Yoshimitsu Banno

Yoshimitsu Banno

  • Birthday: 1931-03-30
  • Deathday: 2017-05-07
  • Place of birth: Imabari, Ehime, Shikoku, Japan
  • Also know as: 坂野 義光

Biography

Yoshimitsu Banno was a Japanese director, writer, and producer best known for his film, Godzilla vs. Hedorah. Banno joined Toho in 1955, studying under directors such as Mikio Naruse, Kengo Furusawa and Seiji Maruyama. He would begin his career as an assistant director under Akira Kurosawa. Banno would be instrumental in the revival of Godzilla at Legendary pictures. He received a posthumous credit as an executive producer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong.

Production

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

1971

As Director

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

1971

As Writer

Techno Police 21C

1982

As Script

The Wizard of Oz

1982

As Screenplay

The Wizard of Oz

1982

As Executive Producer

Godzilla

2014

As Executive Producer

Techno Police 21C

1982

As Writer

The Retreat from Kiska

1965

As Assistant Director

Tiger Flight

1964

As Assistant Director

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

2019

As Executive Producer

Godzilla vs. Kong

2021

As Executive Producer

Throne of Blood

1957

As Assistant Director

The Lower Depths

1957

As Assistant Director

A Holiday in Tokyo

1958

As Second Assistant Director

The Hidden Fortress

1958

As Assistant Director

The Bad Sleep Well

1960

As Assistant Director

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

2024

As Executive Producer

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

2019

As In Memory Of

The Mad Atlantic

1966

As Assistant Director

The Young Ace in the South Pacific

1967

As Underwater Director of Photography

Cruel Famine Continent

1973

As Director

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