HOLLYWOOD -- Raul Julia has a sizable supporting role in "Havana," but you'd never know it from the on-screen credits -- his name isn't there. Ditto for Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham ("Amadeus"), who opted for anonymity in "The Bonfire of the Vanities."
"Our usual above-the-title credit wasn't available," says Julia's agent, Jeff Hunter, referring to the fact that stars Robert Redford and Lena Olin had already secured top billing. "So we decided not to take any credit at all."
"Havana" producer-director Sydney Pollack says a dilemma dTC arises when there is "an actor on the ascendancy, like Julia, and you ask the actor to do a role that's somewhat smaller [than usual]."