‘Godzilla’ actor, Haruo Nakajima dies at 88 from pneumonia

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Haruo Nakajima, the man who wore the Godzilla suit in the original film, died on Monday August 7, 2017 at the age of 88 after a battle with pneumonia.

Nakajima wore the famous Godzilla costume, originally made from ready mixed concrete, from 1954 to 1972 for 12 films.

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

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