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[Birth Year] John Cleese
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorT!M
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For some reason, there seems to be a birth year for John Cleese in the database. As far as I know, there's only one John Cleese, and as such, a birth year is not needed. I thought I'd use this thread to see if I'm right on this, and if so, I'll open a support ticket asking for the removal of this birth year from the database.
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I tend to agree with you.

I did a (very) fast search on both imdb and wikipedia and in both instances can only find one John Cleese, so as far as I'm concerned I'm with you.
Granted: for Monty Python fans there is only one John Cleese, but that's as may be.
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I've come across this BY as well, and I think it's managed to find it's way into the database via a profile where loads of BYs were submitted. As far as I'm aware no one's been able to find a 2nd John Cleese, so there's no need to keep it in the online.
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Please put in a ticket.  I've already removed it locally from my database as there is only one.
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I will. There are a few more I have strong doubts about:

- Producer Joel Silver seems to have a birth year attached to him. Why?

- I see that British actor Owen Teale had a birth year added to him, while I haven't been able to dig up any evidence that there's more than one actor named Owen Teale.

- The same goes for British actor Marc Warren ('Hustle', 'Band of Brothers'). There does seem to be a writer named Marc Warren, but no other actor. Since our cast and crew-lists don't cross-reference, I don't think a birth year is needed here as well.

- How about Robin Williams? I did manage to dig up a few other actors with the same name, but as far as I can tell none of those has made it to DVD yet, so for DVD Profiler purposes I don't see the need for a birth year.

- There is also indeed a second Victor Williams, but he seems to have only two credits to his name, none of which is available on DVD. There again I don't really see the need to add a birth year to the other, better-known Victor Williams.

Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of those!
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The birth year will be accepted to differentiate between a cast and crew member. In your example below, Marc Warren is a valid birth year.

-Gerri
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The birth year will be accepted to differentiate between a cast and crew member. In your example below, Marc Warren is a valid birth year.

Okay, that's good to know!
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Quoting Gerri Cole:
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The birth year will be accepted to differentiate between a cast and crew member.

Mmm, I wonder if my request has something to do with this.
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huge - i missed that... one would think that if you are contributing a birth year, that you have both actors in your database... and therefore could contribute both at the same time, avoiding this issue from happening in the future.
-JoN
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