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IMDb name on IMDb

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This template is used to generate an external link to a web page for a person in the Internet Movie Database. It is intended for use in the external links section of an article.

For a work (film/movie, TV or Web program/series, video game, etc.), use {{IMDb title}}.
For a specific TV episode or Web series episode, use {{IMDb episode}}.
For an episode list, use {{IMDb episodes}}.
For a company, use {{IMDb company}}.
For an event, use {{IMDb event}}.

Usage

If the subject of the Wikipedia article is the same as the IMDb page, only ID number is required. The template then uses the Wikipedia article name as the anchor text.

  • {{IMDb name | ID }}
  • {{IMDb name | id= ID }}

To have the link text be other than the article name, use second parameter. This is necessary when adding an IMDb link to an article about somebody or something other than the linked person (for example, if you include the IMDb link for Bette Davis in the Joan Crawford article, you must specify Bette Davis's name as the text for the link).

  • {{IMDb name | ID | NAME }}
  • {{IMDb name | id= ID | name= NAME }}

The parameter |section= can be set to award (alternatively awards) or bio (alternatively biography) to link to the awards or biography section for that person.

  • {{IMDb name | ID | NAME | section= SECTION }}
  • {{IMDb name | id= ID | name= NAME | section= SECTION }}

The ID number may be omitted if the article's Wikidata item includes property IMDb ID (P345).

  • {{IMDb name}}
  • {{IMDb name | name= NAME }}
  • {{IMDb name | name= NAME | section= SECTION }}

Instructions and examples

  1. Go to IMDb.com and search for the person you want (say, Marlon Brando; you'll reach https://www.imdb.com/find?q=Marlon+Brando&s=all). This can also be done on the Wikipedia page by previewing {{IMDb name}} and clicking that link ( https://www.imdb.com/find?q=Marlon+Brando&s=nm ).
  2. Click on the correct name in the list (for the actor Marlon Brando, this will bring up the page https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000008/)
  3. Copy only the 7- or 8-digit number (here, "0000008"), omitting the "nm" but keep all the leading zeros.
  4. Replace "ID" in the template code with the number
    1. For the first option above, you'll then have
      * {{IMDb name | 0000008 }} resulting in:
      Note that the link text is the same as the name of the Wikipedia page the template is used on; outside the page "Marlon Brando", use the second option:
    2. Replace "ID" with the number and "Name" with "Marlon Brando"
      * {{IMDb name | 0000008 | Marlon Brando }} results in:
    3. The parameter |section= can be set to award (alternatively awards) or bio (alternatively biography) to link to the awards or biography section for that person.
      * {{IMDb name | 0000008 | Marlon Brando | section= awards }} gives:
      * {{IMDb name | 0000008 | Marlon Brando | section= bio }} gives:

TemplateData

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TemplateData for IMDb name

This template is used to generate an external link to a web page for a person in the Internet Movie Database.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
IDid 1

The IMDb ID for the target page. This parameter is optional if Wikidata property P345 contains an ID starting with nm, but required if not.

Default
Wikidata property P345 or IMDb search URL
Numberoptional
Namename 2

Name to be displayed as link text. Defaults to the Wikipedia article name, without any disambiguation such as (actor).

Default
{{PAGENAMEBASE}}
Stringoptional
Sectionsection

IMDb article section. Set to "award" or "awards" to link to the awards section. Set to "bio" or "biography" to link to the biography section.

Stringoptional

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