Tomoyuki Tanaka

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Known for: Production
Biography: 1910-04-26
Deathday: 1997-04-02 (86 years old)

Biography

Born in Osaka Prefecture, Tomoyuki Tanaka was head man at Toho Studios and one of its most prolific producers. Throughout his career he would produce the films of notable filmmakers such as Akira Kurosawa, Senkichi Taniguchi, Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse. However, he is probably best remembered as the creator of Godzilla. After graduating from the Economic Department at Kansai University, Tanaka joined Toho in 1940. In 1954 Tanaka would spearhead the original Godzilla film with director Ishiro Honda. After Godzilla's monumental success, Tanaka was instructed to "make another one". Tanaka would produce every Toho monster film up until Godzilla vs Destoroyah. Tanaka was also a heavy supporter of Toshiro Mifune, producing his films with Kurosawa as well as Mifune's own production company and sole directorial effort in Legacy of the 500,000. Tanaka would champion Godzilla's return in 1984 and be heavily involved in the series until his death in 1997. In his near 60 year career Tanaka would go on to produce over 200 films.

Filmography

all 220

Movies 219

Producer 210

Writer 9

self 1

TV Shows 1

Executive Producer / Story
Godzilla vs. Mothra

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

Movie
5.31
Executive Producer
Gunhed

Gunhed (1989)

Movie
Executive Producer / Story
Godzilla 1985

Godzilla 1985 (1985)

Movie
5.17
Executive Producer
Ohan

Ohan (1984)

Movie
Executive Producer
Kagemusha

Kagemusha (1980)

Movie
3.5
Executive Producer
Space Amoeba

Space Amoeba (1970)

Movie
Producer / Executive Producer
All Monsters Attack

All Monsters Attack (1969)

Movie
5.4
Executive Producer
Latitude Zero

Latitude Zero (1969)

Movie
Executive Producer
Golden Eyes

Golden Eyes (1968)

Movie
Executive Producer
Man Against Man

Man Against Man (1960)

Movie
Producer / Story
Godzilla

Godzilla (1954)

Movie
5.66

Ratings

Average 5.22
Based on 658 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1945
1956
1962
1957
1997

Information

Known For
Production

Gender
Male

Birthday
1910-04-26

Deathday
1997-04-02 (86 years old)

Birth Place
Osaka, Honshu, Japan

Citizenships
Japan

Also Known As
田中友幸

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