Anime composers and creators' involvement with Academy Award filmsby adog1990 | created - 08 Jul 2013 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
Rows 1-37 are music composers and artists and rows 38-91 are creators of anime and works that inspired anime or manga adaptions of their works.
Finally for that is not on the list, companies that have their films nominated for Oscars and are good with anime that are: * TOHO (Seven Samurai, Samurai: The Legend of Musashi, The Magnificent Seven, Yojimbo, The Woman in the Dunes, Kwaidan, Dodes'ka-den, Sandakan 8, Kagemusha, Ran, The Bodyguard, Primary Colors, A Simple Plan, Wonder Boys, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Children of Men, Persepolis, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, The Red Turtle, Kong: Skull Island, Ready Player One and Mirai) * Sanrio (Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?, Lost in Translation and Ready Player One) * NHK Enterprise 21 (The Old Man and the Sea) * Dentsu Inc. (Black Rain, The Old Man and the Sea, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Love, Departures, Les Misérables, Despicable Me 2, Possessions, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl, Hail Caesar!, The Red Turtle, Silence, Get Out, Ready Player One, First Man and Mirai) * Hakuhodo (The Twilight Samurai, The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There and The Red Turtle) * Top Craft/Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There and The Red Turtle) * Madhouse Studios (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Mirai) * Yamamura Animation (Mt. Head) * Tohokashinsha Film Company (Spirited Away, Lost in Translation, Howl's Moving Castle, Good Night, and Good Luck., Marie Antoinette, The Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There) * Victor Entertainment (Malcolm X and Affliction) * Toei Company (Tora! Tora! Tora!, Beverly Hills Cop and Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan) * Shochiku (Immortal Love, Twin Sisters of Kyoto, Portrait of Chieko, The Twilight Samurai, The Last Samurai, Departures and Possessions) * Robot Commuincations (La Maison en Petits Cubes) * GKIDS (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Secert of Kells, A Cat in Paris, Chico and Rita, Ernest & Celestine, The Wind Rises, Song of the Sea, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There, The Boy and the World, My Life as a Zucchini, Revolting Rhymes, The Breadwinner and Mirai) * Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Solider, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, Doctor Strange, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Vice and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) * Sunrise (Possessions and Ready Player One) * Bandai Visual/Bandai Namco Arts, King Records, Trigger and ADV Films/Sentai Filmworks (Possessions) * Studio Chizu (Mirai) * Shogakukan (Lost in Translation and Departures) * Tokuma Shoten (Ju Dou, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Mirai) * Kadokawa and Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (Lost in Translation and Mirai) * Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) (Departures) * Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) (Babel and Departures) * Nippon Television Network (NTV) (Spirited Away, The Twilight Samurai, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There, The Red Turtle and Mirai) * Fuji TV (Despicable Me 2, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl, Hail Caesar!, Get Out, Shoplifters and First Man) * Bandai Namco Entertainment (Lost in Translation, TRON: Legacy, The Avengers, Wreck-It Ralph, Possessions, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ready Player One and Ralph Breaks the Internet) * Sony Corporation (One from the Heart, Peggy Sue Got Married, Dracula, Four Days in September, Requiem for a Dream, Collateral and Blade Runner 2049)
1. Joe Hisaishi
Composer | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Spirited Away Howl's Moving Castle Departures The Wind Rises The Grandmaster The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
2. Koba Hayashi
Actor | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Koba Hayashi was born on July 27, 1935 in Tokyo, Japan. He was an actor and composer, known for Spirited Away (2001), Homerun Kanta (1977) and Tôkyô yakyoku (1997). He died on January 11, 2016 in Japan.
Soundtrack | The Revenant
Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano.
Black Rain The Last Emperor Babel The Revenant Call Me By Your Name
Composer | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida (2002) and Across the Universe (2007), among his other works.
He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. ...
Alien³ Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Batman Forever Michael Collins Titus Frida Collateral Across the Universe The Tempest
6. Don Davis
Composer | The Matrix Reloaded
Don Davis was born on February 4, 1957 in Anaheim, California, USA as Donald Romain Davis. He is known for his work on The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). He has been married to Megan Jeanne MacDonald since May 25, 1986.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Death Becomes Her Maverick Clear and Present Danger Legends of the Fall Apollo 13 Toy Story James and the Giant Peach Titanic Pleasantville A Bug's Life The Matrix Meet the Parents Mighty Times: The Children's March Toy Story 3
Soundtrack | The Matrix
Jimmie Haskell was born on November 7, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Sheridan Pearlman. He is known for his work on The Matrix (1999), Josie's Castle (1971) and Spy Hard (1996). He died on February 4, 2016 in Laguna Niguel, California, USA.
Lust for Life Around the World in Eighty Days The Alamo Cactus Flower The Color Purple Big Married to the Mob When Harry Met Sally... Pulp Fiction The Matrix Almost Famous Catch Me if You Can
Music_department | Star Trek
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Finding Nemo Spider-Man 2 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dreamgirls The Last King of Scotland Ratatouille WALL·E Revolutionary Road Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Star Trek
Soundtrack | The Man with the Iron Fists
RZA was born on July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Robert Fitzgerald Diggs. He has been married to Talani Rabb since August 29, 2009. He was previously married to Eboni Mills.
Bulworth 8 Mile American Gangster Django Unchained Straight Outta Compton
10. Masamichi Amano
Music_department | Batoru rowaiaru
12. Takeo Watanabe
Soundtrack | Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
13. Mark Mancina
Composer | Speed
Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day (2001), is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely...
The Lion King Speed Twister Con Air Tarzan Training Day Brother Bear August Rush Moana
14. Steve Jablonsky
Composer | Transformers
Armageddon Pearl Harbor Spirit: Stalion of the Cinemon Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Transformers Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Dark of the Moon Lone Survivor Deepwater Horizon
15. John Debney
Music_department | The Jungle Book
John Debney's career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music...
Runaway Brain The Emperor's New Groove Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Passion of the Christ Spider-Man 2 Iron Man 2 The Jungle Book (2016 film) The Greatest Showman
16. Michael Nyman
Composer | The Piano
Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. ...
The Piano Gattaca The End of the Affair Man on Wire
17. Peter Erskine
Music_department | La La Land
One from the Heart Glengarry Glen Ross Quest for Camelot Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me The Cooler Changeling The Adventures of Tintin La La Land
18. Tom Keane
Soundtrack | The Secret of My Success
Tom Keane has known music all his life and was born into a family of musical pioneers. His father, Bob Keane who founded Del-Fi Records and discovered and produced musical icons from Sam Cooke and Richie Valens to Barry White, David Gates and Bobby Fuller (I fought the Law). His Mother was a singer...
White Nights Spotlight
19. Isao Tomita
Composer | Tasogare Seibei
Isao Tomita was born on April 22, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on The Twilight Samurai (2002), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Love and Honour (2006). He was married to Akiko. He died on May 5, 2016 in Tokyo.
The Twilight Samurai
22. Alan Howarth
Sound_department | Escape from New York
Sonic Composer, Alan Howarth, started his major credits in 1979 when Alan met the sound effects team for Star Trek-The Motion Picture, launching him as a sound designer for the following 6 Star Trek feature films. Alan's next milestone was the film "Escape From New York" where he collaborated on ...
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Raiders of the Lost Ark Poltergeist Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Beetlejuice The Little Mermaid The Hunt for Red October Total Recall Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Grand Canyon Dracula The Mask
23. Jun Miyake
Soundtrack | Eat Pray Love
Jun Miyake is a Japanese composer. His music (e.g., the songs "Lilies in the Valley" and "The Here and After") was used in the film Pina, nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature in January 2012. He has also been awarded by the German critic's award - Der Preis der deutschen ...
Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry
Jean-Jacques Burnel was born on February 21, 1952 in London, England.
26. Yasushi Akimoto
Soundtrack | Wreck-It Ralph
Yasushi Akimoto was born on May 2, 1958 in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan. He is a writer and producer, known for Wreck-It Ralph (2012), AKB48 Show! (2013) and One Missed Call (2008). He has been married to Mamiko Takai since May 23, 1988. They have one child.
27. Atsuko Maeda
Wreck-It Ralph (as AKB48)
28. Yuko Oshima
Actress | Kami no tsuki
Wreck-It Ralph (as AKB48)
29. Dianne Reeves
Soundtrack | Good Night, and Good Luck.
Dianne Reeves was born on October 23, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Good Night, and Good Luck
30. Backstreet Boys
Soundtrack | This Is the End
The Backstreet Boys is an American boy band consisting of A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Scott Richardson and Brian Littrell. They became famous in the 90's with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). They released their second international album, Backstreet's ...
The Nutty Professor Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
33. Shiro Sagisu
Music_department | Shin Gojira
34. Ryûdô Uzaki
Actor | Eki
Born in 1946, Ryudo Uzaki began his popular music career in 1973, when he set up the rock & roll band, the Downtown Boogie-Woogie Band (which had their first album of the same name), one of Japan's most popular rock bands at the time. Uzaki later moved on to a popular solo career, and then did ...
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
37. Haruomi Hosono
Composer | Manbiki kazoku
Haruomi Hosono was born on July 9, 1947 in Tokyo, Japan.
Lost in Translation Shoplifters
38. Hayao Miyazaki
Director | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the ...
Spirited Away Howl's Moving Castle Toy Story 3 The Wind Rises
40. Kunio Kato
Director | Tsumiki no ie
La Maison en Petits Cubes
41. Akira Kurosawa
Writer | Ran
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater...
Rashomon Seven Samurai The Magnificent Seven Yojimbo Tora! Tora! Tora! Dodes'ka-den Dersu Uzala Kagemusha Ran Runaway Train
Writer | Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.
In January of...
Pulp Fiction Crimson Tide The Rock Jackie Brown Hero Inglorious Basterds Django Unchained The Hateful Eight Baby Driver
Writer | M the Movie
William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an ...
Romeo and Juliet (1936 film) Henry V (1944 film) Hamlet (1948 film) Julius Caesar Kiss Me Kate Richard III (1955 film) Forbidden Planet West Side Story Othello The Taming of the Shrew Romeo and Juliet (1968 film) Ran Otello Henry V (1989 film) Hamlet (1990 film) Richard III (1995 film) Romeo + Juliet Hamlet (1996 film) Titus The Tempest
44. Jules Verne
Writer | Journey to the Center of the Earth
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was one of the most famous French novelists of all time. His major work is the "Extraordinary Journeys", a series of more than sixty adventure novels including "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Around the World in 80 Days", "20.000 Leagues under the Seas" and "...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Around the World in Eighty Days Journey to the Center the Earth
Writer | Frozen
H.C. Andersen was born in 1805. His father (Hans Andersen) was a poor shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman. The family did not have a permanent address until 1807. The family lived for the first time together at Munkemøllestræde. The father worked as an independent shoemaker, with a workshop in ...
The Little Match Girl Ugly Duckling The Red Shoes The Little Mermaid The Little Matchgirl Frozen
46. Maria von Trapp
Writer | Die Trapp-Familie
Singer Maria Trapp was born on January 26, 1905, aboard a train, as her mother hurried from their village in the Tyrol to the hospital in Vienna, Austria. Her mother, Augusta (nee Rainer), died shortly after Maria was born, and her father, Karl Kutschera, died when she was 6 years old. As a ...
The Sound of Music
47. Syd Mead
Art_department | Blade Runner
Syd Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he has visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd's movie designs have appeared in '...
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Blade Runner TRON 2010 Aliens Blade Runner 2049
48. Michael Arias
Director | Tekkon kinkurîto
Award-winning filmmaker Michael Arias enjoys a colorful and varied career, spanning the worlds of live-action storytelling, visual effects, computer graphics, and anime, the unique realm of Japanese traditional animation.
He got his start at Dream Quest Images, working as a camera assistant on the ...
The Abyss Total Recall The Prince of Egypt Spirited Away Possessions
49. Chris Sanders
Writer | Lilo & Stitch
Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in ...
Beauty and the Beast Aladian The Lion King Runaway Brain Mulan Lilo & Stitch How to Train Your Dragon The Croods How to Train Your Dragon 2
50. Emma Thomas
Producer | Inception
Emma Thomas is a British film producer, known for co-producing films such as The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), the Dark Knight trilogy (2005-2012), Interstellar (2014) and Dunkirk (2017). She frequently collaborates with her husband, filmmaker Christopher Nolan.
She has produced all of Nolan's ...
Memento Batman Begins The Prestige The Dark Knight Inception Interstellar Dunkirk
51. Chris Columbus
Producer | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "...
Young Sherlock Holmes Home Alone Mrs. Doubtfire Bicentennial Man Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban The Cove The Help Chasing Ice
52. Stan Lee
Producer | Black Panther
Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.
Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...
Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 Iron Man The Messenger Iron Man 2 The Avengers Iron Man 3 Captain America: The Winter Soldier X-Men: Days of Future Past Guardians of the Galaxy Big Hero 6 Doctor Strange Logan Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War Ralph Breaks the Internet Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
53. Bob Kane
Writer | Batman Begins
Bob Kane was born on October 24, 1915 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Kahn. He was a writer, known for Batman Begins (2005), Batman (1989) and The Dark Knight (2008). He was married to Elizabeth Sanders. He died on November 3, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Batman Batman Returns Batman Forever Batman Begins The Dark Knight Suicide Squad
Writer | Starship Troopers
At the age of 17, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent one year at the University of Missouri before he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated as the 20th best among the 243 cadets. He spent five years in the Pacific ...
Destination Moon Starship Troopers
55. Charles Perrault
Writer | Cinderella
He is the creator of the "Mother Goose" character. His book, "Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralités: Contes de ma mère l'Oye" (Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose) published in 1697, featured a frontispiece with an old woman with a distaff, by a ...
Cinderella Sleeping Beauty The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella Puss in Boots Maleficent
56. Jacob Grimm
Writer | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
German folklorist, noted for "Grimm's Fairy Tales"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tom thumb The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Tangled
57. Wilhelm Grimm
Writer | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) was a German author and pioneering anthropologist. He was the younger brother of philologist Jacob Grimm.
Wilhelm was born in the town of Hanau, in the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, Holy Roman Empire. His parents were Philipp Wilhelm Grimm and his wife Dorothea Zimmer, ...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tom thumb The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Tangled
Writer | The Mask of Zorro
Johnston McCulley was born on February 2, 1883 in Ottawa, Illinois, USA as John William Johnston McCulley. He was a writer, known for The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Legend of Zorro (2005) and The Mark of Zorro (1920). He died on November 23, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Mark of Zorro The Mask of Zorro
60. Carlo Collodi
Writer | Pinocchio
Carlo Collodi was really Carlo Lorenzini, a journalist and rabble-rouser who settled down to write children's stories. He took his pen name from the town of his mother's birth, Collodi. When he originally published "Pinocchio" in the form of a magazine serial, Lorenzini's intention was to kill ...
61. Mark Twain
Writer | Lionizing Murderers
Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his...
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom Sawyer
62. L. Frank Baum
Writer | The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had ...
The Wizard of Oz The Wiz Return to Oz
63. Lewis Carroll
Writer | Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."
Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a ...
Alice in Wonderland (1951 film) Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)
64. J.M. Barrie
Writer | Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860 in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland as James Matthew Barrie. He was a writer and actor, known for Peter Pan (2003), Peter Pan (1953) and Hook (1991). He was married to Mary Ansell. He died on June 19, 1937 in London, England.
Little Woman (1933 film) Little Woman (1949 film) Little Woman (1994 film)
66. Anne Frank
Writer | Anne Frank Remembered
Born in Germany in 1929 and raised and raised in Germany and Amsterdam. In 1942, shortly after receiving a diary for her 13th birthday, she and her family were forced to go into hiding to escape Hitler's persecution of the Jews. Hiding with another family and a dentist in an annex behind the ...
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Adventures of Robin Hood Robin Hood Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
68. Hideaki Anno
Director | Shin Gojira
Hideaki Anno was born on May 22, 1960 in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan. He is known for his work on Shin Godzilla (2016), The Wind Rises (2013) and Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007). He has been married to Moyoco Anno since March 26, 2002.
The Wind Rises
69. Agatha Christie
Writer | Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood ...
Witness for the Prosecution Murder on the Orient Express Death on the Nile
70. Rudyard Kipling
Writer | The Man Who Would Be King
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was ...
Captains Courageous Wee Willie Winkie Gunga Din Jungle Book The Jungle Book (1967 film) The Man Who Would Be King The Jungle Book (2016 film)
71. Toshio Masuda
Director | Shaso
Tora! Tora! Tora!
72. Kon Ichikawa
Director | Inugami-ke no ichizoku
Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of ...
The Burmese Harp
Writer | A Little Princess
Born in Manchester, England on November 24 1849, Frances Eliza Hodgson was the eldest daughter in a family of two boys and three girls. After her father's death when she was three years old, the Hodgsdons experienced severe financial difficulties. As a young girl, she would scrawl little stories on...
A Little Princess
74. Mary Shelley
Writer | Young Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her...
Young Frankenstein Frankenstein
75. Victor Hugo
Writer | Les Misérables
Although Hugo was fascinated by poems from childhood on, he spent some time on the polytechnic university of Paris until he dedicated all his work to literature. He was one of the few authors who were allowed to reach popularity during lifetime and one of the leaders of French romance.
After the ...
Les Misérables (1935 film) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 film) Les Misérables (2012 film)
76. Nelson Shin
Producer | The Transformers: The Movie
Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has ...
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare
Writer | Treasure Planet
Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a writer, known for Treasure Planet (2002), The Body Snatcher (1945) and Jekyll & Hyde. He was married to Fanny Osbourne. He died on December 3, 1894 in Vailima, Samoa.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 film) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film) Treasure Planet
Writer | Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes' baptism occurred on October 9, 1547, at Alcala de Henares, Spain, so it is reasonable to assume he was born around that time, and Alcala de Henares has long claimed itself as his birthplace. The son of Rodrigo de Cervantes, an itinerant and not-too-successful surgeon, Miguel ...
Man of La Mancha
Writer | Le Petit Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...
The Little Prince
Writer | Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Young Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
81. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
American Graffiti Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Kagemusha Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Raiders of the Lost Ark Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Return to Oz Willow Tucker: The Man and His Dream Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade The Godfather: Part III Hook Jurassic Park Men in Black Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Sicko Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Rouge One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Solo: A Star Wars Story
82. Gregory Widen
Writer | The Prophecy
Gregory Widen was born on November 30, 1958 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Gregory Conan Widen. He is a writer and producer, known for The Prophecy (1995), Highlander (1986) and Highlander II: The Quickening (1991).
83. Alexandre Dumas
Writer | The Count of Monte Cristo
His paternal grandparents were Marie Cessete Dumas (a Haitian slave) and Marquis Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie. Antoine disapproved of their son, Thomas-Alexandre, joining the French army under the "Davy de la Pailleterie" name, so Thomas-Alexandre used his mother's surname instead. He became a ...
The Three Musketeers The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge Queen Margot
84. Shûhei Morita
Director | Kakurenbo
85. Koji Yamamura
Director | Atama-yama
Writer | The Blue Bird
Maeterlinck was a revolutionary symbolist playwright from Belgium. His influence on modern drama is vast and he was one of the best known figures in Europe in the early twentieth century, both for his plays and his philosophical writings. Best known today for his fantasy play "The Blue Bird", which...
The Blue Bird
87. Isao Takahata
Director | Hotaru no haka
Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Mie, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for Grave of the Fireflies (1988), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya The Red Turtle
88. Toshio Suzuki
Producer | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
Toshio Suzuki is a film producer of anime and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli.
Suzuki is renowned as one of Japan's most successful producers after the enormous box office success (in Japan) of many Ghibli films. Suzuki was born in Nagoya in ...
Spirited Away Howl's Moving Castle Toy Story 3 The Wind Rises The Tale of the Princess Kaguya When Marine Was There The Red Turtle
Producer | Kaguyahime no monogatari
Howl's Moving Castle The Tale of the Princess Kaguya When Marine Was There
Director | Kari-gurashi no Arietti
Spirited Away Howl's Moving Castle The Wind Rises When Marine Was There
91. Mamoru Hosoda
Director | Toki o kakeru shôjo
Mamoru Hosoda is a Japanese film director and animator. Formerly employed at Toei Animation, he went to work at Madhouse from 2005 to 2011. Hosoda left Madhouse in 2011 to establish his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. He first came to public attention in the early 2000s with the first two films...