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Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits? [duplicate]

I have noticed that during the opening credits of a movie/TV show, the name of the director(s) always shows up last, at the end of the credits. I'm not really sure if that happens in the ending ...
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Seinfeld credits - Jason Alexander as George [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured? In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say ‘with so and so’ for some actors? In the credits of Seinfeld ...
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In the opening credits of a TV show, why do some people get an “and” before their name? [duplicate]

In the opening credits of a TV show, I have seen that sometimes on the last actor/actress, they will get an "and" before their name. An example that comes to mind is on It's Always Sunny In ...
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Why “and” instead of “starring”? [duplicate]

LL Cool J, the rapper, stars in NCIS:LA as one of the main characters. However, his name is under "and" in the opening credits. Why is that? Is it because he is also a rapper? I am curious to know.
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Why are some regulars credited as Guest Starring? [duplicate]

I was watching a Person of Interest episode a few weeks ago. I noticed that the main star, Michael Emerson (who plays Harold Finch) was credited in the "With" part of the Starring credits. Also, ...
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Why is Matthew Modine first in the credits of Stranger Things S02 EP09? [duplicate]

We see Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner) two times in Stranger Things S02 and he's first on the opening credits of the EP09. My only theory is maybe he accept to join the casting only if he's first on the ...
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Why does Peter Dinklage's name appear first in the opening credits?

One of the important characters in Game of Thrones is Tyrion Lannister acted by Peter Dinklage. He turned into a crucial role in the series. In the season 1 of the show, his name appears last after ...
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Why do TV and movie opening credits single out some cast members by displaying the character's name as well as that of the actors? [duplicate]

For example, I was watching Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade. The opening credits listed a bunch of actors, ending with "And Sean Connery as Professor Harry Jones". I remember watching Star Trek: ...
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Why were Na'Toth and Keffer in all the Season 2 credits?

The opening credits for each episode of Babylon 5 Season 2 (which you can see in this video) include the actors for the following characters: Captain John Sheridan Lt. Commander Susan Ivanova ...
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Why was Grace Lee Whitney so highly billed in Star Trek TOS?

Actress Grace Lee Whitney appeared in eight early episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series as Yeoman Janice Rand. The casts of these episodes (in the order that they are billed on-screen) are given ...
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Why do some opening credits alternate the name of the starring role?

I was watching a Living Single marathon and noticed how the opening credits alternated the starring role; first Queen Latifah was the star, then Kim Coles was the star; it continued to alternate. ...
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Where is Ann Shoemaker in Shall We Dance?

I just watched the 1937 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers comedy Shall We Dance at a revival house today. As is typical of movies of that era, the credits were extremely short. In fact, though the cast must ...