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FILM DIRECTOR

Akira Kurosawa

1910 - 1998

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Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤 明, Hepburn: Kurosawa Akira, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese filmmaker and painter who directed thirty films in a career spanning over five decades. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Kurosawa has received more than 6,034,492 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Akira Kurosawa is the 4th most popular film director (up from 6th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Japan and the most popular Japanese Film Director.

Akira Kurosawa is most famous for his samurai films.

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  • 141

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Akira Kurosawa ranks 4 out of 1,581Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Martin Scorsese. After him are Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Sergei Eisenstein, and Roman Polanski.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1910, Akira Kurosawa ranks 2Before him is Mother Teresa. After him are Jacques Cousteau, Robert K. Merton, Giuseppe Meazza, Irena Sendler, Ingrid of Sweden, Gloria Stuart, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, and Django Reinhardt. Among people deceased in 1998, Akira Kurosawa ranks 1After him are Pol Pot, Frank Sinatra, Jean Marais, Halldór Laxness, Todor Zhivkov, Ernst Jünger, Carlos Castaneda, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Octavio Paz, and Alan Shepard.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Kurosawa ranks 4 out of 6,048Before him are Hirohito (1901), Hokusai (1760), and Akihito (1933). After him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Emperor Meiji (1852), Kanō Jigorō (1860), Yukio Mishima (1925), Matsuo Bashō (1644), and Haruki Murakami (1949).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Japan

Among film directors born in Japan, Akira Kurosawa ranks 1After him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Isao Takahata (1935), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), Hideaki Anno (1960), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), and Ishirō Honda (1911).

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