If Chins Could Kill

If Chins Could Kill

Confessions of A B Movie Actor : An Autobiography

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the life of actor Bruce Campbell from his childhood in Detroit through his time spent making the film Evil Dead to his days in Hollywood.

McMillan Palgrave
My Chin Can Kill is a delightfully irreverent, yet oddly touching, epic of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity, and lots of fake blood. Told in Bruce's wry, sarcastic voice, it is a "Hollywood from the bleacher seats" look at his experiences in film and TV and at his status as a cult horror and sci-fi movie god. This man with the face of a matinee idol and the heart of a Three Stooge first attracted what has grown into an enormous cult following as the star of Sam Raimi's legendary Evil Dead trilogy of thriller-comedies. With tireless good humor and biting wit, Bruce acted, produced, and directed his way through a baker's dozen of "B" horror films and space operas before finally enjoying mainstream stardom on prime-time TV. Deeply earnest and fiercely funny, this book tells the story of an unlikely star who continues to lead a unique double life as cult movie icon and regular Joe.

Book News
Probably best known for his work in several Sam Raimi and other "B" films, Bruce Campbell offers a memoir of his early life and his career in Hollywood. Campbell opts for humor over deep reflection in his descriptions of his work in The Love Bug , Escape from L.A. , and Evil Dead II . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

& Taylor

With tireless good humor and biting wit, the autobiography of the unlikely star of the legendary Evil Dead movies describes how a combination of ambition and disappointment, fame and anonymity have led him to lead a unique double life as a cult movie icon and ordinary man. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : LA Weekly Books for Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312242640
Characteristics: xiii, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Feb 03, 2017

Loved biography of a character actor from the highs of six figure cash royalties on the Evil Dead cult movie one year to the lows working as a security guard enough to buy it.
No grudges on his friends having more success as producer and/or director because they were his meal tickets.
Shows the nuts & bolts of Hollywood industry & book signing tour as he worked in a lot of B-movies & Television series.
Loved the story of fight fire with fire against Mexican custom agents by plopping down own paperwork of "medical exemption" from his doctor like his peanut butter.
Or chained to Hercules's sidekick aka guest director while Kevin Sorbo recovered from medical condition.
Ditto his Evil Dead co-stars on the cult status from special movie showing.
Character actor done a lot of work besides Xena.

Jan 30, 2015

I was hoping for more about the Xena, Warrior Princess show.

Mar 06, 2013

Need a Kindle version!


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