Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bruce Campbell's 53rd Birthday

Today, June 22nd, is screen legend Bruce Campbell's 53rd birthday. Rocketing out of Michigan with 1983's "The Evil Dead," the controversial horror film debut of both Campbell and fellow Michigander Sam Raimi, he has been an ever present part of the alternative culture of the United States. His popularity has risen in those almost thirty years as now even our old, conservative relatives get a huge charge out of his character Sam Axe on USA Network's Burn Notice. But those are only bookends on what is an incredible career for Mr. Campbell, working with Coen Brothers on The Hudsucker Proxy and Fargo, taking a turn as Elvis in Bubba Ho-tep, as well as bit parts in The Majestic and Sky High. You can catch his voice in Cars 2, playing Rod Redline, and as previously mentioned, catch him on Burn Notice on USA Network, starting its new season Thursday, June 23rd 2011 at 9pm/8c.

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