Hayao Miyazaki

1941 - Today

Hayao Miyazaki

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 8,265,883 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular film director.

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  • 8.3M

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  • 77.85

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  • 82

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 7 out of 1,305Before him are Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, and Akira Kurosawa. After him are Woody Allen, Sergei Eisenstein, Roman Polanski, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, and Francis Ford Coppola.

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

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 6 out of 3,113Before him are Hirohito (1901), Akihito (1933), Matsuo Bashō (1644), Hokusai (1760), and Akira Kurosawa (1910). After him are Oda Nobunaga (1534), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Yoko Ono (1933), and Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536).


Among film directors born in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki ranks 2Before him are Akira Kurosawa (1910). After him are Yasujirō Ozu (1903), Isao Takahata (1935), Takeshi Kitano (1947), Kenji Mizoguchi (1898), Nagisa Oshima (1932), Shohei Imamura (1926), Franklin J. Schaffner (1920), Masaki Kobayashi (1916), Ishirō Honda (1911), and Kinji Fukasaku (1930).

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