I have atleast 2 examples of well known established actors credited at the very end with the phrase "and introducing" before their name:
- Julia Roberts in Ocean's Eleven (2001) (in the end credits)
- Daniel Craig in Logan Lucky (2017) (on the posters at least; I haven't watched the movie yet*)
Coincidence: Both the mentioned movies are directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Is there a specific reason as to why this is done?
P.S. I have seen these kind of phrases attached in front of debutante actors multiple times. But that obviously isn't the case here.
Edit: As pointed out in a comment by HorusKol, another example is for Rob Lowe in Parks and Recreation.
Edit 2: The list goes on.
Cloris Leachman in Raising Hope.(Courtesy: Kevin Milner)
Don Johnson in Machete.(Courtesy: Erics)
Carlos Estevez(birth name) in Machete Kills.(Courtesy: Wikipedia, the website)
*: As confirmed by user Michael Seifert, Daniel Craig has an ''and introducing" credit in the movie as well.