December 24, 1957: Scott Spiegel was born

On this day, December 24, 1957, in M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), American screenwriter, film director, producer and actor Scott Spiegel was born in “rural” Birmingham, Michigan. He attended Walnut Lake Elementary school and then went on to attend West Maple Jr. High School.

It was in Birmingham, MI that Scott met Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. . Spiegel played the role of Scotty in Raimi’s “Within the Woods“, which served as a precursor to “The Evil Dead.”

From Michigan Spiegel moved to California to seek his fame and fortunes in Hollywood. When he first moved to LA, he shared a house in with film directors Raimi, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and actresses Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand and Kathy Bates.

Later he shared yet another house with roommate and film editor Bob Murawski (Spider-Man). In the early 1990s, he introduced film director Quentin Tarantino to producer Lawrence Bender, who helped Tarantino get Reservoir Dogs made.

In 1999, Spiegel directed the direct-to-video sequel to From Dusk Till Dawn, Texas Blood Money. Spiegel formed the production company Raw Nerve with film directors Eli Roth, and Boaz Yakin. Raw Nerve produced the film Hostel (2005), directed by Roth.

Scott Spiegel is 58 today.


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