The Guest List: The Cinematic Frontier

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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!

All you need to do is shoot me an e mail (thecinemamonster@gmail.com) with your name, website info (if you have one), and the topic you have chosen for your top 10. If I like what I see, I’ll give you the all clear and you can begin composing your entry. Make sure to include a descriptive, yet brief introduction and a picture or clip for every entry in your top 10. Use my own top 10s and other Guest List entries as references. Then, send it back to me and we will discuss a date of publish.

I’m going to turn things over to Louis now, enjoy!

Top 10 Bruce Campbell Movie Roles: by Louis

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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.

Bruce Campbell- Darkman

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.

Bruce Campbell- Oz

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.

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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.

Bruce Campbell- Spider-Man

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.

Bruce Campbell- Spider-Man 2

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.

Bruce Campbell- Spider-Man 3

4: Mayor Shelbourne: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Campbell brings a villainous streak to this small mayor who becomes a gluttonous control freak.

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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.

Bruce Campbell- The Hudsucker Proxy

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.

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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!

Bruce Campbell- Evil Dead

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!

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About Joseph@thecinemamonster

Aspiring writer who absolutely adores film and television. thecinemamonster.com

Posted on September 27, 2013, in The Guest List and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. HA!! This is greatness!!

  2. Great list! What is it about Bruce Campbell that makes him so fascinating? I’d totally have him do a cameo in my movie. 🙂

  3. Excellent list! I included Evil Dead in a series I started called “Fall and Film.” I argue that it is a haunted house flick, though everyone seems to call it a zombie movie:

    http://fromthedeskandshelf.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/fall-and-film-part-ii-the-films/

  4. I LOVE this list!
    A) Bruce Campbell is amazing at everything he’s ever attempted
    B) He’s super hot, especially as Elvis (surely the cheese doesn’t stand alone on this thought?)

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