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Godzilla (2014 movie)

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Directed byGareth Edwards
Produced byJon Jashni
Mary Parent
Brian Rogers
Thomas Tull
Screenplay byFrank Darabont
Max Borenstein
David Callaham
David S. Goyer (uncredited)
Drew Pearce (uncredited)
Story byDavid Callaham
Max Borenstein[1]
Based onGodzilla
StarringAaron Taylor-Johnson
Bryan Cranston
Elizabeth Olsen
Ken Watanabe
Juliette Binoche
David Strathairn
Sally Hawkins
Music byAlexandre Desplat[1]
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Edited byBob Ducsay
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide)
Toho (Japan)
Release date
  • May 16, 2014 (2014-05-16)
CountryUnited States

Godzilla is a 2014 action adventure science fiction monster movie. It is based on the Japanese movie monster of the same name. It is the second Godzilla movie to be made by an American movie studio, after the 1998 movie of the same name. It retells how Godzilla got started in the modern day as a "terrifying force of nature". It was produced by Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, and was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures worldwide (except in Japan, where it was distributed by Toho). It was released on May 16, 2014.


The movie has Godzilla fight against giant monsters called MUTOs who put the Earth in danger.


  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Lieutenant Ford Brody[3][4]
  • Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody[5]
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Elle Brody[5]
  • Ken Watanabe as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
  • Juliette Binoche as Sandra Brody
  • David Strathairn as Admiral William Stenz
  • Richard T. Jones as a military figure "The Colonel"[6]
  • Victor Rasuk as Tre Morales
  • Akira Takarada (unknown role)[7]
  • Sally Hawkins as a scientist[8]
  • Yuki Morita as Akio[9]
  • CJ Adams as Young Ford[10]
  • Jared Keeso as Jump Master[5]
  • Patrick Sabongui as Master Sergeant Marcus Waltz
  • Al Sapienza as Huddleston
  • Brian Markinson as Whalen


The movie's success prompted Toho to produce a reboot of its own and Legendary to proceed with sequels and a shared cinematic franchise, with Godzilla: King of the Monsters set to be released in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong to be released in 2020 with Godzilla set to battle with King Kong from Kong: Skull Island (2017).


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