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The 10 Least Essential Character Posters Of 2012

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 5, 2012 at 10:22AM

There's been a plague in the movie marketing world of late. Virtually every major release -- and seemingly most minor ones as well -- is going far beyond single one-sheet artwork to sell its wares. Along with teasers, arty Mondo-type versions, IMAX editions and everything else in between, posters are released showcasing seemingly every last cast member in the movie.

7. Giovanni Ribisi in "Gangster Squad"
Technically a 2013 movie (though not when the poster was released), we nevertheless thought we should include this one. Partly because in its inherent pointlessness, it was the inspiration for this whole feature. And partly because it's a poster starring Phoebe's brother from "Friends." Points deducted both because it doesn't even feature him doing something cool with a gun like his costars, and for relegating the ever-awesome Anthony Mackie to background status.

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This article is related to: Features, Cloud Atlas, Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Argo, Gangster Squad, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Seven Psychopaths, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie

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