RIP Haruo Nakajima, the Man who was Godzilla

Fans of Japanese SF/fantasy films worldwide are mourning the passing of Haruo Nakajima, who died on August 7 in Japan at age 88. Nakajima was best known as the original actor inside the Godzilla suit, although he played many other iconic kaiju for Toho Studios over the decades as well. His unparalleled skills in “suitmation” brought life to Godzilla from 1954 through 1972. Mr. Nakajima will truly be remembered as the “King of the Monsters”.

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