Yoshio Tsuchiya

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Yoshio Tsuchiya
Yoshio Tsuchiya
Born May 18, 1927
Enzan, Yamanashi, Japan
Died February 8, 2017[1]
Notable role(s) Komatsu, Tajima, Mysterian Leader, Taguchi, Katsumoto, Masafumi Kasai, Mr. Kawai, Controller of Planet X, Furukawa, Dr. Otani, Kyoichi Mida, Yasuaki Shindo
First work The Cliff of Death (1951)
Notable work Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Mr. Shindo is my all-time favorite movie role, believe it or not. I was chosen for the role because I am the only one who can talk to Godzilla. I understand where he comes from, and what is in his heart, just like Shindo does. Even though Godzilla is only a fictional character, he is very real to me. I have an affinity for him that is difficult to describe.

— Yoshio Tsuchiya on his part in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah[2]

Yoshio Tsuchiya (土屋 嘉男,   Tsuchiya Yoshio) was a Japanese actor. A favorite of directors Akira Kurosawa and Ishiro Honda, he appeared in films as varied as Seven Samurai and Invasion of Astro-Monster. He often sought the most unusual roles available in Toho's science-fiction films, drawing upon his interest in space travel and UFOs to enhance the parts. Tsuchiya passed away on February 8, 2017, at the age of 89.

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  1. Celebrity ICONS on Facebook
  2. Ryfle, Steve. "Reminiscences of the Vapor Man: An Interview with Yoshio Tsuchiya.” Japanese Giants, Jun. 2002, pp. .


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