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FILM DIRECTOR

Hayao Miyazaki

1941 - Today

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Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, [mijaꜜzaki hajao]; born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and creator of Japanese animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation. Born in Tokyo City in the Empire of Japan, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hayao Miyazaki has received more than 12,427,961 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Hayao Miyazaki is the 8th most popular film director (down from 5th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Japan (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Film Director.

Hayao Miyazaki is most famous for being a Japanese animator and film director. He is most famous for his films Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro.

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  • 12M

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  • 78.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 86

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 8 out of 1,581Before him are Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, and Ingmar Bergman. After him are Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Luchino Visconti.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 2Before him is Kim Jong-il. After him are Slobodan Milošević, Alex Ferguson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Charlie Watts, Richard Dawkins, Cesária Évora, and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 5 out of 6,048Before him are Hirohito (1901), Hokusai (1760), Akihito (1933), and Akira Kurosawa (1910). After him are 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, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 2Before him are Akira Kurosawa (1910). After him are 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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