Hayao Miyazaki was born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. He first began with Toei Douga Studio in 1963 as an animatior, and in turn worked on many classic Japanese animations. He became renoun for his entertaining plot, and charismatic characters, eventually creating "Princess Mononoke", which recieved the japanese equivalent to an academy award.
His first film was "Panda! Go, Panda!", his most memorable film was "My Neighbour Totoro", and his most recent film was "The Wind Rises"