2 Satoshi Kon(Animator, Film director, Screenwriter, Mangaka)
3 Hideaki Anno(Film director, Animator, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Film actor)
4 Eric Stefani(Musician)
5 Makoto Shinkai(Film director, Voice actor, Animator, Screenwriter)
Best known for his animated film Your Name, which became the third-highest-grossing anime movie in history, animator and manga artist Makoto Shinkai had initially studied Japanese literature. His Weathering with You was Japan’s official submission for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. He is also dubbed The New Miyazaki.
6 Paul Rand(Art Director)
7 Saul Bass(Graphic designer)
8 John Romero(Video game designer)
9 John Kricfalusi(Animator)
10 Bud Luckey(Animator)
11 Denzel Whitaker(Actor)
12 Eiko Ishioka(Art Director)
13 Sergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov(Film Director)
14 Massimo Vignelli(Graphic designer, Architect, University teacher)
15 Jorge Gutierrez(Animator who co-wrote and directed The Book of Life, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film)
16 Herbert Bayer(Graphic Designer)
An artistic polymath, Herbert Bayer was a graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, known for advocating integration of all art forms. Born in Austria and educated at Bauhaus, he migrated to the USA after a successful stint in Europe and as ARCO's Art and Design Consultant built up the company’s vast art collection.
17 Cedric Gibbons(Director)
18 Hermann Zapf(Type designer, Graphic designer, Calligrapher, University teacher, Postage stamp designer, Painter)
19 Kaneto Shindo(Film Director)
Best known for his iconic movies such as The Naked Island and Children of Hiroshima, Japanese filmmaker Kaneto Shindo initially wanted to be a screenwriter. Part of the Japanese navy during World War II, he later often used themes of war and social realism in his films.
20 Gustaf Gründgens(Actor)
21 Helene Weigel(Actress)
22 Tibor Kalman(Graphic designer)
23 Ali Hatami(Film director)
24 Yuriy Norshteyn(Animator best known for his animated shorts Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales)
25 William Cameron Menzies(Film Production Designer)
26 Mitchell Leisen(Director)
27 Gabre-Medhin Tsegaye(Ethiopian Poet)
28 Marcell Jankovics(Film director, Screenwriter)
29 Rosario Nadal(Consultant)
30 Robert F. Boyle(Art Director)
31 Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam(Dancer)
Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam is an Iranian dancer, choreographer, director, and actor. Shahrokh, who works in Paris, is credited with founding the Nakissa Art Company where he formerly served as the artistic director. Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam is the first Iranian to be associated with the popular Comédie-Française troupe.
32 Sabu Cyril(Art director, Actor)
Sabu Cyril is an Indian production designer and art director best known for his work in the Indian film industry. One of the most popular and celebrated art directors in India, Cyril has received four National Film Awards for Best Production Design. He achieved international recognition for his work in the 2010 Tamil-language science fiction film Enthiran.
33 Yōichi Kotabe(Animator, Mangaka)
34 Takami Akai(Illustrator)
35 Nelly Kaplan(Writer, Filmmaker, Film director, Screenwriter, Essayist, Cinematographer)
Argentine-born French author and filmmaker Nelly Kaplan began her career as an assistant of Abel Gance and later worked him on Austerlitz. She won several international awards for her short films, often focusing on women’s issues. She also taught at the Institut des Hautes Études en Arts Plastiques.