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Poll: Celebrities love IMDb too (Part 2)

We love IMDb and these celebrities love it too. Which of these quotes from celebrities about their favorite site known as IMDb, is your favorite? Note: VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE, NOT YOUR FAVORITE CELEBRITY. Click for part 1 here.


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    Olivia Wilde

    "The funny thing is, I used to be a casting assistant so 90% of my day was spent on IMDb checking everybody’s representatives." – Olivia Wilde
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    Guillermo del Toro

    "I check all the [actors’] credits there. Literally, if I’m going to hire someone, I go to IMDb and check [their credits] . . . I religiously avoid the message boards. Sometimes if I want to boost my self-esteem, I go to the movie I most admire (Citizen Kane) and organize it by ‘Most Hated.’ And I go to the one-star comment and I go, ‘Well, it happens to the best. It happens to the rest.’ Every three or four months, with great trepidation, I check the status of Pan’s Labyrinth among the top 100 movies of all time and I go, 'Oh! 75! Ahhh!'" – Guillermo del Toro
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    Malcolm McDowell

    "IMDb is a fantastic tool for actors. Because if you’re asked to do a film: ‘With who? How do you spell it? Oh. I’ve never heard of him. Hang on . . . [Mimics looking someone up on IMDb] Oh! He did a movie I really like. Send me the script.’ It’s a fantastic tool. It’s changed the way movies are cast. It’s changed the way actors look at directors and other actors. At a fingertip you can find instantly what you what you want. It’s a great, great tool. We’re lucky to have it." – Malcolm McDowell
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    Allison Janney

    "It helps me so much when I’m about to go meet a director for a movie or I’m going to meet a writer. I go on IMDb and find all these details that help to make the meetings more personal. Like, ‘I see you’re from Ohio like I am. You should cast me in your movie.’ You see who’s married, who’s not, what their wife’s name is. It’s a valuable resource" – Allison Janney
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    Cameron Diaz

    "I use IMDb a lot to find out about other actors -- what they’ve worked on, who they’ve worked with. Also, whenever we’re casting a film or if we’re hiring a crew for a film, I use IMDb to look at (whether it’s a costume designer or set decorator) anybody in the business that I would be working with to see who they’ve worked with and what work they’ve done so I have a reference. It’s a great tool for everybody in the business to be able to understand who everyone is." – Cameron Diaz
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    Jon Favreau

    "I can’t tell you how often we’re in a story meeting or something and somebody pulls up their lap top or their iPhone and they pull up information [on IMDb] on when a movie was made, what a rating on a film was, who worked on what, what films they collaborated together on. I don’t even remember how you would do that before IMDb. It’s been so much part of the Hollywood culture for so long. It definitely is the best resource that I know of to get information as accurately as there is." – Jon Favreau
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    Chris Hemsworth

    "I use it all the time. If someone sends me a script or there’s a meeting with a director, they’ll also send me the link to IMDb. And I can look at it and go: ‘Oh, they’ve done this, this and this and that’s who they are and they’ve also worked with this person.’ It’s great. Big resource." – Chris Hemsworth
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    Kenneth Branagh

    "[IMDb] is indispensible for the instant, swift thumbnail version of things and then much more detailed if you need it to be. It’s one of those bits of the modern world that I genuinely wonder at. I’m interested in the history of everything we do so the ability to go back and find out the version you never knew existed [on IMDB] . . . sometimes with Shakespeare films it’s the film from 1917 that you didn’t know about. It’s an amazing resource." – Kenneth Branagh
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    Kate Hudson

    "Especially when you’re more involved in the production side, IMDb Pro is very, very useful." – Kate Hudson
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    John Krasinski

    "I definitely use IMDb. It’s funny because my understanding [of IMDb] started out as a tool to use in the business. And that’s the biggest understatement that you can hear. It’s a HUGE, essential tool in this industry. Every time I go to meet someone that I might potentially work with – a director, a writer, a producer, another actor – it’s always very important to see what they’ve done to get a sense of who they are. At the end of the day, what we do is a fairy tale. We’re incredibly lucky to be doing what we’re doing. But behind it and behind most successes are these people who’ve worked really, really hard. And they have a great perspective on this business. It really is a community that you can learn from. The fist step is always finding out what they’re doing and what they’re up to." – John Krasinski
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    Jodie Foster

    "I use IMDb constantly." – Jodie Foster
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    Ginnifer Goodwin

    "I have the [IMDb] app. It’s how I look everyone up and see what everyone is doing and familiarize myself with people before I work with them. I don’t want to have any relationship to gossip. I like to stick to the facts." – Ginnifer Goodwin
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    Hilary Swank

    "Anytime you have a question about anyone in the [entertainment] business you’re obviously going to go to IMDb. It’s on your phone as one of those go to websites." – Hilary Swank
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    Wes Craven

    "I actually looked at [IMDb’s STARmeter] about midway through Music of the Heart (before it had come out) and saw this huge dip and it was exactly where I had been doing remakes but not directing myself. And that was a large part of my decision to start directing again and stop with the remakes business. We all know there was a huge financial crash. Part of that was just getting myself and my family back on our feet because they were good business propositions but I realized I was losing my audience in a way by not being the chief creative hand and not doing original material. I definitely felt that by looking at [IMDb STARmeter]. I said I have to either retire or get back to making movies yourself. I would attribute that [decision to return to directing] almost directly to seeing that [IMDb STARmeter]. It was so graphically layed out." – Wes Craven
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    Russell Brand

    "It's an industry staple, IMDB. How did we cope without it? Did we cope without it? Was there a time before IMDb?" – Russell Brand
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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    "I am an IMDbPro member and I use it for all different things. I don’t know a person who doesn’t use [IMDbPro]. It’s a tremendous resource for me in getting information and making creative choices." – Jake Gyllenhaal
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    Uma Thurman

    "For those of us who don’t have encyclopedic memories (like some people I know) about cinema, [IMDb] is your encyclopedia of film. It’s a great tool." – Uma Thurman
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    Josh Brolin

    "I use it a lot. I love you, IMDb: A little too much!" – Josh Brolin
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    Blake Lively

    I actually use IMDbPro because it’s worth the extra money. It’s such a full encyclopedia of knowledge about films and actors. I know tons of people that aren’t in this business that have IMDb accounts and IMDbPro accounts because [this industry] is so much a part of our world. It’s such a part of our daily language and life. [IMDb is] your reference, your guide, it’s your movie Bible. Happy Birthday, IMDb! What would we do without you?” – Blake Lively
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    Danny DeVito

    “I go to IMDb more than you should. I go at least a couple of times a day. Sometimes many more than that. It’s because of the things I talk about with folks. I’m always dealing with actors, movies and what not. And I want to find out things about people and projects. It’s my go-to place to find out all kinds of information.” – Danny DeVito
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    Zachary Quinto

    “I think it’s just -- hands down -- the most comprehensive destination website for industry information” – Zachary Quinto
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    Kevin Smith

    “I hit it everyday. It’s my homepage. It’s an insanely useful tool . . . IMDb practically cured cancer . . . IMDb gets people jobs.” – Kevin Smith
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    Kenneth Branagh

    “It’s hard to imagine any filmmaker who wouldn’t be using [IMDb] for the way it allows you to traverse the business. It’s a fine idea, well executed and much appreciated.” – Kenneth Branagh
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    Joe Dante

    “It’s the most amazing resource that film has ever had. And it didn’t exist 20 years ago.” – Joe Dante
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    Tobin Bell

    “If you’re interested in birds then you go to Audubon. If you’re interested in entertainment, you go to IMDb.” – Tobin Bell
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    Eli Roth

    "It was because IMDb had chosen my photo gallery and we got so many clicks that we became the #1 most viewed photo gallery that I was able to raise the rest of the financing for the film." – Eli Roth

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