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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Original Godzilla passes away at 88
Aw. Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla actor for the series of classic monster movies, died Monday at age 88. As many news outlets have reported, he portrayed Godzilla in the first 12 films. And the very first costume weighed 220 pounds because it was made out of concrete. A wartime shortage meant there was very little rubber available at the time.
Thank you for the legacy of memories, Mr. Nakajima.