Thursday, January 1, 2009
Haruo Nakajima Turns 80
Haruo Nakajima, who was the man in the Godzilla suit from 1954 to 1972, turned 80 years old today.
Nakajima played several other monsters during his movie career including Rodan, Varan, King Kong and many others. He also became the choreographer of monster fights. He was honored last year at G-FEST XV with the "Mangled Skyscraper Award."
We should have done this days ago (it is now January 2 in Japan), but any birthday greetings to one of the pioneers in daikaiju eiga is appreciated. But go ahead and post your birthday greetings here and I will see to it that his daughter Sonoe receives the messages.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Nakajima!