba Ho-Tep FTW!
     
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    Bubba Nosferatu, the prequel, FT-next-W!
     
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    Here a bit of info: In the last scene of Darkman, It's Bruce who he's disguised as. Raimi and Campbell Forever!
     
  12. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    He was in Spider-man 2 as the usher at MJ's play.
     
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    yeah that's true! i hope he's in SpiderMan 3 !
     
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    ... shyeah... like that'll happen(/sarcasm)

    All hail the chin...

    and did anyone else sit through "The Man with the Screaming Brain"?
     
  15. Golobulus

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    Yeah, I loved it. Dreadfully cheesy, but it was funny

    Now Alien Apocalypse... I need to mix Nyquil and Dayquil to successfully sit through that and enjoy it
     
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    You pray to God... I hail to the king Bruce Campbell.
     
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    Bruce Campbell rocks!
    Army of Darkness rocks!
    Was also a big fan of Hercules. Found it corny and predictable in many ways but was guilty pleasure.
    I try to watch and support all his shows.
    He deserves more credit than all these other overrated actors.
     
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    No one's even mentioned his role in Jack of All Trades!

    I'm a fan of Campbell, but there's no way I'd ever watch Alien Apocalypse ever again. WOW was that movie ever bad.
     
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    my favorite part where every object in the cabin is laughing at him!
     
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    I like when the Wall Clock and Deer Head were going nuts. Best. Movies. Ever. I buy all the Army of Darkness comics. They're a good read.
     

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