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Filmography Credits

How are cast credits ordered? Why don't the main stars appear at the top of the cast?

Our pages attempt to display cast lists in the same order as they appeared in the most complete on-screen listing (usually the one in the end titles). This may be different than the billing on movie posters or main titles. In some movies cast members are credited in order of appearance, while in others they are listed in alphabetical order. That's why sometimes movie stars or important characters may appear way down in the listing instead of at the top.

See for example the placement of the following stars in these films:

This is normal and will not be changed.

At this time, In-Development or Pre-Production titles are ineligible for cast ordering and the option will be unavailable. For instructions on how to update the titles Production Status - please see the following guide. Once this has been approved and is live, you'll be able to submit cast ordering corrections. 

Keeping the above in mind, if you find a problem with the cast ordering on one of our entries, the appropriate procedure to submit a fix is as follows:

  1. go to the title page of the movie for which you want to correct cast order data.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the movie details page and you'll see an "Edit page" button. Click on it.
  3. On the Updating Information page that will come up, scroll down to the "Cast" option and select "Correct/Delete" from the drop down menu. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button marked "Continue".
  4. You'll get a full listing of all cast credits along with their order numbers. Choose "Correct" next to each cast credit you want to change and click on "Check these updates"
  5. You can add or change the billing order by altering the number in the "Order" field at the end of each credit. 
  6. When you're done, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the "Check these updates" button.
  7. On the following screen, just hit "Submit these updates" and your submission will be sent to our editors.
Tracking your contribution

You can now track the status of your Credit submission and if it has not been approved, we'll tell you the reason why.

If you are using the mobile apps, mobile website or desktop website you can access this feature via the 'Track your contribution' button, which has been added to the submission email receipt. Additionally, if you are using the desktop website, you can also use the 'Track Contribution' button now found in your contribution history page.

Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your request.

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