FILM DIRECTOR

Hayao Miyazaki

1941 - Today

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Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, [mijaꜜzaki hajaꜜo]; born 5 January 1941) is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation. Born in Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, 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 9,163,913 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Hayao Miyazaki is the 5th most popular film director (up from 7th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 6th in 2019) and the 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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  • 9.2M

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  • 84.84

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  • 85

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among FILM DIRECTORS

Among film directors, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 5 out of 1,580Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick. After him are Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, and Sergio Leone.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 3 out of 5,560Before him are Hirohito (1901) and Hokusai (1760). After him are Akira Kurosawa (1910), 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, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 1After him are Akira Kurosawa (1910), 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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