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18th Jun '17 2:45:47 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' made much of rising star Creator/MattDamon in the title role, with his name in all the ads, and the poster billing him third, underneath only Tom Hanks and Edward Burns. This is understandable, as not only was Damon portraying the titular soldier, he was also fresh off his Oscar-nominated performance in ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' and very popular. However, since the plot of this film concerns a mission to rescue his character, he actually doesn't appear until the last fifteen minutes or so. However, the ending credits avert this; Damon is billed ninth, underneath Hanks and the actors portraying the members of his character's platoon, who all have much more screen time than Damon.

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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' made much of rising star Creator/MattDamon in the title role, with his name in all the ads, and the poster billing him third, underneath only Tom Hanks and Edward Burns. This is understandable, as not only was Damon portraying the titular soldier, he was also fresh off his Oscar-nominated performance in ''Film/GoodWillHunting'' and very popular. However, since the plot of this film concerns a mission to rescue his character, he actually doesn't appear until the last fifteen minutes or so. However, Still, the ending credits avert this; Damon is billed ninth, underneath Hanks and the actors portraying the members of his character's platoon, who all have much more screen time than Damon.



* Creator/MiaWasikowska is the title character of ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', yet Creator/JohnnyDepp's Mad Hatter is billed before her. She gets it even worse in sequel ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'', at ''fifth'' (Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and [[PosthumousCredit the recently deceased]] Alan Rickman).

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* Creator/MiaWasikowska is the title character of ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', yet Creator/JohnnyDepp's Mad Hatter is billed before her. She gets it even worse in sequel ''Film/AliceThroughTheLookingGlass'', at third in the credits (behind Depp and Anne Hathaway) and ''fifth'' (Depp, Anne Hathaway, in the poster (both plus Helena Bonham Carter and [[PosthumousCredit the recently deceased]] Alan Rickman).
15th Jun '17 3:31:06 AM jormis29
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* The video packaging for some editions of ''The First Nudie Musical'' claim that the film stars Ron Howard. He only appears briefly in one scene.

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* The video packaging for some editions of ''The First Nudie Musical'' ''Film/TheFirstNudieMusical'' claim that the film stars Ron Howard.Creator/RonHoward. He only appears briefly in one scene.
12th Jun '17 8:11:38 PM ooh
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* Creator/RobinWright gets third billing in ''Film/WonderWoman'' despite her character getting killed off 15 minutes into the film.
11th Jun '17 2:46:23 PM nombretomado
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* When ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'' was released, X-23 was an EnsembleDarkHorse on ''XMenEvolution'', but otherwise largely unknown outside that fandom. She became a CanonImmigrant with this series as a minor character (she doesn't appear until the third issue, and her total lines of dialog could be counted on one hand), and her popularity exploded from there. Later, when ''NYX'' was collected in trade paperback, guess who was prominently displayed on the cover at the expense of the series's ''actual'' protagonist, Kiden Nixon?

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* When ''ComicBook/{{NYX}}'' was released, X-23 was an EnsembleDarkHorse on ''XMenEvolution'', ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', but otherwise largely unknown outside that fandom. She became a CanonImmigrant with this series as a minor character (she doesn't appear until the third issue, and her total lines of dialog could be counted on one hand), and her popularity exploded from there. Later, when ''NYX'' was collected in trade paperback, guess who was prominently displayed on the cover at the expense of the series's ''actual'' protagonist, Kiden Nixon?
24th May '17 10:55:48 PM jormis29
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* [[http://www.amazon.com/Simon-Says-Crispin-Glover/dp/B0024R1CGI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1337799350&sr=1-1 The DVD cover]] for the 2006 film ''Simon Says'' gives top billing to Crispin Glover and Creator/BlakeLively, while relegating Margo Harshman to "with" status. Glover is indeed one of the film's stars, as is Miss Harshman... unlike Miss Lively, who only appears in the last few minutes (interestingly, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Simon_Says_Movie_Poster.jpg on the film's poster]] she's billed seventh - [[{{Nepotism}} the movie was produced by her father, and several other Lively friends and relatives appear in the film]]).

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* [[http://www.amazon.com/Simon-Says-Crispin-Glover/dp/B0024R1CGI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1337799350&sr=1-1 The DVD cover]] for the 2006 film ''Simon Says'' gives top billing to Crispin Glover Creator/CrispinGlover and Creator/BlakeLively, while relegating Margo Harshman to "with" status. Glover is indeed one of the film's stars, as is Miss Harshman... unlike Miss Lively, who only appears in the last few minutes (interestingly, [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Simon_Says_Movie_Poster.jpg on the film's poster]] she's billed seventh - [[{{Nepotism}} the movie was produced by her father, and several other Lively friends and relatives appear in the film]]).
20th May '17 8:28:48 AM costanton11
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* In ''Film/JurassicPark'', B.D. Wong, who only appears in one scene, gets a single card billing, while Samuel L. Jackson and Wayne Knight, who both had larger roles, share a double card.
19th May '17 11:38:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheGhostAndTheDarkness'' gave MichaelDouglas top billing despite ValKilmer being in the lead role. Douglas taking over as producer had a lot to do with that.

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* ''Film/TheGhostAndTheDarkness'' gave MichaelDouglas Creator/MichaelDouglas top billing despite ValKilmer Creator/ValKilmer being in the lead role. Douglas taking over as producer had a lot to do with that.
17th May '17 1:05:26 PM Saurubiker
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* Cammy is shown alongside Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li on most of the promotional imagery for ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' (including [[http://eiga-chirashi.jp/view_item.php?titleid=3568 Japanese flyer]]), despite the fact that she has a total screen-time of less than five minutes. Her only notable scene in the entire movie involves her assassinating a British politician while under the influence of mind control.

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* Cammy is shown alongside Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li on most of the promotional imagery for ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' (including the [[http://eiga-chirashi.jp/view_item.php?titleid=3568 Japanese flyer]]), despite the fact that she has a total screen-time of less than five minutes. Her only notable scene in the entire movie involves her assassinating a British politician while under the influence of mind control.
17th May '17 12:46:50 PM Saurubiker
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* Cammy is shown alongside Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li on the [[http://eiga-chirashi.jp/view_item.php?titleid=3568 Japanese flyer]] for ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', despite the fact that the other three are main characters, while she has a total screen-time of less than five minutes. Her only notable scene involves her assassinating a British politician while under the influence of Vega / M. Bison / the dictator's mind control.

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* Cammy is shown alongside Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li on most of the promotional imagery for ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' (including [[http://eiga-chirashi.jp/view_item.php?titleid=3568 Japanese flyer]] for ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'', flyer]]), despite the fact that the other three are main characters, while she has a total screen-time of less than five minutes. Her only notable scene in the entire movie involves her assassinating a British politician while under the influence of Vega / M. Bison / the dictator's mind control.
29th Apr '17 7:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* A similar example to ''Film/TrainingDay'' is ''Film/{{Collateral}}''. Jamie Foxx is on the screen for almost the entire movie, but TomCruise was billed as the lead. Foxx, like Hawke, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, though this was arguably to avoid vote interference with his performance in the biopic ''Ray'', for which he won the Best Actor Oscar that year.

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* A similar example to ''Film/TrainingDay'' is ''Film/{{Collateral}}''. Jamie Foxx is on the screen for almost the entire movie, but TomCruise Creator/TomCruise was billed as the lead. Foxx, like Hawke, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, though this was arguably to avoid vote interference with his performance in the biopic ''Ray'', for which he won the Best Actor Oscar that year.



* Noah Wyle of ''Series/{{ER}}'' had a small part in the film ''Film/AFewGoodMen''. When the movie was aired on NBC, at the height of ''ER'''s popularity, he was included in the promos along with TomCruise and Creator/DemiMoore.

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* Noah Wyle of ''Series/{{ER}}'' had a small part in the film ''Film/AFewGoodMen''. When the movie was aired on NBC, at the height of ''ER'''s popularity, he was included in the promos along with TomCruise Creator/TomCruise and Creator/DemiMoore.
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