IMDb Study: Nearly 70% of Actors Have Careers That Last Only One Year
A recent study in the journal “Nature Communications” provides some eye-opening statistics into the careers of actors and actresses in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com).
Data was collected from IMDb on the careers of 1,512,472 actors and 896,029 actresses as recorded as of January 16th, 2016, including careers stretching back to the first recorded movie in 1888.
Their model predicts with up to 85% accuracy whether an actor or actress is likely to have a brighter future, or if the best days are, unfortunately, behind them.
Some of the key findings:
- 69% of Actors and 68% Actresses have careers that only last one year.
- The unemployment rate for Actors/Actresses hovers around 90%
- Acting careers run in hot and cold streaks.
- Cold streaks tend to fade more quickly for Actors than for Actresses.
For a more detailed look at this study, please follow the links below…
- Original Study (Nature.com – dated 04 June 2019)
- Raw Data from the Study (doi.org)
- News Article (StudyFinds.org)
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com)
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