Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019

Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs

Updated at Monday, 08 Jan 2018, 13:51
The Hanoitimes - International Movie Database (IMDb), the catalog of the global film and TV industry, has ranked Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, aka Veronica Ngo, as one of the most popular actors in their weekly-updated STARmeter Top 100.
Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van.
Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van.
The 36-year-old was named number 41 on the list, placing her above the Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie, “Jurassic World” high-heel runner Bryce Dallas Howard and even world’s highest-paid actress Jennifer Lawrence. “Selfie” star Karren Gillen is currently topping the list. Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran who starred in the latest “Star Wars” also scores high in the popularity ranking at number 15.
The STARmeter ranking is determined by millions of IMDb users, based on their interest in the actors and their movie projects. The ranking is determined by the number of visits users make to each celeb's page on its database. Last year Van landed small roles in the blockbuster “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and Netflix action-fantasy “Bright”. She made her Hollywood debut earlier in 2016 as an assassin in the Chinese-language sequel “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny”.
As one of the most popular actresses in Vietnam, Van has had a fruitful year in the country too, with the success of the movie “Co Ba Sai Gon” (The Tailor) that she produced and starred in. She is best known for badass female roles in local action movies including Dong Mau Anh Hung (The Rebel), Clash and Lua Phat (Once upon a Time in Vietnam).

Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, aka Veronica Ngo, in IMDb Most Popular Celebs list, as visited on Jan 5, 2018.
Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, aka Veronica Ngo, in IMDb Most Popular Celebs list, as visited on Jan 5, 2018.
IMDb, formerly known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users.
The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although most data is checked before going live, especially when being submitted by new users, the system has been open to errors, and some sections are even abused. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations.
However, Image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24 - 72 hours to appear. Users are also invited to rate any film on a scale of 1 to 10, and the totals are converted into a weighted mean-rating that is displayed beside each title, with online filters employed to deter ballot-stuffing.
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