If Chins Could Kill

If Chins Could Kill

Confessions of A B Movie Actor : An Autobiography

Book - 2002
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Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine.

Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.

Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself.

No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before.

Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book. You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee.

The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune.

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Acto r is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood.

Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind!

Best,
Bruce Campbell

P.S. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books.

Publisher: New York : LA Weekly Books for Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, c2002
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. --
ISBN: 9780312291457
0312291450
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Campb
Characteristics: xiii, 344 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm

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mammothhawk229e
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.
D'uh.
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.

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athena14
Jan 30, 2015

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

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