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At the beginning of the ClosingCredits, a short clip of each of the major characters is shown and caption shows the actor's name. The clips are usually from scenes earlier in the show/film, but sometimes they might be extra footage.

Much more common back in TheThirties, when this trope was sometimes used at the beginning of the movie to introduce the cast. Creator/WarnerBrothers did this for all its films in the first years of the sound era.

Compare FramedFaceOpening.


[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''
* ''Disney/RobinHood'' does this at the beginning (as Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon films didn't have full closing credits until TheEighties, preferring simple "The End" title cards).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' had one with the voice actors next to headshots of their characters. And the main cast (except for Yeardley Smith) all [[ManOfAThousandVoices have many]] - Harry Shearer even shows after a small clip featuring [[TalkingToHimself Mr. Burns and Smithers]].
* The last three of four ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' DTV movies use an approach similar to ''The Simpsons Movie'', with representative samples of the cast's major characters shown on screen; ''The Beast with a Billion Backs'' fits in as many as 11 or 12 for good measure.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' has a variant - all actors have their names in a setting representative of their characters (Chris Pratt: a construction site; Will Arnett: the Batcave, etc.). ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'', on the other hand, just shows the actor next to the character.
* The first part of the credits ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Piglet's Big Movie]]'' serves as a music video for "A Few Good Friends", featuring clips from the movie intersped with live-action scenes of Music/CarlySimon performing the song.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' combines this with a DancePartyEnding, as many of the characters are watching a concert by [[Music/{{Shakira}} Gazelle]]. An interesting variant in that only characters that have a significant voice actor receive a caption, whereas, many notable minor characters voiced by either production staff or veteran voice actors do not (ie Mr. Big, Fru Fru, Manchas, Bucky, Pronk)
* ''WesternAnimation/TwiceUponATime'' has color images of the characters alongside black-and-white photos of the voice actors wearing recording headsets.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''
* ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
* ''Film/BabyFace''
* ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful''
* ''[[Film/TheBadNewsBears The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training]]''
* ''Film/TheBargain'': A pretty unique version. The main players are introduced before the start of the movie. Each performer comes out onto an empty stage dressed in formal wear. Each one takes a bow, and as they bow, they morph into the clothes and makeup and wigs they wear in the movie.
* ''Film/{{Battleground}}''
* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017''
* ''Film/{{Bernie}}''
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/BurkeAndHare'', ''Literature/TheStupids'', ''Film/IntoTheNight'', ''Film/InnocentBlood'' and ''Film/TradingPlaces'', all directed by Creator/JohnLandis
* ''Bustin' Loose''
* ''Film/TheCaveOfTheYellowDog''
* ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', in which the famous opening scene of the runners on the beach is re-run at the end with the actors' names on the screen.
* ''Film/{{Chicago}}''
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' and ''Film/TheMagnificentAmbersons'', the first two films directed by Creator/OrsonWelles. Welles did not include himself in the video credits for ''Kane'' despite playing the lead role, instead burying his own credit at the bottom of a quick list of minor characters. For ''The Magnificent Ambersons'', Welles not only had video credits but ''narrated'' video credits, with Welles reading off the actors' names as they appear in turn ("Joseph Cotten played Eugene Morgan") and reading off the crew's names with appropriate video clips (for example, a shot of a film camera as Welles says "the photographer (i.e., cinematographer) was Stanley Cortez").
* ''Film/CityLimits'' reminded us which of the cast survived the film by listing them by [Actor] ''is/was'' [Character] (e.g. John Stockwell ''is'' Lee; Dean Devlin ''was'' Ernie), except for the [[SpecialGuest Special Appearances By]] credits (Special Appearance by Robbie Benson ''as'' Carver; and Creator/JamesEarlJones as Albert).
* ''Film/CloudAtlas'' uses this trope to show each of the many roles each of the principal actors played in the movie.
* ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter''
* ''The Comedy of Terrors''
* ''Film/ConAir''
* ''Film/DayForNight''
* ''Film/{{Delicatessen}}''
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter''
* ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', as it is an AffectionateParody of 1940s FilmNoir. The credits also showcase the "cameos" of 1940s actors cut into the film.
* ''Film/DinnerAtEight''
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''
* ''Film/DraculaDeadAndLovingIt'' featured credits like this framed in ornamental picture (or possibly mirror) frames
* ''Film/{{Dune}}''
* The ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' and ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'' serials always did this at the beginning of their first few chapters. The later episodes of each serial would omit the cast portraits.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' had the actor credits appear as they were onscreen (except for Annie Potts and William Atherton, who were absent from the climax). ''Film/GhostbustersII'' and [[Film/Ghostbusters2016 the 2016 reimagining]] went for the more traditional way of showing the actors with previous scenes.
* ''Film/FrightNight2011''
* ''Film/HalfPastDead2''
* ''Film/{{Harvey}}''
* ''Film/HeroesForSale''
* ''Film/InsideMan''
* In ''Film/IntoTheWoods'', the final reprise of the title song is presented like this, much like ''Film/{{Chicago}}''.
* ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''
* ''Film/KillBill'', at the end of the second film.
* ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' (1937 version)
* ''Film/LadiesTheyTalkAbout''
* ''Film/TheLastPictureShow''
* ''Film/LiliesOfTheField''
* ''Film/TheLittleRascals'' (1994)
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (1986 version)
* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]'': As the last of the movie trilogy it's the only one to have "real" closing credits, with photos of the cast treated to look like hand-drawn art.
** Likewise with ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies]]''.
* Like the above, the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse had drawings of the cast of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', and variants in a few others - ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' showed the six protagonists aside their character's WeaponOfChoice (Chris Hemsworth and Mjolnir, Scarlett Johansson and an energy weapon, Jeremy Renner and a quiver) or costume (Robert Downey Jr.: IronMan helmet; Chris Evans: Captain America's suit; Mark Ruffalo: Bruce Banner's glasses and shirt), ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' has minimalistic monochrome drawings of the actors ([[spoiler:though given Toby Jones plays a VirtualGhost, his name appears atop a bunch of old-school mainframes]]), and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' displays the actors' names besides their characters in the statue that comprises the CreativeClosingCredits. ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' combines ''Avengers'' and ''The Winter Soldier'', showing the actors through the shadows in a broken room (Spider-Man and Aunt May are by a spider web, Black Panther near a scratched wall). ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' goes similar to ''Winter Soldier'', with black silhouettes of the characters.
* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' -- for all the good it did them.
* ''Film/TheMartian'' has one overlapping with WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
* ''Film/{{Marty}}''
* ''Film/{{Mash}}''
* ''Film/MidnightMary''
* ''Film/MrBeansHoliday''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''Film/{{No Man of Her Own|1932}}''
* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
* ''Film/{{The Odd Couple|1968}}''
* ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies''.
* ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise''
* ''Film/{{Predator}}'' (with new footage of everyone laughing and happy, except for a truly scared [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Arnie]])
* ''Film/ThePrincessBride''
* ''Film/TheProducers'' (original film only)
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDeadNecropolis''
* ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds''
* Played with in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where only the big-name ''cameos'' are featured this way.
* ''Film/{{Rubber}}''
* ''Film/SaltOfTheEarth'': Divided between the professional actors in the cast (only five, including the female lead) and the non-professional actors (everyone else in the movie).
* ''Film/TheSeaInside'': Rather atypical use of this usually whimsical trope in a deadly serious ICannotSelfTerminate assisted suicide drama.
* ''Film/SeedOfChucky''
* All the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films
* ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009''
* ''Film/ShesGottaHaveIt''
* ''Film/{{SOB}}''
* ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'': The video credits at the end leave out Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, who had one of his first big roles in this film, as a hoodlum.
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
* ''Film/TheSting'': The opening credits.
* ''Film/StrangeDays''
* ''Film/StuartLittle2''
* ''Film/SuicideSquad'' has a swirling mosaic of items related to each actor's character - although the BillingDisplacement for Karen Fukuhara makes her not the only name as Katana's mask is shown.
* ''Film/SunriseAtCampobello''
* ''Film/TopGun''
* ''Film/TropicThunder'', in a way. Once the credits reach the cast, every actor is showcased in a SplashPanel of sorts.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen''. Somewhat necessary, considering that no character is named onscreen.
* ''Theatre/WaitUntilDark'': Including all three of the disguises worn by Alan Arkin's character.
* Pretty much every movie Creator/WarnerBros made from 1930 to 1935 or so had video credits at the beginning, as the house style.
* ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}''
* ''Film/TheWildGeese''
* Seemed to have been popular with shot-on-video horror films, such as ''Film/{{Sledgehammer}}'', ''Cannibal Campout'' and ''Satan Claus''
* ''Film/{{Woodstock}}'': Clips of the various musical acts, shown in order of appearance, as each is named with a credit.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A fair number of BBC sitcoms (all written by David Croft) of the '70s and '80s accompanied by the caption "You have been watching" (later adopted as the name of a [[Series/YouHaveBeenWatching panel show]]) including:
** ''Series/DadsArmy''
** ''Series/AlloAllo''
** ''Series/HiDeHi'' -- though the actors are not in character. This is particularly noticable with Diane Holland (who plays snobbish Yvonne) and Leslie Dwyer (who plays miserable old man Mr Partridge) as both actors generally beam happily in the credits.
** ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': Since the episodes are practically teleplays, the clips are of the actors -- sometimes not in-character -- after completing the episode.
** And even into the '90s with ''Series/GraceAndFavour'' (a.k.a. ''Are You Being Served Again''), ''Series/YouRangMLord'', and ''Series/OhDoctorBeeching'' (about the last series to use them).
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (series finale only)
* Many MTM sitcoms did this for the supporting cast and guest stars, including ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', and ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
* ''Series/{{Miranda}}'' does it too, as a loving parody of the sitcoms of the 70s, although there is NoFourthWall during them, and the actors wave to the camera.
* Done in ''Series/AshesToAshes''. Set to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome heart-warming music]] the finale credits feature clips of the characters laughing and smiling. All the more touching as you realise just how little they did it and the overly devastating theme of the final episode.
* Many of the intros to Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses did this with the three main characters.
* The final episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'' ended with a long credit sequence showing all the regular cast (actually the regular cast of the penultimate series, for complicated reasons) in their first and last appearances in internal chronology. They also included the ''Entire'' crew.
* ''Series/TheInvaders'' did this in the opening titles, with Roy Thinnes appearing after the main title (usually in a different clip each week) and the guest cast after the opening narration. In all cases the actors' names were read by the narrator but did not appear on screen. This was also standard procedure for most of Quinn Martin's other series.
* ''Series/{{Rentaghost}}'' in the British sitcom tradition, but not in the usual style of children's TV.
* ''Series/TopGear'' uses these at the end of their Burma Special as a parody of ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', complete with everyone credited as "[[Creater/AlecGuinness Sir Alec]] X" (where "X" is the last name of the given staff member).
* The original 70s run of ''Series/TheCrossWits'' had a screen showing the celebrities in that episode, with their names appearing crossword-style on all four sides; the screen would then show the credits for the producers and directors.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' did this in the blooper reel.