Thursday, 1 January 2009

Haruo Nakajima Turns 80


Armand's Rancho del Cielo: "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.'"
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETR0ts2FPCw&hl=en&fs=1]
How many people have visited or longed to visit Japan just to walk in Nakajima-san's footsteps. Oops, a rather bad choice of words there ... To stand in his shadow? Er ... not much better ...

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