Actors profile page could use an update

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The actors page could use an update. Currently there is a lot that is wrong with the way actors are shown on Trakt.

There are currently lots of people who have the same name on Trakt. For example there are 3 people listed on Trakt who are named Bill Anderson, yet if you try to go to all 3 their individual profile page you only see the same profile of one Bill Anderson instead of 3 separate ones.

Profile pictures are not updated or scraped. Several actors on tmdb have pictures on their profiles, yet they are not available on Trakt. And if there is no picture available on tmdb you could still use the picture of the latest tv show they featured in, as i've suggested in my other feature request

TV shows and movies an actor played in are incomplete. Even if an actor is listed on a movie or tv show on Trakt it happens quite a few times that that particular tv show or movie is not on the actors private profile page. For example: The actor Michael Kelly has played in a number of movies according to tmdb However because there are 2 entries of the same Michael Kelly on tmdb and the wrong one has been picked on Trakt only the movie Law Abiding Citizen is shown even though it says on the actors list that he is among other things also part of the cast of Chronicle (2012) and that he was part of the cast of the tv show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Sometimes there is a difference in the way a name of an actor is spelled between tvdb and tmdb. Instead of making a new actors profile that contains only the wrongly spelled name Trakt could for instance do a correlation search on a database (like imdb if that is possible) that contains both tv shows and movies to make sure that the correct entry is placed.

I really think the only way to overcome some of these problems is to have an id code for everything instead of just the name, witch has proven to be unreliable both with actors and items that contain special signs.
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