Akira Kurosawa

1910 - 1998

Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤明 or 黒沢明 or 黑澤明 Kurosawa Akira; March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Kurosawa has received more than 3,311,964 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Akira Kurosawa ranks 6 out of 1,305Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, and Federico Fellini. After him are Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Sergio Leone.

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Among people born in 1910, Akira Kurosawa ranks 2Before him is Mother Teresa. After him are Jacques Cousteau, Giuseppe Meazza, Irena Sendler, Gloria Stuart, Django Reinhardt, Robert K. Merton, Ingrid of Sweden, Jean Genet, Konrad Zuse, and Ronald Coase. Among people deceased in 1998, Akira Kurosawa ranks 2Before him is Pol Pot. After him are Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, Jean Marais, Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Vladimir Prelog.

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Among people born in Japan, Akira Kurosawa ranks 5 out of 3,113Before him are Hirohito (1901), Akihito (1933), Matsuo Bashō (1644), and Hokusai (1760). After him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536).