Oscar vs Box Office

All actors have their own motivation to work hard and be part of movies that have large veiwership and recognition. The motivation could be either financial success or great praise for their work by critics and the auidence.

We will explore the relationship between different movie genres and also trends in actor/actress experience to study the career paths they have followed to make certain observations about how the industry has evolved and understand what popular actors have done to have a successful career in the movie industry.

Why is this interesting and what are the benefits?

Movie studios and production companies constantly strive to make popular movies that entertain it’s audience while also getting good ratings from the mass population. We study how movies have changed their strategies over different generations to satisfy the audience preference at that time. By exploring the relationship between actor/actress experience and movie genres, we can gain valuable insights into the factors that contribute to an actor’s success within specific genres. This information can be useful for movie studios and production companies as they can enhance their casting decisions and movie genre choice for future projects by looking at past projects, as well as for actors and actresses looking to advance their careers within particular genres.

In addition to understanding what factors contribute to success within specific genres, our analysis can also help us identify trends in the characteristics of successful actors within different genres. By comparing successful actor profiles from different generations within specific genres, we can see how the qualities and experiences that lead to success have changed over time. This information can be useful for actors and actresses looking to succeed in specific genres, as it can help them understand what qualities and experiences are likely to lead to success in those genres.

Our analysis also has the potential to inform future research on the relationship between actor/actress characteristics and success within specific genres. By providing a foundation for further research, we can help researchers build on our findings to explore this topic in more depth or to examine other factors that may contribute to success within specific genres.

Finally, our analysis could inform policy decisions related to the film industry. For example, if we find that certain actor characteristics are associated with success within specific genres, policymakers may consider ways to support and promote actors with these characteristics within those genres.

Analysis of genres in the movie industry

Typically, a single film can be classified as many film genres. It’s pretty intricate how various film genres interact with one another. The frequency of movie genre combinations in our base movie dataset will be displayed by a chord diagram, where the width of the connection lines denotes the frequency, in order to provide a clear picture of the genre pattern that existed in the film business.


Several genres were removed from the diagram based on how frequently they appeared in our dataset, leaving only the most widely used genres. We can see that the drama genre is closely related to the other genres, which suggests that a drama movie will be a wise choice if rookie actors are unsure of what to look for in their debut movie because it will give them vital experience that many films can use. Meanwhile, we see that there is a strong association between certain genre pairs, such as comedy and family, action and adventure. Additionally, if two movie genres are significantly connected, we anticipate that an actor or actress with appropriate prior acting experience in one genre will benefit from landing a job in the other. Let’s further investigate this matter…

Investigating impact of movie experience

We develop features about each actor or actress’s experience in each well-known film genre—drama, action, romance, comedy, crime, war, family, and mystery in order to substantiate the aforementioned claim. In light of this, we make movie-actor pairs using all of the films and actors in our dataset. Now, we have statistical information on the actor’s experience in all prominent movie genres that depicts the actor’s background before filming the movie. We assume that an actor who has already appeared in films of the same genre has a higher chance of landing a role when they audition. By using a correlation analysis, we can determine which types of movie experiences will increase actors’ chances of getting a role in a new film.