Haruo Nakajima | 1929 - 2017

Written by Martin Unsworth Wednesday, 09 August 2017

Movie News

Iconic actor and stuntman Haruo Nakajima, who was the first to don the Godzilla costume, has passed away at the age of 88.

Born on January 1st, 1929, Mr Nakajima began his career as a stuntman and wore the Godzilla suit in the original 1954 version. He also wore the suits for Mothra, Rodan, Maguma and portrayed several characters in the original Ultraman series.

Mr Nakajima retired from acting in 1972 and toured many science fiction conventions around the world, most recently at the Monsterpalooza convention in Burbank, California where this reporter met him found him to be a gracious, happy man who had smiles for all his fans and loved the characters he portrayed, especially Godzilla.

STARBURST sends our good thoughts to his friends, family and fans to a man who made an impact in all our lives who we will always remember.

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