Bruce Campbell is one of, if not the, coolest guys on the planet. He may be one of the coolest guys to have ever existed. He’s as sharp as a tack and smooth as a marble, and fortunately for his biggest fans and the world of cinema, he has rolled with the punches. Bruce is a man who didn’t quit pursuing what he loved when so many others would have. As he pushes into his golden years, it seems more golden opportunities have been laid before him.
In celebration of the iconic actor’s 61st birthday, here are 10 lesser known facts about the life of Bruce Campbell. Enjoy!
10. He Went to High School With Sam Raimi
Most Bruce Campbell fans are well aware that he and Sam Raimi have had a longstanding relationship, but not everyone realizes the two friends and frequent collaborators went to high school together in Michigan, where they began to share their dreams of creating stories, playing make-believe and making movies. As lore would suggest, Sam has had a knack for torturing Bruce for decades. This isn’t something that began when the two began making movies together.
While in class together, Sam would sit behind Bruce, and poke him with pencils while Bruce was addressing teachers, or asked by a teacher to provide an answer. We can also imagine some of the one-liners bouncing back and forth between the two when they were supposed to be working, or taking a test. Upon their grand success, their teachers must have felt like one of the most accomplished high school instructors ever.AP Photo/Francois Mori