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      Tomoyuki Tanaka

      Highest Rated: 100% The Bad Sleep Well (1960)

      Lowest Rated: 25% Godzilla's Revenge (1969)

      Birthday: Apr 26, 1910

      Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

      One of the most prolific of all Japanese feature film producers, Tomoyuki Tanaka enjoyed a career spanning six decades and virtually every genre. All told, he produced over 200 titles, ranging from a gaggle of "Godzilla" movies to a number of Kurosawa epics. In 1998, he was finally honored by the Japanese Academy for his voluminous body of work. In '62, Tanaka's Kurosawa drama "Yojimbo" garnered an Oscar nomination but not in the usual category. Rather than Foreign Language Feature, it was honored in the costume category, despite the fact that the film was in black and white. Even though Tanaka made his name as the creator of the famous Godzilla film monster, he always liked to cite a '23 silent, "The Covered Wagon," as his personal favorite film. Fittingly, his final six credits in the '90s (before his 1997 death) were another half-dozen scare-fests starring the giant lizard.

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      No Score Yet 38% Rebirth of Mothra II Creator - 1997
      100% 93% Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Executive Producer - 1995
      57% 80% Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla Executive Producer - 1994
      83% 71% Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Executive Producer - 1993
      78% 60% Godzilla vs. Mothra Executive Producer - 1992
      56% 64% Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Executive Producer - 1991
      No Score Yet 24% Gunhed Executive Producer - 1989
      No Score Yet 71% Princess From the Moon Executive Producer - 1987
      27% 66% Godzilla 1985 Producer $4.1M 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Godzilla 1985 Producer - 1984
      88% 92% Kagemusha Executive Producer - 1980
      38% 34% Godzilla vs. Megalon Producer - 1976
      43% 60% Terror of Mechagodzilla Executive Producer - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Days of Planet Earth Producer - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tidal Wave Producer - 1975
      86% 63% Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Producer - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Espy Producer - 1974
      67% 48% Godzilla on Monster Island Producer - 1972
      62% 49% Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster Producer - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vampire Doll Producer - 1970
      25% 17% Godzilla's Revenge Producer - 1969
      75% 67% Destroy All Monsters! Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet 91% Kiru Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet 77% Japan's Longest Day Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet 73% Admiral Yamamoto Producer - 1968
      63% 42% King Kong Escapes Producer - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Kigan Castle Executive Producer - 1968
      100% 93% Rebellion Producer - 1967
      60% 30% Son of Godzilla Producer - 1967
      No Score Yet 67% War of the Gargantuas Producer - 1966
      No Score Yet 54% Frankenstein Conquers the World Producer - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 10,000 Miles of Stormy Seas Producer - 1966
      57% 38% Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Producer - 1966
      75% 59% Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster Producer - 1965
      57% 63% Monster Zero Producer - 1965
      73% 95% Red Beard Executive Producer - 1965
      No Score Yet 83% Samurai Assassin Producer - 1965
      92% 68% Godzilla vs. the Thing Producer - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Bomb Producer - 1964
      No Score Yet 66% Attack of the Mushroom People Producer - 1963
      No Score Yet 44% Atragon Producer - 1963
      52% 56% King Kong vs. Godzilla Producer - 1963
      95% 96% High and Low Producer - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack Squadron Writer - 1963
      100% 95% Sanjuro Associate Producer - 1962
      No Score Yet 50% Gorath Producer - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last War Producer - 1962
      80% 62% Mothra Producer - 1961
      95% 96% Yojimbo Executive Producer - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Bombed Pearl Harbor Producer - 1961
      100% 92% The Bad Sleep Well Producer - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Telegian Producer - 1960
      No Score Yet 37% Battle in Outer Space Producer - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Gunfight Producer - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mysterians Producer - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Samurai Saga Producer - 1959
      No Score Yet 38% The H-Man Producer - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rickshaw Man Producer - 1958
      73% 57% Rodan Producer - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yagyu Secret Scrolls Producer - 1957
      No Score Yet 36% Gigantis, the Fire Monster Producer - 1955
      93% 89% Godzilla Producer - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snow Trail Producer - 1947