Go Bruce - it's your birthday...
#21
There is a great disturbance in the Force.... Bruce turns 50 today!

:party: :blow: :birthday: :balloons: :crazy: :hat: :thumbsup: :hellohands:

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#22
[COLOR="navy"]Bruce does indeed turn the big 50 today, and I gotta hand it to him - he is aging the right way.

Sure, we'd love for him to still be playing the ever-youthful Ash or Autolycus or Jack Stiles in their 30's (even though Bruce was past 40 when "Jack" premiered.) But realistically, how many actors - or how many human beings - are able to do that? Sure, a few - Denzel is older than Bruce and still looks young. Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt always had baby faces, and so are still playing 10-15 years younger. But we all of us have to acknowledge that we change physically as we age.

Tom Hanks was never an action star, and so he is wisely moving into roles where age doesn't matter - the scholar in "DaVinci Code" and Charlie Wilson could realistically have been anywhere from 35-55, for example. John Wayne may have been the best at this (and Bruce is a big fan of Wayne) - at 40 he already had started to play "dads" and older commanders when he had a huge resurgence of popularity. So for a decade or so he continued doing romantic leads, but the unspoken understanding that he was a "mature" hero. When he turned 50, he contnued playing tough heroes, but more often ones with grown or teenage children. Clint Eastwood, who likewise always looked 10 years or so younger than he really was, continued to play action roles as romantic leads into his 50's, and then wisely began taking on roles that acknowledged his own age, so that we could all say "Wow - look how tough he still is at 55!")

In Bruce's case, as a character actor, he was not always the romantic lead anyway, and so he can still play his same character as a villain for years. But with his portrayal of Sam Axe, he's still sexy, and still the same old smarmy, wise-cracking Bruce, but in an age-appropriate way. As he is the first to admit, he was never an A-lister in Hollywood, and unless you're Hanks or Redford or Newman or someone like that, the A-List movie leads dry up after 50 anyway. But he can still play this slightly older, wiser, grayer version of his typical screen persona for years to come... and of course, on TV, plenty of cops, lawyers, doctors, etc. become popular in their 50's (think Kojak, Columbo, Perry Mason, Walker Texas Ranger, etc.)

At any rate.......
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRUCE!

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#23
Happy Birthday Bruce
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#24
Bumping up a day early....
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#25
Ooh, thanks for the reminder, August. Got to find a cake....
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#26
:birthday: Happy Birthday to the hottest celebrity ever, Bruce Campbell! :love: May you continue to provide your fans with many more years of enjoyment through movies, tv series, etc. :party:
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#27
I think the comments a few posts above from 2008 are truer today than ever. Bruce's show is a huge hit for cable, and has been renewed for several seasons in advance, which is really really unusual. And his voice has been featured prominently in two huge hits, "Cloudy w/ a Chance of Meatballs" and "The Ant Bully." And his cult status has helped his indie projects like "My Name Is Bruce" make serious profits, nmost of which goes into his pocket. :clap:

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#28
Happy Birthday, Bruce, and may you continue to have success in all that you do.
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#29
All Hail Sir Bruce! Long live the King!
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#30
It just goes to show that Bruce doesn't just keep getting older, he keeps getting better!

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#31
[SIZE="6"]All hail to the king baby![/SIZE]

:hellohands: :party: :blow: :birthday: :hat: :balloons:
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#32
And a very happy birthday to Bruce. I finally log in on someone's birthday (again). Woohoo!
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#33
What can be said that hasn't been said before? Wishing Bruce a very happy birthday! :bg: :birthday: :party: :balloons: :hat:
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#34
All hail to the king baby! :party: :hat: :blow: :birthday: :balloons:
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#35
Wishing Bruce a very happy birthday! :balloons: :hat: :party:

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#36
Happy birthday to the man, the myth, the legend! :clap: :birthday: :party: :balloons: :hat:

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#37
It's Bruce Campbell's birthday!

It seems like everyone knows who he is, although for completely different projects. Some know him only as the suave guy in the Old Spice ads, others as the guy from a
memorable X-Files episode who drove around in a convertible while they played "I'm Only Happy When It rains." Others mainly recall him as 'that guy on Hercules and Xena,"
while many revere him for his work in the Evil Dead films and now the spin-off cable series.

Nine years ago, when he was lean and fit, people were amazed that he'd take on an older role as the graying, out-of-shape Sam Axe on Burn Notice, and yet he's
gracefully aged into mature roles since then.

He's played Elvis, Santa Claus, Ronald Reagan, and Van Helsing. (That last was in a really obscure, low-budget film in 1989.) He's starred as Brisco County, Jr. and the
Daring Dragoon. He's taken on Superman (in a couple of Lois and Clark episodes) and named Spider-Man, defeated Spider-Man ("He didn't get into the play, did he?")
and teamed up with Spider-Man (to deliver the ring to MJ.) I actually interviewed him years ago about his made-for-Syfy opus Alien Apocalypse.

All hail to the King baby! :birthday: :balloons: :blow: :party: :hat:
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#38
Happy birthday to Bruce! :blow:

(I still need to see Terminal Invasion and The Man With the Screaming Brain!)
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#39
Yeaah....ummmm... no need to rush on those two. :laugh: :crazy:
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#40
You can't fake it. Only Bruce.

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