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14th Sep '17 3:43:30 AM jormis29
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* Rebecca Hall is a frequent victim.

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* Rebecca Hall Creator/RebeccaHall is a frequent victim.
7th Sep '17 12:23:05 PM igordebraga
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* When a ''Film/MeanGirls'' game came out for the Nintendo DS in 2010, Creator/LindsayLohan, the film's star, wasn't on the cover. The tabloids had a field day with this.

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* When a ''Film/MeanGirls'' game came out for the Nintendo DS in 2010, Creator/LindsayLohan, the film's star, wasn't on the cover. The tabloids had a field day with this.



* ''Film/{{Superman}}'' has Creator/MarlonBrando and Creator/GeneHackman billed above the title, while Christopher Reeve, who plays Superman, is first billed ''below'' the title. Margot Kidder is also billed very late in the credits, despite having the pivotal Lois Lane role, as a result of everyone after Reeve being in alphabetical order. Of course, while Brando [[MoneyDearBoy received notoriously outsize compensation]] for his small part, Reeve charmed the world as the Metropolis Marvel and the sequels gave him the proper top billing as a result, although in the first sequel, Hackman was still billed before Reeve. Reeve however was now billed before the title, unlike in the first movie.

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* ''Film/{{Superman}}'' has Creator/MarlonBrando and Creator/GeneHackman billed above the title, while Christopher Reeve, who plays Superman, is first billed ''below'' the title. Margot Kidder is also billed very late in the credits, despite having the pivotal Lois Lane role, as a result of everyone after Reeve being in alphabetical order. Of course, while Brando [[MoneyDearBoy received notoriously outsize compensation]] for his small part, part and Hackman has a huge part as the villain, Reeve charmed the world as the Metropolis Marvel and the sequels gave him the proper top billing as a result, although in the first sequel, Hackman was still billed before Reeve. Reeve however was now billed before the title, unlike in the first movie.



* Creator/MarilynMonroe is often featured as the main attraction on the home video releases of the 1950 public domain film "Hometown Story", which would likely remain a very obscure movie were it not for her brief appearance as a secretary and one of her very first on-screen appearances. Jeffery Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Marjorie Reynolds are technically the actual "stars".
** There was even a boxset of 100 public domain "Hollywood" movies with a closeup of her on the front of the big package as the big "star". When actually, "Home Town Story" is the only film of hers in the set, and even that only has her brief cameo role mentioned above. People buying the giant set are maybe getting 120 seconds of on-screen Marilyn at best.

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* Creator/MarilynMonroe is often featured as the main attraction on the home video releases of the 1950 public domain film "Hometown Story", ''Hometown Story'', which would likely remain a very obscure movie were it not for her brief appearance as a secretary and one of her very first on-screen appearances. Jeffery Lynn, Donald Crisp, and Marjorie Reynolds are technically the actual "stars".
** There was even a boxset of 100 public domain "Hollywood" movies with a closeup of her on the front of the big package as the big "star". When actually, "Home ''Home Town Story" Story'' is the only film of hers in the set, and even that only has her brief cameo role mentioned above. People buying the giant set are maybe getting 120 seconds of on-screen Marilyn at best.



* For whatever reason, the poster billing for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' does not list Hayley Atwell, who play's the title character's love interest and is about to become the central character of her own series, or Sebastian Stan, who plays the iconic role of ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, and who was the central villain and second title character for the film's sequel. Both were far more prominent than Neal McDonough or Derek Luke, both of whom are credited on the poster.

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* For whatever reason, While both Creator/HayleyAtwell (ComicBook/PeggyCarter) and Creator/SebastianStan (ComicBook/BuckyBarnes) are featured on the poster billing for ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' does ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', their names are not list Hayley Atwell, who play's in the title character's love interest and is about to become credits at the central character of her own series, or Sebastian Stan, who plays bottom, unlike the iconic role of ComicBook/BuckyBarnes, and who was the central villain and second title character for the film's sequel. Both were far more less prominent than Neal McDonough or [=McDonough=] and Derek Luke, both of whom are credited on the poster.Luke.



* In Italy, two separate posters for ''Film/TwelveYearsaSlave'' (that were unauthorized by the distributor) were released that gave more emphasis on either Creator/BradPitt's or Creator/MichaelFassbender's face (said actors have merely small roles in the film), while downplaying leading man Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor's presence in these ads. The film is about slavery in America, and the backlash that ensued prompted the distributor to pull these posters.

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* In Italy, two separate posters for ''Film/TwelveYearsaSlave'' ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' (that were unauthorized by the distributor) were released that gave more emphasis on either Creator/BradPitt's or Creator/MichaelFassbender's face (said actors have merely small roles in the film), while downplaying leading man Creator/ChiwetelEjiofor's presence in these ads. The film is about slavery in America, and the backlash that ensued prompted the distributor to pull these posters.



** On the opposing edge, Karen Fukuhara (Katana) doesn't get her name alone in the VideoCredits - unlike Adam Beach (Slipknot), who barely appears [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLion before being killed off]].]]

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** On the opposing edge, Karen Fukuhara (Katana) doesn't get her name alone in the VideoCredits - unlike Adam Beach (Slipknot), who barely appears [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLion before being killed off]].]]off]]]] and a glorified cameo by Common as a mobster.



* The year before she won American Idol, Kelly Clarkson had a one- or two-line appearance in the zero-budget indie film ''Issues 101'' (2002). The film poster did not mention her but the DVD release reports a "Special Guest Appearance by Kelly Clarkson!"

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* The year before she won American Idol, ''Series/AmericanIdol'', Kelly Clarkson had a one- or two-line appearance in the zero-budget indie film ''Issues 101'' (2002). The film poster did not mention her but the DVD release reports a "Special Guest Appearance by Kelly Clarkson!"



** Creator/RobertDeNiro clearly had more screen-time than Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton in Film/JackieBrown, but gets an [[AndStarring "and" credit]].
** David Carradine has very small and [[TheFaceless faceless]] scenes as the titular Bill in [[Film/KillBill the first volume of Kill Bill]], but outranks most of the cast during closing credits. Madsen, on the other hand, has a speechless appearance and a single flash-forward scene, but get only one credit lower than Carradine.

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** Creator/RobertDeNiro clearly had more screen-time than Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton in Film/JackieBrown, ''Film/JackieBrown'', but gets an [[AndStarring "and" credit]].
** David Carradine has very small and [[TheFaceless faceless]] scenes as the titular Bill in [[Film/KillBill the first volume of Kill Bill]], ''Film/KillBill Vol 1.'', but outranks most of the cast during closing credits. Madsen, on the other hand, has a speechless appearance and a single flash-forward scene, but get only one credit lower than Carradine.



** The eponymous eight characters of ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' is billed in the order of appearance. As a result, Creator/KurtRussell is billed second, [[spoiler: even though his character dies halfway, and appears as a corpse for the rest of the movie]]. Also, Roth and Madsen are billed sixth and seventh, even though they last longer than Russell and Demian Bichir (fifth billing, [[spoiler: his character dies only minutes after Russell's]]).

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** The eponymous eight characters of ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' is are billed in the order of appearance. As a result, Creator/KurtRussell is billed second, [[spoiler: even though his character dies halfway, and appears as a corpse for the rest of the movie]]. Also, Roth and Madsen are billed sixth and seventh, even though they last longer than Russell and Demian Bichir (fifth billing, [[spoiler: his character dies only minutes after Russell's]]).



* WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank has not only five actors listed before the first actor from the games, the first of these actors is Armin Shimmerman, who plays Dr. Nefarious. James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet) and David Kaye (Clank) are billed at ninth and tenth.

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* WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank'' has not only five actors listed before the first actor from the games, the first of these actors is Armin Shimmerman, who plays Dr. Nefarious. James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet) and David Kaye (Clank) are billed at ninth and tenth.



** For actual actors, Marie Richardson is billed fourth despite only appearing in one scene.



* A lot of attention was given to the fact that the ''Film/MeanGirls'' video game left LindsayLohan - who played the main character - off the cover art, showing just the original Plastics. Lohan is a big name, just not in a good way.

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* A lot of attention was given to the fact that the ''Film/MeanGirls'' video game left LindsayLohan - who played the main character - off the cover art, showing just the original Plastics. Lohan is a big name, [[FormerChildStar just not in a good way.]]
3rd Sep '17 12:10:59 PM Malady
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* Likewise, Don Cheadle and Creator/JeremyRenner get more prominent billing in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' than Creator/ChadwickBoseman, even though Comicbook/BlackPanther has a much larger role than War Machine or {{Hawkeye}}. Marisa Tomei also gets higher billing for her cameo as Aunt May than Creator/TomHolland does for playing Comicbook/SpiderMan.

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* Likewise, Don Cheadle and Creator/JeremyRenner get more prominent billing in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' than Creator/ChadwickBoseman, even though Comicbook/BlackPanther has a much larger role than War Machine or {{Hawkeye}}.Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}. Marisa Tomei also gets higher billing for her cameo as Aunt May than Creator/TomHolland does for playing Comicbook/SpiderMan.
2nd Sep '17 2:31:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* When most people think of the ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' MiniSeries and don't know the source material, they think the leads are AlPacino, Creator/MerylStreep, and Creator/EmmaThompson, because those three got top billing. Of course, Emma Thompson has indisputably the smallest role of the main eight actors, but she's a bigger star than Justin Kirk, never mind if he plays ''the main character'', so she gets the top billing, and he gets snubbed a Golden Globe nomination because people only realized halfway through voting that he belonged in the Lead and not Supporting category.

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* When most people think of the ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'' MiniSeries and don't know the source material, they think the leads are AlPacino, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/MerylStreep, and Creator/EmmaThompson, because those three got top billing. Of course, Emma Thompson has indisputably the smallest role of the main eight actors, but she's a bigger star than Justin Kirk, never mind if he plays ''the main character'', so she gets the top billing, and he gets snubbed a Golden Globe nomination because people only realized halfway through voting that he belonged in the Lead and not Supporting category.
12th Aug '17 11:19:36 AM nombretomado
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* DenzelWashington is top billed in ''Safe House'' and was all over the film's advertising. The actual lead is RyanReynolds (who took a back seat in all of the marketing due to the failures of ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''The Change-Up'').

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* DenzelWashington is top billed in ''Safe House'' and was all over the film's advertising. The actual lead is RyanReynolds Creator/RyanReynolds (who took a back seat in all of the marketing due to the failures of ''Film/GreenLantern'' and ''The Change-Up'').



** Universal more than likely limited Seyfried's role in the marketing since she had been in a number of recent flops and the studio likely felt that her appearance would limit the audience (Universal did the same thing on ''Safe House'' by barely showing RyanReynolds in the ad campaign).

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** Universal more than likely limited Seyfried's role in the marketing since she had been in a number of recent flops and the studio likely felt that her appearance would limit the audience (Universal did the same thing on ''Safe House'' by barely showing RyanReynolds Creator/RyanReynolds in the ad campaign).
9th Aug '17 1:21:15 AM jormis29
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* Though ''Film/FlyingDownToRio'' is now remembered as the first of the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movies (and is advertised as such to modern audiences), they were only the BetaCouple of the movie; Dolores del Rio was the star.

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* Though ''Film/FlyingDownToRio'' is now remembered as the first of the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers Creator/FredAstaire[=/=]Creator/GingerRogers movies (and is advertised as such to modern audiences), they were only the BetaCouple of the movie; Dolores del Rio Creator/DoloresDelRio was the star.
2nd Aug '17 4:38:07 PM RossN
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* Much of the promotional material for ''Film/MyGirl'' made it look like Macaulay Culkin was joint lead with ‎Anna Chlumsky, as he appeared in all the posters with her and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdhsJ_-olpk the trailer was even told from his perspective]]. At the time of the films release in 1991 Culkin was extremely famous after the megahit ''Film/HomeAlone'' while Chlumsky was an unknown newcomer. In the actual film Chlumsky's character Vada is very clearly the main character and the film is told from her perspective; Culkin plays the supporting role of Thomas J who, while still significant, has far less screentime than Vada [[spoiler: and he dies two thirds of the way through.]]
31st Jul '17 11:40:11 PM Kartoonkid95
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* Advertising for ''Film/EyesWideShut'' give Creator/StanleyKubrick third billing after Creator/TomCruise and Creator/NicoleKidman, despite the fact that he's ''not even in the film at all''. This was most likely done to stress the importance of the film being the legendary director's last, [[AuthorExistenceFailure being released after he passed away]].
30th Jul '17 10:28:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', JohnLeguizamo gets top billing but Michael Jai White (who gets second billing) is actually the main character, while Leguizamo is the main antagonist.

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* In ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', JohnLeguizamo Creator/JohnLeguizamo gets top billing but Michael Jai White Creator/MichaelJaiWhite (who gets second billing) is actually the main character, while Leguizamo is the main antagonist.
30th Jul '17 6:48:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJPrucLsrZQ trailer]] (and more than one poster) of Abel Fererra's ''Film/FearCity'' misrepresents Billy Dee Williams as a hard-edge cop trying to solve a bunch of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-type murders taking place in New York City, and Tom Berenger as the apparent psychopath killer. Berenger is actually the main character, Williams is a SympatheticInspectorAntagonist, and the killer is an unmentioned third party, none of which is ever unclear in the movie.

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJPrucLsrZQ trailer]] (and more than one poster) of Abel Fererra's ''Film/FearCity'' misrepresents Billy Dee Williams as a hard-edge cop trying to solve a bunch of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-type murders taking place in New York City, and Tom Berenger Creator/TomBerenger as the apparent psychopath killer. Berenger is actually the main character, Williams is a SympatheticInspectorAntagonist, and the killer is an unmentioned third party, none of which is ever unclear in the movie.
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