Raimi came to the attention of horror movie fans as the director and producer of the horror/slapstick Evil Dead movies (Evil Dead: The Book of the Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn, and Army of Darkness) starring Bruce Campbell. In the 1990s Raimi directed such films as A Simple Plan (starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton) and For Love of the Game (starring Kevin Costner).
Raimi's career as a director of big-budget Hollywood movies culminated with the 2002 blockbuster Spider-Man, which was adapted from the comic book series of the same name. The movie has grossed over $400 million.
In addition to film, Raimi has worked in television, producing such series as Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Jack of All Trades. Raimi's acting credits include Army of Darkness, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Spies Like Us.
In his film and television projects, Sam Raimi's brother Ted and his friend Bruce Campbell are almost always included in on-screen roles, though these appearances are often just short cameos. He has also featured his car, "The Classic", in each of his films except for The Quick and the Dead.