Some Guy named Gustavo Goulart

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Yo, for anybody reading this for whatever reason, if you read the trivia sections on IMDb, be on the lookout for some guy named Gustavo Goulart if his name pops up. Hes like some Brazillian singer/songwriter who likes horror movies and I think he runs like the Brazilian Whose Line is it anyway or something. Someone or the dudes been posting his name all around IMDb on what I can only assume are his favorite shows in the trivia parts, American Horror Story and Narcos to name a few. It's just a little thing, but this might be like practical joke or some crap. Just change it if you see it.
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  • really dude? grab a mirror and get a room.

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Hi Blaine -

If you are seeing these trivia items on the site where the content is not relevant or in violation of our guidelines, please submit a correction/deletion request through our online Update form for our editors to review. 
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Michelle, Hi.
This Individuals Complete page is full of false Data.
I ask that you take the time to read the posts that I put in. Most notably the screen grabs. He has put in false data on a scale that is monumental. Over 5.2 Million plot outlines. Some are on TV shows that aired once in the sixties and have never re-aired, yet he has outlines for them, a full 30+ years before his birth. All his early filmography credits are false. The titles are false. All The actors/actresses are phony. The Directors and Writers too. The official company links go to his appearances on the Brazil TV show, Who's line is it anyway? Please investigate his whole body of data submissions. Thanks, Cliff..

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Cliff: As I mentioned upthread, the "5.2 million plot outlines" appears to be a problem with the IMDb search function for plot authors -- not anything that Gustavo has done. Many of those titles don't have any plot outlines at all, much less ones that Gustavo signed. If you search for your own name or my name, you may find that each of us supposedly has written 5.2 million plot outlines, too.

That said, I am suspicious of some of Gustavo Goulart's credits, such as his acting roles in direct-to-video movies such as American Forces (1994) (V) and Keep This Secret (1995) (V), which he supposedly starred in when he was 5 or 6 years old. I notice that not one of the other cast or crew members of those titles has any other IMDb credits at all. If I reviewed the cast and crew for some of his other titles, I wouldn't be surprised to find the same thing -- that none of them have any other credits at all.

I would recommend looking at the evidence for each of Gustavo's alleged acting roles in feature-length titles and seeing if those titles merit deletion. (He does seem to have made some short YouTube videos which can be kept in IMDb assuming that they are verified as being on YouTube.)
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All of the ones marked (Video) Are all false Titles, With False Actors. Directors, and any and all Cast submissions.... Would you please take the time to investigate. Thanks. It would take years to remove his false data on our end. You are going to have somebody on your end take a lot of time but it will correct the abuse this person has propagated for his own gain.
Cheers
And Thanks.

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Grommit82 Thanks. I have looked at all of them. All the data is made up.
Cheers
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Hi CliffJ -
If you are certain that you have identified inaccurate credits listed on this filmography page, please submit the applicable data deletion requests through our online Update form and our editors will take a look. 
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Hi Michelle,

Let me share that I find your answer a little bit unfair: it does not take much time and much brain to notice there is a serious problem with this filmography: if you just consider the fist movie on his acting list, American Forces:
- he has the lead role, at the age of 4! (born in September 1989, "released" in May 1995)
- if you check ALL the other people entries, this is the one and only single credit entry in their respecting filmography, for ALL of them!
I leave aside the 9.9 rating with 96 user feedbacks.

We find exactly the same pattern for the next ones Keep this secret, (released August 95, 98 voters, all single credited entries), But I'm right!, ..., Bank Robbers Club, etc.
Moreover, all these titles have rather close ttconst, showing that they have all been registered in a narrow time frame.

His production of shorts is also impressive, but never with the same people, for which it is also the only filmography entry.

So I think it is up to the IMDb team to take its responsibilities for such an apparent wide range scam. We, as willing contributors helping the IMDb for free, have not the tools and access to media references that would make the cleaning easy. Really glad to help but this appears to be way beyond capacities.
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Michelle there are close to 500 phony entries. It would take weeks. He has had 10 years to craft all the bogus info. Please look at this on your end. This man has seriously abused IMDb. His whole body of submissions is suspect. I know where to start, but I see no end in sight.
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If you look at the screen grab above here all of those are FAKE MOVIES with FAKE ACTORS, FAKE CREWS. ALL OF THEM. Sans Gustavo.
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Cliff: I am willing to help with this, but I think you may be overestimating how many fake titles need to be dealt with. If the same person claims to be an actor, director, and writer (for example) of the same nonexistent film, then that requires only one title deletion, not three.

Also keep in mind that some of Gustavo's titles are actual YouTube videos which are eligible for listing in IMDb under current policy. For example, for The Real Acting (2014) (TV), he has credits as Director, Writer, Self, Producer, Cinematographer, Music, and Editor. That video is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ksOKzyLgY, so it shouldn't be deleted from IMDb (under current policy), and so that reduces the work you have to do in terms of title deletion.

I think the best thing to do would be to get started by going to https://help.imdb.com/contact and seeing how long it takes to submit one title deletion request. Then multiply that by the number of fake titles and you will have a better estimate of the workload involved.

When I get a chance, I will try to help out by submitting deletions for some titles that are fake as far as I can tell.

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It is not just titles I am referring to it is all the fake crew and actors plus the 96 people that he uses to rate his titles. 500 Phony entries not titles.
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Cliff: If the fake crew and actors lose their only credit, won't they eventually lose their name pages as well automatically, without requiring additional data submissions?
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I am not sure, I stumble on empty pages occasionnally... Or maybe after a certain period of time.
Michelle should be able to tell what is the process with these pages.
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Contribution #181102-160659-125000
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Grommit82 What concerns me is that if Gustavo is blocked from adding data, he could create a new user profile and using those fake cast, crew, actress, and actors make up more fake titles. He could use the 101 identities that rate these titles also for more false data entries.
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This particular person needs to be banned from IMDb for his blatant fraud. I know all the arguments about the most complete data. But if a message is not sent then others who are seeing this may do the same (Copycats). Before you know it the Database will become full of fakes.
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Michelle,
My 2 cents or whatever it is in B.P. fractions, a temporary suspension of Gustavo's page in it's entirety should get him to communicate with IMDb fairly quickly. You can explain to him the severity of his actions. Ask him to voluntarily submit the deletions on his own to make amends. That should stop him short of a complete ban.

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Another thing that has been forgotten here is the original posters concern. The false trivia items that are self promotion advertisements. Not trivia items.
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Cliff: Deleting Gustavo's acting credits from all his fake made-for-video films is the wrong strategy. You should go to https://help.imdb.com/contact and submit a deletion for each entire fake film to remove it from the database altogether.

If he creates a new user profile and makes up more fake titles in the future, that will be a problem, but we can deal with that if and when it happens.
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I did exactly as Michelle requested. No more. No less.
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The only thing that bothers me is that without the titles you can no longer find the fake cast and crew he created
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That is why I considered it a monumental task. It should have been done in reverse. Delete the phony "nm's first the the titles. But that work would have taken months to accomplish. Doing what Michelle asked is not the way I would have liked to see this accomplished.
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It is disheartening to see the IMDb staff not take immediate action against this vandal, and yes, his phony submissions to the database are the worst kind of vandalism done to the website.
Every edit to any section he's ever done should either be checked or just reversed en masse.
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Here, Hear. It is as if they are alcoholics suffering from denial! And the reversed en masse is what needs to be done. Let him re-submit the data again, but with the highest proof required for inclusion!

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Cliff: It looks like many of the phony films have been taken off Gustavo's filmography already. If you need me to get involved further to help with this, please let me know.
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I will let ya know.
Thanks
Cheers
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This was In the director credits they missed
He is not listed as a Star or writer or director but the title is still there
Contribution #181105-011525-956000


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The you tube page that someone made reference to earlier goes here. It is populated with cover songs. Nothing original.

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No website either.

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I doubt the TM is valid. But who knows.
I would ask him to prove his real name is Goulart.
I'd wager he used it because of the Supermodel from Brazil has the same last name.
Who know his last name is probably Garcia or a common Spanish Surname.

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Cliff: Looking at your correction to "Herói do G" (1994), I am not sure that that will work properly. What you did was ask IMDb to change that fake TV series to a movie titled False Title (1994). I don't think that's what you wanted. You should have asked for the series to be deleted altogether -- not have its title changed.

I looked at the plot description, "Herói do G (which means 'G's Hero') is a superhero created by the 3 year old Gustavo Goulart, in the early 90's. It started as a comics series. Then, it was brought to nationwide television in Brazil, aired from 1994 to 2001." https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6175658/plotsummary

Yes, that certainly sounds fake to me. There aren't a lot of 3-year-olds who create comic books. But that means that you should request deletion of the title.

(By the way, I don't see any reason to assume that Gustavo is lying about his name. "Goulart" is apparently not an unusual surname in Brazil. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goulart.)
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Thanks all, we've cut a ticket to investigate.

Regards,
Will