Shelley Sweeney, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, lived for many years in the small town of Kelowna, British Columbia, in the Okanagan Valley, an area of the Rocky Mountains. After being scouted and signing a modeling contract in Japan, she moved to London, England, where she attended the Corona School, a drama academy for young … Continue reading A CANADIAN ACTRESS IN TOKYO! Shelley Sweeney Discusses Her Career in Godzilla!
Darren Schnase appears as the flamboyant gangster in Ryuhei Kitamura's Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), and even though he had just a small amount of screen time, Mr. Schnase managed to outshine many of the film's monsters. In 2005, Mr. Schnase answered a few questions about his turn in Godzilla's 50th anniversary film. Q: Had you … Continue reading BLOWN AWAY BY RODAN! Darren Schnase on His Role in Godzilla: Final Wars!
Mick Preston was cast as the tough-talking New York City cop in Ryuhei Kitamura's Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Godzilla's 50th anniversary film. While his scene may have been short, it is one of the most memorable parts in the entire movie. In this 2005 interview, Mr. Preston recalls working on what would be Godzilla's last … Continue reading NYC’S FINEST MEETS RODAN! Mick Preston Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!
Australian-based actor Michael Croaker earned a place in Godzilla history in 2004 when he was cast in Ryuhei Kitamura's Godzilla: Final Wars. Mr. Croaker played the role of Ritchie, a car thief who meets Zilla face-to-face during the monster's rampage in Sydney. While it may have been a small part in the film, Mr. Croaker … Continue reading UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH ZILLA! Michael Croaker on His Role in Godzilla: Final Wars!
Don Frye is an accomplished Ultimate Fighter and mixed martial artist who made the transition to movie star with Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), the Big G’s 50th anniversary film. Mr. Frye, as Captain Douglas Gordon, won praise even from Final Wars’ harshest critics for his witty one-liners and his commanding screen presence. When it comes … Continue reading CAPTAIN DOUGLAS GORDON REPORTS FOR DUTY! Don Frye on Starring in Godzilla: Final Wars!
American-born Jonathan Legg is an actor and model who has worked on both sides of the Pacific. When he lived in Japan, Mr. Legg appeared in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) as an Earth Defense Force soldier. In 2007, Mr. Legg shared his memories of the shoot with Brett Homenick. Brett Homenick: How did you get involved … Continue reading DEFENDING THE EARTH! Actor Jonathan Legg Remembers Shooting Godzilla: Final Wars!
Since the early 1990s, Kyle Cooper has been and remains one of Hollywood’s leading title designers. Mr. Cooper has widely been credited with revitalizing the craft with his main title for the hit movie Se7en in 1995. In the years since then, Mr. Cooper has served as title designer on innumerable motion pictures, such as … Continue reading A BURNING LOVE FOR GODZILLA! Kyle Cooper on Designing the Opening Title Sequence for Godzilla: Final Wars!
Shinichi Wakasa is arguably Japan’s leading kaiju suit builder. Having worked on a myriad of tokusatsu projects, ranging from Ultraman 80 (1980-81) to Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), Mr. Wakasa has always combined hard work with his incredible imagination to create some of the big screen’s greatest monsters. Brett Homenick was privileged to ask Mr. Wakasa questions … Continue reading KAIJU MEET THEIR MAKER! Shinichi Wakasa on His Monster-Making Career!
Master martial artist Kane Kosugi has enjoyed a prolific film career in both Japan and the United States. Having appeared in films like Cat’s Eye (1997), Zero Woman (1995), DOA: Dead Or Alive (2006), and Pray for Death (1985), Mr. Kosugi has entertained audiences on both sides of the Pacific with his martial arts prowess … Continue reading RAISING KANE! Actor Kane Kosugi on His Tokusatsu Roles!
Since the early 1990s, Wataru Mimura has been one of the Godzilla series’ most prolific screenwriters. His first Godzilla film was the landmark Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993), which is still a fan favorite to this day. Following that success, Mr. Mimura helped revive the Godzilla franchise with his work on Godzilla 2000 (1999) (with … Continue reading GODZILLA’S SCREENWRITER! Wataru Mimura on His Career Writing for the Big G!