Hi, I think that IMDb should introduce letting people vote on a rating on actors/directors

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Hi, I think that IMDb should introduce letting people vote on a rating on actors/directors like they do for films and TV shows! I think this will benefit the site and allow people to see other user's opinions on actors/directors!
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Hugo Patterson

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Hi Hugo Patterson,

This is periodically suggested, the earliest example is this:
Actor/Director Ratings!

IMDb already summarizes ratings for people listed. This is available in a person's Filmography section. Use the "Show by:" ratings drop down menu.

For example:
Henry Cavill [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0147147/fi...]
Anna Kendrick (I) [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0447695/fi...]

IMDb's official response: at this time we don't have plans to introduce a rating/voting feature for names, sorry!
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Hey Hugo,

I see what you mean but there is a counterargument. An actor might be great in some films but not that good in others (for example when they were younger and played to smaller productions or generally in phases when they weren't that experienced). What I want to say is that every time an actor plays a role he/she has to prove that he is talented. It's not guaranteed that someone deserves 8/10(for example) rating as somebody's opinion on him cannot be spherical.

Another problem is that some people are both actors and directors (sometimes screenwriters too). So in this case a general rating of this person would not be objective as he might be an amazing actor but not a talented director or exactly the opposite.
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Hugo: Think about the actors who might wind up with low ratings if IMDb instituted a rating system for people. I suspect that some of them would complain to IMDb, demand that their rating be removed, threaten to sue, and otherwise demonstrate their unhappiness. That's a situation that IMDb might want to avoid getting into.

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