How Do You Find the Names of Film Characters?


Quick Answer

To find the names of film characters as of 2015, visit IMDB.com and search for the film. The site lists character names in the Cast section.

Continue Reading
How Do You Find the Names of Film Characters?
Credit: Moviepix Moviepix Getty Images

Full Answer

If you don't know the name of the film, search for someone related to the film, such as the director, an actor or a writer. Browse through that person's filmography on IMDB.com to find the film. Make sure you browse the correct section of the person's filmography, as the site lists all film work, including acting, directing, producing and writing.

For long filmographies, narrow it down by estimating a time frame when the movie debuted. By default, IMDB.com lists films from newest to oldest, although other sorting methods are available. Click on possible matches for more information about the film, including a plot summary and release date.

The Cast section lists each actor and that actor's character. Click on a character name to bring up a character page. Available content varies based on the character, but character pages may include a character biography, photos, related videos, quotes and a filmography that lists all media that has that character. This includes films, TV shows, music videos and video games. The filmography lists the person who portrayed the character for each entry.

Learn more about Art & Literature

Related Questions