Sam Raimi

Who is Sam Raimi? Biography, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Age, Parents

Who is Sam Raimi?

Sam Raimi, an American director, and actor is best known for creating the “Evil Dead” series (1981–present) and the “Spider-Man” trilogy (2002–2007). He is also widely known for writing and directing the movies “Darkman,” a 1990 superhero movie, “The Quick and the Dead,” 1995 revisionist western, “The Quick and the Dead,” “A Simple Plan,” a 1998 neo-noir criminal thriller, “The Gift,” a 2009 supernatural horror movie, “Drag Me to Hell,” and the 2013 Disney fantasy movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

Similarly, he created “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and its sequel “Xena: Warrior Princess.” His most recent film, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” was released on May 6, 2022, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Well-known for

  • Being both a filmmaker and an actor.
  • For directing the critically acclaimed Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and the Evil Dead franchise (1981-Present).
  • His films are notable for their lavish and energetic visual style, which is influenced by comic books and slapstick comedy.

Early Life

Sam Raimi was born Samuel M. Raimi on October 23, 1959, in Royal Oak, Michigan, United States. He is the son of Celia Barbara (née Abrams) and Leonard Ronald Raimi, both traders. His forefathers were Russian and Hungarian Jewish immigrants. He has four brothers and sisters. Ted, his younger brother, is an actor, and Ivan, his older brother, is a playwright and a physician. Andrea Raimi Rubin, his older sister, works as a court reporter. Sander, another elder brother, died at the age of 15 in an accidental drowning; Raimi has stated that the tragedy bonded the surviving family and “colored everything he’s done for the rest of his life.”

Raimi also stated that Sander was the one who originally introduced him to Spider-Man, sparking his interest in comic books. His nationality is American, while his ethnicity is Mixed since he is of Russian and Hungarian heritage. His religion is Judaism, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. As of 2021, he will be 62 years old. He graduated from Groves High School and later attended Michigan State University, where he studied English but left after three semesters to shoot The Evil Dead.

Celebrated Name Sam Raimi
Age 62 Years
Nick Name Sam
Birth Name Samuel M. Raimi
Birth Date 1959-10-23
Gender Male
Profession Actor and Filmmaker
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Royal Oak, Michigan
Father Leonard Ronald Raimi
Mother Celia Barbara
Siblings 4
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Judaism
Horoscope Scorpio
High School Groves High School
University Michigan State University
Awards Saturn Award and more
Marital Status Married
Wife Gillian Greene
Children Emma, Lorne, Henry, Dashiell and Schooley
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $70 million
Salary $5 Million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Height 5 feet 8 inches or 1.80 m
Weight 83 KG or 183 lbs
Body Type Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown

Sam Raimi Career

  • Raimi began shooting ‘Super 8’ films with his pal Bruce Campbell.
  • They subsequently went on to film “Within the Woods,” a 32-minute horror short that garnered $375,000, as well as his debut feature picture “Its Murder!”
  • He also directed and photographed the seven-minute short film “Clockwork” (1978).
  • Later, he produced the cult smash horror picture “The Evil Dead” (1981), which essentially established Raimi’s career.

  • In 1985, his third picture, “Crimewave,” was released.
  • With the iconic “Evil Dead II,” he returned to the horror genre.
  • He also wrote the song “Easy Wheels” (1989).
  • He invented his own superhero, “Darkman,” after a year.
  • He later released “Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness.”
  • In the 1990s, he went into different genres, directing films such as “The Quick and the Dead,” “A Simple Plan,” and “For Love of the Game.”
  • With the smash “Spider-Man,” he garnered critical and economic triumph (2002). The film made more than $800 million worldwide, generating two sequels: Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, all directed by Raimi and grossing around $800 million.
  • He also appeared in “Miller’s Crossing,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” and “Spies Like Us” alongside Joel Coen.
  • In “The Stand,” he worked in front of the camera.
  • He also developed the complete “The Grudge” franchise in English.
  • He was named producer of the British supernatural thriller “Refuge” on September 23, 2009. Then, with his firm, Ghost House Pictures, he developed “Burst 3D.”
  • In 2013, he also directed “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
  • By January 29, 2018, he was slated to helm “The Name of the Wind,” the first film adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy.
  • Raimi confirmed his involvement in April 2020, after it was disclosed on February 5, 2020, that he was in discussions with Marvel Studios to film “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” On May 6, 2022, the film was released.
  • He has also produced television shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess, American Gothic, Cleopatra 2525, M.A.N.T.I.S., 13: Fear Is Real, Young Hercules, and Jack of All Trades.
  • In 2008, he executive produced the syndicated TV series “Legend of the Seeker.”
  • He also serves as an executive producer on the Starz original television series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” “Spartacus: Vengeance,” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned.”
  • Similarly, he directed the first episode of “Ash versus Evil Dead.”

Achievements and Awards

  • Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival Prize of the International Critics’ Jury 1981
  • Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival Best Director Award 1990
  • Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival Time-Machine Honorary Award 1992
  • Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film Golden Raven Award 1993
  • Fantasporto Critics’ Award 1993
  • Cognac Festival du Film Policier Special Jury Prize 1999
  • Saturn Award Best Director Award 2004
  • Empire Award Best Director Award 2004
  • Inkpot Award 2014

Sam Raimi Wife

Sam Raimi is a husband. He married her lovely wife, Gillian Greene, in 1993, and they have been having a wonderful life together ever since. Gillian Greene is the actress Lorne Greene’s daughter. Emma, Lorne, Henry, Dashiell, and Schooley are the couple’s five children.

Three of them (daughter Emma Rose and sons Lorne and Henry) acted as extras in Drag Me to Hell and during the climactic fight of Spider-Man 3. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Sam Raimi Net Worth

Sam Raimi’s net worth is believed to be $70 million as of 2022, and he earns more than $5 million each year. He is now enjoying a luxury lifestyle thanks to his money. His primary source of income is from film production and screenplay.

He rose to prominence as the producer of popular films such as The Evil Dead series and the Spider-Man trilogy.

Sam Raimi Height

Sam Raimi is a calm and gorgeous man with a nice demeanor and a radiant face who draws a lot of attention to himself. He stands at 5 feet 8 inches or 1.80 meters tall. His body weight is 83 kilograms (183 pounds).

His physical type is typical. His additional bodily measurements are yet to be revealed. His eyes are brown, and his hair is a dark brown tone. He currently has a healthy body.

 

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