History Main / StuntCasting

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''.
19th Mar '16 2:06:50 AM Hossmeister
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17th Feb '16 9:59:46 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool'': Music/MegumiHayashibara is [[{{Gonk}} Maeda's Mom]], [[RuleOfFunny if you can believe it]]. Made even funnier given that [[spoiler: Maeda's Mom never speaks a word, only ever doing an irritated moan.]]



* Leonard Nimoy narrating on the History Channel.

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* Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy narrating on the History Channel.
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.
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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''.
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