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Tomoyuki Tanaka

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

Lowest Rated: 20% Godzilla 1985 (1984)

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.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 94% Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Executive Producer - 1995
57% 81% Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla Executive Producer - 1994
83% 71% Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Executive Producer - 1993
75% 60% Godzilla vs. Mothra Executive Producer - 1992
56% 64% Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Executive Producer - 1991
No Score Yet 25% Gunhed Executive Producer - 1989
No Score Yet 71% Princess From the Moon Executive Producer - 1987
20% 66% Godzilla 1985 Producer $4.1M 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 Espy Producer - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tidal Wave Producer - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Days of Planet Earth Producer - 1975
71% 62% Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster Producer - 1974
58% 50% 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
No Score Yet 73% Admiral Yamamoto Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 91% Kiru Producer - 1968
75% 68% Destroy All Monsters! Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 42% King Kong Escapes Producer - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure in Kigan Castle Executive Producer - 1968
60% 30% Son of Godzilla Producer - 1967
100% 93% Rebellion Producer - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet 10,000 Miles of Stormy Seas Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 55% Frankenstein Conquers the World Producer - 1966
57% 38% Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 63% Monster Zero Producer - 1965
73% 95% Red Beard Executive Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 82% Samurai Assassin Producer - 1965
75% 59% Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster Producer - 1965
92% 68% Godzilla vs. the Thing Producer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oh! Bomb Producer - 1964
95% 95% High and Low Producer - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack Squadron Writer - 1963
50% 52% King Kong vs. Godzilla Producer - 1963
No Score Yet 66% Attack of the Mushroom People Producer - 1963
No Score Yet 50% Gorath Producer - 1962
100% 95% Sanjuro Associate Producer - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last War Producer - 1962
75% 62% Mothra Producer - 1961
95% 96% Yojimbo Executive Producer - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Bombed Pearl Harbor Producer - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret of the Telegian Producer - 1960
100% 92% The Bad Sleep Well Producer - 1960
No Score Yet 38% Battle in Outer Space Producer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samurai Saga Producer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rickshaw Man Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yagyu Secret Scrolls Producer - 1957
70% 56% Rodan Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 37% Gigantis, the Fire Monster Producer - 1955
93% 89% Godzilla Producer - 1954

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