Anime composers and creators' involvement with Academy Award films

by AlexHartsell | created - 08 Jul 2013 | updated - 3 weeks 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, Mirai and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) * Bandai Visual/Bandai Namco Arts (Possessions) * 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) * King Records (Possessions) * 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) * ADV Films/Sentai Filmworks (Possessions) * GKIDS (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Secret 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, RBG, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers: Endgame) * Sunrise (Possessions and Ready Player One) * Trigger (Possessions) * Studio Chizu (Mirai) * Shogakukan (Lost in Translation and Departures) * Tokuma Shoten (Ju Dou, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and Mirai) * Kadokawa (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) * Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (Lost in Translation and Mirai) * Fuji TV (Despicable Me 2, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl, Hail Caesar!, Get Out, Shoplifters, First Man and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) * 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, Misery, Dracula, Four Days in September, Requiem for a Dream, Collateral and Blade Runner 2049)

1. Joe Hisaishi

Composer | Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

Joe Hisaishi was born on December 6, 1950 in Nagano, Japan as Mamoru Fujisawa. He is known for his work on Spirited Away (2001), Fireworks (1997) and The Wind Rises (2013).

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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.

Spirited Away

La Maison en Petits Cubes

4. Ryuichi Sakamoto

Soundtrack | The Revenant

Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano.

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5. Elliot Goldenthal

Music_department | 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. ...

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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.

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7. Jimmie Haskell

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 Big (1988). He died on February 4, 2016 in Laguna Niguel, California, USA.

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8. Suzie Katayama

Music_department | Star Trek

Suzie Katayama is known for her work on Star Trek (2009), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Vantage Point (2008).

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9. RZA

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.

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10. Masamichi Amano

Music_department | Batoru rowaiaru

Masamichi Amano is known for his work on Battle Royale (2000), Django Unchained (2012) and The Geisha House (1998).

Django Unchained

11. Yûji Nomi

Music_department | The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

12. Takeo Watanabe

Soundtrack | Lost in Translation

Takeo Watanabe is a composer, known for Lost in Translation (2003), Red Peony Gambler (1968) and Kozure ôkami (1973).

Lost in Translation

13. Mark Mancina

Soundtrack | Twister

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...

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14. Steve Jablonsky

Composer | Transformers

Steve Jablonsky was born on October 9, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

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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...

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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. ...

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17. Peter Erskine

Music_department | La La Land

Peter Erskine was born on June 5, 1954 in Somers Point, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on La La Land (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011).

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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...

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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


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22. Alan Howarth

Sound_department | They Live

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 ...

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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 ...


24. Jean-Jacques Burnel

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Jean-Jacques Burnel was born on February 21, 1952 in London, England.

Sexy Beast

The Dark Knight

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.

Wreck-It Ralph

27. Atsuko Maeda

Actress | Moshi kôkô yakyû no joshi manêjâ ga Dorakkâ no 'Manejimento' o yondara

Atsuko Maeda was born in 1991 in Ichikawa, Chiba and rapidly shot to stardom at age 14 as a member of the hugely successful J-Pop girl band AKB48 (named after the Akihabara district of Tokyo where the group has its own theatre) After seven years as a celebrity in AKB48, she launched her solo music ...

Wreck-It Ralph (as AKB48)

28. Yûko Ôshima

Actress | Kami no tsuki

Yûko Ôshima was born on October 17, 1988 in Tochigi, Japan. She is an actress, known for Pale Moon (2014), Denji Sentai Megaranger (1997) and Sanada 10 Braves (2016).

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 ...

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32. Reiji Kitazato

Music_department | Blade

Mt. Head Possessions

33. Shiro Sagisu

Music_department | Shin Gojira

Shiro Sagisu was born on August 29, 1957 in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Shin Godzilla (2016), The Grandmaster (2013) and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009).

The Grandmaster

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

The Big Short

When Marine Was There

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 ...

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Spirited Away

40. Kunio Kato

Director | Tsumiki no ie

Kunio Kato was born in 1977 in Japan. He is known for his work on The House of Small Cubes (2008), Aru tabibito no nikki (2003) and Robotting (2000).

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...

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42. Quentin Tarantino

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...

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43. William Shakespeare

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 ...

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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 "...

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45. Hans Christian Andersen

Writer | The Red Shoes

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 ...

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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 was a designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd's movie designs appeared in 'Star Trek - The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, "...

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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, ...

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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), The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Sanders and Beverly Kane. He died on November 3, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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54. Robert A. Heinlein

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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58. Johnston McCulley

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.

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.


65. Louisa May Alcott

Writer | Little Women

Born at 12:31 am-LMT

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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 ...

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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), Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007) and The Wind Rises (2013). 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 ...

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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 ...

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71. Toshio Masuda

Director | Shaso

Toshio Masuda was born on October 5, 1927 in Kobe, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for Shaso (1989), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) and 203 kochi (1980).

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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

73. Frances Hodgson Burnett

Writer | The Secret Garden

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...

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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 ...

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76. Nelson Shin

Producer | Wanghu simcheong

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 ...

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77. Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

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78. Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

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 ...

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79. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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...

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80. Arthur Conan Doyle

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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84. Shûhei Morita

Director | Kakurenbo

Shûhei Morita is a director and writer, known for Kakurenbo (2005), Possessions (2012) and Tokyo Ghoul (2014).


85. Koji Yamamura

Director | Atama-yama

Koji Yamamura is a director and producer, known for Mount Head (2002), The Old Crocodile (2005) and Muybridge's Strings (2011).

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86. Maurice Maeterlinck

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.

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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 ...

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89. Yoshiaki Nishimura

Producer | Kaguyahime no monogatari

Yoshiaki Nishimura is known for his work on The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), When Marnie Was There (2014) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004).

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90. Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Director | Omoide no Mânî

Hiromasa Yonebayashi is known for his work on When Marnie Was There (2014), The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) and Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017).

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91. Mamoru Hosoda

Director | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

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...


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