History Main / BillingDisplacement

13th Jan '18 10:49:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Queen'', a 2009 series of British docudramas detailing pivotal events from the life of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Queen Elizabeth II]] prominently featured the "five leading British actresses" playing the monarch, to the point that no other cast members were even mentioned on the website. It was strange then that Emila Fox, the actress playing the queen in the first episode, actually appeared ''less'' than the second billed (in the credits)/mostly ignored (in the promotional material) [[KatieMcGrath Katie [=McGrath=]]], who played Princess Margaret.

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* ''The Queen'', a 2009 series of British docudramas detailing pivotal events from the life of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Queen Elizabeth II]] prominently featured the "five leading British actresses" playing the monarch, to the point that no other cast members were even mentioned on the website. It was strange then that Emila Fox, the actress playing the queen in the first episode, actually appeared ''less'' than the second billed (in the credits)/mostly ignored (in the promotional material) [[KatieMcGrath Katie [=McGrath=]]], Creator/KatieMcGrath, who played Princess Margaret.
12th Jan '18 2:54:29 AM jormis29
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** In the original trilogy, Creator/PeterCushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) get billed after the main stars (Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord and Creator/CarrieFisher). David Prowse and Creator/JamesEarlJones, meanwhile, who played and voiced Darth Vader (respectively) are listed under the co-stars, as are a few other actors of pivotal characters such as Creator/FrankOz (Yoda) and IanMcDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine[[note]]in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' -- the hologram in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' wasn't him [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion originally]][[/note]]).

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** In the original trilogy, Creator/PeterCushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) and Billy Dee Williams Creator/BillyDeeWilliams (Lando Calrissian) get billed after the main stars (Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/HarrisonFord and Creator/CarrieFisher). David Prowse and Creator/JamesEarlJones, meanwhile, who played and voiced Darth Vader (respectively) are listed under the co-stars, as are a few other actors of pivotal characters such as Creator/FrankOz (Yoda) and IanMcDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine[[note]]in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' -- the hologram in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' wasn't him [[GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion originally]][[/note]]).



* 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 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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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJPrucLsrZQ trailer]] (and more than one poster) of Abel Fererra's ''Film/FearCity'' misrepresents Billy Dee Williams Creator/BillyDeeWilliams as a hard-edge cop trying to solve a bunch of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-type murders taking place in New York City, and 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.
9th Jan '18 11:05:54 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Zig-zagged with ''Creator/EliWallach'' in various movies
9th Jan '18 11:01:49 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is an odd case of this. In the film itself, Eli Wallach (who plays the villain) gets second billing below Yul Brynner and above the other six "Magnificent" main characters, including Steve [=McQueen=] who has a much larger role than Wallach. The poster flips this though. [=McQueen=] is billed ''first,'' Yul Brynner is billed fourth (placing him exactly in the middle of the poster), and Wallach isn't mentioned at all.

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* Zig-zagged with ''Creator/EliWallach'' in various movies
* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is an odd case of this. In the film itself, Eli Wallach (who plays the villain) gets second billing below Yul Brynner and above the other six "Magnificent" main characters, including Steve [=McQueen=] who has a much larger role and much more screentime than Wallach.Wallach (though it can be argued that Calvera is an EnsembleDarkhorse and deserved it more). The poster flips this though. [=McQueen=] is billed ''first,'' Yul Brynner is billed fourth (placing him exactly in the middle of the poster), and Wallach isn't mentioned at all.all.
* In the credits of ''Film/TheMisfits'', Wallach has a much larger role than Creator/MontgomeryClift, but is billed second to last.
7th Jan '18 8:43:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' was advertised as starring Creator/JackieChan and JetLi (who both play supporting characters), not even mentioning Michael Angarano, who played the main protagonist. The [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers]] barely even featured him, marketing the film as a "Chan vs Li" showdown rather than the old kid-transported-to-ancient-time standby.

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* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' was advertised as starring Creator/JackieChan and JetLi Creator/JetLi (who both play supporting characters), not even mentioning Michael Angarano, who played the main protagonist. The [[NeverTrustATrailer trailers]] barely even featured him, marketing the film as a "Chan vs Li" showdown rather than the old kid-transported-to-ancient-time standby.
7th Jan '18 2:04:00 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Film/Go}}'' is mostly seen as either a Katie Holmes or Creator/SarahPolley flick, when it is actually a TwoLinesNoWaiting ensemble. Polley is actually the lead character of one segment but Holmes is a fairly minor character.

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* ''{{Film/Go}}'' is mostly seen as either a Katie Holmes Creator/KatieHolmes or Creator/SarahPolley flick, when it is actually a TwoLinesNoWaiting ensemble. Polley is actually the lead character of one segment but Holmes is a fairly minor character.
31st Dec '17 5:18:26 PM TwilightChronicles
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* ''WebVideo/TheOtherSide'': Ethan is billed as a main cast member in season 2, despite the fact that he only appears in 4 episodes. Georgia, Mr. Livingston, Brent, Talia and Texas all appear in more episodes than him, despite being listed as guest stars.
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16th Dec '17 3:26:16 PM MarkLungo
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->''"When released, Creator/WarwickDavis (of Film/{{Willow}} and 'third Ewok from the left' fame) was the closest thing Film/{{Leprechaun}} had to an actual celebrity... Less than a year later, their token eye candy actress Creator/JenniferAniston made good and landed a network sitcom. The show was kind of a hit, and by the final season of Series/{{Friends}}, Aniston was earning the entire budget of Leprechaun per episode. On the new DVD cover, she finally got co-billing with the midget in scare makeup and tights."''

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->''"When released, Creator/WarwickDavis (of Film/{{Willow}} ''Film/{{Willow}}'' and 'third '[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi third Ewok from the left' left]]' fame) was the closest thing Film/{{Leprechaun}} ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' had to an actual celebrity... Less than a year later, their token eye candy actress Creator/JenniferAniston made good and landed a network sitcom. The show was kind of a hit, and by the final season of Series/{{Friends}}, ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Aniston was earning the entire budget of Leprechaun per episode. On the new DVD cover, she finally got co-billing with the midget in scare makeup and tights."''
13th Dec '17 11:24:07 PM Twentington
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* "Meant to Be" by Music/BebeRexha topped the country music charts in December 2017 simply because Music/FloridaGeorgiaLine is featured on it. The song had negligible country radio airplay at the time, but strong all-genre downloads and the presence of a country music act on guest vocals allowed ''Billboard'' to qualify it for the country charts.
* Originally, Tracy Lawrence's 2007 hit "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" was a solo song, and it performed slowly on the charts due to it being released independently. But after he remixed the song to feature both Music/TimMcGraw and Music/KennyChesney on guest vocals, it started taking off and became his first #1 hit in eleven years. In addition, virtually all recurrent play for the song is the version with [=McGraw=] and Chesney on it.
8th Dec '17 9:43:08 AM nombretomado
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* One of the most striking examples: the actual main character in ''TrainingDay'' is Ethan Hawke's rookie rather than DenzelWashington's crooked cop, but Hawke is hardly remembered while Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Despite playing the main character, Hawke was nominated for a Supporting Role.

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* One of the most striking examples: the actual main character in ''TrainingDay'' ''Film/TrainingDay'' is Ethan Hawke's rookie rather than DenzelWashington's Creator/DenzelWashington's crooked cop, but Hawke is hardly remembered while Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Despite playing the main character, Hawke was nominated for a Supporting Role.
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