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When I type a name into IMDB's search bar a job title and a film title is listed below that name. I often am confused by the choices for these titles. What is the relevance of these titles?
Is it the most frequent job title that person had? When looking up Ridley Scott I would expect most people know him as the
director of "Alien" or "Blade Runner", e.g. So why is he listed as a producer of "The Martian"?
Is it that person's most commercially successful production, e.g.? If so, domestically or internationally? Why are there usually only movies listed even if a person is famous for doing a TV show? E.g., for Matthew Fox "Bone Tomahawk" (2015) is listed instead of "LOST".
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Thank you.

So IMDB considers producer credits more important than director or writer credits, e.g.? Why?

In addition to that I'm looking for an answer to this question:

"When I search for a movie or TV show, there are two persons under its name. How are these persons chosen?"
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This comes from the "Stars" section at the top of the corresponding title pages. 

This in turn is determined as follows:

For TV-series these are the people who appeared the most number of episodes; in the event of a tie, credit ordering across the episodes is used to resolve the order

For everything else, this is usually the people billed first in the credits; please see https://help.imdb.com/article/contribution/filmography-credits/how-are-cast-credits-ordered-why-don-... -- when the main stars are not listed first, we have the ability to override the selection so the stars are indeed in the "Stars" section. 
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Thank you for your reply.

But as I already had written in a comment which seems to have been deleted for some reason, unfortunately:

This isn't true for LOST, e.g.

Jorge Garcia and Josh Holloway are listed for this show even though they appeared in "only" 107 and 104 episodes, respectively.
But Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly appeared in 113 and 108 episodes, respectively.

I know that Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O'Quinn, Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, and Daniel Dae Kim were all credited for all episodes, even the ones they didn't appear in, because they belonged to the main cast for the entire run of the show.
But then Naveen Andrews and Matthew Fox should be listed as the two top stars because the credits were arranged in an alphabetical order.

In addition to that it's not correct that LOST had 118 episodes.
I know it's confusing because the producers didn't count episodes but actually broadcast hours, i.e. 121.
But IMDB's counting is just inconsistent: E.g., you count "Exodus, Part 2" as two episodes but "Live Together, Die Alone" as one even though they're both two-hour episodes which premiered on one night: May 25, 2005 and May 24, 2006, respectively.

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