Archive for November, 2013

Who is that Actor Program

So It was a Friday night and I was like “What do people do for fun on Friday nights?” so I decided to make a program of-course. I wanted to be able to ask the question “Who was that guy/gal that was in (movie A) and (movie B)?” so for example you want to know all the people that were in both The Matrix and Burn Notice, it would return the list of all the actors that were in both movies/shows. Here is a link to the application.

Essentially what the program does is it sends HTTP get requests to IMDb pages. Then I get the IMDb pages for both movies and parse out all the actors/actresses in both movies. Then I compare all those actors/actresses and display only the ones in both. The source code is available on the Source Code page under Who is that Actor.