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Tomoyuki Tanaka (I) (1910–1997)

Tomoyuki Tanaka was born on April 26, 1910 in Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Kansai University in 1940 and joined Toho Studios the same year. After four years with the company, he became a producer, with his first film production being Kita no san-nin (1945). He was set to begin work on a Japanese-Indonesian film called "Eiko no ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Tokyo, Japan

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Yojimbo Producer
Kagemusha Producer
Sanjuro Producer
High and Low
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 1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (executive producer)
 1994 Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (executive producer)
 1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (executive producer)
 1992 Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (executive producer)
 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (executive producer)
 1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante (executive producer)
 1989 Gunhed (executive producer)
 1987 Princess from the Moon (executive producer)
 1987 Actress (producer)
 1984 Godzilla 1985 (executive producer)
 1984 Ohan (executive producer)
 1984 Zerosen moyu (executive producer)
 1984 Bye Bye Jupiter (executive producer)
 1983 The Makioka Sisters (executive producer)
 1982 Kaikyô (producer)
 1981 The Imperial Navy (producer)
 1980 Deathquake (producer)
 1980 Kagemusha (executive producer)
 1977 The War in Space (executive producer)
 1977 High Seas Hijack (executive producer)
 1977 House (producer)
 1977 Hakkodasan (executive producer)
 1977 Shirauo (producer)
 1977 The Alaska Story (producer)
 1977 Godzilla (producer)
 1977 Hakunetsu Dead Heat (producer)
 1976 Zero Pilot (producer)
 1976 Zoku ningen kakumei (producer)
 1975 Tôkyô-wan enjô (producer)
 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla (executive producer)
 1974 Esupai (producer)
 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (producer)
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (producer)
 1973 Tidal Wave (executive producer)
 1973 The Human Revolution (producer)
 1973 Ryusei Ningen Zon (TV Series) (producer)
 1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon (producer)
 1973 Horror of the Wolf (producer)
 1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan (producer)
 1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah (executive producer)
 1970 Will to Conquer (producer)
 1970 Space Amoeba (executive producer)
 1970 Terror in the Streets (producer)
 1969 All Monsters Attack (producer)
 1969 Jigokuhen (producer)
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea (producer)
 1969 Latitude Zero (executive producer)
 1969 Samurai Banners (producer)
 1969 Kureji no buchamukure daihakken (executive producer)
 1968 Destroy All Monsters (producer)
 1968 Kill! (producer)
 1968 Kubi (producer)
 1968 Booted Babe, Busted Boss (executive producer)
 1967 Son of Godzilla (producer)
 1967 Japan's Longest Day (producer)
 1967 King Kong Escapes (producer)
 1967 Samurai Rebellion (producer)
 1967 The Killing Bottle (producer)
 1967 Epoch of Murder Madness (producer)
 1966 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (executive producer)
 1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? (producer: original japanese version)
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas (producer)
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi (producer)
 1966 Zero faita dai kûsen (producer)
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken (executive producer)
 1966 Abare Gôemon (producer)
 1965 Ironfinger (producer)
 1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster (producer)
 1965 Crazy Adventure (executive producer)
 1965 Key of Keys (producer)
 1965 Fort Graveyard (producer)
 1965 Sanshiro Sugata (producer)
 1965 Fûrai ninpôchô (producer)
 1965 Red Beard (producer)
 1965 Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen (producer)
 1965 Samurai Assassin (producer)
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (executive producer)
 1964 Dogora (executive producer)
 1964 Garakuta (producer)
 1964 Chi to daiyamondo (producer)
 1964 Jigoku sakusen (producer)
 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla (producer)
 1964 Aa bakudan (producer)
 1964 Kyô mo ware ôzora ni ari (producer)
 1964 Trap of Suicide Kilometer (producer)
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (producer)
 1963 Atragon (producer)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (producer)
 1963 Operation Mad Dog (producer)
 1963 Taiyô wa yondeiru (producer)
 1963 Hiken (producer)
 1963 Interpol Code 8 (producer)
 1963 Ringo no hana saku machi (producer)
 1963 Matango (producer)
 1963 Chintao yôsai bakugeki meirei (producer)
 1963 500,000 (producer)
 1963 Sengoku yarô (producer)
 1963 High and Low (producer)
 1963 Attack Squadron! (producer)
 1962 Ankokugai no kiba (producer)
 1962 47 Samurai (producer)
 1962 Yama-neko sakusen (producer)
 1962 Chikata nikki (producer)
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla (producer)
 1962 Dobunezumi sakusen (producer)
 1962 Doburoku no Tatsu (producer)
 1962 Gorath (producer)
 1962 Kurenai no sora (producer)
 1962 Sanjuro (producer)
 1961 Counterstroke (producer)
 1961 Witness Killed (producer)
 1961 Yato kaze no naka o hashiru (producer)
 1961 The Last War (producer)
 1961 Shinku no otoko (producer)
 1961 Blood on the Sea (producer)
 1961 Mothra (producer)
 1961 Fundoshi isha (producer)
 1961 Yojimbo (executive producer)
 1961 Big Shots Die at Dawn (executive producer)
 1961 Wakarete ikiru toki mo (producer)
 1961 Minami no kaze to nami (producer)
 1961 The Merciless Trap (producer)
 1961 Blueprint of Murder (producer)
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle (producer)
 1960 The Human Vapor (producer)
 1960 Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e (producer)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (producer)
 1960 Ôzora no yarôdomo (producer)
 1960 Storm Over the Pacific (producer)
 1960 Densô ningen (producer)
 1960 The Last Gunfight (producer)
 1959 Battle in Outer Space (producer)
 1959 Osorubeki hiasobi (producer)
 1959 Nippon tanjô (producer)
 1959 Dokuritsu gurentai (producer)
 1959 Samurai Saga (producer)
 1959 Songoku: The Road to the West (producer)
 1959 Whistle in My Heart (producer)
 1959 Ankokugai no kaoyaku (producer)
 1958 Half Human (associate producer)
 1958 Mikkokusha wa dare ka (producer)
 1958 The Spell of the Hidden Gold (producer)
 1958 Daikaijû Baran (producer)
 1958 Josei SOS (producer)
 1958 Rat Kid on Journey (producer)
 1958 The H-Man (producer)
 1958 Anzukko (producer)
 1958 The Rickshaw Man (producer)
 1957 The Mysterians (producer)
 1957 Shizukanaru otoko (producer)
 1957 The Lower Depths (associate producer)
 1957 Saigo no dasso (producer)
 1957 Untamed Woman (producer)
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô (producer)
 1957 Tokyo no Tekisasujin (executive producer)
 1957 A Man in the Storm (producer)
 1956 Nemuri Kyôshirô burai hikae (producer)
 1956 Rodan (producer)
 1956 Hadashi no seishun (producer)
 1956 Madame White Snake (producer)
 1956 Furyô shônen (producer)
 1956 Narazu-mono (producer)
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (producer: Japanese material)
 1956 Nyôbô zoku wa uttaeru (producer)
 1956 Rainy Night Duel (producer)
 1955 Asunaro monogatari (producer)
 1955 Sugata naki mokugekisha (producer)
 1955 Jû jin yuki otoko (producer)
 1955 Oen-san (producer)
 1955 Sanjusan go sha otonashi (producer)
 1955 Love Never Fails (producer)
 1955 Godzilla Raids Again (producer)
 1955 Koi-gesho (producer)
 1954 Godzilla (producer)
 1954 The Sound of Waves (producer)
 1954 Kimi shinitamo koto nakare (producer)
 1954 Itsuko to sono haha (producer)
 1954 Saraba Rabauru (producer)
 1953 Akasen kichi (producer)
 1953 Youth of Heiji Senigata (producer)
 1953 Adolescence Part II (producer)
 1953 Haha to musume (producer)
 1953 Yasugorô shusse (producer)
 1953 The Last Embrace (producer)
 1953 My Wonderful Yellow Car (producer)
 1952 The Man Who Came to Port (producer)
 1952 Swift Current (producer)
 1952 Adolescence (producer)
 1952 Woman of Shanghai (producer)
 1952 Sword for Hire (producer)
 1952 Foghorn (producer)
 1951 Hakamadare Yasusuke (producer)
 1951 Beyond Love and Hate (producer)
 1950 White Beast (producer)
 1950 The Angry Street (producer)
 1950 Ma no ogon (producer)
 1950 Desertion at Dawn (producer)
 1949 Jakoman and Tetsu (producer)
 1949 Kirare no Senta (producer)
 1949 Jigoku no kifujin (producer)
 1947 Snow Trail (producer)
 1947 Chikagai nijuyojikan (producer)
 1947 Four Love Stories (producer)
 1946 Juichinin no jogakusei (producer)
 1946 Asu o tsukuru hitobito (producer)
 1945 Kita no san-nin (producer)
 1945 Nihon kengô den (producer)
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Personal Quote:

[on creating the look of Godzilla] We collected many pictures of dinosaurs. The hardest part was the forehead. It took us 10 days to decide on the forehead.


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