This is a template to generate links to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for names of film personnel.

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

Usage

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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 can be used when the Wikipedia page name contains disambiguation brackets; for example at the page John Smith (actor) use {{IMDb name|0808774|John Smith}} to have "IMDb logo.png John Smith at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)" rather than "IMDb logo.png John Smith (actor) at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)". This is also necessary should you need to add 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 using this option).

The parameter Template:Para 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=award}} gives:
Awards for IMDb logo.png Marlon Brando at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
  • {{IMDb name|0000008|Marlon Brando|section=bio}} gives:
Biography for IMDb logo.png Marlon Brando at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Detailed instructions

  1. Copy and paste one of the options above into the article
  2. Go to http://www.imdb.com and search for the person you want (say, Helen Slayton-Hughes; you'll reach http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=Helen+Slayton-Hughes)
  3. Click on the correct Helen Slayton-Hughes in the list:
    1. Helen Slayton-Hughes(Actress, Good Night and Good Luck. (2005))
  4. You then reach the page with URL looking like http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0805658/ (or other 7-digit number)
  5. Copy only that number (here, "0805658"), omitting the "nm" but keep all the leading zeros (although IMDb seems to add missing leading zeroes in desktop mode [www.imdb.com], in mobile mode [m.imdb.com] all 7 digits are needed or an error page is served)
  6. Replace "ID" in the template code with the number
    1. For the first option above, you'll then have
      * {{IMDb name|0805658}} resulting in:
      Note that the link text is the same as the title of the page the template is used on; outside the page "Helen Slayton-Hughes", use the second option:
    2. Replace "ID" with the number and "Name" with "Helen Slayton-Hughes"
      * {{IMDb name|0805658|Helen Slayton-Hughes}} results in:

If you still have any doubts or questions about the use of the template, you can ask at User talk:Kieff.

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