Links for April 14, 2016

The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines

Many of the findings are anecdotally obvious to women in the film industry. But nobody wanted to do the grunt work of gathering the data. We spent weeks just matching scripts to IMDB pages. It’s still not perfect, but we’re now in a much better place than “you know…women are never love-interests when they’re older than 40. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”

The actors and actresses who most consistently appear in terrible movies

Not a single one of the 16 films Schneider has appeared in has secured a Metacritic score higher than 54. Eleven of them received soul-crushingly bad reviews: In response to the sequel to Deuce Bigalow, 2005’s European Gigolo, Roger Ebert once famously quipped, “Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks” — a line that later became the title of one of his books.