Sunday, August 13, 2017
R.I.P. HARUO NAKAJIMA
The world of the giant monster film lost one of its best this last August 7th. Haruo Nakajima (1929 - 2017) stepped into the Godzilla suit for the first time in the original Toho production (GOJIRA, 1954), and played the fire-breathing reptilian for the next twelve films. He also had roles in RODAN, MOTHRA, MATANGO, and FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD. His last film was TIDAL WAVE, a disaster movie, in 1973. He was active until his death making convention appearances and enjoying every minute of it.