Johnny Depp: Do you have any who my leading lady is on this film?A group of people that, whenever one is involved in a production, others are almost guaranteed to show up at some point. This used to be a very enforced part of media making. Studios expected artists to specialize into units. An example would be John Ford being specialized in westerns, which meant that large parts of the crew—both in front of and behind the camera—would literally always work together. See also Those Two Actors. When each member tends to play the same sort of role every time, they're a Universal Adaptor Cast. Associated Composer is a subtrope.
Ricky Gervais: In the Tim Burton film?
Johnny Depp: Yeah.
Ricky Gervais: Um... Helena Bonham-Carter?
Johnny Depp: How'd you know?
Ricky Gervais: Stab in the dark.
—Life's Too Short, Episode 2