How does IMDB decide how to distinguish one actor/director search result from another?
Last night, after watching Million Dollar Baby
, I decided to see what else Clint Eastwood has done recently. I pop over to IMDB, do a search for "clint eastwood", and this
pops up. Clint Eastwood (Actor, Million Dollar Baby (2004)). What is the process that they use to determine that the best way to specify THE Clint Eastwood is by identifying him as an actor in Million Dollar Baby
? It's an excellent film, obviously, but why did they choose that film over, say, Dirty Harry
? Or why bill him as Actor, and not Director (for which he won an Oscar)? Hillary Swank is also linked to Million Dollar Baby
, but Morgan Freeman is linked to Shawshank Redemption
. Extra confusion: Mark Harmon, recently of NCIS
is linked with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
(he played "Magazine Reporter at Mint 400"), while Michael Weatherly (also of NCIS
) is matched with Loving
, where he played a recurring character. I'm not seeing any continuity based on movie/series, role, or date.
So is there a logic behind IMDB's choices? What am I missing here?