Joss Whedon has earned undying praise for that great characters and sharp dialogue that pepper his work, although it’s not just audiences who’re attracted to his writing skill; actors love him for the same reasons – they always know they’ve got something good to work from with a Whedon script. He really is very much an actor’s director, treating productions as incredibly collaborative processes.
All of this might explain, then, why so many actors like to work with the guy again and again. It isn’t unusual for directors to rely on the same actors (think Martin Scorsese with De Niro and DiCaprio or Tim Burton and Johnny Depp) but Whedon might just have the biggest collection of names you’ll always see in the credits of one of his productions.
There are a number of recurring Whedon actors out there,