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{{Quote|Being a newcomer, I formally introduced myself on the set: 'My name is Akira Takarada. I'll be playing the lead. Pleased to meet you all,' in a very loud voice. The head lighting technician at the studio said, 'Idiot! You're not the lead. The lead actor is [[Godzilla]].' I said, 'Yes, of course.' He'd put me in my place.|Akira Takarada, recalling the filming of [[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]]}}
 
{{Quote|Being a newcomer, I formally introduced myself on the set: 'My name is Akira Takarada. I'll be playing the lead. Pleased to meet you all,' in a very loud voice. The head lighting technician at the studio said, 'Idiot! You're not the lead. The lead actor is [[Godzilla]].' I said, 'Yes, of course.' He'd put me in my place.|Akira Takarada, recalling the filming of [[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]]}}
'''Akira Takarada''' {{Nihongo|宝田明|Takarada Akira}} is a [[Japan]]ese actor best-known among [[kaiju]] fans for playing [[Hideo Ogata]] in the original ''[[Godzilla (1954 film)|Godzilla]]'' and assorted roles in many subsequent entries in the franchise and other science-fiction films produced by [[Toho]]. He is one of three actors to appear in Godzilla films from the [[Showa era|Showa]], [[Heisei era|Heisei]], and [[Millennium era|Millennium]] series, along with [[Kenji Sahara]] and [[Hiroshi Koizumi]]. He was also the first actor from the Toho Godzilla series to be cast in an American Godzilla film, portraying a Japanese immigration official in one of the first scenes shot for [[Legendary Pictures]]' ''[[Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla]]'', although his scene was ultimately cut from the film. In recent years, he has become a frequent guest at American science-fiction conventions.
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'''Akira Takarada''' {{Nihongo|宝田明|Takarada Akira}} is a [[Japan]]ese actor best-known among [[kaiju]] fans for playing [[Hideto Ogata]] in the original ''[[Godzilla (1954 film)|Godzilla]]'' and assorted roles in many subsequent entries in the franchise and other science-fiction films produced by [[Toho]]. He is one of three actors to appear in Godzilla films from the [[Showa era|Showa]], [[Heisei era|Heisei]], and [[Millennium era|Millennium]] series, along with [[Kenji Sahara]] and [[Hiroshi Koizumi]]. He was also the first actor from the Toho Godzilla series to be cast in an American Godzilla film, portraying a Japanese immigration official in one of the first scenes shot for [[Legendary Pictures]]' ''[[Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla]]'', although his scene was ultimately cut from the film. In recent years, he has become a frequent guest at American science-fiction conventions.
 
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==Selected Filmography==
 
==Selected Filmography==
*''[[Godzilla (1954 film)|Godzilla]]'' (1954) as [[Hideo Ogata]]
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*''[[Godzilla (1954 film)|Godzilla]]'' (1954) as [[Hideto Ogata]]
 
*''[[Half Human]]'' (1955) as Takeshi Iijima
 
*''[[Half Human]]'' (1955) as Takeshi Iijima
 
*''[[The Three Treasures]]'' (1959) as Prince Wakatarashi
 
*''[[The Three Treasures]]'' (1959) as Prince Wakatarashi
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*''[[Latitude Zero]]'' (1969) as Dr. Ken Tashiro  
 
*''[[Latitude Zero]]'' (1969) as Dr. Ken Tashiro  
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'' (1992) as Environmental Planning Board Chief Joji Minamino
 
*''[[Godzilla vs. Mothra]]'' (1992) as Environmental Planning Board Chief Joji Minamino
*''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'' (1995) as Hideo Ogata [stock footage from ''Godzilla'']
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*''[[Godzilla vs. Destoroyah]]'' (1995) as Hideto Ogata [stock footage from ''Godzilla'']
 
*''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' (2004) as UN Secretary-General Naotaro Daigo
 
*''[[Godzilla: Final Wars]]'' (2004) as UN Secretary-General Naotaro Daigo
 
*''[[Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla]]'' (2014) as Japanese Immigration Agent [deleted scene]
 
*''[[Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla]]'' (2014) as Japanese Immigration Agent [deleted scene]
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Hideo_Ogata.png|Takarada as [[Hideo Ogata]] in [[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]]
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Hideo_Ogata.png|Takarada as [[Hideto Ogata]] in [[Godzilla (1954 film)|''Godzilla'' (1954)]]
 
Ichiro_Sakai.png|Takarada as [[Ichiro Sakai]] in ''[[Mothra vs. Godzilla]]''
 
Ichiro_Sakai.png|Takarada as [[Ichiro Sakai]] in ''[[Mothra vs. Godzilla]]''
 
A_Fuji.png|Takarada as [[Kazuo Fuji]] in ''[[Invasion of Astro-Monster]]''
 
A_Fuji.png|Takarada as [[Kazuo Fuji]] in ''[[Invasion of Astro-Monster]]''

Latest revision as of 05:04, 11 November 2019

Akira Takarada
Akira Takarada with Godzilla at the Japanese premiere of Godzilla (2014)
Born April 29, 1934
Chongjin, Korea
Occupation Actor
Character(s) played Hideto Ogata, Takeshi Iijima, Ichiro Sakai, Kazuo Fuji, Yoshimura, Jiro Nomura, Joji Minamino, Nataro Daigo
First work Godzilla (1954)
Notable work Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
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Being a newcomer, I formally introduced myself on the set: 'My name is Akira Takarada. I'll be playing the lead. Pleased to meet you all,' in a very loud voice. The head lighting technician at the studio said, 'Idiot! You're not the lead. The lead actor is Godzilla.' I said, 'Yes, of course.' He'd put me in my place.
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— Akira Takarada, recalling the filming of Godzilla (1954)

Akira Takarada (宝田明,   Takarada Akira) is a Japanese actor best-known among kaiju fans for playing Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla and assorted roles in many subsequent entries in the franchise and other science-fiction films produced by Toho. He is one of three actors to appear in Godzilla films from the Showa, Heisei, and Millennium series, along with Kenji Sahara and Hiroshi Koizumi. He was also the first actor from the Toho Godzilla series to be cast in an American Godzilla film, portraying a Japanese immigration official in one of the first scenes shot for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, although his scene was ultimately cut from the film. In recent years, he has become a frequent guest at American science-fiction conventions.

Selected Filmography

Gallery

Videos

Takarada introduces Godzilla (1954) at the Pickwick Theater during G-Fest XVII in 2010
Takarada publicly requesting a role in Godzilla (2014) at G-Fest XVII in 2010
Dallas Comic Con panel (2014)
Anime Boston panel with Haruo Nakajima (2015)
G-FEST XIX panel with Bin Furuya (2016)

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