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NOTE: This template is borrowed from Wikipedia. For discussions about the development of the original template, see Template talk:Imdb title and Template talk:Imdb/Archive.

This is a template to generate links to Internet Movie Database. This template should be used exclusively for PEOPLE; that is, actors, writers, directors, etc. If you need to link a title (movie, TV show, or mini-series), use Template:imdb title instead.


  1. Go to and search for the person you want.
  2. Click on the correct link to go to the person's page. Be sure you're getting the right person.
  3. The page w:URL should look like, where "#######" indicates a number.
  4. Copy ONLY that number. (Be sure to remove the "nm" and to keep all the zeros.)
  5. Add to the External links section the text:
    {{imdb name|id=#######|name=Name}}
    where "#######" is the number you've copied, and "Name" is the person's name.


  1. Searching for "Jack Nicholson", you'll reach this page:
  2. Copy "0000197" and then write:
    {{imdb name|id=0000197|name=Jack Nicholson}}

The result is:

Jack Nicholson on IMDb

Note that, since this will almost certainly go into the External links section, you should add a * before the template text to include it as a list item.


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