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The IMDb Game
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:44:39 AM »
I just heard about this, and am pretty sure there is no game like this on the forum yet, but thought it could be a lot of fun!

Rules:
1. An actor, actress, director, etc. is nominated.
2. Everybody else must guess the 4 movies that are shown on the person's IMDb page "Known For" section
3. If any of the four are TV work, or voiceover work, it must be noted by the poster at the outset.
4. Each guess should be given a response as to how many of the 4 (but not which ones) were guessed correctly until someone guesses all 4 correctly.
5. Whoever gets all four correctly first will nominate the next name in the game.

From the IMDB help page, here is how the Known For titles are selected:

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The default Known For titles displayed at the top of an individual's IMDb page are automatically chosen through a complex weighting system. IMDbPro members may choose these titles as they wish.

Every credit in the filmography is assigned a "weight" based on a series of factors. These may include:

The job performed on the title (a credit as director will have more weight than a credit as production assistant).
The frequency of credits for a particular job in the context of the person's filmography (writing credits may have more weight for someone who is more frequently credited as a writer than as a producer).
The type of title (a credit for a theatrical feature has a different weight than a credit for a short film or a TV series).
The popularity of the title (this takes into consideration the number of hits/page views, the average user rating, any awards won by the title and several other indicators).
The relative importance of the credit among similar ones for the same title (for example an acting credit for someone who received top billing will weigh more than an acting credit for a cameo appearance; a single writing credit on a film will weigh more than a credit shared with several other writers, etc).
Please note that these aren't the only factors we consider, but should be enough to give an idea of the approach we've used. The top four titles with the highest score are listed in the 'Known For' category.

The algorithm used to select Known For titles is constantly being improved. Also, the weight assigned to each title within a filmography is recalculated on a periodic basis, so the addition of new credits on someone's filmography will have an impact on their Known For titles.

Since this is an entirely mathematical approach, some of our Known For choices may occasionally not be the best or most representative ones. If you're an active IMDbPro member, you may select your Known For titles.

INDEX:
Barrymore, Drew
Berry, Halle
Bigelow, Kathryn
Binoche, Juliette
Curtis, Jamie Lee
Damon, Matt
del Toro, Benicio
Desplat, Alexandre
DeVito, Danny
Elba, Idris
Ford, Harrison
Foxx, Jamie
Fry, Stephen
Giacchino, Michael
Godard, Jean-Luc
Grahame, Gloria
Guinness, Alec
Harris, Ed
Hepburn, Audrey
Hoffman, Philip Seymour
Jackson, Samuel L.
Janney, Allison
Johnasson, Scarlet
Kubrick, Stanley
Lopez, Jennifer
Lorre, Peter
Mara, Rooney
McGregor, Ewan
Murphy, Eddie
Nolan, Christopher
Olivier, Laurence
Pitt, Brad
Price, Vincent
Redford, Robert
Reynolds, Burt
Spielberg, Steven
Stewart, James
Streep, Meryl
Theron, Charlize
Vikander, Alicia
Waltz, Christoph
Wayne, John
Wilson, Luke
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 09:46:30 AM »
Sure, this could be fun, and ScarJo has quite the range of options... Let's try this:

The Avengers
Lost in Translation
Lucy
Match Point
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 09:55:49 AM »
Sure, this could be fun, and ScarJo has quite the range of options... Let's try this:

The Avengers
Lost in Translation
Lucy
Match Point

You have 2 correct titles.
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 09:58:12 AM »
Her
The Avengers
Lost in Translation
The Prestige

I am realising I don't really know how the known for thing works.
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 10:01:43 AM »
Her
The Avengers
Lost in Translation
The Prestige

I am realising I don't really know how the known for thing works.

You have 3 correct titles! I'm not sure how it works either. I think it's a combination of how popular the movie is, how prominent the actors role in it is, and whether it has received any critical success.
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 10:38:00 AM »
Her
The Avengers
Lost in Translation
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 11:14:53 AM »
Her
The Avengers
Lost in Translation
Hail Caesar!

You still only have 3 correct. Also, it should be noted, and I will add to the first post, if the top 4 Known For are ever TV and/or voiceover work, it must be noted by the original poster.

In the case of ScarJo, all 4 are in fact movies.
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 11:16:23 AM »
Forgot about Her, duh.

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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 11:17:49 AM »
Forgot about Her, duh.

Her
The Avengers
Lost in Translation
Under the Skin

This is correct!
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Re: The IMDb Game
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 11:20:26 AM »
From the IMDB help page, here is how the Known For titles are selected:

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The default Known For titles displayed at the top of an individual's IMDb page are automatically chosen through a complex weighting system. IMDbPro members may choose these titles as they wish.

Every credit in the filmography is assigned a "weight" based on a series of factors. These may include:

The job performed on the title (a credit as director will have more weight than a credit as production assistant).
The frequency of credits for a particular job in the context of the person's filmography (writing credits may have more weight for someone who is more frequently credited as a writer than as a producer).
The type of title (a credit for a theatrical feature has a different weight than a credit for a short film or a TV series).
The popularity of the title (this takes into consideration the number of hits/page views, the average user rating, any awards won by the title and several other indicators).
The relative importance of the credit among similar ones for the same title (for example an acting credit for someone who received top billing will weigh more than an acting credit for a cameo appearance; a single writing credit on a film will weigh more than a credit shared with several other writers, etc).
Please note that these aren't the only factors we consider, but should be enough to give an idea of the approach we've used. The top four titles with the highest score are listed in the 'Known For' category.

The algorithm used to select Known For titles is constantly being improved. Also, the weight assigned to each title within a filmography is recalculated on a periodic basis, so the addition of new credits on someone's filmography will have an impact on their Known For titles.

Since this is an entirely mathematical approach, some of our Known For choices may occasionally not be the best or most representative ones. If you're an active IMDbPro member, you may select your Known For titles.
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