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* Creator/BryanCranston is heavily featured in the trailer for 2014's ''[[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} Godzilla]]'' despite the fact that [[spoiler: his character is killed off about twenty minutes into the film.]] Creator/GarethEdwards claims that Cranston was hired because of [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle his ability to perform as a father]], but the advertising seems to be heavily influenced by the popularity of his Emmy-winning performance in ''Series/BreakingBad''.

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* Creator/BryanCranston is heavily featured in the trailer for 2014's ''[[{{Film/Godzilla2014}} Godzilla]]'' ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' despite the fact that [[spoiler: his character is killed off about twenty minutes into the film.]] Creator/GarethEdwards claims that Cranston was hired because of [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle his ability to perform as a father]], but the advertising seems to be heavily influenced by the popularity of his Emmy-winning performance in ''Series/BreakingBad''.



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*** For example, Beryl Reid as [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]]-esque space freighter captain in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]'', a role that was... not quite what you'd expect to see Beryl Reid playing.
*** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]'' cast HammerHorror veteran Ingrid Pitt as Doctor Solow. Her appearance in that story is mostly memorable due to her character's death scene being one of the show's most embarrassing moments.
*** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]'' had Alexi Sayle playing an in-universe FakeAmerican radio DJ.

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*** For example, Beryl Reid as [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]]-esque space freighter captain in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E6Earthshock Earthshock]]", a role that was... not quite what you'd expect to see Beryl Reid playing.
*** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]'' Deep]]" cast HammerHorror veteran Ingrid Pitt as Doctor Solow. Her appearance in that story is mostly memorable due to her character's death scene being one of the show's most embarrassing moments.
*** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]'' Daleks]]" had Alexi Sayle playing an in-universe FakeAmerican radio DJ.



*** 1950-1960s Broadway star Dolores Gray shows up in the middle of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]'' as Mrs. Remington, a wealthy American lady. She's not exactly miscast; the "What the Hell" factor comes from the fact that there is literally ''no point whatsoever'' to her being there. She shows up, gives two of the characters a lift somewhere, and buggers off again. It's also a bit of a "What the Hell" moment in that it seems to have been intended as a Stunt Casting moment despite the fact that relatively few of the watching audience would actually have any idea who she even was.
*** Comedians Hale and Pace feature prominently in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]'' as staff in a corner shop.
*** Not all the stunt castings in the JNT Era were bad though. In "[[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]", the character of [[BoisterousBruiser King Ycarnos]] is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''
*** Nicholas Parsons, best known as a game show host, proved to be a mixed blessing in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]''. On the one hand, he played his part of a vicar suffering a crisis of faith quite superbly. On the other hand, because he was such a rare example of piece of stunt-casting actually working, a number of plot-important scenes he wasn't in ended up on the cutting-room floor.

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*** 1950-1960s Broadway star Dolores Gray shows up in the middle of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis Silver Nemesis]]'' Nemesis]]" as Mrs. Remington, a wealthy American lady. She's not exactly miscast; the "What the Hell" factor comes from the fact that there is literally ''no point whatsoever'' to her being there. She shows up, gives two of the characters a lift somewhere, and buggers off again. It's also a bit of a "What the Hell" moment in that it seems to have been intended as a Stunt Casting moment despite the fact that relatively few of the watching audience would actually have any idea who she even was.
*** Comedians Hale and Pace feature prominently in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]'' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]" as staff in a corner shop.
*** Not all the stunt castings in the JNT Era were bad though. In "[[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]", the character of [[BoisterousBruiser King Ycarnos]] is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...please!)... '''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''
*** Nicholas Parsons, best known as a game show host, proved to be a mixed blessing in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]''.Fenric]]". On the one hand, he played his part of a vicar suffering a crisis of faith quite superbly. On the other hand, because he was such a rare example of piece of stunt-casting actually working, a number of plot-important scenes he wasn't in ended up on the cutting-room floor.



*** Actor and comedian Creator/SimonPegg as the Editor, an employee of the Mighty Jagrafess, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame "The Long Game"]]
*** They have been known to use big stars for the specials though, most notably popular comedienne Creator/CatherineTate as Donna Noble in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]] (who later became a series regular), and Music/KylieMinogue crops up in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage of the Damned"]] as a one-off companion!
*** Film/JamesBond actor Creator/TimothyDalton (as the Time Lord President Rassilon), and veteran actress Claire Bloom appear in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]''.
*** Sci-fi vets Creator/MarkSheppard and father William Morgan Sheppard played young and old versions of former FBI agent Canton Everett Delaware III in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The Impossible Astronaut"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]].
*** Season 7 has had several notable faces (possibly to tie in with the series' 50th anniversary), including Ben Browder from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]], Mark Williams from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree "The Power of Three"]], Jemma Redgrave in "The Power of Three" and a number of episodes hence, the voice of Creator/IanMcKellen in [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], Creator/DavidWarner in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar "Cold War"]], Creator/DianaRigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The Crimson Horror"]], Creator/WarwickDavis in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]], and Creator/JohnHurt as [[spoiler:a previously unknown regeneration of the Doctor]] in the 50th anniversary special itself [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]].
*** The 2014 Christmas episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]] featured Simon Pegg's frequent co-star Creator/NickFrost as Santa Claus
*** This was the reason why Nardole was included in season 10 as a full-time companion. Matt Lucas of ''Little Britain'' and ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame first appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The Husbands of River Song"]] as a supporting character. A big fan of the show, Lucas begged Steven Moffat to bring him back in any shape or form, so Moffat decided to make him a regular as he was surprised that someone who lived in LA would want to work on Doctor Who.

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*** Actor and comedian Creator/SimonPegg as the Editor, an employee of the Mighty Jagrafess, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E7TheLongGame The Long Game"]]
Game]]".
*** They have been known to use big stars for the specials though, most notably popular comedienne Creator/CatherineTate as Donna Noble in [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride The Runaway Bride"]] Bride]]" (who later became a series regular), and Music/KylieMinogue crops up in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned "Voyage "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned"]] Damned]]" as a one-off companion!
*** Film/JamesBond actor Creator/TimothyDalton (as the Time Lord President Rassilon), and veteran actress Claire Bloom appear in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]''.
Time]]".
*** Sci-fi vets Creator/MarkSheppard and father William Morgan Sheppard played young and old versions of former FBI agent Canton Everett Delaware III in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut The Impossible Astronaut"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day Astronaut]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon Day of the Moon"]].
Moon]]".
*** Season 7 has had several notable faces (possibly to tie in with the series' 50th anniversary), including Ben Browder from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy A Town Called Mercy"]], Mercy]]", Mark Williams from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship "Dinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"]] Spaceship]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E4ThePowerOfThree The Power of Three"]], Three]]", Jemma Redgrave in "The Power of Three" and a number of episodes hence, the voice of Creator/IanMcKellen in [[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen "The Snowmen"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWho2012CSTheSnowmen The Snowmen]]", Creator/DavidWarner in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar "Cold War"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]", Creator/DianaRigg and her daughter Rachael Stirling in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E11TheCrimsonHorror The Crimson Horror"]], Horror]]", Creator/WarwickDavis in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver Nightmare in Silver"]], Silver]]", and Creator/JohnHurt as [[spoiler:a previously unknown regeneration of the Doctor]] in the 50th anniversary special itself [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor"]].
Doctor]]".
*** The 2014 Christmas episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas "Last Christmas"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" featured Simon Pegg's frequent co-star Creator/NickFrost as Santa Claus
Claus.
*** This was the reason why Nardole was included in season 10 as a full-time companion. Matt Lucas of ''Little Britain'' and ''Alice in Wonderland'' fame first appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong "The "[[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong The Husbands of River Song"]] Song]]" as a supporting character. A big fan of the show, Lucas begged Steven Moffat to bring him back in any shape or form, so Moffat decided to make him a regular as he was surprised that someone who lived in LA would want to work on Doctor Who.''Doctor Who''.



** Hasselhoff had previously become a bit infamous for playing the title roles in the musical ''[[Theatre/JekyllAndHyde Jekyll & Hyde]]'' on Broadway, and one performance was filmed and released on video and DVD. That production frequently stunt cast the lead role; [[Music/SkidRow Sebastian Bach]] played him for a while as well.

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** Hasselhoff had previously become a bit infamous for playing the title roles in the musical ''[[Theatre/JekyllAndHyde Jekyll & Hyde]]'' ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde'' on Broadway, and one performance was filmed and released on video and DVD. That production frequently stunt cast the lead role; [[Music/SkidRow Sebastian Bach]] played him for a while as well.
22nd Sep '17 5:31:24 AM jormis29
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* As it's Broadway run wound down, ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' brought back Lea Salonga, the first actress to play Kim.

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* As it's Broadway run wound down, ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' brought back Lea Salonga, Creator/LeaSalonga, the first actress to play Kim.
11th Jul '17 8:58:34 AM johnnye
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In theatre productions that are especially LongRunners, stunt casting is one way of keeping things fresh and interesting for potential audiences. The Broadway revival of {{Theatre/Chicago}} has been especially {{egregious}} with this, cycling hundreds of celebrities of varying degrees of talent through the lead roles since it began its run in 1996. It's also standard operating procedure in the U.K.-specific style of theatre known as {{Pantomime}}.

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In theatre productions that are especially LongRunners, stunt casting is one way of keeping things fresh and interesting for potential audiences. The Broadway revival of {{Theatre/Chicago}} has been especially {{egregious}} with this, cycling hundreds of celebrities of varying degrees of talent through the lead roles since it began its run in 1996.

It's also standard operating procedure in the U.K.-specific style of broad comic theatre known as {{Pantomime}}.
{{Pantomime}}.[[note]](which doesn't really expect you to be able to act, and if you can't do it well, you can always do it [[LargeHam MORE!]])[[/note]]
9th Jul '17 3:22:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a "special guest star" -- who isn't even always an actor -- almost every episode nowadays, and of course most of the promo is devoted to their part, however small it might be. (Example: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E1ElementarySchoolMusical Elementary School Musical]]" had a lot of emphasis placed on the appearances of three of the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/CoryMonteith and Amber Riley, if you're wondering) while - at least in the UK - pretty much ignoring the stars of ''FlightOfTheConchords'', whose roles were much more important to the episode.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a "special guest star" -- who isn't even always an actor -- almost every episode nowadays, and of course most of the promo is devoted to their part, however small it might be. (Example: "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS22E1ElementarySchoolMusical Elementary School Musical]]" had a lot of emphasis placed on the appearances of three of the cast of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' (Creator/LeaMichele, Creator/CoryMonteith and Amber Riley, if you're wondering) while - at least in the UK - pretty much ignoring the stars of ''FlightOfTheConchords'', ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'', whose roles were much more important to the episode.)
8th Jul '17 6:19:42 AM bombadil211
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* Similar to Fan Bingbing, Zhang Jingchu was given prominent billing in ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'' despite only appearing in the background in one scene and having a few lines in another. Her role, in fact, is so superfluous it could have been played by just about anyone.
9th Jun '17 10:03:01 PM nombretomado
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* In its early days Creator/DreamWorksAnimation was extremely blatant with doing this in addition to making use of the InkSuitActor. In some cases, like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' it won the company critical acclaim. In others, like WillSmith in ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' and Jerry Seinfield in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'', it got the company a lot of ridicule. [[GrowingTheBeard Starting with]] ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda,'' the company started putting [[SubvertedTrope less emphasis]] on the actors they hire for movies.

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* In its early days Creator/DreamWorksAnimation was extremely blatant with doing this in addition to making use of the InkSuitActor. In some cases, like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' it won the company critical acclaim. In others, like WillSmith Creator/WillSmith in ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' and Jerry Seinfield in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'', it got the company a lot of ridicule. [[GrowingTheBeard Starting with]] ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda,'' the company started putting [[SubvertedTrope less emphasis]] on the actors they hire for movies.
7th Jun '17 9:10:40 PM DrOO7
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* Music/SaraBareilles, who wrote the songs for the musical version of ''Film/{{Waitress}}'', spent six weeks starring in the show.
16th May '17 7:06:27 PM nombretomado
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** Indeed, the term "Brando Acceptibilty Yardstick" was coined by a reader as an entry in ''Creator/RogerEbert's Little Movie Glossary'' in reference to this. Brando essentially made it okay for mega-stars to do comic book films - and like him, be paid extraordinarily well for it. Like him, they often don't play the lead roles (which are often given to up-and-comers); they usually play mentors (like Brando) or villains. The best known example of the latter might be Creator/JackNicholson being hired to play the Joker in 1989's ''Film/{{Batman}}''; he got top billing ''and'' a giant cut of the film's profits and merchandising revenue. The three sequels basically stunt cast all the major villains as a response to how well this worked, culminating in the disaster of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and UmaThurman as Poison Ivy), while Batman himself was given TheOtherDarrin treatment.

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** Indeed, the term "Brando Acceptibilty Yardstick" was coined by a reader as an entry in ''Creator/RogerEbert's Little Movie Glossary'' in reference to this. Brando essentially made it okay for mega-stars to do comic book films - and like him, be paid extraordinarily well for it. Like him, they often don't play the lead roles (which are often given to up-and-comers); they usually play mentors (like Brando) or villains. The best known example of the latter might be Creator/JackNicholson being hired to play the Joker in 1989's ''Film/{{Batman}}''; he got top billing ''and'' a giant cut of the film's profits and merchandising revenue. The three sequels basically stunt cast all the major villains as a response to how well this worked, culminating in the disaster of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' (Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze and UmaThurman Creator/UmaThurman as Poison Ivy), while Batman himself was given TheOtherDarrin treatment.
15th May '17 12:28:36 AM Kadorhal
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Sometimes it's a compromise, for when the [[ExecutiveMeddling studio heads wanted big stars playing the main characters]]. This can also work for documentaries with the casting of the narrator. Compare NonActorVehicle, OneSceneWonder. If not done carefully, then may result in viewers crying WTHCastingAgency. See also BillingDisplacement. If the StuntCasting is done in service of a film or other one-off project, expect the big-name actor in question to be BilledAboveTheTitle. This happens so often in animation that it has its own trope: CelebrityVoiceActor.

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Sometimes it's a compromise, for when the [[ExecutiveMeddling studio heads wanted big stars playing the main characters]]. This can also work for documentaries with the casting of the narrator. Compare NonActorVehicle, OneSceneWonder. If not done carefully, then may result in viewers crying WTHCastingAgency. See also BillingDisplacement. If the StuntCasting stunt-casting is done in service of a film or other one-off project, expect the big-name actor in question to be BilledAboveTheTitle. This happens so often in animation that it has its own trope: CelebrityVoiceActor.



* The various ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies have played with StuntCasting:
** Creator/PeterCushing and Sir Creator/AlecGuinness in ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Creator/TerenceStamp in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Creator/SamuelLJackson in that one as well (His role was much expanded in the rest of the trilogy).
** Creator/JimmySmits in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* The various ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies have played with StuntCasting:
stunt casting:
** Creator/PeterCushing (Grand Moff Tarkin) and Sir Creator/AlecGuinness (Obi-Wan Kenobi) in ''Film/ANewHope''.
** Creator/TerenceStamp (Chancellor Valorum) in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. Creator/SamuelLJackson (Mace Windu) in that one as well (His well; his role was much expanded in the rest of the trilogy).
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** Creator/JimmySmits (Bail Organa) in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.



* Creator/MarlonBrando as Jor-El in the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film. He actually got top billing (and a star's wages) on that movie for several scenes that barely totaled thirty minutes in an almost two-and-a-half hour movie. He was cast in the role specifically so they could have a big name actor headlining in order to draw the audience.

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* Creator/MarlonBrando as Jor-El in the first ''Film/{{Superman}}'' ''Film/{{Superman|TheMovie}}'' film. He actually got top billing (and a star's wages) on that movie for several scenes that barely totaled thirty minutes in an almost two-and-a-half hour movie. He was cast in the role specifically so they could have a big name actor headlining in order to draw the audience.



* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' sometimes casts [[VillainOfTheWeek unsubs]] with this method. Most, however, are either unrecognizable (JamesVanDerBeek, JamieKennedy) or extremely creepy(KeithCarradine, Creator/JasonAlexander).
** Often, the recognition of the unsubs (generally played by supremely benign actors, when this trope is in play) only serves to make the roles creepier, or more tragic. JamesVanDerBeek's character is a good example of that, as is Creator/FrankieMuniz's.
** In general, StuntCasting in a legal or cop drama always brings NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize into play (whether straight or subverted). CM usually averts this by having the unsub commit his crimes onscreen in full view of the audience. "Paradise", in turn is an exception to this rule, where we don't see the unsub actually commit a crime until after they find out who it is...thus playing Narrowed straight (Creator/WilWheaton played the unsub in the ep.)

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' sometimes casts [[VillainOfTheWeek unsubs]] with this method. Most, however, are either unrecognizable (JamesVanDerBeek, JamieKennedy) (Creator/JamesVanDerBeek, Jamie Kennedy) or extremely creepy(KeithCarradine, creepy (Creator/KeithCarradine, Creator/JasonAlexander).
** Often, the recognition of the unsubs (generally played by supremely benign actors, when this trope is in play) only serves to make the roles creepier, or more tragic. JamesVanDerBeek's James Van Der Beek's character is a good example of that, as is Creator/FrankieMuniz's.
** In general, StuntCasting stunt casting in a legal or cop drama always brings NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize into play (whether straight or subverted). CM usually averts this by having the unsub commit his crimes onscreen in full view of the audience. "Paradise", in turn is an exception to this rule, where we don't see the unsub actually commit a crime until after they find out who it is...thus playing Narrowed straight (Creator/WilWheaton played the unsub in the ep.)



* When a Broadway show becomes a LongRunner, it's likely to fall victim to a revolving door of StuntCasting.

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* When a Broadway show becomes a LongRunner, it's likely to fall victim to a revolving door of StuntCasting.stunt casting.
13th May '17 3:18:43 PM mariofan1000
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* Executives loved the first season of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', but it was a complete flop in the ratings. They greenlit the show for a second season on the condition that they hired a famous actor to bring more attention to the show. They ultimately landed on Creator/DannyDeVito, introducing him as the parents of Dennis and Sweet Dee. It worked ''[[TropesAreTools incredibly]]'' [[TropesAreTools well]], turning the show into a big hit with both audiences and critics.

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* Executives loved the first season of ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', but it was a complete flop in the ratings. They greenlit the show for a second season on the condition that they hired a famous actor to bring more attention to the show. They ultimately landed on Creator/DannyDeVito, introducing him into the main cast as the parents deadbeat parent of Dennis and Sweet Dee. It worked ''[[TropesAreTools incredibly]]'' [[TropesAreTools well]], turning the show into a big hit with both audiences and critics.
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