Ishirô Honda (1911–1993)

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Influential Japanese film director born May 7th, 1911, often credited as being the father of Godzilla. His name is a combination of "I" (or Ino), meaning "boar" and "shirô," meaning fourth boy in the family. Originally, the young Honda had aspirations of becoming an artist. However, as he moved into his teens, it was cinema that became his ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in Tokyo, Japan
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Godzilla Director
(1954)
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(2014)
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(1985)
(1968)

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 1990 Dreams (segments "Tunnel, The", "Mount Fuji in Red", prologue and epilogue of "Weeping Demon, The", uncredited)
 1977 Godzilla
 1973 Mirrorman
 1972 Ai no senshi Reinbôman (TV Series) (1972)
 1971-1972 Return of Ultraman (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Kaijuutou SOS (1971)
 1971 Mirrorman (TV Series)
 1970 Space Amoeba
 1969 Latitude Zero
 1967 King Kong Escapes (english language version, as Inoshiro Honda)
 1966 Oyome ni oide
 1965 Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (as Inoshirô Honda)
 1964 Dogora
 1963 Atragon
 1963 Matango
 1962 Varan the Unbelievable (Japanese scenes, uncredited)
 1962 Gorath
 1961 Mothra
 1959 Battle in Outer Space (as Inoshiro Honda)
 1958 Half Human (as Inoshiro Honda, Japanese sequences)
 1958 The H-Man
 1956 Rodan
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (as Ishiro Honda)
 1956 Young Tree
 1955 Oen-san
 1955 Koi-gesho
 1954 Godzilla
 1951 Aoi shinju
 1950 Ise Island (Documentary short)
 1949 A Story of a Co-op (Documentary short)
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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Alternate Names:

Inoshiro Honda | Inoshirô Honda | Ishiro Honda | Toho Co. Ltd.

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Monsters are born too tall, too strong, too heavy, that is their tragedy.

Trivia:

Worked as a close assistant, uncredited co-director and creative consultant to Akira Kurosawa for his last batch of films, which revitalized both men's careers. Honda would help out with location shoots and army scenes, using his years of military service as inspiration. He also acted as a "buffer" between the notoriously temperamental and emotional Kurosawa and his film crew and actors, helping ... See more »

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Characters hiking steep mountain slopes and hillsides. See more »

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