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11th Apr '17 1:08:31 PM costanton11
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** It also gives Sterling Hayden (who has a secondary role and less than 10 mins of screen time as Captain Mccluskey) and John Marley (who played Jack Woltz, with only about 10 minutes of screen time in a scene, that while memorable, has little connection to the overall story) higher billing than Diane Keaton, who plays the significant role of Kay. Other actors in more significant roles such as Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, and John Cazale meanwhile are delegated to the supporting cast.

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** It also gives Sterling Hayden (who has a secondary role and less than 10 mins of screen time as Captain Mccluskey) [=McCluskey=]) and John Marley (who played Jack Woltz, with only about 10 minutes of screen time in a scene, that while memorable, has little connection to the overall story) higher billing than Diane Keaton, who plays the significant role of Kay. Other actors in more significant roles such as Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, and John Cazale meanwhile are delegated to the supporting cast.
11th Apr '17 1:00:04 PM costanton11
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives top billing to the original trilogy's leads, Creator/HarrisonFord (Han Solo), Creator/MarkHamill (Luke Skywalker), and Creator/CarrieFisher (Leia Organa). While Ford does have a significant role, the latter two both have supporting roles ([[spoiler:and in Hamill's case, a glorified cameo]]). Hamill [[spoiler:has no dialogue and less than a minute's worth of screentime]] and Fisher [[spoiler:does not appear until shortly before the beginning of the third act]]. Creator/DaisyRidley (Rey) and Creator/JohnBoyega (Finn), who portray the protagonists of the film, are also placed below Creator/AdamDriver (Kylo Ren), who plays the antagonist. Whether or not the subsequent films in the sequel trilogy will continue to put Ridley and Boyega beneath the original stars and the antagonist is to be determined.

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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' gives top billing to the original trilogy's leads, Creator/HarrisonFord (Han Solo), Creator/MarkHamill (Luke Skywalker), and Creator/CarrieFisher (Leia Organa). While Ford does have a significant role, the latter two both have supporting roles ([[spoiler:and in Hamill's case, a glorified cameo]]). Hamill [[spoiler:has no dialogue and less than a minute's worth of screentime]] and Fisher [[spoiler:does not appear until shortly before about two thirds into the beginning of the third act]].movie]]. Creator/DaisyRidley (Rey) and Creator/JohnBoyega (Finn), who portray the protagonists of the film, are also placed below Creator/AdamDriver (Kylo Ren), who plays the antagonist. Whether or not the subsequent films in the sequel trilogy will continue to put Ridley and Boyega beneath the original stars and the antagonist is to be determined.
8th Apr '17 6:38:52 PM jamespolk
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* The DVD cover of ''Knute Rockne: All American'' features a prominently displayed picture of a young UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan; the title character is played by Pat O'Brien. Reagan's line "Win one for the Gipper" is probably the only thing that anybody actually ''remembers'' about that movie, though, so perhaps it is for the best.

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* The DVD cover of ''Knute Rockne: All American'' ''Film/KnuteRockneAllAmerican'' features a prominently displayed picture of a young UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan; the title character is played by Pat O'Brien. Reagan's line "Win one for the Gipper" is probably the only thing that anybody actually ''remembers'' about that movie, though, so perhaps it is for the best.
26th Mar '17 4:45:31 PM LaptopGuy
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* In ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', Missi Pyle and James Fox get co-star billing whereas Adam Godley and Franziska Troegner are given double-card instead. And while Freddie Highmore is billed second, the other kids are all on the double-card.
25th Mar '17 5:14:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Red}}'' has Mary-Louise Parker billed sixth despite having the most scenes in the film outside of BruceWillis' character.

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* ''Film/{{Red}}'' has Mary-Louise Parker billed sixth despite having the most scenes in the film outside of BruceWillis' Creator/BruceWillis' character.
22nd Mar '17 9:43:27 AM MikeK
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* TV movie ''Game Over'' was an unusual attempt to combine cutscenes from five unrelated FullMotionVideo games from the same developer with new footage into a cohesive plot. Yasmine Bleeth and Creator/WalterKoenig are the only actors whose names appear on the DVD release, and Bleeth alone is featured on the cover. Both top-billed stars only appear in the FMV footage (taken from the unreleased game ''Maximum Surge''), and Koenig's character has a SameLanguageDub by voice actor Manny Petruzzelli. The actual main characters were played by Woody Jeffreys and Dominika Wolski.
21st Mar '17 10:24:49 PM Umbethi
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* Creator/RobertDeNiro gets first billing in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}'' even though Ray Liotta is very clearly the main character. Scorsese's later mafia film, ''Film/TheDeparted'', also gave Creator/LeonardoDicaprio first billing over Creator/MattDamon, who has the larger role of the two.
18th Mar '17 11:18:07 AM nombretomado
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** In the prequel trilogy, both of Anakin Skywalker's portrayers, Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen, were billed below EwanMcGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and NataliePortman (Padmé Amidala) in all three films, despite Anakin being the main focus of the series. [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]] gave top billing to Creator/LiamNeeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) [[spoiler:who didn't make it to the end of the movie and never appeared in another official ''Star Wars'' film.]]

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** In the prequel trilogy, both of Anakin Skywalker's portrayers, Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen, were billed below EwanMcGregor Creator/EwanMcGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and NataliePortman Creator/NataliePortman (Padmé Amidala) in all three films, despite Anakin being the main focus of the series. [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Episode I]] gave top billing to Creator/LiamNeeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) [[spoiler:who didn't make it to the end of the movie and never appeared in another official ''Star Wars'' film.]]
11th Mar '17 9:57:24 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' remake counts, as it was advertised starring JohnTravolta (in drag!). Nikki Blonsky gets an "[[AndStarring And Introducing]]" after the long list of all the other celebrities "starring" in the movie. The visual extension of this trope is on the soundtrack cover, which uses pictures of the characters. An odd side effect of this is that the only teenage character above the title is Amanda Bynes, with Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelly, Zac Efron, and Nikki Blonksy underneath it (and Bynes and Snow [[DawsonCasting were 20]] when they shot the movie).

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* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' remake counts, as it was advertised starring JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta (in drag!). Nikki Blonsky gets an "[[AndStarring And Introducing]]" after the long list of all the other celebrities "starring" in the movie. The visual extension of this trope is on the soundtrack cover, which uses pictures of the characters. An odd side effect of this is that the only teenage character above the title is Amanda Bynes, with Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelly, Zac Efron, and Nikki Blonksy underneath it (and Bynes and Snow [[DawsonCasting were 20]] when they shot the movie).



* The movie ''Film/PrimaryColors'': actor Adrian Lester (TV's ''Series/{{Hustle}}'') is listed FIFTH in nearly all material for the film, despite obviously being the lead character. JohnTravolta, Creator/EmmaThompson, Billy Bob Thornton, and Creator/KathyBates are all listed above him. Even though Thornton and Bates play much smaller characters, and even Travolta and Thompson (as a fictional Bill and Hillary Clinton) are back-ups to Lester's Henry Burton.

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* The movie ''Film/PrimaryColors'': actor Adrian Lester (TV's ''Series/{{Hustle}}'') is listed FIFTH in nearly all material for the film, despite obviously being the lead character. JohnTravolta, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/EmmaThompson, Billy Bob Thornton, and Creator/KathyBates are all listed above him. Even though Thornton and Bates play much smaller characters, and even Travolta and Thompson (as a fictional Bill and Hillary Clinton) are back-ups to Lester's Henry Burton.
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