I think this unofficial IMDB api ('get/name') could be used to make something similar to what the OP is requesting:

It returns a list of 'known for' movies for celebrities, which is not necessarily best rated as much as it is most well known.

The biggest drawback is that it is not endorsed by IMDB... what do you guys think? Feature wise it seems to be the closest to what we need and is well documented, but as far as I can tell it's just one guy who happened to make an API based on IMDB data.
posted by laouji 3 years and 11 months ago Link

As I replied to a post above IMDB seems to have a public but poorly documented API, someone wrote a response about it to a Stackoverflow question, someone more technical may be able to make better sense of it than I can:
posted by AdamSC1 Staff3 years and 11 months ago Link
Hi, I checked out the IMDB APIs but I don't think they are that useful...

The first one is a autosuggest API meaning if the user enters 'jen' it'll return a list of actors whose names start with 'jen' and a link to their profiles.

The second one is also quite minimalistic: it'll return a list of celebrities with similar names to the one searched and 1 short description and that celebrity's imdb id number.

Instant answers generally need to be able get the information to display using one API call. The IMDB APIs are obviously meant for internal use, and aren't really the best in this case because they don't give us a list of movies for each actor.
posted by laouji 3 years and 11 months ago Link