About Suit Actor Nakajima


スーツアクター 中島春雄

Haruo Nakajima: suit actor


Born in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture in 1929. After graduating from the film actor school, he joined Toho in 1950. He plays a dubbed (stunt) with a bold fire on the body of the attacking aircraft of the Pacific Eagle (Director, Honda Inhiro Honda), and is selected as a suit actor of “Godzilla.” Eiji Tsuburaya, the director, said that he trusted Nakajima who had a full range and never acted in Godzilla. He played Godzilla with 12 works up to the “Godzilla vs. Gigan,” as a leader in special effects suit actors, such as the role of Rodan and the “Earth Defense Force” Mogera. He also appeared in works other than special effects, such as “Seven Samurai” and “Meoto Zenzai.”On August 7, 2017, he was overtunized by fans around the world. 88 years old.


● “Ebirah Horror of the Deep” (1966) Shooting scenery. Nakajima, who was good at swimming, did shooting in a large pool alone. From “Godzilla” (1954), dressed as a clown (dubbed) in a scene where a transparent human is identity. The first costume was too heavy to move, so from “Mothra vs. Godzilla” (1964), which took a leg with only the lower body of the body in half. The modeling staff to adjust the costume according to the body of Nakajima ● Nakajima enters Godzilla suit with a smile at the location of “Mothra vs Godzilla”