Template:IMDb name

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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 should only be used 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 a character, use {{IMDb character}}.
For an award, use {{IMDb award}}.

Usage[change source]

The required parameter is the ID number. The template then uses the article title 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:

* {{IMDb name | ID | Name }}
* {{IMDb name | id= ID | name= Name }}

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).

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:
Awards for Marlon Brando on IMDb
  • {{IMDb name | 0000008 | Marlon Brando | section= bio }} gives:
Biography for Marlon Brando on IMDb

Detailed instructions[change source]

  1. Copy and paste one of the options above into the article
  2. Go to IMDb.com and search for the person you want (say, Marlon Brando; you'll reach http://www.imdb.com/find?q=Marlon+Brando&s=all)
  3. Click on the correct Marlon Brando in the list; this will bring up the page:
    1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000008/
  4. Copy only the 7-digit number (here, "0000008"), omitting the "nm" but keep all the leading zeros (although IMDb seems to add missing leading zeroes in desktop mode [www.imdb.com], but in mobile mode [m.imdb.com] all 7 digits are needed or an error page is served)
  5. 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 title of the 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:

TemplateData[change source]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

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

Parameter Description Type Status
ID id1

The IMDb ID for the target page.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Number required
Name name2

Name that you want to have displayed. Defaults to article title.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Section section

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.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

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