A future portrait of Bruce Campbell on his 60th birthday


On June 22, Bruce Campbell turns 60 years old. At 1428 Elm, we wanted to do something unusual to mark this milestone.

“It’s time to do other things, carry out other projects.” – Bruce Campbell

Don’t Dwell on the Past

What do you give a man who has everything? I will tell you what I won’t do, a retrospective of Bruce Campbell’s career. Why? Because to be quite frank, it’s done every year and what are you going to say that is new and exciting about Burn Notice that hasn’t been said before?

So, I got together with some friends of mine, Emanuele Crivello from Evil Dead Italia and Non Vale Art to create something unique and different for the actor’s 60th birthday. It’s a milestone and after all, a picture paints a thousand words.

Thank You for the Opportunities

Granted, I have written about Bruce Campbell quite a bit at 1428 Elm. Some might say too much and you know they might be right. But as with everything in life, nothing lasts forever. So, this post had to be special because it was also going to serve a dual purpose.

I not only wanted to recognize him on his birthday but I also wanted to thank him. Not many people in his position would give a writer like me the time of day but he was always very gracious and that speaks volumes to his character.

A Gift of the Future

Bruce 60th Birthday Artwork – Courtesy of Non Vale Art, Evil Dead Italia and 1428 Elm

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As for the picture, at first glance, it may just seem like a celebration of his past but it is much more than that. It is acknowledging his future.

Notice that we didn’t include Ash Williams. I have been saying this for years and some of his fan base agrees, he is MORE than that character. His body of work is extensive and when you look at this piece of art, you see that.

His future is his own and he calls the shots, so there won’t be any unsolicited career advice from this bystander. Opportunities are endless and horizons are limitless when there are no preconceived notions or boundaries.

There is hope. Hope that he will write more books and not just ones about movies. Fingers crossed that he will be like John Huston and if he so desires direct pictures again.

Surprise his fans with a wonderful story from out of left field like James Garner did in Murphy’s Romance. No one expected an iconic character like Jim Rockford in a quirky comedy-romance.

And if he just wants to take it easy and have fun as he puts it dressing in “silly little outfits,” then maybe he will choose to tour with Last Fan Standing. Fans adore that game show and would welcome the chance to meet him in person if they aren’t into going to conventions.

Lastly, Happy Birthday, Bruce. I know you will hear that from countless other sites, people and fans. It has been a pleasure writing about you and I wish you all the best.

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