The Guest List: The Cinematic Frontier
Okay all, this week I am very privileged to have Louis from The Cinematic Frontier contributing his top 10 to The Guest List! If you haven’t already followed/subscribed to his website, do so now! Just click the link on the site name to be redirected.
If you’re interested in submitting your very own top 10 to The Guest List, here’s how! C’mon help me out, I’d love to have every single one of you contribute!
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I’m going to turn things over to Louis now, enjoy!
Top 10 Bruce Campbell Movie Roles: by Louis
A special thanks to Joseph for allowing me to contribute my top ten list. I present my top ten Bruce Campbell movie roles for movies that actually played in movie theaters (TV movies and direct-to-video films don’t count here; sorry Sam Axe and Alien Apocalypse fans). Go ahead and take a look at this list that celebrates the king of B-movie actors, the immortal Bruce Campbell:
10: Final Shemp: Darkman
Campbell was actually director Sam Raimi’s original choice to play the title character, but Universal vetoed this choice. Raimi was still able to get Campbell in the film with this memorable cameo.
9: Winkie Gatekeeper: Oz: The Great and Powerful
A pivotal cameo in Raimi’s Oz film, Campbell gets to shine briefly and get tortured by possibly Raimi himself off-camera.
8: Charles Travis: Congo
Campbell originally auditioned for the role of Dr. Peter Elliott, but was given this smaller role instead. Nevertheless, he shines in this extended cameo that is central to the plot of the film.
7: Ring Announcer: Spider Man
The first of three important and hilarious Spider-Man cameos. In this one, he’s the guy who actually gives Spider-Man his name.
6: Snooty Usher: Spider Man 2
In this Spider-Man film, Campbell is the guy who doesn’t let Peter Parker into the theater to see Mary Jane’s play. Campbell rules this scene with his subtle humor.
5: Maitre d’: Spider Man 3
In this Spider-Man film, Campbell is the guy who tries to help Peter Parker set up his proposal to Mary Jane at a French restaurant. The situation becomes hilariously disastrous.
4: Mayor Shelbourne: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Campbell brings a villainous streak to this small mayor who becomes a gluttonous control freak.
3: Smitty: The Hudsucker Proxy
The biggest role he’s had in a Coen brothers movie features Campbell as a 1950s reporter for the Manhattan Argus newspaper.
2: Elvis Presley: Bubba Ho-Tep
Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley? Fighting an Egyptian mummy as well? And assisted by a black JFK? Count me in.
1: Ash: Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness
His most famous role, a selfish everyman who’s also a competent Deadite-killing machine with killer one-liners and an eventual chainsaw for a hand. Hail to the king!
Alright, that’ll do it for this week’s edition of The Guest List. I want to send a big thank you to Louis and The Cinematic Frontier for contributing. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Have a great weekend!