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9th Jul '16 6:58:11 PM freesefan
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* This trope dates at least as far back as 1941 and the film ''Love Crazy'', where Creator/WilliamPowell and Creator/MyrnaLoy, who were starring in [[ThoseTwoActors their tenth film together]] (eventually they made 14), were billed this way.

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* This trope dates at least as far back as 1941 and the film 1941. In ''Love Crazy'', where Creator/WilliamPowell and Creator/MyrnaLoy, who were starring in [[ThoseTwoActors their tenth film together]] (eventually they made 14), were billed this way.way. That same year, co-stars Charles Boyer and Creator/OliviaDeHavilland were billed this way in ''Film/HoldBackTheDawn''.
6th Jul '16 4:27:19 PM eroock
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Also known as "staggered" or "staggered but equal" billing. When two stars of equal prominence [[DuelingStarsMovie star in a movie together]], in posters and credits billing, the two names may be staggered next to each other on the same title card- with the one on the left being lower, the one on the right being higher. This way, reading left to right gives one actor prominence, and reading top to bottom will give the other prominence. "Staggered but equal billing" serves to avoid causing tension between the two A-list lead actors over who is more important. Often, they will receive the same payment for their roles as well.

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Also known as "staggered" or "staggered but equal" billing. When two stars of equal prominence [[DuelingStarsMovie star in a movie together]], in posters and credits billing, the two names may be staggered next to each other on the same title card- card -- with the one on the left being lower, the one on the right being higher. This way, reading left to right gives one actor prominence, and reading top to bottom will give the other prominence. "Staggered but equal billing" serves to avoid causing tension between the two A-list lead actors over who is more important. Often, they will receive the same payment for their roles as well.
8th Apr '16 4:27:15 PM freesefan
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* This trope dates at least as far back as 1941 and the film ''Love Crazy'', where Creator/WilliamPowell and Creator/MyrnaLoy, who were starring in [[ThoseTwoActors their tenth film together]] (eventually they made 14), were billed this way.
23rd Feb '16 12:32:18 PM bohunk
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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' did a variation, before this method existed: Each episode had the four (later three) stars in the Opening Credits in a different order.
** Episode A: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon
** Episode B: Blocker, Greene, Landon, Roberts
** Episode C: Landon, Roberts, Greene, Blocker


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* Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust on Love.
12th Feb '16 2:13:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' does this for leads Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada. Together they have approximately 99% of the spoken dialogue in the movie.

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* ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' does this in the opening titles for leads Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada. Together they Okada, who together have approximately 99% of the spoken dialogue in the movie.movie. (Posters invariably give Riva either top billing or sole billing.)
14th Jan '16 9:58:36 AM gallium
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* ''Film/HiroshimaMonAmour'' does this for leads Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada. Together they have approximately 99% of the spoken dialogue in the movie.
17th Jun '15 3:12:07 PM mr3urious
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* Creator/{{Filmation}} utilized an interesting variant from 1969 to 1982 in the opening and closing sequences of its shows: the word "Produced by" would be shown with the names of two of its three co-founders Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott revolving around it. [[https://daytonward.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/endtitle.png?w=640]]

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* Creator/{{Filmation}} utilized an interesting variant from 1969 to 1982 in the opening and closing sequences of its shows: the word "Produced by" By" or "Executive Producers" would be shown with the names of two of its three co-founders Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott revolving around it. [[https://daytonward.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/endtitle.png?w=640]]
17th Jun '15 3:02:28 PM mr3urious
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* Creator/{{Filmation}} utilized an interesting variant from 1969 to 1982 in the opening and closing sequences of its shows: the word "Produced by" would be shown with the names of Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott revolving around it. [[https://daytonward.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/endtitle.png?w=640]]

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* Creator/{{Filmation}} utilized an interesting variant from 1969 to 1982 in the opening and closing sequences of its shows: the word "Produced by" would be shown with the names of two of its three co-founders Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott revolving around it. [[https://daytonward.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/endtitle.png?w=640]]
17th Jun '15 2:56:43 PM mr3urious
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* Creator/{{Filmation}} utilized an interesting variant from 1969 to 1982 in the opening and closing sequences of its shows: the word "Produced by" would be shown with the names of Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott revolving around it. [[https://daytonward.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/endtitle.png?w=640]]
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18th May '15 1:58:34 PM Seaport
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* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' doesn't feature this on the poster (where SupportingProtagonist Creator/TomHardy is billed before Creator/CharlizeTheron), but does in the actual opening credits.
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