Samuel Marshall 'Sam' Raimi (October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. He is best known for directing cult horror/comedy films the Evil Dead series, the action/superhero film Darkman, crime thriller A Simple Plan and supernatural horror Drag Me to Hell, as well as the blockbuster Spider-Man films and the producer of the successful TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker (also the creator) and Spartacus: Blood and Sand. He is also the founder of Renaissance Pictures. Recently, he worked as the producer of the supernatural horror film, The Possession. He is the younger brother of screenwriter Ivan Raimi, and the older brother of actor Ted Raimi.
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