Title Pages: Add bigger thumbnails to cast lists on title pages

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Hey IMDb, love the website. In regards to the "Full Cast and Crew" section you see when you search a movie or a show, I was hoping you could make the thumbnails of the actors/actresses a bit bigger so we could actually see them. It makes it easier to identify actors from a film if you could see their pictures clearer beside their names instead of clicking on each name individually. It's pointless putting tiny thumbnail pictures beside each of the names if its too small to help you identify them.
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A 0.33 inch by 0.24 inch thumbnail makes it difficult to identify an individual. However, increasing the size would reduce the number of entries per page.

Perhaps, the IMDb technical staff could allow users to hover over the thumbnails to see a larger image so that they do not need to visit the page.

Alternately, make the thumbnail size a user selectable option which can be selected on their Site Preferences page [https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb...].
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Yeah, they could fancy it up even more - have a dynamically generated box appear when you put the mouse over their thumbnail (and/or name) with a larger picture and their known for.

A bit like you can do here, in fact.
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Actually, if you check on IMDb Pro, they do something like that.

If you hover over a name they bring up a box with Primary Name and StarMeter in the Header, with the Headshot (about 4x the linear dimensions of the one in the filmography), Company, Profession, Known For, and Also Known As in the body. Obviously any item that they have no data for is suppressed, except the headshot which is replaced by the dummy shot.

They do the same for the Titles in a Name page filmography. In this case it shows the Title, MovieMeter and Country/Rating/Length in the Header, with the Poster, Genre, Summary, Production Companies, Director, Writers and Producers in the body. It there are more than will fit (3 or4) in any section they add the phrase "and x others".

This is an excellent feature, and since it is already coded it should be relatively simple to adapt to the basic pages.
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Emperor, that would be great. The IMDb Technical Staff could do something similar to what is already done for Names lists. For example:

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Exactly, I often open up a new tab from a cast list to try and figure out if they are the person I think they are - this'd save a lot of time and effort switching between tabs and the like.

That gets a bit +1 from me.
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I also open up another tab just to see who a person is. Most of the time, I only want a summary of who a person is. I've already given this a +1.
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Yeah sometimes I'll need to look through someone's filmography to know exactly which film I've seen them in but only last night I had to open up a couple of actor's entries where the summary (and perhaps a larger picture) would have made the penny drop.