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Career Mapping Exercise

It is as well conceived conception that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous actors of the 21st century. DiCaprio started acting at the age of 14 and starred in his breakthrough feature film, This Boy’s Life, at the age of 19. Since his teen years DiCaprio has featured in over 35 different films, many earning him prodigious film award nominations.

Through research into DiCaprio’s film career, it was recognised that movie ratings vary depending on the website, critic and most notably between critic and audience. Taking data from audience ratings from a variety of sources including IMDB, Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, it concreates the statement that movie rating vary depending on the source.

It was previously stated that Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most popular actors in the 21st century. According to IMDB the average audience movie rating is 7/10 or 70/100. By averaging all three audience reviews it is evident that DiCaprio is regarded as an outstanding actor in addition to being one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Film data specialist Stephen Follows identified in an article, ‘Do film critics and film audiences agree’ that critics and audiences do not always agree. He cross referenced data from a number of sites and found that movie critics generally rate films more harshly than audience. By averaging each film rating from the collected audience and movie critic data and converting it into a line graph, we can see the clear difference between each rating.

By creating a second column graph with data from three different movie critic sites, it is also noticeable that there is a difference between each critic despite the notion that they follow the same marking criteria.

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