"Mine is Hiromu Arakawa, the mangaka of Fullmetal Alchemist. Not only is her manga great but she's totally hilarious in all of her interviews and 4koma~"New Friend on site
My favorites are: Golgo 13 by Saito Takao, Benkei in New York by Jinpachi Mori and Jiro Taniguchi, Banana Fish by Akimi Yoshida, Me and the Devil Blues by Akira Hiramoto, From Eroica with Love by Yasuko Aoike, and Hotel Harbor View by Natsuo Serikawa and Jiro Taniguchi.
Me and the Devil Blues is a recent discovery and I am amazed at the plot and artwork. Its simply impeccable and I highly recommend it to any reader who likes supernatural plots. I love reading From Eroica with Love because its a blend of comedy, action, and violence. My favorite from that series is Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach. Banana Fish is just tour de force. When I finished reading all 19 volumes of the series, I needed to catch up my breath!
Director David O Russel and Crew do the Hustle in a baroque comedic farce with some real humanity to it.