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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.
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[[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 Yardley Smith) all [[ManOfAThousandVoices have many]] - Harry Shearer even shows after a small clip featuring [[TalkingToHimself Mr. Burns and Smithers]].
* ''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.).
* 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.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''
* ''Film/AbsoluteBeginners''
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
* ''Film/BabyFace''
* ''Film/TheBadAndTheBeautiful''
* ''[[TheBadNewsBears The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training]]''
* ''Film/{{Battleground}}''
* ''Film/{{Bernie}}''
* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', ''Film/BurkeAndHare'', ''Literature/TheStupids'', and ''Film/TradingPlaces'', all directed by Creator/JohnLandis
* ''Bustin' Loose''
* ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'', in which the famous opening scene of the runners on the beach is re-run at the end with the actor's 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.
* ''The Comedy of Terrors''
* ''Film/ConAir''
* ''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/FootlightParade''
* ''[[Film/FortySecondStreet 42nd Street]]''
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' had the actor credits appear as they were onscreen (except for Annie Potts and William Atherton, who were absent from the climax). The sequel and [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} the 2016 reimagining]] went for the more traditional way of showing the actors with previous scenes.
* ''Film/FrightNight2011''
* ''Film/HalfPastDead2''
* ''Film/{{Harvey}}''
* ''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/TheLastPictureShow''
* ''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/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' -- for all the good it did them.
* ''Film/TheMartian'' has one overlapping with WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
* ''Film/{{Marty}}''
* ''Film/{{Mash}}''
* ''Film/MrBeansHoliday''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie''
* ''Film/OSS117CairoNestOfSpies''.
* ''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/SeedOfChucky''
* All the ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films
* The 2009 edition of ''Film/SherlockHolmes''
* ''Film/{{SOB}}''
* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
* ''Film/TheSting'': The opening credits.
* ''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/{{Top Gun}}''
* ''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''
* ''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/WaitUntilDark''
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[[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}}''.
* ''{{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.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The first ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' did this in the blooper reel.
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