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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Akira Takarada HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Akira Takarada in Son of Monster Palooza"  photo
Exclusive interview of Akira Takarada
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 12, 2013
Akira Takarada
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport, Burbank, CA
Interview by Izumi Hasegawa

Godzilla is the most famous monster from Japan. After the first film in 1954, 28 films were made in Japan, and Hollywood made a remake in 1998. And we will see another Hollywood adaptation of Godzilla this May. Akira Takarada, who was the leading actor in the original Godzilla, says, gGodzilla is my peer.h Takarada has appeared in many Godzilla films. He is one of the most successful actors in Japan, but the reason he became an actor is quite interesting.

Q1: Why did you decide to be an actor?
AT: For eating. After the war, I came back to Japan from Manchuria with my family. Manchuria is in the northeastern part of China. We were very poor. I needed to work. I had a picture of my future that I would be a corporate employee after graduating from college. But I was interested in acting when I was in high school and my friend recommended I audition for Tohofs New Face. So...

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