Original Godzilla suit actor dies aged 88

Nakajima wore the Godzilla costume, originally made through ready mixed concrete, through 1954 to 1972 for 12 films.

“We would certainly like to express our sincere condolences for the death of Mr. Haruo Nakajima,” Toho, which released the Godzilla films, said in a statement.

Nakajima began working as a stuntman shortly after World War II in Tokyo where he was spotted in addition to also cast by Ishiro Honda who directed the first Godzilla film in 1954.

Haruo Nakajima in Gojira (1954)
The actor told CNN’s Great Big Story last year of which he studied elephants in addition to also gorillas to prepare for his role as Godzilla.
“When the film was a success I was so surprised,” Nakajima said. “I was so happy. inside the end, the Godzilla I played remains on film forever.”

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