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Akira Takarada

Actor

Born - 29 April 1934, Chongjin, North Korea
Died - 14 March 2022

Tall, handsome, well-built Korean actor, most famous for his 'leading human' roles in Japanese monster films. Injuries from a farming accident put a stop to his career from 1970, but he later returned in character roles: When the Liberty Bell Rang (1949), Gojira/Godzilla (1954), Half Human (1955), Holiday in Tokyo (1958), The Last War (1961), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1963), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), King Kong Escapes (1967), Latitude Zero (1969), Godzilla (1977), The Audition (1984), Tales of a Golden Geisha (1990), Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992), Woman in Witness Protection (1997), Tales of the Unusual (2000), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Godzilla (2014), Dance With Me (2019), Life in Bloom (2022), his last, and more than 100 others.