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Gunnar Hansen (II) (1947–2015)


He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and moved to the United States at the age of 5. Gunnar lived in Maine till he was 11, then his family moved to Texas, where he went to high school and then the University of Texas. He majored in English and mathematics and then went to graduate school in Scandinavian Studies and English. Gunnar Hansen will forever ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
(1974)
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
(1988)
Mosquito
Mosquito Earl the Bankrobber
(1995)
Texas Chainsaw 3D
Texas Chainsaw 3D Boss Sawyer / Leatherface (archive footage)
(2013)

Filmography

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 2009 It Came from Trafalgar
Tex Ghoul
 2009 Won Ton Baby!
Dr. Kurt Severson
 2009 Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre
Captain Pétur
 2007 Gimme Skelter
Porter Sandford
 2007 Shudder (Video)
 2007 Brutal Massacre: A Comedy
Krenshaw
 2006 Swarm of the Snakehead
Gunner
 2006 The Deepening
Dr. Chambers
 2005 Aconite
The Elder
 2004 Murder-Set-Pieces
Mechanic
 2004 Chainsaw Sally
Daddy
 2004 The Business (Video short)
Grandfather
 2003 Next Victim
Doctor Howard (segment "rehabilitation Center")
 2002 Sinister (Short)
The Piper
 2002 Rachel's Attic
Ronald
 2002 Witchunter (Video)
Michael Jones
 2002 Hatred of a Minute
Barry
 1999 Hellblock 13
The Executioner
 1996 Repligator
Dr. Kildare (male)
 1995 Exploding Angel
Walter
 1995 Mosquito
Earl the Bankrobber
 1995 Freakshow
Freakmaster
 1991 Campfire Tales
Ralph
 1988 Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
The Stranger
 1977 The Demon Lover
Prof. Peckinpah
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Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)] I'm not totally enamored with the film. It is very, very good at what it is, a film that succeeds in really scaring the hell out of people. As to 'Chain Saw' being analogous to the breakdown of the American nuclear family and other lofty themes recently explored -- bunk! The movie was very effective because we broke some rules, a lot like Psycho (1960) did... See more »

Trivia:

Worked as a computer operator outside of high school. See more »

Nickname:

Leatherface See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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