played by Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
One has to respect the level of commitment displayed by Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead 2. As Ash, our reluctant protagonist, Campbell is required to go insane, get splashed with all types of blood, and run around with a chainsaw for a hand. Campbell does all this with absolute conviction. Ash survives this terrifying (and ridiculous) ordeal with a blend of resourcefulness, luck, and wit. That the character manages to outshine the monsters and demons occupying the frame is a testament to Campbell’s willingness to go wherever director Sam Raimi would take him. The cult status of both Ash and Bruce Campbell is hard-earned and well-deserved.