Sam Raimi is a film director who first came to the attention of film fans with the savage, yet darkly humorous, low-budget horror film, The Evil Dead (1981).
During his childhood, Raimi was a fan of the cinema and, before he was ten-years-old, was out making movies with an 8mm camera. He was a devoted fan of The Three Stooges and a lot of his original work with good friends Bruce Campbell and Robert G. Tapert was slapstick comedy based around what they had observed from "Stooges" movies.
In 2002, Raimi was given a real opportunity to demonstrate his dynamic visual style with the big-budget film adaptation of the Stan Lee's Spider-Man. The movie was strong in both script and effects, and was a runaway success at the box office. Of course, Raimi returned for two sequels, which surpassed the original in box-office takings.