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5th Feb '16 7:03:33 AM Prfnoff
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* When the 60s' ''Series/{{Batman}}'' took off, all of a sudden many big name actors who normally wouldn't do television wanted a chance to play a Bat-villain. The second season especially is loaded with this, name actors playing one-shot villains created just for them, with the network playing up the guest-villain bit. Among these performers were Shelley Winters, Van Johnson, Liberace, Michael Rennie, Tallulah Bankhead, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Creator/OttoPreminger... and many more.
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* When the 60s' ''Series/{{Batman}}'' took off, all of a sudden many big name actors who normally wouldn't do television wanted a chance to play a Bat-villain. The second season especially is loaded with this, name actors playing one-shot villains created just for them, with the network playing up the guest-villain bit. Among these performers were Creator/ArtCarney, Shelley Winters, Van Johnson, Liberace, Michael Rennie, Tallulah Bankhead, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Creator/OttoPreminger... and many more.
1st Feb '16 6:34:16 PM Wercury
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* Much was made of Creator/DrewBarrymore appearing in the first ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' movie ([[BillingDisplacement top billing]], appearing on the poster and other promotional materials) [[spoiler: despite the fact that she is killed off in the first scene.]]
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* Much was made of Creator/DrewBarrymore appearing in the first ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'' movie ([[BillingDisplacement top billing]], appearing on the poster and other promotional materials) [[spoiler: despite the fact that she is killed off in the first scene.]]
18th Jan '16 2:50:20 PM twilicorn
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* The 2013 Broadway adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' did this in 2014 when it brought in "Call Me Maybe" songstress Carly Rae Jepsen to play the title character and [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher]] to play the evil stepmother.
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* The 2013 Broadway adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' did this in 2014 when it brought in "Call Me Maybe" songstress Carly Rae Jepsen pop singer Music/CarlyRaeJepsen to play the title character and [[Series/TheNanny Fran Drescher]] to play the evil stepmother. Jepsen's successor to the role was [[Series/TrueJacksonVP Keke]] [[Film/AkeelahAndTheBee Palmer]], who also fits this trope for what it's worth.
7th Jan '16 6:22:42 PM Prfnoff
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* When a Broadway show becomes a LongRunner, it's likely to fall victim to a revolving door of StuntCasting. The 1996 revival of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' is a notorious example -- still running in TheNewTens, its longevity is partially due to casting numerous well-known actors and actresses (and, occasionally, rock/pop/country singers) in all three of its principal roles.
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* When a Broadway show becomes a LongRunner, it's likely to fall victim to a revolving door of StuntCasting. StuntCasting. ** ''Theatre/HelloDolly'' went through a rotating series of stars, including Creator/GingerRogers and Creator/EthelMerman. For two years, the entire cast was {{Race Lift}}ed so that Pearl Bailey and Music/CabCalloway could star as Dolly and Horace. ** The 1996 revival of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' is a notorious example -- still running in TheNewTens, its longevity is partially due to casting numerous well-known actors and actresses (and, occasionally, rock/pop/country singers) in all three of its principal roles.
2nd Jan '16 6:30:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Both 60s spy series ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' and its SpinOff ''Series/TheGirlFromUNCLE'' were given to stunt casting; e.g. [[SonnyBono Sonny]] and {{Cher}} (in "The Hot Number Affair"), NancySinatra (in "The Take Me To Your Leader Affair") and ElsaLanchester (in "The Brain Killer Affair") in ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' and Creator/BorisKarloff (in "The Mother Muffin Affair") in ''Series/TheGirlFromUNCLE''.
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* Both 60s spy series ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' and its SpinOff ''Series/TheGirlFromUNCLE'' were given to stunt casting; e.g. [[SonnyBono [[Music/SonnyBono Sonny]] and {{Cher}} Music/{{Cher}} (in "The Hot Number Affair"), NancySinatra (in "The Take Me To Your Leader Affair") and ElsaLanchester (in "The Brain Killer Affair") in ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' and Creator/BorisKarloff (in "The Mother Muffin Affair") in ''Series/TheGirlFromUNCLE''.
30th Dec '15 10:08:16 PM Kirayoshi
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*** The 2014 Christmas episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]] featured Simon Pegg's frequent co-star Creator/NickFrost as Santa Claus
28th Nov '15 5:03:12 AM DavidCowie
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* Sometimes happens with ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'' with regard to the role of [[DragQueen Albin/Zaza]] -- talk show host Graham Norton was a replacement in the 2008 West End revival. After it transferred to Broadway the show's book writer, Harvey Fierstein, played the role for a time (both actors took over from Creator/DouglasHodge). For the follow-up U.S. tour, Fierstein [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was approached]] to play Georges, which would have made him the rare actor to have played ''both'' lead roles, but he was too busy with other projects.
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* Sometimes happens with ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'' with regard to the role of [[DragQueen Albin/Zaza]] -- talk show host [[Series/TheGrahamNortonShow Graham Norton Norton]] was a replacement in the 2008 West End revival. After it transferred to Broadway the show's book writer, Harvey Fierstein, played the role for a time (both actors took over from Creator/DouglasHodge). For the follow-up U.S. tour, Fierstein [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was approached]] to play Georges, which would have made him the rare actor to have played ''both'' lead roles, but he was too busy with other projects.
14th Nov '15 2:15:20 AM CRE040295
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Redundant.
* [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw HA HA HA! Final episode stunt casting!]]
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* [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw HA HA HA! ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' brings back Stephen Colbert as Phil Ken Sebben in the last episode, and - this being Harvey Birdman - [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]]. -->'''Phil Ken Sebben''': Ha ha ha! Final episode stunt casting!]]casting!

[[folder:Western Animation]] * ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' brings back Stephen Colbert as Phil Ken Sebben in the last episode, and - this being Harvey Birdman - [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it]]. -->'''Phil Ken Sebben''': Ha ha! Final episode stunt casting! [[/folder]]
19th Oct '15 9:41:59 PM RMortis
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* ''Kingdom Hearts'' has it's main character voiced by Haley Joel Osment in the English version, with other supporting characters and villains played by people like Billy Zane, Christopher Lee, and Leonard Nimoy.
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* ''Kingdom Hearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has it's main character voiced by Haley Joel Osment in the English version, with other supporting characters and villains played by people like Billy Zane, Christopher Lee, and Leonard Nimoy.
19th Oct '15 9:37:09 PM RMortis
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*''Kingdom Hearts'' has it's main character voiced by Haley Joel Osment in the English version, with other supporting characters and villains played by people like Billy Zane, Christopher Lee, and Leonard Nimoy.
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