Ishiro Honda

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Birthday
7, 1911
Birthplace
Asahi, Japan
Death Date
Feb 28, 1993 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1911
Birthplace
Asahi, Japan
Death Date
Feb 28, 1993 (81)

About

Japanese director of tokusatsu and kaiju films whose most famous credits included Godzilla from 1977 and Matango from 1963.

Before Fame

He began his career by working as an assistant to the famous Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.

Trivia

He served in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War and was held in China as a prisoner-of-war.

Family Life

He was born in Japan's Yamagata Prefecture. Author Peter H. Brothers detailed Honda's life in the English language biography Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men - The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda.

Associated With

His memory was honored by director Guillermo Del Toro when Del Toro dedicated his film Pacific Rim to him.