Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. He earned his international prominence for the entertaining plots, compelling characters and breathtaking animation in his films, which has been compared to American animator Walt Disney, and American directors Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles. He achieved various awards like the Japan Academy Award - Best Film and American Academy Award for Spirited Away (2001) and Honorary Academy Award (2014). Typically in 2002, he was suggested as the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films.
His career began in 1963 when he became an animator at the studio Toei Douga studio and then joined in a number of early classics of Japanese animation. From the beginning, he commanded attention with his incredible ability to draw, and the seemingly-endless stream of movie ideas he proposed.
In October 1965, he got married to fellow animator Akemi Ota with two sons, Gorō and Keisuke.