Film fans who sit through the end credits will always notice familiar names should they pay attention.
Considering how tough it is to actually get a film made, it’s no surprise that directors receive some assistance from their peers in the industry.
So, when it comes to showing their appreciation, these people are usually featured in the “special thanks” section of the credits.
Look closely, and there’ll always be a handful of recognisable names – be it other writers, directors and, in many cases, actors.
But, which screen stars have been thanked the most? A new finding from Planet 7, collated using IMDb Star Meter, reveals the identity of the top 10.
Sitting at number one is Robert Redford, with 44 credits to his name. Following in second is Robin Williams who has amassed 37 “special thanks” and counting thanks to the inspirational body of work he left behind following his death in 2014.
Sitting in third with 25 credits is Robert De Niro.
The two women to make the list are Carrie Fisher and Whoopi Goldberg, with 22 and 20 credits respectively.
Sixteen of Fisher’s credits came after she died in 2016.
Find the full top 10 below.
1. Robert Redford – 44 credits
2. Robin Williams – 37 credits
3. Robert De Niro – 25 credits
4. Tom Hanks – 24 credits
5. Carrie Fisher – 22 credits
6. Steve Buscemi – 22 credits
7. Tom Cruise – 22 credits
8. Harrison Ford – 21 credits
9. Whoopi Goldberg – 20 credits
10. Mel Brooks – 19 credits