Whenever I have a question about a movie, TV show, actor or director, I go to the IMDb. It contains huge amounts of information about anyone that might appear in film credits (or should have been listed!) — even me. IMDb started as a hobby site, and was later bought by Amazon. They’re doing it right, though: the site is still free to the public, is hugely more useful, and has even retained its founder, Colin Needham, as managing director. Not bad for an effort that went online in 1990!
(Originally published 25 January 2004)