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Akihiko Hirata

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SANJURO - Trailer - HQ - (1962)

 

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A terrible thing!

 

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WHAT THE HELL?! YOU MUST BE SOME KIND OF NUT!!!

 

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Godzilla Trailer 1956

 

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Godzilla 1954 Roar

Akihiko Hirata , born Akihiko Onoda , was a Japanese film actor. While Hirata starred in many movies, he is most well known for his work in the kaiju genre, including such films as King Kong vs. Godzilla, The Mysterians, Terror of Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, and his most famous role of Dr. Daisuke Serizawa, the brilliant but disturbed young scientist in the original Godzilla, released in 1954. Hirata was married to the popular actress Yoshiko Kuga from 1961 until his death. He died after a long battle with lung cancer in 1984, at age 56.
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