FILM DIRECTOR

Akira Kurosawa

1910 - 1998

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Akira Kurosawa (March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and producer 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 4,262,535 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 135 in 2019). Akira Kurosawa is the 6th most popular film director, the 4th most popular biography from Japan (up from 5th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Film Director.

Akira Kurosawa is most famous for his samurai films.

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Akira Kurosawa ranks 6 out of 1,580Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Hayao Miyazaki. After him are Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, and Sergio Leone.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Kurosawa ranks 4 out of 5,560Before him are Hirohito (1901), Hokusai (1760), and Hayao Miyazaki (1941). After him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Akihito (1933), Emperor Meiji (1852), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Oda Nobunaga (1534), Yoko Ono (1933), Haruki Murakami (1949), and Isoroku Yamamoto (1884).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Japan

Among film directors born in Japan, Akira Kurosawa ranks 2Before him are Hayao Miyazaki (1941). After him are Isao Takahata (1935), Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Shohei Imamura (1926), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Ishirō Honda (1911), and Makoto Shinkai (1973).

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