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Akira Takarada

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Occupation  Actor, tarento
Children  Michiru Kojima
Years active  1954-present
TV shows  Carnation, Homework
Name  Akira Takarada
Ex-spouse  Akiko Kojima
Role  Film actor

Akira Takarada Scene with Akira Takarada Cut from Godzilla Movie
Born  April 29, 1934 (age 81) (1934-04-29) Japan-occupied Korea
Movies  Godzilla, Godzilla: Final Wars, Mothra vs Godzilla, Invasion of Astro‑Monster, Godzilla vs the Sea Monster
Similar People  Ishiro Honda, Momoko Kochi, Akiko Kojima, Jun Fukuda, Tomoyuki Tanaka

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Akira Takarada (宝田 明, Takarada Akira, April 29, 1934 -) is a Japanese film actor who is most known in the west for his roles in the Godzilla film series.


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Life and career

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Takarada was born in Japan-occupied Korea, and lived for a time in Harbin, China. His father worked as an engineer on the South Manchuria Railway. After the war, he remained in Harbin, and he is able to speak Mandarin Chinese and English.

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Takarada moved to Japan with his family in 1948. He joined Toho as part of their "New Face" program in April 1953. In his film debut, he had a small role in And Then the Liberty Bell Rang, a biography of the educator Fukuzawa Yukichi. His big break came when he was cast as navy diver Hideto Ogata in the original Godzilla (1954). He became a popular actor at Toho for his good looks and charismatic, sophisticated character. He continued his association with the Godzilla series in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966). He returned to the series in 1992 with Godzilla vs. Mothra and appeared again in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Other Toho science-fiction/special-effects films in which he appeared include Half Human (1955), The Last War (1961), Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), King Kong Escapes (1967), and Latitude Zero (1969).

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Toho prepared a musical production of Gone with the Wind with Broadway composer-lyricist Harold Rome for its new Teigeki theater in 1970. Entitled Scarlett, Takarada was originally scheduled to play the role of Rhett Butler. However, injuries sustained in an accident in which he fell off a bulldozer while filming prevented him from participating in this stage production.

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Takarada made a guest appearance at the fan convention G-Fest XVII in 2010, and once more at G-Fest XIX in July 2012. On March 27, 2013, Takarada posed for publicity photographs with director Gareth Edwards on the set of the Legendary/Warner Bros Godzilla reboot, suggesting a cameo of sorts in the new movie. His scenes were filmed, but ultimately cut from the movie. He is still listed in the movie credits.

Television drama

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  • Shiratori Reiko de Gozaimasu! (1993) (Shōtarō Hakuchō)
  • Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1998) (Takatsukasa Masamichi)
  • Watashi no Aozora (2000) (Jōji Murai)
  • Shōtoku Taishi (2001) (Mononobe no Moriya)
  • Rokkā no Hanako-san (2002) (Kaichō Tatsumi)
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo (2009) (Fujino Susumu)
  • Carnation (2011) (Seizaburō Matsuzaka)
  • Keisei Saimin no Otoko Part 3 (2015) (Ikeda Shigeaki)
  • Live action

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  • The Ambushers (Matt Helm)
  • Doctor Dolittle (Doctor Dolittle)
  • Murderers' Row (Matt Helm)
  • Animation

  • Aladdin (Jafar)
  • The Return of Jafar
  • Disney's House of Mouse (Ratigan, Jafar)
  • Disney's The Great Mouse Detective (Ratigan)
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (Bendu)
  • Video games

  • Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea ~Losing of Jewel's Secret (Jafar)
  • Kingdom Hearts (Jafar)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (Jafar)
  • Stage productions

  • My Fair Lady
  • South Pacific
  • Other

  • Tokyo Disneyland attraction: Country Bear Jamboree (Henry)
  • References

    Akira Takarada Wikipedia

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