Haruo Nakajima a.k.a. Mr. Godzilla the Man who was the Suit Actor for Godzilla from the First Film in 1954 till Godzilla Vs. Gigan in 1972 died on the afternoon of August 7 due to pneumonia at the age of 88. A episode was revealed which tell why he was chosen as the Suit Actor for Godzilla. The Suit made for Godzilla in the First Film was around 100 kilos and Haruo Nakajima walked 10 meters wearing the heavy suit.
He had also appeared in Ultra Q & Ultraman playing the Suit Actors of many famous Monster which also includes Gomes & Jiras which were the Modified Suits of Godzilla under the supervision of Eiji Tsuburaya. When Eiji Tsuburaya died, he got the shock that it is the end of Godzilla but staff of the Godzilla persuaded him by telling that there is no one but him who can play Godzilla. After contract with Toho had ended (which also happened with many other actors from Ultra Q & Ultraman Series) he worked as a staff at Toho's Bowling Alley and later when the Bowling Alley was closed he began working as the Shop Manager at Mahjong Shop.
When the Godzilla became a hit among fans in America and he was called Mr. Godzilla. He had also played King Kong in King Kong Escapes. He had got the offer to play King Kong from Hollywood but Eiji Tsuburaya wanted him to play the role in his work so Haruo Nakajima had to decline the offer.
He had appeared at the Premiere of GODZILLA (2014) movie at Yokohama. He had released his Autobiography titled "Monster Life - Ex-Godzilla Actor Haruo Nakajima".
Shin Godzilla's Sequel "Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters" will premiere on November 17 and it will star Mamoru Miyano (Ultraman Zero) voicing the Protagonist Haruo Sakaki. The name of the protagonist is taken Haruo Nakajima.
Hollywood Godzilla Series the MonsterVerse's 3rd Installment "Godzilla: King of Monsters" will premiere in 2019 and the 4th Installment "Godzilla Vs. King Kong" will premiere in 2020.