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->''"Would it have been faster to say who ''isn't'' in this movie? Jesus, it's like the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' of Hollywood!"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheQuestForGeekdom Arthur Knowledge]]''' on ''Film/MarsAttacks''
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Any show, movie, etc., where the majority of the lead roles are played by big-name actors. They don't have to be A list. B, C, and even D will do, although in that case, relying on their talents is preferable to relying on their names. If the character list is ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters really]]'' big, this can spill over into supporting roles as well.

In the days of the studio system, this was easy to do, but once actors' salaries started rising, this practice gradually declined. Compare the casts at the beginning of the DisasterMovie Era with those at the end of it.

These days, you'd either need a lot of money to pull this off, convince the actors that this is just a fun breather film or be willing to settle for loads of {{cameo}}s. The exception is animated films, where stars are willing to get paid a lot less just to do voice work and the logistics and scheduling are easier.

A good way of being able to tell if it is an all star cast is by an examination of the theatrical poster, if it has more than five names listed on it it is usually ''big'' names.

Creator/RogerEbert referred to films with All-Star Casts as "Box Pictures" due to the tendency (at least in the '70s) to display head shots of the cast in little boxes on the poster.

Compare MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, CelebrityVoiceActor, and DreamTeam. Contrast AmateurCast. See also {{Supergroup}} (a music band formed from several members who were already famous for their musical ability).

!! Examples:


[[folder: Anime]]
* Disney's Creator/StudioGhibli dubs are probably the best example of this, in that they cast well known Hollywood actors to do the voices, most likely to increase a film's marquee value. Among the actors featured in Studio Ghibli films are Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, Creator/KirstenDunst, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/CarolBurnett, Creator/BettyWhite, Creator/AnnaPaquin, Creator/JamesVanDerBeek, ''Cloris Leachman,'' Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/RonHoward, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/AmyPoehler, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/MattDamon, ''Molly Shannon,'' Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/DakotaFanning, Creator/PhilHartman, Creator/UmaThurman, ''Debbie Reynolds,'' Creator/BradGarrett, Creator/MichaelKeaton, ''Jonathan Taylor Thomas,'' Creator/BrittanySnow, Music/AshleyTisdale, Creator/ClaireDanes, ''Jada Pinkett Smith,'' Creator/BillyBobThornton, ''Andy Dick,'' ''Jim Belushi,'' ''John Ratzenberger,'' ''Emily Mortimer,'' Creator/JoshHutcherson, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/TimothyDalton, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/ChristinaHendricks, and ''Daisy Ridley''.
* A lot of anime dubs done by Creator/{{Studiopolis}} (''Manga/{{Bleach}},'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}},'' ''Manga/ZatchBell,'' and ''Anime/BloodPlus'') usually have top veteran voice actors that are highly recognizable by many anime and cartoon fans. They even did this in a [[Manga/KyoKaraMaoh yaoi title]] as well.
* ''Manga/{{Saki}},'' where majority of the Japanese voice actors are well-known and are in a "higher tier" in terms of popularity and skill. Famous seiyuu in ''Saki'' include: Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/ShizukaIto, Creator/JunFukuyama, Creator/KanaUeda, Creator/AmiKoshimizu, Creator/YuiHorie, Creator/MinoriChihara, Creator/DaisukeOno, Creator/MaiNakahara, Creator/NatsukoKuwatani, Creator/RyokoShiraishi, Creator/YuuKobayashi, and Creator/RyokoShintani.
** The spinoff ''Manga/SakiAchigahen'' continues the trend with Creator/AoiYuuki, Creator/KanaHanazawa, Creator/{{Mako}}, Creator/NaoTouyama, Creator/SatomiArai, and the entirety of [=StylipS=].
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'', where every female character is voiced by someone famous, eg. Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/MamikoNoto, Creator/AyaHirano... Someone at the Anime News Network forum even described it as "its like having all the A-list Hollywood Actress starring in a porn film".
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' has both dubs as this. The Japanese version has the whole class of 1-C as this already, even Sayaka Suzuki's vocie actress, who's next successful role wouldn't be until the infamous ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora'' anime. While the dub version for class 1-C had notable VA's such as Creator/HilaryHaag and Creator/MonicaRial, it did have 3 notable breakthrough debuts for Creator/MelissaDavis, Creator/BrittneyKarbowski and Creator/MaggieFlecknoe. Creator/BrittneyKarbowski already had a lead role months before in ''Jinki:Extend''. Although she's been in dubs since at least Ganz, where she had some small roles.
* ''Anime/DogDays'' has Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/NanaMizuki, Creator/YokoHikasa, Creator/YuiHorie, Creator/TetsuyaKakihara, Creator/KanaHanazawa and more.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' features the voice talents of Creator/SatoshiHino, Creator/RinaSato, Creator/HitomiNabatame, Creator/YoshihisaKawahara, Creator/MamikoNoto, Creator/JunjiMajima, Creator/YukariTamura, Creator/ToshihikoSeki, Creator/KeijiFujiwara, Creator/AtsukoTanaka, Creator/SayakaOhara, Creator/YumiTouma, Creator/KanaUeda, Creator/AmiKoshimizu, Creator/YukaIguchi, Creator/AyakoKawasumi, Creator/KisshoTaniyama, Creator/ShizukaIto, Creator/KosukeToriumi, Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Creator/JojiNakata, Creator/KenjiNomura, Creator/KikukoInoue, and Creator/KentaMiyake.
* ''Anime/{{K}}'': One of the few things known in advance despite the mystery during the promotional stage was that the voices would be done by a lot of [[NamesToKnowInAnime notable voice actors]]. Creator/DaisukeNamikawa, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro, Creator/MamoruMiyano, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Creator/TakahiroSakurai, Creator/JunFukuyama, Creator/YuiHorie, Creator/YuukiKaji, Creator/TetsuyaKakihara, to name a few.
** For the English Dub; Creator/SamRiegel, Creator/MatthewMercer, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/BenDiskin, Creator/ToddHaberkorn, Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Creator/CarrieSavage and Creator/GrantGeorge among others. Of course, the dub was done by ''Creator/{{Studiopolis}}'' as mentioned above.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' features many of Creator/{{Funimation}}'s staple voice acting talent, including Creator/JMichaelTatum, Creator/CaitlinGlass, Creator/ChristopherSabat, Creator/TrinaNishimura, and others, including two big name voice actors from California who aren't regular members of Funimation: Creator/BrycePapenbrook as Eren Jaegar, and Creator/MatthewMercer as Levi. Creator/LaurenLanda, another one of the few L.A. based actors who was in the dub, would become a semi-regular at Creator/{{FUNimation}} after being in this dub (almost to the same level as Creator/PatrickSeitz).
* ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' features the voice talents of Creator/JunichiSuwabe, Creator/HirokiTakahashi, Creator/AkiraIshida, Creator/HyoSei, Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto, Creator/YuiHorie, Creator/SatomiSato and more.
** The English dub features Creator/MonicaRial, Creator/RobertMcCollum, Creator/JoshGrelle, Creator/JadSaxton, Creator/JMichaelTatum, Creator/MicahSolusod, Creator/AlexisTipton, and Creator/TiaBallard.
* ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'': Only in the main cast we have the likes of Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi, Creator/SatsukiYukino, Creator/TetsuyaKakihara and Creator/MamikoNoto. Not counting the minor appearances of even more famous ones, like Creator/ToshioFurukawa, Creator/{{Yukana}}, Creator/TomokazuSeki, Creator/AyaHisakawa, Creator/AkiraIshida, Creator/MamoruMiyano, Creator/HiroshiKamiya and Creator/ToruFuruya once again voicing the titular character.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato2199'': A legendary cast to remake a legendary series: Creator/DaisukeOno, Creator/HoukoKuwashima, Creator/KenichiSuzumura, Creator/AkioOhtsuka, Creator/AyaHisakawa, Creator/KeijiFujiwara, Creator/KikukoInoue, Creator/KoichiYamadera, Creator/RieTanaka, Creator/JojiNakata, Creator/ShigeruChiba and the list goes on. Some of them have at least 15 years of experience with famous anime series under their belts.
* The English dub of the two-season anime adaptation of ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'' is full of well-known veterans -- even Creator/SentaiFilmworks declares so in its marketing materials. We have Creator/GregAyres, Creator/LuciChristian, Creator/ChrisPatton, Creator/BrittneyKarbowski, Creator/MonicaRial, Creator/HilaryHaag, Creator/IllichGuardiola, and Creator/DavidMatranga.
* More recently, ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''. The main cast of the show contains the voices of Creator/YuuichiNakamura, Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto, Creator/YukiOno, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro, Creator/RyoheiKimura and Creator/MaiNakahara (who is also PlayingAgainstType here). The supporting cast contains Creator/MamoruMiyano, Creator/DaisukeOno, Creator/AyakoKawasumi and Creator/KentaMiyake.
* The dub of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', with Creator/GillianAnderson, Creator/BillyCrudup, Creator/ClaireDanes, Creator/KeithDavid, Creator/MinnieDriver, Creator/JadaPinkettSmith and Creator/BillyBobThornton.
* The anime version of ''Manga/BungouStrayDogs'' includes Creator/YoshimasaHosoya, Creator/MamoruMiyano, Creator/HiroshiKamiya, Creator/RikiyaKoyama, Creator/KenshoOno...and that's just [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters part of the main cast]].
* Sort of in the Creator/VizMedia dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', which was also recorded by ''Creator/{{Studiopolis}}''. Most of the cast are already established voice actors and actresses in L.A., such as Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/ToddHaberkorn, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/CristinaValenzuela, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, Creator/SandyFox, Creator/MatthewMercer, Creator/KeithSilverstein, as well as Creator/CheramiLeigh (who makes her Studiopolis debut in this dub, as most of her L.A. based work was with Creator/BangZoomEntertainment, as she was originally from Texas) and Creator/VeronicaTaylor (Who already was a notable voice actress in New York City, but the Viz redub of ''Sailor Moon'' marks her Los Angeles debut). The term "star-studded dub" is probably more appropriate, as it also features newer voice actors (some of them Creator/BangZoomEntertainment regulars) like Creator/RobbieDaymond, Nicolas Roye, Creator/AmandaCelineMiller, Creator/EricaMendez, Rena Strober, Creator/LaurenLanda, and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos.
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The sextuplets were all voiced by Creator/TakahiroSakurai, Creator/YuuichiNakamura, Creator/HiroshiKamiya, Creator/JunFukuyama, Creator/DaisukeOno, and Creator/MiyuIrino, in addition to Creator/KenichiSuzumura and Creator/AyaEndo.
* ''LightNovel/DateALive'': The cast includes Creator/NobunagaShimazaki, Creator/MarinaInoue, Creator/AyanaTaketatsu, Creator/MisuzuTogashi, Creator/IoriNomizu, Creator/AsamiSanada, Creator/AyaEndo, Creator/TakehitoKoyasu, Creator/RyotaroOkiayu, Creator/ShizukaIto, Creator/MaayaUchida, Creator/SarahEmiBridcutt and Creator/MinoriChihara. TheMovie brought in Creator/SoraAmamiya. Talent was not wasted here.
* ''Anime/ReCreators'': We've got rising stars and established veterans like Creator/DaikiYamashita, Creator/MikakoKomatsu, Creator/AkiToyosaki, Creator/InoriMinase, Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi, Creator/RieMurakawa, Creator/KenichiSuzumura, Creator/YokoHikasa, Creator/HisakoKanemoto, Creator/SoraAmamiya and Creator/MaayaSakamoto, among others.
* ''LightNovel/JuuniTaisen'' has its cast consisted of Creator/YokoHikasa, Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, Creator/SaoriHayami, Creator/AyaneSakura, Creator/KosukeToriumi, Creator/YuichiNagashima, Creator/HiromiIgarashi, Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto and Creator/HirokiYasumoto, among others.
** [[Creator/FUNimation Funimation]]'s voice cast in no slouch either, with heavy go-getters like Creator/StephanieYoung, Creator/CaitlinGlass, Creator/IanSinclair, Creator/JerryJewell, Creator/ChuckHuber, Creator/CliffordChapin, Creator/MonicaRial and Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard, among others. All of whom are being voice directed under the one and only Creator/VicMignogna.
* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': The anime features Creator/AtsushiTamaru, Creator/AiKakuma, Creator/NaoTouyama, Creator/AriOzawa, Creator/MaiNakahara, Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, Creator/TakanoriHoshino, Creator/TakahiroSakurai, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Creator/YumiUchiyama and Creator/WataruHatano.
* ''Anime/HandShakers'': One of the show's few saving graces is its impressive cast of actors [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously that actually deliver sympathetic and emotional performances despite the quality of the overall product]]. We've got Creator/SomaSaito as the protagonist, Creator/SoraAmamiya as his sister and Creator/ShintaroAsanuma and Creator/SatomiSato as his parents. Other supporting players include Creator/AiKayano, Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo, Creator/AyumuMurase, Creator/MikakoKomatsu, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Creator/JunFukuyama, Creator/YokoHikasa and Creator/AiKakuma, among others.
* ''Literature/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'': Given that the series has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the OVA series has at least ''every'' single major and minor role voiced by famous Japanese voice actors, which include Creator/RyoHorikawa, Masashi Hironaka, Creator/ShigeruChiba, Creator/KazuhikoInoue, Creator/KanetoShiozawa, Creator/AkioOhtsuka, Creator/AkiraKamiya, Creator/RikiyaKoyama, Creator/MasakoKatsuki, Creator/HidekatsuShibata, Creator/FumihikoTachiki, Creator/DaisukeGori, Creator/KeiTomiyama, Creator/RyotaroOkiayu, Creator/ShozoIizuka, Creator/TakashiNagasako, Creator/TakeshiKusao, Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka, Creator/BinShimada, Creator/HideyukiTanaka, Creator/JojiNakata, Creator/TakeshiAono, Creator/KeikoHan, Creator/KappeiYamaguchi, Creator/KazukiYao, Creator/KiyoyukiYanada, Creator/KoichiYamadera, Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki, Creator/IchiroNagai, Creator/KozoShioya, Creator/MasamiKikuchi, Creator/MichieTomizawa, Creator/HochuOtsuka, Creator/MasamiKikuchi, Creator/YoshikoSakakibara, Creator/ToruFuruya, Creator/UnshoIshizuka, Creator/KazukiYao, Creator/GoroNaya, Creator/KeiichiNoda, Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, Creator/NozomuSasaki, Creator/KatsujiMori, Creator/ToshioFurukawa, Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/ShoHayami, Creator/RyuseiNakao, Creator/ShuichiIkeda and Creator/YusakuYara.
* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', just about nearly ''every'' major and minor character is voiced by a well-known professional Japanese voice actor. For bonus points even the voice actors for [[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]], and Manga/{{Naruto}} have a role in the anime.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/ElvisShrugged'': Music/ElvisPresley, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/{{Madonna}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/{{Prince}}, Sinéad O'Connor, Creator/StephenSondheim, Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, Music/RoyOrbison, Music/JohnLennon, Music/FrankZappa, Music/ElvisCostello, Music/MojoNixon, Creator/SammyDavisJr, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], Creator/SpikeLee, [[Creator/DavidLetterman Paul Schaffer]], Regis Philbin, Music/JamesBrown, Music/PaulSimon, Creator/JodieFoster, Creator/SeanPenn, [[Series/EntertainmentTonight Mary Hart and John Tesh]], Creator/SeanYoung, [[Series/{{Today}} Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric]]..... [[ItMakesSenseInContext And]] the disembodied, animate heads of Music/ColePorter and Col. Tom Parker.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Any animated movie by Creator/{{Disney}}, Creator/{{Pixar}}, or Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, really. [[CelebrityVoiceActor Especially]] [[StuntCasting DreamWorks]].
* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', save for the {{Princess}}, who is voiced by veteran voice actor Creator/CreeSummer.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' features the voices of Creator/JackBlack, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/LucyLiu, Creator/JackieChan, Creator/DavidCross, Creator/SethRogen, Creator/IanMcShane, and Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan.
** The sequels bring in top-notch names like Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme, Creator/BryanCranston and Creator/KateHudson.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler:'' Creator/RichardWilliams, director of the film, went to great lengths to secure not only the greatest voice cast of all time for a cartoon (Creator/VincentPrice, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Creator/AnthonyQuayle to name a few) but also the greatest team of animators:
** Himself. Richard not only directed, he drew quite a significant chunk. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome His crowning scene is Zig-Zag's card shuffling display for the One-Eyes]].
** [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff Art Babbitt]], responsible for Zeus and the Chinese mushrooms in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', and infamous for organizing the 1941 strike against Creator/WaltDisney. For ''Thief'' he drew King Nod and the vulture Phido.
** [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyLooneyTunesStaff Ken Harris]], number one animator in the Creator/ChuckJones unit [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes during production on the original golden-era batch of Warner Brothers cartoons]]. Ken's animation of the Thief is similar to his work on Wile E. Coyote.
** Emery Hawkins, who worked for '''every single''' cartoon studio that existed in Hollywood between the 30s and the 50s. It is not exactly known what he animated on ''Thief'' (many animation buffs guess he drew [[DeletedScene the ogre-prince who isn't in the Recobbled Cut]]).
** Creator/GrimNatwick, responsible for ''ComicStrip/KrazyKat'', ''WesternAnimation/BettyBoop'', ''Disney/SnowWhite'' and ''WesternAnimation/MrMagoo'', and was in fact 90 years old when he tackled the drawings for the Mad Witch.
** For many of these actors and artists, ''Thief and the Cobbler'' was their final film; they poured in every ounce of blood and sweat they had left.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' includes the voice talents of Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/SandraBullock, Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/DannyGlover, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/HelenMirren, Creator/SteveMartin, and Creator/MartinShort. Phew!
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' includes the likes of Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Music/JenniferLopez, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/DanAykroyd, and Creator/DannyGlover.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' has the likes of Creator/AnneHathaway, Music/{{Xzibit}}, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/JimBelushi, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/DavidOgdenStiers, and Creator/AndyDick.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''[='=]s ''[[{{Pun}} out of this world]]'' voice talent includes Creator/MattDamon, Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/BillPullman, Creator/JohnLeguizamo, Creator/JaneaneGarofalo, and Creator/NathanLane.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' boasts the [[JustForPun udderly]] amazing voice talents of [[Series/TheKingOfQueens Kevin James]], [[{{Series/Friends}} Courteney Cox]], Creator/SamElliott, Creator/DannyGlover, Creator/AndieMacDowell, Creator/WandaSykes, and Creator/DavidKoechner.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}'' features Creator/AmandaSeyfried as MK, Creator/JoshHutcherson as Nod, Creator/ColinFarrell as Ronin, Music/{{Beyonce}} as Queen Tara, [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler]] as Nim Galuu, Creator/ChristophWaltz as Mandrake, Music/{{Pitbull}} as Bufo, and so on.
* The ''Literature/CuriousGeorge'' movie features Creator/WillFerrell as Ted the Man in the Yellow Hat, along with Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/DavidCross, Creator/EugeneLevy, Creator/JoanPlowright, and Creator/DickVanDyke.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' features Creator/ChrisPratt, Creator/ElizabethBanks, Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/WillArnett, Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/AlisonBrie, Creator/CharlieDay, and Creator/NickOfferman in main roles, with [[TheCameo cameos]] by Creator/JonahHill, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/CobieSmulders, Creator/WillForte, Creator/DaveFranco, Creator/JakeJohnson, Creator/KeeganMichaelKey, Creator/JormaTaccone, and [[AsHimself Shaquille O'Neal]]. There are also spoilery cameos from [[spoiler:Keith Ferguson, [[Franchise/StarWars Billy Dee Williams]], Anthony Daniels, and a live-action Will Ferrell.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeFrame: Love and Sax'' may have been an obscure title, but its voice cast includes Creator/ClaudiaBlack, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/RonGlass, and Creator/CreeSummer, plus Claudia Christian, Creator/AlanTudyk, and George Takei in smaller roles.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'' has Creator/SteveMartin, Music/{{Rihanna}}, Music/JenniferLopez, and Creator/JimParsons.
* ''Film/ThePagemaster'' has 85% of it's cast come from several different incarnations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Mostly [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] and [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock the third movie]] including the late [[Creator/LeonardNimoy Nimoy]], but [[Creator/RobertPicardo Picardo]] from [[Series/StarTrekVoyager VOY]] was also on the payroll for voicing minor caracters), and the remainder that weren't were Creator/MacaulayCulkin, Creator/JimCummings and the late Creator/PhilHartman. And oh, the music was composed by the late James Horner, another Star Trek alumni.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Cornelius Ryan books ''Film/TheLongestDay'' and ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' both became films with all-star casts:
** ''Film/TheLongestDay'' (1962) - Creator/PaulAnka, Creator/RichardBurton, Creator/RedButtons, Creator/SeanConnery (pre-Bond, and a very small role), Creator/MelFerrer, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/LeoGenn, Creator/JeffreyHunter, Creator/AlexanderKnox, Creator/RoddyMcDowal}, Creator/SalMineo, Creator/RobertMitchum, Creator/RobertRyan, Creator/GeorgeSegal, Creator/RodSteiger, Creator/RichardTodd (actually playing the Captain he served under on D-Day), Creator/RobertWagner (again, pre-fame) and Creator/JohnWayne, in addition to a number of French and German/Austrian actors who were already household names in their own countries, including future Bond villains Gerd "Goldfinger" Frobe and Curd "Stromberg" Jürgens.
** ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' (1977) - Creator/DirkBogarde, Creator/JamesCaan, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/DenholmElliott, Creator/EdwardFox, Creator/ElliottGould, Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Hardy Krüger, Creator/{{Ryan ONeal}}, Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/RobertRedford, Creator/MaximilanSchell, Creator/LivUllmann, and minor roles for John Ratzenberger and Garrick "Biggs"
* ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon'': Creator/JimmyStewart, Creator/KarlMalden, Creator/DebbieReynolds, Creator/GregoryPeck, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/LeeJCobb, Creator/CarrollBaker, Creator/GeorgePeppard, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/RichardWidmark, Creator/LeeVanCleef, and Creator/EliWallach just to name a few.
* ''Film/{{Oceans 11}}'', its [[Film/OceansEleven remake]], and the Creator/StevenSoderbergh[=-=]directed sequels.
* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''. The tagline was "Everybody who's ever been funny is in it!"
* ''Film/RatRace'' continued this with Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/SethGreen, Creator/JonLovitz,and Creator/WayneKnight.
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' features, among others: Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/JohnTravolta, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/HarveyKeitel and Creator/ChristopherWalken. Even the minor characters are played by somewhat known actors such as Creator/TimRoth, Amanda Plummer, Frank Whalley, Eric Stolz, Creator/RosannaArquette, Creator/VingRhames, Paul Calderon, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Kathy Griffin, and Julia Sweeney.
* The 1964 film ''The Yellow Rolls-Royce'' featured Creator/IngridBergman, Creator/RexHarrison, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Creator/OmarSharif, Creator/AlainDelon, Creator/ArtCarney, Creator/GeorgeCScott and Creator/JeanneMoreau.
* Also from 1964, ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' starred Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/RobertMitchum, Creator/DeanMartin, Creator/GeneKelly and Creator/DickVanDyke.
* ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' with Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, Creator/WilliamHolden, Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/FredAstaire, Creator/RobertVaughn, Creator/OJSimpson, Creator/SusanBlakely, Creator/RobertWagner and Creator/RichardChamberlain.
* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' with Creator/GeneHackman, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Creator/RedButtons, Creator/ShelleyWinters, Creator/LeslieNielsen and Creator/PamelaSueMartin among others.
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'': Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/DianeKruger, Creator/JustinBartha, Creator/SeanBean, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/JonVoight, and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.
* The ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movies got gradually more into this as they went on, until the ContinuityReboot.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' became probably the best modern use of this. Like Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/ChristopherNolan was concerned with casting talent over name. It just happened that a lot of the talent cast were seasoned name actors. Scarecrow and Two-Face probably had the least famous actors cast in the major roles (Cillian Murphy and Aaron Eckhart, respectively), but again, it was their talent.
** ''Film/BatmanBegins'': Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/KatieHolmes, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/TomWilkinson, Creator/MorganFreeman;
** ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/HeathLedger, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/AaronEckhart, Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal, Creator/MorganFreeman;
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'': Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/TomHardy, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/BurnGorman, Creator/CillianMurphy.
* The ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''; ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' alone had:
** From the original trilogy: Creator/PatrickStewart as present day Professor X, Creator/IanMcKellen as present day Magneto, Creator/HughJackman as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, Creator/EllenPage as ComicBook/KittyPryde, Creator/HalleBerry as present day ComicBook/{{Storm}}, Creator/JamesMarsden (as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}), Creator/FamkeJanssen (as ComicBook/JeanGrey), and Creator/KelseyGrammer (as the older Beast) and Creator/AnnaPaquin as ComicBook/{{Rogue}}. [[spoiler: At the end of '''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' Creator/JamesMarsden (as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}), Creator/FamkeJanssen (as ComicBook/JeanGrey), and Creator/KelseyGrammer (as the older Beast) all made a cameo, as well as Creator/AnnaPaquin as ComicBook/{{Rogue}} [[BillingDisplacement for three seconds]].]]
** From ''First Class'': Creator/JamesMcAvoy as [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]], Creator/MichaelFassbender as [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMagneto Magneto]], and Creator/JenniferLawrence as [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesMystique Mystique]].
** New additions: Creator/PeterDinklage as Bolivar Trask and Creator/SophieTurner as the young ComicBook/JeanGrey. Fan Bingbing (Blink) isn't as well known in the West, but she's the biggest actress in China.
*** In total, this comic book movie featured at least 10 Oscar nominees or winners.
* Cult hit fantasy ''{{Film/Stardust}}'' featured an astonishing number of A-List actors for a relatively low budget film; Creator/ClaireDanes, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/RickyGervais, Creator/MarkStrong, Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/SiennaMiller, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/NathanielParker, as well as Creator/CharlieCox, Creator/HenryCavill and Creator/BenBarnes before they became famous.
* Most adaptations of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', in part because there are so many characters to work with and most don't appear onscreen for extended periods of time.
** Creator/TimBurton did the 2010 film adaptation of ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' in this way: Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/StephenFry, Creator/MichaelSheen, Creator/TimothySpall, and Creator/ChristopherLee. Creator/MiaWasikowska, who plays the title character, was not as well known prior to this film.
* ''Bobby'': Creator/HarryBelafonte, Creator/EmilioEstevez (also directed), Creator/LaurenceFishburne, Creator/HeatherGraham, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/HelenHunt, Creator/AshtonKutcher, Creator/ShiaLaBeouf, Creator/LindsayLohan, Creator/WilliamHMacy, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/SharonStone, Creator/NickCannon, Creator/ChristianSlater, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/JoshuaJackson and Creator/ElijahWood.
* Several Creator/AgathaChristie adaptations, such as ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974'', which had the {{Tagline}} "The Who's Who in the Whodunit!"
** The 2017 remake seems to be headed this way with Creator/KennethBranagh, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Penelope Cruz, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JudiDench, and Creator/DerekJacobi among others.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath'': Creator/PeterSellers, Creator/AlecGuinness, Creator/DavidNiven, Creator/MaggieSmith, Creator/JamesCoco and [[Series/{{Columbo}} Peter Falk]] to name a few.
* ''Film/{{Clue}}'' has Creator/TimCurry, Creator/MadelineKahn, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Creator/MartinMull, Creator/LeslieAnnWarren, Creator/MichaelMcKean, Creator/EileenBrennan, Creator/LeeVing, Creator/ColleenCamp, and a cameo by [[Music/TheGoGos Jane Wiedlin]].
* ''Film/TheGreatestStoryEverTold'' (1965) is an interesting case: most of the A and B-list actors are in supporting and cameo roles, many because they asked to be in the film in some capacity. Most infamously, Creator/JohnWayne [[{{Narm}} appears as a Roman centurion at the crucifixion.]]
* ''Film/GosfordPark'' has quite an impressive cast: Creator/MaggieSmith, Creator/MichaelGambon, [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Kristin Scott Thomas]], Creator/TomHollander, [[{{Literature/Emma}} Jeremy Northam]], [[Film/AMightyWind Bob Balaban]], Creator/RyanPhillippe, Creator/StephenFry, Creator/KellyMacdonald, Creator/CliveOwen, Dame Creator/HelenMirren, [[Series/{{Cranford}} Eileen Atkins]], Creator/EmilyWatson, [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Alan Bates]], Creator/RichardEGrant, and Sir Creator/DerekJacobi. And those are just SOME of the characters.
* In a slight inversion of this, the main characters of ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' included Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn, Creator/EliWallach and Creator/RobertVaughn -- but at the time the film was made, only Creator/YulBrynner was really an established star.
* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'', starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, Creator/CharlesBronson, Creator/JamesCoburn. Oh and of course Creator/RichardAttenborough, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Creator/JamesGarner and many more...
* Just about every adult in the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films is played by a renowned British character actor. Try to find a decently-budgeted, British movie made within the last twenty years which ''doesn't'' include at least one actor who appeared in the ''Potter'' series. In fact, actor Creator/BillNighy once quipped that he played Rufus Scrimgeour in the seventh film was because he didn't want to be the only actor in England to not appear in a ''Film/HarryPotter'' film.
* Several pop/rock musicals of the 1970s went out of their way to bring in as many music and/or movie stars as possible, even if many of them only got one song/scene as a result: see ''Music/{{Tommy}}'', ''Film/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', and ''Film/TheWiz''.
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' and ''The Blues Brothers 2000'' played this trope for blues musicians.
** ''Film/ASongIsBorn'' did the same with swing musicians.
* To most of the world, Creator/BazLuhrman's ''Film/{{Australia}}'' stars Creator/NicoleKidman and Creator/HughJackman, supported by Creator/DavidWenham, Creator/BenMendelsohn and a bunch of nobodies. Inside Australia itself, it is considered an amazing star-studded extravaganza, where even tiny roles are filled by locally-renowned stars such as Creator/BruceSpence and Creator/JohnJarrat.
* ''Film/TrueRomance'' manages to cram Creator/ChristianSlater, Creator/PatriciaArquette, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/ValKilmer, and Creator/TomSizemore into its cast, with Creator/JamesGandolfini, Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/SaulRubinek playing backup.
* Creator/KennethBranagh's Shakespeare films:
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' threw in a bunch of {{flashback}}s and {{imagine spot}}s in order to have more parts to cast stars in. Apart from Branagh himself: Creator/DerekJacobi, Creator/JulieChristie, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/TimothySpall, Creator/BillyCrystal, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/GerardDepardieu, Creator/JohnGielgud, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/CharltonHeston, Creator/JackLemmon, and Sir Creator/RichardAttenborough.
** ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' has (besides Branagh himself) Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/KeanuReeves, Creator/RobertSeanLeonard, Creator/KateBeckinsale and Creator/BrianBlessed.
** ''Henry V'' has Creator/DerekJacobi, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/RobertStephens, Creator/PaulScofield, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/ChristianBale and Creator/BrianBlessed.
* The remake of ''Literature/TheStepfordWives'' has Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/MatthewBroderick, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/ChristopherWalken and Creator/FaithHill.
* ''Film/MarsAttacks'' is an almost ridiculous example. Creator/JackNicholson (who gets two major roles), Creator/GlennClose, Creator/AnnetteBening, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/DannyDeVito, Creator/MartinShort, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/MichaelJFox, Music/TomJones as himself, Creator/LukasHaas, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/PamGrier, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/ChristinaApplegate -- and Creator/FrankWelker voicing the Martians.
* ''Film/LoveActually'' has been described as heaven for Anglophiles.
* Surprisingly, both of the Creator/SteveMartin ''[[Film/ThePinkPanther2006 Pink]] [[Film/ThePinkPanther2 Panther]]'' films are dripping with name talent: Martin himself, Creator/KevinKline, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/AndyGarcia, Creator/LilyTomlin, Creator/JeanReno, Music/{{Beyonce}} ... in fact love interest Nicole Nuveau is probably the only major character played by a non-name.
* Creator/PaulThomasAnderson's earlier movies. ''Film/BoogieNights'' and ''Film/{{Magnolia}}'' both feature large casts with lots of big names. Some of the supporting players (John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, and most notably Phillip Seymour Hoffman) have even become bankable (or at the very least, highly respected) leading men since.
* ''Basquiat'': Creator/JeffreyWright, Creator/BenicioDelToro, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/DennisHopper, Creator/WillemDafoe, Music/DavidBowie (as Creator/AndyWarhol!), Claire Forlani, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Music/CourtneyLove, Creator/ParkerPosey, and Tatum O'Neal. For the character-actor inclined among us, there's also Michael Wincott, Rockets Redglare, Michael Badalucco and a cameo from pre-name Creator/SamRockwell.
* Creator/FrancisFordCoppola's ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' does sport an amazing array of big names. Creator/GaryOldman as the Count is just the tip of the iceberg. Creator/AnthonyHopkins plays vampire slayer Van Helsing, with Creator/WinonaRyder as Mina Harker, and Creator/KeanuReeves as Jonathan Harker (a part that Coppola planned to give Creator/JohnnyDepp before the studio intervened). The supporting cast has Cary Elwes, Music/TomWaits, Creator/RichardEGrant, Billy Campbell, and a brief appearance by a VERY nude Creator/MonicaBellucci.
* In 1983, ''Film/TheOutsiders'' was a pretty big deal, what with Creator/CThomasHowell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Creator/PatrickSwayze, Creator/RobLowe, Emilio Estevez, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/LeifGarrett, Music/TomWaits, a twelve year-old Sofia Coppola, S.E. Hinton herself as a nurse and Creator/DianeLane as Cherry Valance! Though for most of those first 7, it was very early in their careers, so this is much more of a RetroactiveRecognition, but many of them weren't that famous at the time (Howell and Cruise - 2 prior total appearances, bit parts for Swayze). Actually the best known (of the first seven) may have been Macchio for his role in ''Eight is Enough''.
* The movie adaptation of the musical ''Theatre/NineMusical'': The lead male role was originally offered to Javier Bardem, who turned it down and was subsequently replaced by Creator/DanielDayLewis, thus providing perhaps the only instances where NOT putting Javier Bardem in your movie was the better choice. It also stars Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JudiDench, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/KateHudson, Creator/SophiaLoren, and... Fergie of the Music/BlackEyedPeas.
* The ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies certainly count, particularly [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second one]], which features performances by Creator/JadaPinkettSmith, Omar Epps, Creator/LievSchreiber, Creator/CourteneyCox, [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar Buffy Summers]] herself, Creator/DavidArquette, Neve Campbell, Creator/TimothyOlyphant, Portia de Rossi, Laurie Metcalf, Creator/JerryOConnell and of course Jamie Kennedy.
** ''Film/{{Scream 3}}'' has well known actors in even the relatively small roles (Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/PatrickDempsey, Creator/LanceHenriksen, Creator/KevinSmith, Parker Posey, Jenny [=McCarthy=], Creator/PatrickWarburton) along side the already star-studded main cast.
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'' has Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/WinonaRyder, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/GlennClose, Creator/VanessaRedgrave and Creator/MariaConchitaAlonso.
* And then there's ''Film/TheShootist''. When word got out that Creator/JohnWayne was doing what everyone assumed would be his final movie, people were nearly begging for parts. Wayne personally selected Creator/LaurenBacall for the female lead, with Creator/RonHoward and Creator/JimmyStewart in the two main supporting roles. Presumably the director was too scared of Creator/JohnCarradine to ask him to leave. Harry Morgan shows up for two scenes, Scatman Crothers for one. Richard Boone and Hugh O'Brian were also smuggled onto the set. Ricky Nelson is also shown briefly in flashback (actually a clip from a previous film).
* ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''. *Deep breath* Creator/KevinCostner, Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/ChristianSlater, Creator/MaryElizabethMastrantonio, and Michael [=McShane=]. Less highly billed were Creator/BrianBlessed, Michael Wincott, and Creator/SeanConnery (in a cameo that [[OneSceneWonder stole the movie]]).
* ''Theatre/MammaMia'' starred [[Creator/MerylStreep Sophie Zawistowska]], Film/JamesBond, [[Film/HarryPotter Molly Weasley]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Bootstrap Bill Turner]] and [[Film/PrideAndPrejudice Mr Darcy]].
* ''Film/TheMonumentsMen'': Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/MattDamon, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/JeanDujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Creator/CateBlanchett
* ''Film/TheThinRedline'', because Creator/TerrenceMalick spent 20 years away, and almost any male in Hollywood wanted to be a part of his new movie. Many (Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/MartinSheen...) even had to be cut!
* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' has many famous faces, and others who became famous after the movie (such as Creator/VinDiesel, [[Series/{{Lost}} Daniel Faraday]], and [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]]).
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/JetLi, Creator/DolphLundgren, Creator/MickeyRourke, Terry Crews, and cameos by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Creator/BruceWillis. Most of the trailers didn't even show any hint of the premise - [[RatedMForManly listing the male leads with brief shots of them in action was enough]]. The [[Film/TheExpendables2 first sequel]] also includes Creator/ChuckNorris, Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme and Liam Hemsworth, and the [[Film/TheExpendables3 third movie]] includes Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MelGibson, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/WesleySnipes, and Creator/KelseyGrammer, along with professional boxer Victor Ortiz and UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
* The ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' musical movie. [[Film/HighSchoolMusical Zac Efron]], Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JohnTravolta, [[Series/TheAmandaShow Amanda Bynes]], Music/QueenLatifah, Creator/BrittanySnow, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/JamesMarsden... in short, every major character, with the ironic exception of the main character, played by Nikki Blonsky.
* ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'', with Creator/JonVoight, Creator/OwenWilson, Music/JenniferLopez, Music/IceCube, Eric Stoltz, Creator/KariWuhrer, Jonathan Hyde, and a cameo by Creator/DannyTrejo, with only one or two other actors in the whole thing.
* ''Film/TheHollywoodRevueOf1929'' was created by Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer as a showcase for its stars in order to introoduce them to audiences in the talking film format. Thus it features almost every star in the MGM stable, including Creator/LionelBarrymore, Creator/JohnGilbert, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/BusterKeaton, and Creator/LaurelAndHardy.
* The little-known superhero move ''Film/TheMeteorMan'' features a wide list of famous African-American actors.
* The 1994 remake of ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' showcased tons of cameos of well known child and adult actors.
* Creator/KevinSmith's ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' certainly counts. Not counting Jason Mewes and Creator/KevinSmith, you have Creator/ShannonElizabeth, Creator/ElizaDushku, Creator/WillFerrell, Creator/AliLarter, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Creator/ChrisRock, Jamie Kennedy, Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/DeidrichBader, Alanis Morrissette, Seann William Scott, Creator/JuddNelson, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]], Tracy Morgan, directors Gus Van Sant and Creator/WesCraven, Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson returning as Dante and Randal from ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', Adam Corolla cameos in a deleted scene, and Creator/JasonLee, Creator/BenAffleck AND Creator/MattDamon all pulling double duty. Hell, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Creator/JoeQuesada even cameos as a horny pizza delivery guy!
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'': Creator/JoshHartnett, Creator/EwanMcGregor, Tom Sizemore, Creator/EricBana, Creator/WilliamFichtner, Music/SamShepard, Creator/JasonIsaacs, Creator/OrlandoBloom, Creator/TomHardy.
* [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 The 2016 remake of]] ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' has a voice cast that will make your head spin: Creator/IdrisElba as Shere Khan, Creator/BenKingsley as Bagheera, Creator/BillMurray as Baloo, Creator/ScarlettJohansson as Kaa, Creator/LupitaNyongo as Raksha, Creator/GiancarloEsposito as Akela, Creator/JohnFavreau as Fred the Pygmy Hog, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as King Louie.
* Possibly because it's a {{Biopic}} incorporating several RealLife all-stars, ''Film/TheLifeAndDeathOfPeterSellers'' had Creator/GeoffreyRush in the title role, with Creator/EmilyWatson (as Sellers' first wife), Creator/CharlizeTheron (as Creator/BrittEkland), Stanley Tucci (as Creator/StanleyKubrick), Creator/JohnLithgow (as Creator/BlakeEdwards), Creator/StephenFry (as a medium Sellers frequently consulted), and Miriam Margolyes (as Sellers' mother) in the key supporting parts. Steve Pemberton and Edward Tudor-Pole had minor roles as his fellow [[Radio/TheGoonShow Goons]], and supermodel Heidi Klum had a cameo as Ursula Andress.
* ''Film/GlengarryGlenRoss'' features Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/AlPacino, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/KevinSpacey, Creator/AlecBaldwin, and Creator/JonathanPryce. Every single actor is a name.
* The HBO miniseries version of ''Theatre/AngelsInAmerica'', with (among others) Creator/AlPacino, Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/PatrickWilson, Creator/JeffreyWright, Mary-Louise Parker and Creator/EmmaThompson.
* ''Film/{{Species}}'': Creator/BenKingsley, Creator/AlfredMolina, Creator/MichaelMadsen, Creator/ForestWhitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge and a very young Creator/MichelleWilliams.
* The 1956 film version of ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956'' featured Creator/DavidNiven and Creator/ShirleyMacLaine in the lead roles, and many cameos by celebrities, such as Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/PeterLorre, Edward R. Murrow, Creator/CesarRomero and Music/FrankSinatra. This was back when [[TheCameo cameo appearances]] were still a novelty and a ''big'' deal.
* The 1942 anthology film ''Tales of Manhattan'' features Creator/CharlesBoyer, Creator/RitaHayworth, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/CharlesLaughton, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/PaulRobeson, Creator/ElsaLanchester and Creator/CesarRomero.
* The underknown British gangster flick ''The Hit'' stars Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/TerenceStamp, features Creator/JimBroadbent in small role, and marks the first film role of Creator/TimRoth, who received a BAFTA nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film.
* ''Film/JudgmentAtNuremberg''. Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/BurtLancaster, Maximilian Schell, Richard Widmark, Creator/MarleneDietrich, [[Series/HogansHeroes Werner Klemperer]], Creator/JudyGarland, Creator/WilliamShatner, and Montgomery Clift.
* ''Film/{{Troy}}''. Creator/OrlandoBloom, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/EricBana, Creator/BrianCox, Creator/BrendanGleeson, Creator/SeanBean, Julie Christie and Creator/PeterOToole. Seriously, it's incredible the star power in it.
* The obscure 1976 made-for-TV movie ''Victory at Entebbe'' features Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/BurtLancaster, Creator/ElizabethTaylor, Creator/RichardDreyfuss, Creator/KirkDouglas and [[Film/{{The Exorcist}} Linda Blair]].
* The 1995 adaptation of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility'', starring such British powerhouses as Creator/EmmaThompson, Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/HughGrant, Gemma Jones, Greg Wise, Creator/ImeldaStaunton, and Creator/HughLaurie.
* ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' : Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/LivTyler, Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/OwenWilson, Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/KeithDavid and William Fichtner.
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'': Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/DustinHoffman, Creator/JuliaRoberts, and Creator/BobHoskins in the major roles. Dame MaggieSmith has a minor role. Music/PhilCollins, a [[RetroactiveRecognition then-unknown]] named Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Music/DavidCrosby, and Creator/GlennClose (in drag) make cameos, while Creator/GeorgeLucas, Creator/CarrieFisher, and Music/JimmyBuffett play extras.
* The 2010 film ''Valentine's Day'' has Creator/AshtonKutcher, Creator/JamieFoxx, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/ShirleyMacLaine, Music/TaylorSwift, Creator/KathyBates, Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/JessicaBiel, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/BradleyCooper, and about a dozen more.
* ''Film/TropicThunder'' parodied this in its script, while playing it straight with the casting. Creator/BenStiller, Creator/JackBlack, Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/NickNolte, Creator/MatthewMcConaughey and Creator/TomCruise all had a great time lampooning the things that go along with this.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Creator/ChristopherLee, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/HugoWeaving, Creator/OrlandoBloom, Creator/SeanBean, Creator/IanMcKellen, John Rhys-Davies, Creator/LivTyler, plus a reboot for Sean Astin. Oh, plus actors like Creator/ElijahWood and Creator/ViggoMortensen, who became A-list after the movie.
* The 1982 film adaptation of ''[[{{Film/Annie1982}} Annie]]'' cast its net wide for stage and screen stars to fill the adult roles: Creator/CarolBurnett as Miss Hannigan, Creator/AlbertFinney as Oliver Warbucks, Ann Reinking as Grace, Creator/TimCurry as Rooster, Creator/BernadettePeters as Lily, and Edward Herrmann as [=FDR=] (who had already played that president in two acclaimed [=TV=] movies in the late 1970s).
* ''Film/ThePrestige'' is headed by Creator/HughJackman, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/AndySerkis and Music/DavidBowie.
* ''Film/TheDeparted'': Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/MattDamon, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/MarkWahlberg, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/RayWinstone, Creator/VeraFarmiga.
* ''Film/InfernalAffairs'' contains an star-studded cast of Hong Kong actors, with Creator/TonyLeung, Creator/AndyLau, Anthony Wong, and Eric Tsang.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/IronMan'': Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Terrence Howard, Creator/GwynethPaltrow and Creator/JeffBridges star in the first. Creator/DonCheadle (replacing Howard), Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/SamRockwell and Creator/MickeyRourke star in the second -- oh, and there's Creator/SamuelLJackson as ComicBook/NickFury. This film series has the highest Academy Award count for any superhero cast.
** And considering how Marvel Studios built up their franchise, this was inevitable for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Specifically it added Creator/StellanSkarsgard, Creator/ChrisEvans, Creator/MarkRuffalo, Creator/JeremyRenner, Creator/CobieSmulders, Creator/ChrisHemsworth and Creator/TomHiddleston to the mix. Of course, the star power of several of them was created through appearing in the earlier Marvel films!
** Creator/RobertRedford plays the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is, arguably, building up the most impressive cast in the history of the MCU. Creator/ChrisHemsworth, Creator/TomHiddleston, Creator/MarkRuffalo, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/IdrisElba, Creator/KarlUrban and Creator/TessaThompson. Hemsworth, Hiddleston, Ruffalo and Elba are all MCU mainstays and therefore big draws, Urban is a big name in the world of genre (fantasy, action) cinema, Thompson is one of the hottest up and coming actresses around, and Blanchett, Goldblum and Hopkins are bonafide Hollywood legends.
* The 1978 ''Film/{{Superman}}''. Apart from the stars Creator/ChristopherReeve and Margot Kidder, there's Creator/GeneHackman, Jackie Cooper, Creator/NedBeatty, Valerie Perrine, and Creator/GlennFord and Phyllis Thaxter (as the Kents). Susannah York, a pretty well-known British name in the '70s, appears as his mom. And of course, in perhaps the biggest cameo ever, Creator/MarlonBrando got ''top billing'' as his dad. Creator/TerenceStamp has a cameo as General Zod just to set up his role as the primary villain in the second film. Quite a few of these actors have received Oscar nominations and wins.
** This continues into later installments. ''Film/SupermanIII'' features topflight comedian Richard Pryor as a computer programmer who falls in with a CorruptCorporateExecutive played by Creator/RobertVaughn, aka ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''. The spinoff ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' surrounds then-newcomer Creator/HelenSlater with Creator/FayeDunaway, Creator/PeterOToole, Brenda Vaccaro, Creator/PeterCook, and Mia Farrow, all performers comparable to ones in the main franchise.
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. It's damn full of stars, including Creator/SharonStone as the lead, Creator/GeneHackman as the BigBad, then Creator/RussellCrowe, Creator/LanceHenriksen, Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/GarySinise and Creator/KeithDavid.
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'': Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/EllenPage, Creator/MarionCotillard, Creator/JosephGordonLevitt, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/KenWatanabe, Creator/TomHardy, and Creator/TomBerenger.
** By this point, it's pretty much a given that Creator/ChristopherNolan will find some role for Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/TomHardy, and Creator/KenWatanabe in almost anything he directs. He has his repertory and he's happy with it.
* ''Film/CloudAtlas''. Holy crap. Possibly one of the first movies with an ''international'' All-Star Cast, including Creator/TomHanks, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/SusanSarandon, Jim Broadbent, Creator/HugoWeaving, Jim Sturgess, Creator/BenWhishaw, Creator/JamesDArcy, Creator/HughGrant, Bae Doona, Zhou Xun, and Creator/KeithDavid. Maybe the only main actor who's not at least well known in his country of origin is David Gyasi.
* The movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Red}}'': Creator/BruceWillis, Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/MaryLouiseParker, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/JamesRemar, Creator/HelenMirren, Julian [=McMahon=], Creator/BrianCox, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Creator/KarlUrban and Creator/RichardDreyfuss.
* ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub''. Creator/BetteMidler, Creator/GoldieHawn, Creator/DianeKeaton, Stockard Channing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Heather Locklear, Bronson Pinchot, [[Series/{{Alias}} Victor Garber]], [[Series/SeventhHeaven Stephen Collins]], [[Film/HarryPotter Maggie Smith]], Creator/MarciaGayHarden and [[Film/{{Showgirls}} Elizabeth Berkley}}]].
* ''Film/GrownUps'' starring Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/ChrisRock, Creator/RobSchneider, Creator/KevinJames, Creator/DavidSpade, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/MariaBello and Creator/MayaRudolph.
* The documentary ''America: The Story of the U.S.'' interviewed various celebrities from Creator/MerylStreep to Bill Gates to Brian Williams to the co-founder of Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.
* ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'' , to an almost ridiculous extent. Creator/RobertRedford as the lead, Creator/BenKingsley as the AntiVillain, and a supporting cast featuring Creator/SidneyPoitier, Creator/DanAykroyd, David Strathairn, Mary [=McDonnell=], and Creator/RiverPhoenix -- plus a OneSceneWonder appearance by Creator/JamesEarlJones.
* ''Film/HotFuzz'' has roughly as many famous British and Irish actors as the average Film/HarryPotter movie (indeed, with much crossover between them). Throw in Peter Jackson and Cate Blanchett for good measure.
* ''Film/WaitingToExhale'', starring Music/WhitneyHouston, Lela Rochon, Creator/AngelaBassett, and Loretta Devine. Also features Dennis Haysbert, Gregory Hines, and Creator/WesleySnipes (in an uncredited role). Also directed by Creator/ForestWhitaker.
* ''Film/{{Shanghai}}'', which features a mix of big-name actors from both Hollywood and Asian cinema, including Creator/JohnCusack, Creator/ChowYunFat, Creator/GongLi, Creator/JefferyDeanMorgan, Franka Potente and David Morse.
* ''Film/{{Yellowbeard}}'' (1983), a pirate comedy, had Creator/GrahamChapman]] in the title role, and a colorful lineup of comic and character actors supporting him: in alphabetical order, Creator/PeterBoyle, Creator/CheechAndChong, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/PeterCook, Creator/MartyFeldman, Michael Hordern, Creator/EricIdle, Creator/MadelineKahn, Kenneth Mars, Creator/JamesMason, Creator/SpikeMilligan, and Beryl Reid. ''And'' an unbilled cameo by [[spoiler: Music/DavidBowie]]!
* ''Film/TheFaculty'' provides a strange example. Several of the adult actors were already well-known at the time, including [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]], Creator/RobertPatrick, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/FamkeJanssen, Creator/PiperLaurie, Creator/BebeNeuwirth, Creator/Christopher/McDonald, and Daniel von Bargen. The students' actors were largely unknown at this point, but many [[RetroactiveRecognition went on to bigger and better things]], such as Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/JoshHartnett, Music/{{Usher}} Raymond, [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Jordana Brewster]], Clea Duvall, and Creator/LauraHarris.
* Most, if not all of Creator/TylerPerry's movies, have quite a few stars in them, even if they are just cameo roles.
* The 1988 comedy ''Film/WorkingGirl'' has an All-Star Cast retroactively. The only big stars in the film at the time were Creator/HarrisonFord and Creator/SigourneyWeaver, but the movie also has Creator/MelanieGriffith as the lead, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/KevinSpacey, Oliver Platt, Creator/DavidDuchovny, Ricki Lake, Olympia Dukakis, and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumna Creator/JoanCusack and Nora Dunn, in roles of varying size.
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'': We got Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/StevenSeagal, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, Creator/JessicaAlba, Jeff Fahey, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin and Creator/LindsayLohan.
** The sequel, ''Film/MacheteKills'' adds Creator/CharlieSheen, Music/LadyGaga, Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/MelGibson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Creator/AmberHeard, and Creator/SofiaVergara.
* ''Film/TheRaven1963'': Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterLorre battle Creator/BorisKarloff. [[RetroactiveRecognition Retroactively]], Peter Lorre's son is Creator/JackNicholson. This being a Creator/RogerCorman film, that's literally a 40% star cast.
* ''Film/EvesBayou'' has Creator/SamuelLJackson, Lynn Whitfield and Meagan Good in starring roles, as well as minor roles for Diahann Carroll and Victoria Rowell.
* ''Film/{{Outbreak}}'' is Creator/DustinHoffman - assisted by Cuba Gooding Jr, and formerly married to Creator/ReneRusso who's now with Creator/KevinSpacey - vs Creator/DonaldSutherland and Creator/MorganFreeman (who eventually switches sides and has Sutherland arrested by Dale Dye) in trying to manage a virus brought into the country by Creator/PatrickDempsey.
* ''Film/{{Heat}}'': Creator/AlPacino, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Val Kilmer, Creator/NataliePortman, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Creator/HankAzaria, Jeremy Piven and Music/HenryRollins. In the recognizable faces category, there's William Fitcher, Wes Studi, Creator/DannyTrejo, Tone Loc and Creator/TedLevine.
* ''Film/EdWood'' : Creator/JohnnyDepp, Martin Landau, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Lisa Marie, George "The Animal" Steele, Patricia Arquette.
* ''Film/GrandHotel'', which had Creator/GretaGarbo, [[Creator/JohnBarrymore John]] and Creator/LionelBarrymore, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/WallaceBeery, Lewis Stone, and Jean Hersholt.
* ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) had Marie Dressler, Creator/JohnBarrymore, Creator/LionelBarrymore, Creator/JeanHarlow, Creator/WallaceBeery, Billie Burke and Jean Hersholt.
* ''Theatre/NoisesOff'' starring Creator/MichaelCaine, Carol Burnett, Creator/ChristopherReeve, Creator/JohnRitter, Marilu Henner, Julie Hagerty, Denholm Elliott, Mark-Linn Baker and Nicollette Sheridan.
* The 2007 movie version of ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' boasted Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/AlanRickman, Creator/TimothySpall, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
* The French WWII comedy ''Papy fait de [[LaResistance la Résistance]]'', down to the extras. The tagline said that it had cost more than the Normandy landings.
* The 1964 concert film ''The T.A.M.I. Show'' had a lineup of the biggest musical artists at the time perform one right after another on the same stage including: Music/ChuckBerry, Music/SmokeyRobinson and the Miracles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Music/MarvinGaye, Music/LesleyGore, Jan and Dean, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/TheSupremes, Music/JamesBrown and the Famous Flames and Music/TheRollingStones. A young Teri Garr is even one of the go go dancers in the back.
* ''Film/SmallSoldiers'': Creator/DavidCross, Jay Mohr, Creator/DenisLeary, Creator/KirstenDunst, and Creator/PhilHartman all appear live, plus Creator/TommyLeeJones, Creator/FrankLangella, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Jim Brown, Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/ChristinaRicci and all three members of [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] (Creator/ChristopherGuest, Michael [=McKean=] and Creator/HarryShearer) do voice work.
* The cast list of 2011 [[TheFilmoftheBook film]] ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' boasts Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/ColinFirth, Creator/TomHardy, Creator/JohnHurt, Toby Jones, Creator/MarkStrong, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch and Ciaran Hinds, not to mention Creator/KonstantinKhabensky who's very well known in Russia. The star power is almost blinding.
* In the 2011 film ''Film/{{Contagion}}'', Creator/MattDamon, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, Creator/JudeLaw, Creator/BryanCranston and Creator/MarionCotillard all play large roles. On top of that, there are several moments of recognition of lesser-known actors, including appearances by Creator/DemetriMartin, John Hawkes, Enrico Colantoni and Elliot Gould.
* The movie ''Film/NewYearsEve'' has Creator/HalleBerry, Jessica Biel, [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi]], Creator/AbigailBreslin, Ludacris, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/JoshDuhamel, Creator/ZacEfron, Cary Elwes, Katherine Heigl, Alyssa Milano, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, [[Series/{{Glee}} Lea Michele]], Creator/TilSchweiger and many more
* ''The Stolen Jools'', a 1931 crime spoof that featured cameos from the likes of Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/BusterKeaton, Creator/LaurelAndHardy, Film/TheLittleRascals, Loretta Young, Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr, and about 30-40 other big name actors.
* ''13'', the American remake of ''13 Tzameti'', features a surprising number of recognizable faces for a straight-to-video film: Creator/JasonStatham, Creator/MickeyRourke, Creator/RayWinstone, Ben Gazarra, Alexander Skarsgard, Music/50Cent, ''Dexter'''s David Zayas, ''Series/{{Entourage}}'''s Emmanuelle Chriqui and MMA fighters Don Frye and Forrest Griffin.
* ''Film/{{North}}'' included the likes of Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/JasonAlexander, [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]], Creator/JonLovitz, Creator/AlanArkin, Creator/DanAykroyd, Music/RebaMcEntire, Creator/LaurenTom, Creator/KathyBates, Creator/AbeVigoda ([[WhatTheHellCastingAgency ?!]]), Creator/JohnRitter, and Creator/BruceWillis. Oh, and Creator/ScarlettJohansson in her film debut.
* ''Film/QueensLogic'' has Joe Mantegna, Creator/KevinBacon, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/LindaFiorentino, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Ken Olin, Chloe Webb, Tony Spiridakis and Music/TomWaits.
* Parodied in the RealTrailerFakeMovie Jimmy Kimmel put together called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NwB9PLxss Movie: The Movie]]". It's a film meant to have a piece of every popular genre, with the trailer featuring many celebrities such as Creator/SamuelLJackson and Creator/CameronDiaz.
* ''Film/{{Timeline}}'' features the likes of Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Creator/GerardButler, Creator/BillyConnolly, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Creator/NealMcDonough, Matt Craven, Ethan Embry, Michael Sheen, Lambert Wilson, Marton Csokas and Rossif Sutherland.
* ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'' has Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Creator/GabrielByrne, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/HughLaurie, Creator/PeterSarsgaard, and french Creator/GerardDepardieu, Anne Parillaud and Judith Godrèche.
* ''Film/{{Movie 43}}'' features Creator/HughJackman, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/EmmaStone, Creator/ChloeMoretz, Creator/GerardButler, Seann William Scott, Chris Pratt, Josh Duhamel, Creator/KateWinslet, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Johnny Knoxville, Seth Mac Farlane, Anna Faris, Creator/PatrickWarburton, Creator/JasonSudeikis, Creator/DennisQuaid, Greg Kinnear, Liev Schreiber, Justin Long, Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/ChristopherMintzPlasse, Creator/RichardGere, Terrence Howard, Jack McBrayer, Creator/StephenMerchant and Creator/NaomiWatts (many of them regret it now).
* ''Film/AfterHours'' features Griffin Dunne as the lead, along with Creator/RosannaArquette, Verna Bloom, Linda Fiorentino, Teri Garr, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara and Creator/CheechAndChong.
* ''Film/FourRooms'' has Creator/TimRoth as the main character, as well as containing Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/JenniferBeals, Creator/ValeriaGolino, Music/{{Madonna}}, Creator/IoneSkye, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/LiliTaylor, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/TamlynTomita, Creator/AliciaWitt and Creator/BruceWillis in an uncredited role.
* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'', featuring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/IslaFisher, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/MorganFreeman, Creator/DaveFranco and Creator/MarkRuffalo.
** The sequel had all of them except for Fisher, and added Creator/DanielRadcliffe and Creator/LizzyCaplan to the mix.
* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is one of the earliest examples of this. Creator/RayBolger (the Scarecrow), Creator/JackHaley (the Tin Man), Creator/MargaretHamilton (the Wicked Witch), Creator/BertLahr (the Cowardly Lion), and Creator/FrankMorgan (the Wizard)[[note]]The only member of the cast who didn't live to see the movie become the American institution it is today[[/note]] were some of the foremost actors in the early days of blockbuster talkies. Bolger, Haley, and Lahr in particular were also noted vaudeville performers.[[note]]Creator/JudyGarland (Dorothy) had appeared in a few movies before this one, but was still up and coming at the time.[[/note]]
* ''Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein'', in addition to Creator/AbbottAndCostello themselves, includes a Who's Who of Franchise/UniversalHorror stars: Creator/BelaLugosi as {{Dracula}}, Creator/GlennStrange as FrankensteinsMonster, Creator/LonChaneyJr. as [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 The Wolf Man]], and Creator/VincentPrice as [[spoiler:The Invisible Man]]. (Notably, this is the only other time Creator/BelaLugosi reprised his most famous role.)
* ''Film/PainAndGain'' features Creator/MarkWahlberg, Creator/DwayneJohnson, Creator/AnthonyMackie, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/TonyShalhoub, Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/RebelWilson, and even Creator/PeterStormare as OneSceneWonder.
* ''Film/KillYourDarlings'' stars Creator/KyraSedgwick, as Lucien Carr's mother, [[Creator/DaneDeHaan Dane DeHaan]] as Lucien Carr, Creator/DavidCross as Allen Ginsberg's father, [[Creator/MichaelCHall Michael C. Hall]] as David Kammerer, and Creator/DanielRadcliffe as Allen Ginsberg.
* ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds'', the 2000 car heist movie, features a fairly loaded cast given the plot: Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/ChristopherEccleston, Creator/GiovanniRibisi, Creator/DelroyLindo, Creator/TimothyOlyphant and Creator/RobertDuvall
* Creator/WesAnderson frequently pulls ensemble casts, but ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel'' takes it to extreme measures, with an all-A-list cast: led by Creator/RalphFiennes, the cast features Creator/JudeLaw, Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/WillemDafoe, Creator/EdwardNorton, Creator/FMurrayAbraham, Creator/HarveyKeitel, Creator/MathieuAmalric, Creator/TildaSwinton, Creator/OwenWilson, Creator/TomWilkinson, Creator/SaoirseRonan, Creator/JasonSchwartzman and Creator/BillMurray.
* ''Film/TheBigWedding'' contains Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/DianeKeaton, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/SusanSarandon, Creator/TopherGrace, Creator/KatherineHeigl, Creator/AmandaSeyfried and Creator/BenBarnes.
* The Hungarian version of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'' has this; [[Anime/SailorMoon Kata Csondor]] as Carrie White, [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Tamara Zsigmond]] as Sue Snell, [[Anime/DragonBall Peter Bozso]] as Tommy Ross, [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears Edina Somlai]] as Chris Hargensen, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Attila Kiraly]] as Billy Nolan, among others.
* ''Film/TheAviator'': Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/CateBlanchett, Creator/KateBeckinsale, Creator/AlecBaldwin, Creator/JohnCReily, Creator/JudeLaw, Creator/AlanAlda, Danny Huston, and [[Music/NoDoubt Gwen Stefani]].
* ''Film/{{Paddington}}'': Creator/SallyHawkins, Creator/HughBonneville, Creator/JulieWalters, Creator/PeterCapaldi, Creator/JimBroadbent, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/BenWhishaw, Creator/MichaelGambon and Creator/ImeldaStaunton.
* ''Film/IntoTheWoods'' features Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/AnnaKendrick, Creator/EmilyBlunt, and much more, along with Broadway players Christina Baranski, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, and Billy Magnusson. Talk show host Creator/EllenDegeneres pokes fun at the film's star studded cast by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzIlBnQARIU creating her own trailer for the film]], which lists a comical assortment of celebrities as members of the cast.
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' features [[Creator/KeiraKnightley Elizabeth Swann,]] [[{{Spooks}} Tom Quinn]], [[Creator/DonaldSutherland President Snow,]] [[Creator/JenaMalone Johanna Mason,]] [[Creator/CareyMulligan Daisy Buchannan,]] [[Creator/RosamundPike "Amazing" Amy Dunne,]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Lord Cutler Beckett]], [[Series/DoctorWho Harriet Jones]] and, of course, [[Creator/JudiDench M]].
* ''Film/JupiterAscending'' has Creator/MilaKunis, Creator/ChanningTatum, Creator/SeanBean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Creator/VanessaKirby, and Creator/TerryGilliam.
* ''Film/TheBigShort'' has Creator/SteveCarell, Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/RyanGosling, and Creator/BradPitt in major roles with, Creator/MarisaTomei, Creator/KarenGillan, and Creator/MelissaLeo for support.
* ''Film/DeathHouse'' is a [[TheSeventies '70s]] - [[TheEighties '80s]] horror fan's ''wet dream''. Among the cast is Creator/DannyTrejo, [[Film/TheHowling Dee Wallace]], [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 Michael Berryman]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Kane Hodder]], [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Robert Englund]], [[Film/ReAnimator Barbara Crampton]], [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Doug Bradley]], [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Ken Foree]], and [[Film/ISpitOnYourGrave Camille Keaton]]. The kicker? The idea for the film was conceived by the late [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Gunnar Hansen]], [[AuthorExistenceFailure who also would have starred in it]].
* ''Film/{{Armored}}'': It's rather noticeable how many well-known actors are in this movie: Matt Dillon, Creator/JeanReno, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, Milo Ventimiglia, Amaury Nolasco, Skeet Ulrich, and Fred Ward. The main character is surprisingly the least well-known.
* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels: Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/EwanMcGregor, Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/HaydenChristensen, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creatr/ChristopherLee, Creator/TerrenceStamp, Creator/BrianBlessed, Creator/TemueraMorrison, Creator/KeiraKnightley and Creator/RoseByrne before they were famous, [[Creator/FrankOz the returning actors]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid from the original trilogy]], and a whole bunch of {{Classically Trained Extra}}s such as Creator/HughQuarshie and Creator/OliverFordDavies.
* The ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' trilogy: Creator/BenStiller, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/OwenWilson, Creator/SteveCoogan, Creator/DickVanDyke, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/CarlaGugino, Creator/BradGarrett, Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/BillHader, Creator/HankAzaria, Creator/ChristopherGuest, Creator/EugeneLevy, the Music/JonasBrothers, Creator/MindyKaling, Creator/RebelWilson, and Creator/DanStevens. In an interesting subversion, two of the trilogy's actors, Creator/RamiMalek and Creator/JonBernthal, [[RetroactiveRecognition were unknown at the time of the film's release]] but became more famous as time went on.
* The ''Film/SpyKids'' movies have included such iconic names as Creator/AntonioBanderas, Creator/CarlaGugino, Creator/AlanCumming, Creator/TonyShalhoub, Creator/DannyTrejo, [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]], Creator/TeriHatcher, Creator/RobertPatrick, Creator/RicardoMontalban, Creator/BillPaxton, Creator/MikeJudge, Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Creator/JessicaAlba, and Creator/JoelMcHale, Creator/JeremyPiven, and Creator/RickyGervais. Oh, and ''Creator/GeorgeClooney'' is the President. Creator/RobertRodriguez's other kid films also revel in this trope, as ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' features Creator/DavidArquette, Creator/KristinDavis, and Creator/GeorgeLopez, and ''Film/{{Shorts}}'' features Creator/LeslieMann, Creator/JonCryer, Creator/WilliamHMacy, and Creator/JamesSpader. The child actors were mostly unknown, but some of them found post-Rodriguez fame (Creator/EmilyOsment, Creator/TaylorMomsen, Creator/SelenaGomez, Creator/RowanBlanchard, Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/SashaPieterse, Creator/JakeShort, Creator/KatDennings, and Creator/LeoHoward most notable among them).
* ''Film/Baywatch2017'' has Creator/DwayneJohnson, Creator/ZacEfron, Creator/PriyankaChopra and Creator/AlexandraDaddario.
* ''Film/MagicCamp'' stars Creator/AdamDevine, Creator/JeffreyTambor and Creator/GillianJacobs and was originally slated to star none other than Creator/SteveMartin, who actually co-wrote the script. The film is also directed by legendary ''Film/FreakyFriday'' and ''Film/MeanGirls'' director Mark Waters.
* ''Film/HesJustNotThatIntoYou'' features Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/JenniferAniston, Creator/DrewBarrymore, Creator/JenniferConnelly, Kevin Connolly, Creator/BradleyCooper, Creator/GinniferGoodwin, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, and Creator/JustinLong.
* ''Film/TheSnowman2017'''s cast includes Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/RebeccaFerguson, Creator/JKSimmons, Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg, Creator/ValKilmer, Creator/ChloeSevigny, Creator/TobyJones and Creator/JamesDArcy.

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* Many British costume dramas fulfil this trope to the letter, though occasionally the names are unknown in Hollywood but considered major stars in Britain.
** The 2005 version of ''Series/BleakHouse'' starred, among others, Creator/GillianAnderson, Denis [[Franchise/StarWars "Wedge Antilles"]] Lawson, Creator/CharlesDance, Alun Armstrong, Pauline Collins, Ian Richardson and Anne Reid.
** The 1995 version of ''Film/PrideAndPrejudice'' has Creator/ColinFirth, Alison Steadman, Julia Sawalha and Creator/EmiliaFox.
** The 2007 ''Series/{{Cranford}}'' has Dame Creator/JudiDench, Simon Woods, Creator/MichaelGambon, Creator/ImeldaStaunton, Julia Sawalha, Philip Glenister and Eileen Atkins, not to mention a host of beloved British character actors in supporting roles, among them Emma Fielding, Jim Carter, Deborah Findlay, Barbara Flynn, Greg Wise, and Francesca Annis. ''Return to Cranford'' upped the ante, adding names like Celia Imrie, Creator/TimCurry, Creator/JonathanPryce, Michelle Dockery, and a pre-''Avengers'' Creator/TomHiddleston.
* ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'' has a pretty blinding cast for a TV show - Creator/TimothyOlyphant, Creator/IanMcShane, Creator/PowersBoothe, John Hawkes, Creator/BradDourif, Creator/KeithCarradine, Creator/JeffreyJones and Creator/TitusWelliver, with Creator/BrianCox, Creator/StephenTobolowsky and Garret Dillahunt appearing as guest stars.
* ''Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'' featured many well-known actors and actresses. There's Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/EricIdle, Creator/PaulReubens, Music/MickJagger, Howie Mandel, Creator/PeterWeller, Billy Crystal, and Creator/VincentPrice, to name a few. Directors of individual episodes included Creator/FrancisFordCoppola and Creator/TimBurton.
* ''Film/MotherGooseRockNRhyme'' is practically filled with name talent, most of them in cameos: Shelley Duvall (the female lead), Cyndi Lauper, Bobby Brown, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Little Richard, Howie Mandel, Cheech Marin... In fact, protagonist Gordon seems to be the only major character to be played by a nobody (albeit in a role that was turned down by Jim Varney).
* Casting for ''Series/CriminalMinds'' tends to go this way. In the first two seasons, the cast had the drawing power of noted TV actors Creator/MandyPatinkin, Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore (well-known in the soap world as Malcolm on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless''). The second season saw the addition of TV veteran Paget Brewster, with the third season seeing Patinkin replaced by Joe Mantegna, with the eighth season seeing Brewster replaced by veteran actress Jeanne Tripplehorn (most famous previously for ''Film/BasicInstinct''). The show has also become a StarMakingRole for Matthew Gray Gubler. A lot of guest stars on the show- especially lately- are name actors, with Creator/WilWheaton, Creator/JasonAlexander, Teri Polo and Michelle Trachtenberg, among others, all making appearances.
* Zig-zagged with ''Series/{{Glee}}''. When the show started most of the main actors were mainly unknown, but as time went on they all became hugely popular. They've been flanked by a respectable supporting cast (mainly musical theatre people) that includes Mike O'Malley, Creator/IdinaMenzel, Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, Carol Burnett, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/KristinChenoweth, Ken Jeong, Gloria Estefan and Music/RickyMartin.
* The 1992 made-for-TV production of Larry Gelbart's play ''Mastergate: A Play on Words'' (a fictionalized Senate hearing about the latest Washington scandal) has to its credit Tim Reid, Marcia Strassman, Buck Henry, Richard Kiley, Ed Begley Jr., David Ogden Stiers, Henry Jones, Bruno Kirby, Ron Vawter, Creator/JerryOrbach, Ben Stein, Ken Howard, Pat Morita, James Coburn, Darren [=McGavin=], Robert Guillaume, Dennis Weaver, and Burgess Meredith.
* Played straight with Ryan Murphy's newest project, ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'', which features (as of season 1) Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, Creator/EmmaRoberts, Creator/LeaMichele, Oliver Hudson, Music/KekePalmer, Creator/AbigailBreslin, Skyler Samuels, Music/NickJonas, Music/ArianaGrande, Creator/CharismaCarpenter and Grace Phipps.
* ''Series/JesusOfNazareth'' has a cast list that would make your eyes spin: Creator/LaurenceOlivier, Creator/AnneBancroft, Creator/DonaldPleasence, Creator/IanHolm, Creator/IanMcShane, Creator/MichaelYork, Creator/ErnstBorgnine, Creator/RodSteiger.
* ''Series/{{Damages}}'' has Creator/GlennClose, Creator/TedDanson, Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/MarciaGayHarden, Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Creator/LilyTomlin and Creator/JohnGoodman as part of the regular cast at one point or another along with up and comer Creator/RoseByrne. That roster is enough to make the one off StuntCasting guest list of some series blush.
* Throughout the late-80's--early-90's, Creator/{{NBC}} produced a slew of TV movies geared toward the pre-teen--early-teen demographic--''Crash Course'', ''Class Cruise'', ''Camp Cucamonga'', etc. The casts consisted of stars of popular Creator/{{NBC}} series of the era, and even provided a little RetroactiveRecognition--[[Series/{{Friends}} Rachel]] appears in one film, and [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Dr. Huang]] in another.

* [=USA For Africa=]'s "We Are the World" is one of the most successful charity records, and this record from 1985 -- proceeds of which were used for famine relief in Africa -- has a who's who of musical acts, from all the major genres, involved. Quincy Jones was the conductor, and writers Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson were a prominent part of the chorus. Get a load of who else had solo parts: Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry (of the band Journey), Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles. And who backed them up? Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac), Waylon Jennings, Creator/BetteMidler, John Oates (Daryl Hall's longtime partner), [=LTD=] lead singer Jeffrey Osborne, Smokey Robinson; and various members of The News (Huey Lewis' backing band), the Jacksons and the Pointer Sisters.
* This is the entire point of a posse cut in hip-hop. Some well-known examples:
** "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest & Leaders of the New School
** "Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)" the original was by Craig Mack, but the remix featured Music/TheNotoriousBIG, Music/LLCoolJ and Music/BustaRhymes.
** DJ Khaled is known for these; some examples are "All I Do is Win", "We Takin' Over", and "Out Here Grindin'"
* The intersection of films and songs is of course concert movies, and Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/TheLastWaltz'', which documented and celebrated the last performance of Music/TheBand, assembled a murderer's row of talent. Aside from the group themselves, there were performances from Music/EricClapton, Music/JoniMitchell, Music/NeilYoung, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Paul Butterfield, and Bobby Charles ([[WTHCastingAgency Neil Diamond]] too, but we don't like to talk about him)--and of course, a set by Music/BobDylan, who brought The Band to prominence as his backing group before they went solo. Oh, and just for completeness sake, the last song adds in [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo Starr]] and [[Music/TheRollingStones Ron Wood]] as backing musicians.
* It's very common in jazz as the genre relies on the skill of their protagonists.
** Famous example is Music/MilesDavis' ''Kind of Blue'' from 1959 that features high-profile players like saxophonists Music/JohnColtrane, Cannonball Adderley and pianist Bill Evans. ''Bitches Brew'' from 1970 collected an impressive cast as well: guitarist {{John McLaughlin}}, pianists Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul as well drummer {{Jack DeJohnette}}. A bonus track from a reissue even had Billy Cobham! His two legendary quintets weren't far behind, so Miles definitly had a taste for a CastOfSnowflakes.
** Cannonball Adderley's 1958 album ''Somethin' Else'' had drummer Art Blakey, the "two Jones" Sam and Hank Jones (not related) and Miles Davis.
* This trope is the Raison d'être of the {{Supergroup}}, which assembles a group of famous musicians (or members of famous bands) and draws in fans with the promise of awesomeness by amalgamation. A special mention needs to go to Music/TheTravelingWilburys, who assembled an utterly unbelievable amount of talent (to quote its own trope page," Music/BobDylan. Music/RoyOrbison. Music/TomPetty. Music/GeorgeHarrison and [[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra Jeff Lynne]]. Holy Shit.")-- and then released the entire thing under a StageName, with no reference to who they really were, because they were doing it to have fun and work with each other.
* Music/{{Chickenfoot}} is composed of Music/JoeSatriani, [[Music/VanHalen Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony]] and [[Music/RedHotChiliPeppers Chad Smith]].
* This is a staple of the CharityMotivationSong genre, as seen in "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and "Music/WeAreTheWorld", and the charity benefit concert, as in the case of Live Aid.
* Music/KanyeWest's Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy, especially on All of the Lights.
* Jamie Foxx's video for "Blame It" both parodies this with its opening and plays it straight when you realize just [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blame_It#Music_video how many famous people]] are in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfjtpp90lu8 video.]]
* Music/MichaelJackson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3V-7DEAgdc "Liberian Girl"]] which was literally just all his famous friends walking around a set talking and waiting for Michael to show up to the video shoot while the song plays in the background. That's the whole point.
* Music/JohnnyCash's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc "God's Gonna cut You Down"]].
* The song and video for "Bed Rock" by [[Music/LilWayne Young Money]] features everybody in the Young Money group(and a few others) including Music/LilWayne, Music/NickiMinaj, Music/{{Drake}}, Birdman and Lloyd.
* Music/JayZ's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Revmkhxu7dk "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." video]] is packed with famous faces, some predictable (Diddy, Roc-a-Fella artists [[ThoseTwoGuys Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel]], Jadakiss, Freeway, Tru Life, and Young Gunz), some unexpected ones (rapper Rick Ross, singers MariahCarey, and Cassie, rap producers Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, The-Dream, DJ Clue, and Irv Gotti, and ''Series/AmericasNextTopModel'' alum Yaya Dacosta), and a few downright surprising ones (former adversary Music/{{Nas}}, ''Series/RockOfLove'' contestant Kristia Krueger, actors [[Series/ThatsSoRaven Drew Sidora]] and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Tristan Wilds]], athletes Zab Judah and Larry Johnson). Of this group, only Diddy and Cassie had a hand in creating the song. Ironically, the track's most famous contributors, Music/KanyeWest and background vocalist Music/{{Beyonce}}, are both absent.
* Music/DavidBowie's second and third videos from ''The Next Day'' (2013) attracted some name acting talent to shore him up: Tilda Swinton plays his wife in "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)", while Gary Oldman plays a Catholic priest and Marion Cotillard a prostitute in "The Next Day". (No links because neither clip is safe for work.)
* Slash's debut album was made on the theory that the guitarist would write whatever he wants in any genre he wants, then contacts the singer best suited for it when he's got a basic song laid down (most of them friends he's made throughout the years). This session ended up including Music/OzzyOsbourne, [[Music/TheStooges Iggy Pop]], [[Music/{{Soundgarden}} Chris]] [[Music/{{Audioslave}} Cornell]], [[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilmister]], Music/KidRock, an instrumental with Music/DaveGrohl and his old Music/GunsNRoses band-mate Duff [=McKagen=], and Music/AliceCooper doing a duet with [[Music/PussycatDolls Nicole Scherzinger]] among others. Two of the only names he wasn't able to get for various reasons were [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] and [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack]] [[Music/JackWhite White]].
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s 2013 Gigantour already included several bands with celebrity members, except they were playing in smaller or less famous bands. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPDBGxgu2I Then one night in Texas]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L52eXjOFFuk they all]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9g9GwnQVFw got on stage together]] to perform "Cold Sweat" by Music/ThinLizzy while Slash was in the building. This ended up becoming a jam of David Ellefson and Music/JasonNewsted on bass, [[Music/{{Pantera}} Vinnie Paul]] on drums, Mustaine, [[Music/{{Mudvayne}} Chad Gray]] and [[Music/{{Disturbed}} David]] [[Music/{{Device}} Draiman]] on vocals, and Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover off his kit, Slash and [[Music/BlackLabelSociety Zakk]] [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Wylde]] on guitar. So basically, a number of famous names in metal (and then the fellow from Death Division). For a {{metalhead}}, Dave Mustaine announcing these names quickly became SerialEscalation.
* Disney's Friends for Change's inaugural song "Send It On" features Music/MileyCyrus, Music/SelenaGomez, Music/DemiLovato, and Music/TheJonasBrothers - a rather modest lineup even by Disney's standards. The accompanying GreenAesop campaign recruited literally every star they had on their shows at the time.
* Creator/{{Sam Kinison}}s video for his cover of "Wild Thing" was a who's-who of 80's metal and rock stars. [[{{Music/Aerosmith}} Steven Tyler and Joe Perry]], Music/BillyIdol, the entire line-up of Music/{{Ratt}}, [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash and Steven Adler]], [[Music/BonJovi Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora]], [[Music/{{Poison}} C.C. Deville]] and [[Music/MotleyCrue Tommy Lee]]. All there to mostly get blitzed and sing back-up.
* The studio album version of ''Here Lies Love''. The music and lyrics were a collaboration between Music/DavidByrne and Music/FatboySlim. The guest talent they brought in to sing the album included [[Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine Florence Welch]], Music/CandiePayne, Music/StVincent, Music/ToriAmos, Music/MarthaWainwright, Music/NellyMcKay, Music/SteveEarle, Music/CyndiLauper, Music/AllisonMoorer, Music/CharmaineClamor, Music/RoisinMurphy, Music/{{Camille}}, Music/TheresaAndersson, [[Music/SharonJonesAndTheDapKings Sharon Jones]], Music/AliceRussell, [[Music/TheB52s Kate Pierson]], [[Music/{{Sia}} Sia Furler]], Music/{{Santigold}}, Music/NicoleAtkins, [[Music/TenThousandManiacs Natalie Merchant]], and [[Music/MyBrightestDiamond Shara Worden]].
* The ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[Music/Furious7Soundtrack soundtrack]], in contrast to previous albums' lesser known cast of artists, features a wide variety of big name stars, consisting of rappers, [=DJs=], and pop singers, mixed with some lesser known acts. It includes Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, Rich Homie Quan, T.I., Young Thug, Sevyn Streeter, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa, Music/IggyAzalea, Prince Royce, Charlie Puth, [[Music/ThreeSixMafia Juicy J]], Kevin Gates, Future, Sage the Gemini, Music/DavidGuetta, Kaz James, Music/DJShadow, Mos Def, J Balvin, French Montana, Nicky Jam, Music/FloRida, Lookas, Music/LilJon, Fito Blanko, Skylar Grey, and Famous to Most.
** This is par the course with soundtrack albums, especially if they were cobbled together from previously recorded songs, such as the soundtrack for ''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower'' featuring a who's who of 80's AlternativeRock groups such as Music/SonicYouth, Music/TheSmiths, Cocteau Twins, Music/NewOrder, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Music/{{XTC}} and Music/DavidBowie.
* Shudder To Think's soundtrack to ''First Love, Last Rites'' had them performing songs in various {{retraux}} styles with guest vocalists - They ended up largely working with singers who, while not household names, were definitely prominent in 90's AlternativeRock: Music/JeffBuckley, Music/LizPhair, [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Billy Corgan]], [[Music/TheCardigans Nina Persson]], [[{{Music/X}} John Doe]], Angela [=McLuskey=], Lena Karlsson, [[Music/TheThe Matt Johnson]], and [[{{Music/Low}} Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This was Wrestling/RingOfHonor's original business model. While it did have some contracted wrestlers, said contracts were very unprofessional to encourage an open door system. It was modeled after All Pro Wrestling's King Of Indies tournament which similarly brought in wrestlers from all over the independent circuit but to be on a monthly basis rather than an annual one. While a no show without notice from Wrestling/RicFlair lead to ROH toning down this approach in favor of a larger, more tightly contracted roster of regulars, sister promotion Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} stuck to the model, which Dave Prazak noted during Kimber Lee's entrance on volume 80.
-->"I sound like a broken record, everyone's one of the best in the word, but it's true!"[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Many Muppet films from ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' onwards have a variation: the Muppets themselves are the stars, but most of the human supporting characters and cameos are name performers. And the first three films even work in cameos from ''Series/SesameStreet'' characters!

* A New York production of ''Theatre/TheSeagull'' featured Creator/MerylStreep as Irina, Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Konstantin, Creator/NataliePortman as Nina, Kevin Kline as Trigorin, Creator/ChristopherWalken as Sorin, Creator/MarciaGayHarden as Masha, Stephen Spinella as Medviedenko, Debra Monk as Polina, John Goodman as Shamraev and Morena Baccarin was Nina's understudy.
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_%28play%29 8]]'', a play which recreates the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial about the legality of gay marriage in California, features an incredible cast of Creator/GeorgeClooney, Creator/MartinSheen, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/KevinBacon, ChristineLahti, Creator/JamieLeeCurtis, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Yeardley Smith]], Creator/JohnCReilly, Creator/GeorgeTakei, Creator/JaneLynch and more.

[[folder:Theme Park]]
* ''Ride/CraniumCommand'', an attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks EPCOT]]'s Wonders of Life Pavillion, revolved around a "Cranium Commando" trying to pilot the brain of a twelve-year-old boy while balancing the demands of [[OrganAutonomy the various body parts]]. Said parts were played by an assortment of TV and film stars from TheNineties, including Bobcat Goldthwait as the adrenal gland, Charles Grodin as the Left Brain, Creator/JonLovitz as the Right Brain, and George Wendt as the stomach.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity 3.0'' had an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VpQek0eGSA&feature=youtu.be&t=5m42s extremely high-profile]] cast. Creator/AdrianPasdar, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/CarlosAlazraqui, Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey, Creator/CoreyBurton, Creator/CraigTNelson, Creator/DaveWittenberg, Creator/DavidKaye, Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, Creator/DrakeBell, Creator/FredTatasciore, Creator/GregCipes, Creator/HollyHunter, Creator/IdinaMenzel, Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, Creator/JasonBateman, Creator/JEffBennett, Creator/JEnniferHale, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/KeithFerguson, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Creator/KristenBell, Creator/KyleHebert, Creator/LarryTheCableGuy, Creator/LauraBailey, Creator/LewisBlack, Creator/MaeWhitman, Music/MandyMoore, Matt "WebVideo/ChadVader" Sloan, Creator/MatthewMercer, Creator/MingNaWen, Creator/NikaFutterman, Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/RobinAtkinDownes, Creator/RogerCraigSmith, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/SarahSilverman, Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TomKane, Creator/TomKenny, Creator/TravisWillingham, Creator/TroyBaker, Creator/YuriLowenthal, and Creator/AnthonyDaniels as [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO]].
* The ContinuityReboot of the ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series actually billed itself on its name talent, which included people like Creator/ElijahWood, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/DavidSpade and Creator/WayneBrady in its primary roles. Even the minor roles tended to be filled with recognizable cartoon voice actors.
* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series sports an impressive cast, featuring Haley Joel Osment, David Gallagher, Creator/HaydenPanettiere, Music/JesseMcCartney, Brittany Snow, Creator/ChristopherLee, Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/MarkHamill. And that's not even getting into the crossover characters. The roles that aren't filled by {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s instead tend to go to voice actors who have a strong fan following in their own right. This is even quite visible in the first game, when you got [[Creator/NSync Lance Bass]], Creator/MandyMoore, and Creator/BillyZane.
* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' features the talents of Creator/LauraBailey, Creator/JKSimmons, Creator/GaryOldman, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/EllenMcLain, Creator/ChristopherLloyd, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/StephenMerchant, Creator/TravisWillingham, Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PeterCapaldi, Creator/ChrisPratt, Creator/SeanAstin, Creator/ElizabethBanks, Creator/FrankWelker, and Creator/TroyBaker.
* ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', then aimed by Creator/{{Konami}} as the next ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial''-like CashCowFranchise, benefitted of such a voice actor cast: among the main heroines can be found Creator/HirokoKonishi, Creator/YumiTouma, Creator/MarikoKouda, Creator/KikukoInoue, Creator/JunkoIwao, Creator/MichikoNeya, Creator/YukaImai, Creator/HoukoKuwashima, Creator/ShihoNiiyama, Creator/YukoMizutani, Creator/YukoMinaguchi, and Creator/WakanaYamazaki; the enemy characters count Creator/DaisukeGori, Creator/TakeshiAono, Creator/NobutoshiCanna, and Creator/YasunoriMasutani in their ranks; and the secondary characters have Creator/KazuyaNakai and Creator/HideoIshikawa as well.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'''s voice cast includes Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/YuriLowenthal, Creator/LauraBailey,Creator/RogerCross, Creator/ZacharyLevi, Creator/FeliciaDay, Creator/SteveBlum, Michael Hogan, Kris Kristofferson, Debra Wilson, Courtenay Taylor, Creator/KeithSzarabajka, etc.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' English voice cast features a wide variety of LA and even Texas [=VAs=], such as Creator/CaitlinGlass, Creator/CassandraLee, Creator/CarrieKeranen, Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas, Creator/MatthewMercer, Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/CindyRobinson, Creator/KirkThornton, Creator/MelaLee, Creator/KaijiTang, Creator/{{DC Douglas}}, Creator/DougErholtz, Creator/JoshGrelle, Creator/CheramiLeigh, Creator/AlexisTipton, Creator/KiraBuckland, Creator/RobbieDaymond, Creator/BenjaminDiskin, Creator/ErinFitzgerald, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/YuriLowenthal, Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn, Creator/BrycePapenbrook, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/CristinaValenzuela, Creator/DanWoren, Creator/BrianBeacock, Creator/LaurenLanda, Creator/EricaMendez, Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith, Creator/JulieAnnTaylor, Creator/KyleHebert, Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/AmandaCelineMiller, Creator/MichelleRuff and Creator/SpikeSpencer.
* ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'' goes to great lengths to maintain its cast's more iconic voices, pulling in actors from across 3 continents at times. The main roster includes Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/SeanPertwee, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, Creator/DavidKaye, Creator/QuintonFlynn, Creator/CoreyBurton, Creator/SanaeKobayashi, Creator/UnshoIshizuka, Creator/JoshKeaton (who voiced Jak in ''The Lost Frontier''), and Creator/JenniferHale in the game's [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin]] (of [[VideoGame/HeavenlySword Nariko]]). Secondary NPC's include Creator/StephenFry, Creator/DanGreen, Creator/ArminShimerman, Music/GreyDeLisle, Creator/JasonDonovan, and Creator/ClancyBrown.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has definitely got an all star cast. For example, the overall voice cast includes Creator/RobinAtkinDownes, Creator/KeithDavid, Creator/TerrenceStamp, Creator/OrlandoJones, Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/MichaelWincott, Creator/MichelleRodriguez, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/ZacharyLevi, Creator/RonLivingston, Creator/NathanFillion, Creator/AlanTudyk, Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/AdamBaldwin, Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/JonathanRoss, Creator/TriciaHelfer, Creator/MarkRolston, Creator/KeithSzarabajka, Creator/YuriLowenthal, Creator/GideonEmery, Creator/ConanOBrien, etc. Live action adaptations also add Creator/AnnaPopplewell, Creator/DanielCudmore, and Creator/TyOlsson, among others.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' has big names like Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/BillNighy, Creator/KateBeckinsale, Creator/MichaelGambon, and Creator/JimCummings.
* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' has big-time voice-acting talent behind its colorful cast of characters, including Creator/CreeSummer, Creator/AliHillis, Creator/NikaFutterman, Creator/KariWahlgren, Creator/TroyBaker, Creator/FredTatasciore, among other talented voice actors. This is a notable first for Nintendo as they typically use staff members and other persons who are not known for voice-acting.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' features voice acting by big names in the anime dubbing industry, with Creator/MatthewMercer front lining as Chrom. He is joined by Creator/DavidVincent, Creator/MichelleRuff, Creator/LauraBailey, Creator/YuriLowenthal, Creator/KyleHebert, Creator/CindyRobinson, Creator/KarenStrassman, and many others.
** The Japanese version of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' stars Creator/NobunagaShimazaki, Creator/SatomiSato, Creator/YuuichiNakamura, Creator/KaoriNazuka, Creator/YukiKaji, Creator/HisakoKanemoto, Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi, Creator/MamoruMiyano and Creator/MiyukiSawashiro. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters And that's just the main cast]].
* For [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Super Robot Wars]], this is both a requirement and an expectation, due to many voice actors having to reprise their roles from the countless [[HumongousMecha giant mecha]] anime represented in different installments. Hell, even the [[OriginalGeneration Banpresto Originals]] get their own [[NamesToKnowInAnime names to know in anime]]. There's just too many to list.
* ''VideoGame/FableIII'' definitely counts. While there had been some notable names in earlier installments, the third game has a huge voice cast that includes Creator/BenKingsley, Creator/StephenFry, Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/NaomieHarris, Creator/MichaelFassbender, Creator/ZoeWanamaker, Creator/BernardHill, Creator/NicholasHoult, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/SeanPertwee, Creator/JonathanRoss, Creator/JasonManford, Creator/MarkHeap, Creator/SarahHadland, Creator/DanielaDenby-Ashe, Creator/RosieCavaliero and Creator/LucyGaskell. Some of these weren't even main characters, and because of the branching plot, there was no guarantee they'd all turn up in your play through.
* ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' ''War of The Chosen'' ExpansionPack features the voicework of Creator/JonathanFrakes, Creator/MichaelDorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and Creator/JohnDeLancie. [[WordOfGod Jake Solomon]] Assured us that it's a [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial total coincidence that several actors from]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration one of his favorite TV shows]] happen to be in the cast.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has the following: Creator/HiroShimono, Creator/RinaSato, Creator/YuuichiNakamura, Creator/AsamiImai, Creator/EriKitamura, Creator/MiyukiSawashiro, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Satomi Arai, Creator/IkueOtani and more.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'''s English dub has Creator/ChrisPatton, Creator/BrittneyKarbowski, Creator/JessicaBoone, Creator/MelissaDavis, Creator/MaggieFlecknoe, Tiffany Terrell, Creator/GregAyres, Natalie Arneson, Joanne Bonasso, Creator/CaitlinGlass and Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard. The latter two being Creator/FUNimation actors certainly surprised people that they would be featured in an Creator/ADVFilms release.
* ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoiShinasai'' has an All Star Cast of Japanese seiyuu working together on an Eroge and its subsequent anime adaptation.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'': The cast is huge, but is filled with famous and experienced seiyuu. It features the talents of Creator/SayakaOhara, Creator/YuuKobayashi, Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/YuiHorie, Creator/DaisukeOno, Creator/KenichiSuzumura, Creator/MarinaInoue, Creator/RinaSato, Creator/RikiyaKoyama, Creator/AtsukoTanaka, Creator/YukariTamura, Creatro/KikukoInoue, Creator/TomokazuSugita, Creator/MinoriChihara, Creator/YokoHikasa, Creator/AkiToyosaki, Creator/EriKitamura, Creator/MikiIto, Creator/AmiKoshimizu, and Creator/EmiShinohara. The [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] version of ''Chiru'' adds Creator/MiyukiSawashiro, Creator/NatsukoKuwatani, Creator/ShizukaIto, Creator/MitsukiSaiga, Creator/MichikoNeya and Creator/AyakoKawasumi for good measure.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheScarletPumpernickel'' features Daffy, Sylvester, Porky, Elmer, Melissa Duck, Mama Bear, Henery Hawk, and J.L. Warner, an unusually large cast for the era.
** That a large cast was weird for this era is surprising: Except for Melissa Duck, everyone was played by Creator/MelBlanc. Warner Bros. could've had all star casts more often.
* ''Carrotblanca'' tops that by including Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester, Penelope Pussycat, Foghorn Leghorn, and Pepe Le Pew. Plus, cameos by Pete Puma, Giovanni Jones, the Crusher, Porky Pig, Sam Sheepdog, Spike and Chester, Granny, Beaky Buzzard, Elmer Fudd, Rocky and Mugsy, and Gossamer.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' has some of Western Animation's most famous voice acting names as well as some lesser-known but still-recognizable voices, including but not limited to: Creator/TomKenny as Raimundo and Hannibal Roy Bean ([[ManOfAThousandVoices and many other characters]]), Creator/JeffBennett as Clay and Master Monk Guan, Creator/TaraStrong as Omi, Music/GreyDeLisle as Kimiko, Wayne Knight as Dojo, Danny Cooksey as Jack Spicer, Creator/MauriceLaMarche as Master Fung and Tubbimura, Creator/JasonMarsden as Chase Young, Creator/JenniferHale as Katnappe, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Pandabubba, and even [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE Susan]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfJuniperLee Silo]] as Wuya.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' really loves using super-prevalent voice actors. The titular protagonist is voiced by Creator/PhilLaMarr, the main antagonist by Creator/MakoIwamatsu, and numerous additional voices are provided by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Creator/JohnDiMaggio, Creator/TomKenny, Creator/JeffBennett, Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/GreyDeLisle, Creator/TaraStrong, etc.
* A good chuck of the talent in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' includes Creator/JoshKeaton, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, Music/GreyDeLisle, Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/TomKenny, BrianGeorge, Creator/CoreyBurton, Creator/JeffBennett, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/ClancyBrown, Creator/DeeBradleyBaker, Creator/DiedrichBader, Ian Abercrombie, Creator/JohnDiMaggio, JonathanAdams, Creator/KurtwoodSmith, Creator/RonPerlman, Creator/TaraStrong, and Creator/WillFriedle.
* Most of the historical figures in ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'' were played by well known actors. The most notable example is Walter Cronkite as Creator/BenjaminFranklin. Others stars on the show included Billy Crystal, Creator/BenStiller, Annette Bening, Creator/SylvesterStallone, Michael York, Creator/DustinHoffman, Aaron Carter, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, and Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
* ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' had created many stories for VHS that were narrated by well known Hollywood actors and actresses which included Creator/MerylStreep, Creator/DenzelWashington, Creator/RobinWilliams, Creator/WhoopiGoldberg, Creator/JonathanWinters, Creator/BenKingsley, Creator/MaxVonSydow, Creator/JeremyIrons, Creator/MegRyan, Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/SigourneyWeaver, and Creator/JohnHurt.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' in spades!
** The original English version (USA/Canada/Australia/NZ) has [[WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}} Christian Potenza, Megan Falhenbock, Stephanie Anne Mills]], [[WesternAnimation/YinYangYo Scott McCord]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}} Novie Edwards, Annick Obonsawin]], and others to name.
** In Brazil, we have [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Mariana Torres]], [[Creator/JimCarrey Marco Ribeiro]], [[Film/HarryPotter Luisa Palomanes, Charles Emmanuel]], [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Clecio Souto]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Silvia Goiabeira]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Marisa Leal]], [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie Renan Freitas]], [[Film/TheHungerGames Gabriela Bicalho]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Rodrigo Antas]], [[Series/{{Glee}} Wirley Contaifer]], [[WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen Felipe Drummond]] and many more.
* A large portion of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters on ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' are voiced by well-known actors from live-action series, to the point that professional voice actors from animated shows are seldom used. The main cast includes Creator/WillArnett, Creator/AlisonBrie, Creator/AaronPaul, and Creator/AmySedaris; with recurring characters played by Creator/StephenColbert, Creator/AngelaBassett, Creator/PattonOswalt, Creator/LisaKudrow, Creator/KristinChenoweth, and more. Being that the show is about [[HorribleHollywood Hollywoo]]([[SpellMyNameWithAnS d]]), there's also numerous cameos from celebrities who are AdamWesting; such as Creator/MargoMartindale, Creator/DanielRadcliffe, Creator/NaomiWatts, and Creator/JessicaBiel.