Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi

Highest Rated: 95% The Evil Dead (1981)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Messengers (2007)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1959

Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Born in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan in 1959, Sam Raimi began making movies with Bruce Campbell and some other friends when they were in their teens. The two would continue to collaborate repeatedly over the span of their careers. Raimi attended Michigan State University, but dropped out to make "The Evil Dead" (1981), starring Campbell. The film proved to be the beginning of a partnership with Robert Tapert (a roommate of Raimi's older brother) as a producer. Featuring Raimi's trademark kinetic camerawork, "The Evil Dead" would become a cult phenomenon and spawn a series of films as well as a reboot and a TV series. In 1994 Raimi created his first TV series. "M.A.N.T.I.S." (Fox, 1994-95), about a paralyzed doctor who becomes a superhero when assisted by a powered exoskeleton, was envisioned as a filmed comic book, but didn't make an impression with audiences and was cancelled after one season. The next year he created the hit show "Xena: Warrior Princess" (Syndication, 1995-2001). Raimi also continued to direct a variety of studio films including the critically acclaimed "A Simple Plan" (1998) and baseball film "For Love of the Game" (1999). He returned to fully embrace his inner comic book geek when he directed the blockbuster "Spider-Man" (2002), which became the first film to gross over $100 million in a single weekend. Raimi directed the next two films of his "Spider-Man" trilogy, then returned to the horror genre with "Drag Me to Hell" (2009). Although a prolific producer of television, Raimi didn't direct any until 2014, when he helmed the pilot for "Rake" (Fox, 2014) starring Greg Kinnear. In 2015, he directed the pilot for "Ash vs. Evil Dead" (Starz, 2015-18), Executive Producing with Robert Tapert, and starring Bruce Campbell.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 65 Producer - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil Dead Rise Executive Producer - 2022
74% 85% Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Director $411.3M 2022
33% 51% Umma Producer $2.0M 2022
87% 59% Nightbooks Producer - 2021
43% 85% Don't Breathe 2 Producer $32.6M 2021
28% 56% The Unholy Producer $15.5M 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightbooks Producer - 2021
20% 23% The Grudge Producer $21.2M 2020
84% 75% Crawl Producer $39.0M 2019
88% 79% Don't Breathe Producer $89.2M 2016
29% 22% Poltergeist Producer $47.3M 2015
27% 29% Murder of a Cat Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 23% 3 Geezers! Director (Character) - 2013
63% 64% Evil Dead Producer $54.2M 2013
56% 56% Oz the Great and Powerful Director $234.9M 2013
39% 48% The Possession Producer $49.1M 2012
92% 62% Drag Me to Hell Director,
Screenwriter
$42.1M 2009
51% 56% 30 Days of Night Producer $39.6M 2007
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Director,
Writer
$336.5M 2007
11% 44% The Messengers Producer $35.4M 2007
12% 40% The Grudge 2 Executive Producer $39.1M 2006
13% 21% Boogeyman Producer $46.4M 2005
40% 46% The Grudge Executive Producer $110.2M 2004
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Director $373.4M 2004
90% 67% Spider-Man Director $403.7M 2002
57% 55% The Gift Director $12.0M 2000
46% 75% For Love of the Game Director $35.2M 1999
90% 81% A Simple Plan Director $16.3M 1998
58% 53% The Quick and the Dead Director $17.3M 1995
42% 36% Timecop Producer $44.3M 1994
60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Screenwriter $2.1M 1994
58% 65% Indian Summer Stick Coder (Character) $14.7M 1993
74% 87% Army of Darkness Director,
Writer
$10.5M 1992
No Score Yet 62% Lunatics: A Love Story Executive Producer - 1991
84% 59% Darkman Director,
Screenwriter
$32.8M 1990
No Score Yet 53% Intruder Randy (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 22% Easy Wheels Executive Producer - 1989
95% 89% Evil Dead 2 Director,
Writer
$2.6M 1987
50% 47% Crimewave Director - 1985
95% 84% The Evil Dead Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer
- 1981
No Score Yet 44% Within the Woods Director - 1978

TV

Credit
85% 55% 50 States of Fright Executive Producer 2020
99% 94% Ash vs Evil Dead Executive Producer 2015-2016 2018
68% 70% Rake Executive Producer,
Director
2014
46% 87% Legend of the Seeker Executive Producer 2008-2010
64% 71% Spartacus Executive Producer 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 13: Fear Is Real Executive Producer 2009
No Score Yet 76% Xena Executive Producer 1995-2001
40% No Score Yet Cleopatra 2525 Executive Producer 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet 56% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Executive Producer 1995-1999
63% No Score Yet American Gothic Executive Producer 1995-1996 1998
44% No Score Yet Spy Game Executive Producer 1997
45% 0% M.A.N.T.I.S. Executive Producer 1994