Godzilla Star Haruo Nakajima, Man in the Suit ... Dead at 88
Godzilla StarDead at 88
8/7/2017 3:33 PM PT
Godzilla will never be the same ... Haruo Nakajima, the man who brought the Japanese monster to life, has died.
Nakajima wore the Godzilla bodysuit -- which was originally made out of cement -- for nearly 20 years of movies, starting in 1954. Dude had range though -- he also played Mothra and King Kong in the 60s.
He started his career in samurai and World War II films before scoring the fire-breathing role in "Godzilla, King of the Monsters." Best of all, the 1998 box office bomb wasn't on his watch.