The Movie Database Support

Hi guys,

Is there a way to search by a person's name and filter by their job in the movie? For example, search for "Steven Spielberg" and show only the movies where he acted as director. For instance, The SEARCH PEOPLE endpoint returns a known_for array with a list of movies, but it doesn't specify the person's involvement in them. Is there any other endpoint available that covers my requirement?

Thanks,

Elias

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Hi Elias,

No, there is not really a way to do what you're looking for. The known_for field is populated by looking at the known_for_department that can be found in the response of a person details method. You can see in Steven Spielberg's example, he is known for "Directing" so it's his top 3 directing credits that get populated in the known_for results.

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