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Hayao Miyazaki

Film director
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Bunkyō
Country: Japanese
BirthDay: 5 January 1941
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.64 m
Education: 1963 - Gakushuin University, Toyotama High School

Hayao Miyazaki was bornon 5 January 1941 in Bunkyō, Japanese, is Film director. Hayao Miyazaki is one of the many filmmaking gems produced by Japan, who revolutionized the world of animation through his numerous works. The stalwarts of world cinema like Akira Kurosawa as well as movies like 'The Tales of The White Serpent' sparked his interest and he eventually landed up pursuing a career in animation. After taking up a few assignments at a corporate animation studio, Miyazaki learnt the nuances of animation filmmaking at an early stage of his career. The creator’s big plunge into the world of animation was the film titled 'Hols: Prince of the sun', which went on to garner a lot of acclaim. Since then, there has been no looking back for this animator, who has mesmerized audiences worldwide through many of his fine works. He has addressed various themes plaguing the society, such as the environment as well as feminism through his works. This popular director has been honored on many occasions at various award ceremonies and two of his splendid works have been honored with as many as ten awards. Miyazaki has finally hung his boots after a long and path-breaking career in animation. However, he continues to be a great source of inspiration from many people from the younger generation to venture into the field of animation.


$50 Million


Hayao’s last directorial venture was the film titled ‘The Wind Rises’, which released in 2013


This iconic director then worked on the screenplay of the movie ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’, which reached the audiences during mid-2010


This feature-length film, which was released in 2008, was well-received and grossed approximately $200 million at the box-office


Miyazaki has a son named Goro, who also ventured into direction through the 2006 film titled 'Tales From Earthsea'


Although Miyazaki had retired by the end of the decade, he returned to direction in 2004 through the fantasy film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’


Even during the 1990’s Hayao mesmerized lovers of manga through his works


Hayao next worked on the project ‘Laputa: Castle in the Sky’, which released in the year 1986


The year 1984 saw the release of the animated film ‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the wind’


He even worked on the animated manga series titled ‘Lupin III’ in 1971


During the rest of the 1970s, Hayao worked on projects like ‘Panda! Go Panda’, ‘Heidi, Girl of The Alps’ as well as ‘Future Boy Conan’ and ‘Anne of Green Gables’


Miyazaki got the opportunity to work on the 1968 animated project ‘Hols: Prince Of The Sun’, for which he essayed the role of the chief animator and scene designer


The young man started pursuing his dream, of making a career in animation, in 1963, when he joined the Japanese animation giant, ‘Toei Animation Pvt Ltd’


Hayao was born on January 5, 1941 at Bunkyo ward, located in Japan’s capital city, Tokyo

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