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Jun Fukuda (福田純, February 17, 1923 - December 3, 2000) was a Japanese film director, writer and producer. Fukuda joined Toho in 1946 and ventured into the realm of assistant director as others like Hiroshi Inagaki took the young man under their wings. By 1959, Fukuda began a career as a full-fledged director. His early work slanted more toward mystery, but he began to expand into more comedic work by the mid-1960s, with movies such as Iron Finger (1965). It was around this time that Fukuda was approached and given the opportunity to direct a movie in the Godzilla series, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), which he accepted. By the director's request, Akira Ifukube was bypassed for the production in favor of Masaru Sato, a composer with whom Fukuda was more familiar. Fukuda would go on to direct entries in Toho's popular Young Guy series and Konto 55, however he would be best known for his Godzilla work and would later in his career become the "go to" director for special effects productions after Ishirō Honda stepped out of the limelight. Fukuda also wrote the unproduced film The Invisible Man vs. the Human Torch.
February 17, 1923, Manshu, Korea
December 3, 2000
1960 The Secret of the TelegianDirector 1961 The Merciless TrapDirector 1962 College ChampDirector 1962 The Weed of CrimeDirector and Writer 1964 血とダイヤモンドDirector 1965 IronfingerDirector 1966 Ebirah, Horror of the DeepDirector 1967 Son of GodzillaDirector 1968 Golden EyesWriter and Director 1969 Konto Five-Five's Adventure in Outer SpaceDirector 1972 Godzilla vs. GiganDirector 1973 Godzilla vs. MegalonWriter and Director 1973 Horror of the WolfWriter 1974 Godzilla vs. MechagodzillaDirector and Screenplay 1977 The War in SpaceDirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items