Hayao Miyazaki

#12879
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
5, 1941
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan

About

Director and animator whose 2001 film Spirited Away won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He is also known for such films as The Secret World of Arrietty, Princess Mononoke, and Ponyo.

Before Fame

He graduated from Gakushuin University with degrees in economics and political science in 1963.

Trivia

His first job in the entertainment industry was as an artist for Toei Animation.

Family Life

He married animator Akemi Ota in 1965. He fathered two sons, Goro and Keisuke.

Associated With

Spirited Away beat out out such films as Chris Wedge's Ice Age for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.