History Main / StuntCasting

23rd Jul '16 12:47:04 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** Not all the stunt castings in the JNT Era were bad though. In [[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]], the character of King Ycarnos is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''

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** *** Not all the stunt castings in the JNT Era were bad though. In [[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]], "[[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]", the character of [[BoisterousBruiser King Ycarnos Ycarnos]] is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''
23rd Jul '16 12:46:09 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** Not all the StuntCastings in the JNT Era were bad though. In [[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]], the character of King Ycarnos is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed]]!!!'''

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** Not all the StuntCastings stunt castings in the JNT Era were bad though. In [[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]], the character of King Ycarnos is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed]]!!!''''''Creator/BrianBlessed!!!'''
23rd Jul '16 12:45:35 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** Not all the StuntCastings in the JNT Era were bad though. In [[DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]], the character of King Ycarnos is played by none other than one of the [[LargeHam largest hams]] in existence (drumroll please!)...'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed]]!!!'''
3rd Jul '16 6:18:45 AM TonyG
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* Creator/SeanPenn was cast as Terrence on ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBirdsMovie'', whose dialogue [[TheQuietOne consists almost entirely of grunts]].
21st Jun '16 2:27:59 PM gewunomox
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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': VanessaWilliams, ChrisSarandon, and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] each guest star in an episode.

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** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': VanessaWilliams, ChrisSarandon, Music/VanessaWilliams, Creator/ChrisSarandon, and [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]] each guest star in an episode.
18th Jun '16 12:36:27 AM gewunomox
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* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', against their wishes, had special guest actors Sir Creator/JohnGielgud and RalphRichardson. In his book on the series (titled, appropriately enough, ''SCTV''), DaveThomas said they were both extremely difficult to work with and did not understand their brand of comedy. Later on, they welcomed Creator/BillMurray to guest star, who was an active booster of the show. Notable musical guests, who also acted on the show, ranged from HallAndOates, Dr. John, Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics, TheBoomtownRats, TonyBennett, Music/RoyOrbison, Music/TalkingHeads, JimmyBuffett, JohnMellencamp (when he was still John Cougar), {{America}}, JoeWalsh, Dave's brother IanThomas (who was semi-successful in the late '70s with his song "Painted Ladies", and would go on to play Dougie Franklin on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', on which Dave guest-starred as his brother Ben Franklin), and classical violinist EugeneFodor.

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* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', against their wishes, had special guest actors Sir Creator/JohnGielgud and RalphRichardson. In his book on the series (titled, appropriately enough, ''SCTV''), DaveThomas said they were both extremely difficult to work with and did not understand their brand of comedy. Later on, they welcomed Creator/BillMurray to guest star, who was an active booster of the show. Notable musical guests, who also acted on the show, ranged from HallAndOates, Hall and Oates, Dr. John, Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics, TheBoomtownRats, TonyBennett, Music/TheBoomtownRats, Tony Bennett, Music/RoyOrbison, Music/TalkingHeads, JimmyBuffett, JohnMellencamp Music/JimmyBuffett, John Mellencamp (when he was still John Cougar), {{America}}, JoeWalsh, Music/{{America}}, Joe Walsh, Dave's brother IanThomas Ian Thomas (who was semi-successful in the late '70s with his song "Painted Ladies", and would go on to play Dougie Franklin on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', on which Dave guest-starred as his brother Ben Franklin), and classical violinist EugeneFodor.Eugene Fodor.
11th Jun '16 1:28:27 PM MissMokushiroku
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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.
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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.
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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.



* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has it's its 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.
5th May '16 2:40:59 PM aye_amber
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* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', against their wishes, had special guest actors Sir Creator/JohnGielgud and RalphRichardson. In his book on the series (titled, appropriately enough, ''SCTV''), DaveThomas said they were both extremely difficult to work with and did not understand their brand of comedy. Later on, they welcomed Creator/BillMurray to guest star, who was an active booster of the show. Notable musical guests, who also acted on the show, ranged from HallAndOates, Dr. John, Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics, TheBoomtownRats, TonyBennett, Music/RoyOrbison, TalkingHeads, JimmyBuffett, JohnMellencamp (when he was still John Cougar), {{America}}, JoeWalsh, Dave's brother IanThomas (who was semi-successful in the late '70s with his song "Painted Ladies", and would go on to play Dougie Franklin on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', on which Dave guest-starred as his brother Ben Franklin), and classical violinist EugeneFodor.

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* ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', against their wishes, had special guest actors Sir Creator/JohnGielgud and RalphRichardson. In his book on the series (titled, appropriately enough, ''SCTV''), DaveThomas said they were both extremely difficult to work with and did not understand their brand of comedy. Later on, they welcomed Creator/BillMurray to guest star, who was an active booster of the show. Notable musical guests, who also acted on the show, ranged from HallAndOates, Dr. John, Wendy O. Williams & the Plasmatics, TheBoomtownRats, TonyBennett, Music/RoyOrbison, TalkingHeads, Music/TalkingHeads, JimmyBuffett, JohnMellencamp (when he was still John Cougar), {{America}}, JoeWalsh, Dave's brother IanThomas (who was semi-successful in the late '70s with his song "Painted Ladies", and would go on to play Dougie Franklin on ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'', on which Dave guest-starred as his brother Ben Franklin), and classical violinist EugeneFodor.
23rd Apr '16 11:37:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' sometimes casts [[VillainOfTheWeek unsubs]] with this method. Most, however, are either unrecognizable (JamesVanDerBeek, JamieKennedy) or so creepy that the HeyItsThatGuy factor is the last thing on the viewer's mind (KeithCarradine, Creator/JasonAlexander).

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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' sometimes casts [[VillainOfTheWeek unsubs]] with this method. Most, however, are either unrecognizable (JamesVanDerBeek, JamieKennedy) or so creepy that the HeyItsThatGuy factor is the last thing on the viewer's mind (KeithCarradine, extremely creepy(KeithCarradine, Creator/JasonAlexander).
27th Mar '16 8:18:06 PM nombretomado
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** Which today is RetroactiveRecognition, considering that said actress was Michelle Dockery, who later made her name on ''DowntonAbbey''.

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** Which today is RetroactiveRecognition, considering that said actress was Michelle Dockery, who later made her name on ''DowntonAbbey''.''Series/DowntonAbbey''.
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