Talk:James Woods

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IQ section[edit]

I removed the IQ section[1]. The single source doesn't mean he really is among the smartest, and the IQ score provided is something that he self-reported, not itself verifiable. And anyone can enroll in an advanced math class. Taking it and passing it is a whole other achievement (which he hasn't done). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A000:1410:C0A2:A810:3F93:32F2:8D7D (talk) 15:35, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Businessinsider (2013) (IQ "184", SAT 800/779)
newseveryday (2016) (IQ "184")
!please note: IQ 184|sd24 means =IQ 152|sd15, -- (talk) 01:12, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2015[edit]

American is not a nationality (talk) 07:19, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Umm...what would you call the 300+ million people living in America? --Stabila711 (talk) 07:22, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Those 320 million people are called Americans. Yes, the continents of the Western Hemisphere are North America and South America, but the citizens of only one country are commonly called Americans, and that is the USA. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 07:28, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Car accident[edit]

Should we mention his Colorado car accident in his Personal life section? Here are a few sources I can find: [2], [3], [4]. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 07:22, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Why has the 9/11 section been completely excised?[edit]

Was there any debate about this? It is a notable event. See versions from last year[5]. --Elmeter (talk) 20:57, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Personal life stuff[edit]

I understand that there has been a lot of traffic to this page after the recent op-ed in the NYT. However, please keep in mind that Wikipedia is not a tabloid. I have excised a lot of recently added stuff. Please realize that this is a BLP, so we typically require higher quality of sourcing, especially for contentious stuff. The sort-of-legitimate stuff is:

  • Accusation by Amber Tamblyn in the NYT op-ed. Op-eds are typically not considered reliable for facts (see WP:RSOPINION), but attributed opinions may be allowed. That is a matter of judgement and this is a recent story. I have kept it in for now. Woods' denial should be noted.
  • The story about Woods being accused by his ex-wife of abuse. This is derivatively sourced to People magazine, and Woods denial is not noted. This is a rather flimsy story, so I have kept it out. One can decide whether to include it.

The illegitimate stuff is "Woods was criticized for dating a 20-year old model" (and its variants). Firstly, there is no "criticism" in the sources cited. Secondly, the sources cited are all tabloid-ish sources like E! Online. I think we aspire to rise a little bit above the Daily Mail here at Wikipedia.

Lastly, please do not source stuff to Twitter. Especially, when the accusation involves a 19-year old, which is not the same as a 16-year old, so the things aren't comparable. Kingsindian   09:47, 18 September 2017 (UTC)


James Woods' retirement is true. Why did you remove it? --2600:8800:3982:3EC0:194E:E87A:2510:F53C (talk) 19:47, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

It's not true. See [6]. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 21:41, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Well then add it to the article. --2600:8800:3982:3EC0:194E:E87A:2510:F53C (talk) 00:43, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

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