Before They Were Stars: 14-Year Old Bruce Campbell in “Oedipus Rex”

It’s Bruce Campbell’s birthday today and it’s my sworn duty as “Before They Were Stars” administrator to post the earliest footage of him I can find. Well, you can’t get any more obscure than this footage from 1972 when 14-year old Bruce participated in a high school project where he and his classmates made a Super 8 short film production of Oedipus Rex. The footage is completely silent, so you’ll want to skip to the 3:02 mark to get your first glimpse of young Bruce in a purple robe. It’s also worth noting that the kid who directed this short film was Josh Becker, who went on to reunite with Bruce Campbell over thirty years later when they made Alien Apocalypse.

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