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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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(1974)
Texas Chainsaw 3D Boss Sawyer / Leatherface (archive footage)
(2013)
Death House Writer
(2017)
(1991)

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 2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D
Boss Sawyer / Leatherface (archive footage)
 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)
Samson
 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 Freakshow
Freakmaster
 1994 Mosquito
Earl the Bankrobber
 1991 Campfire Tales
Ralph
 1988 Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
The Stranger
 1976 The Demon Lover
Prof. Peckinpah
 1974 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Leatherface
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Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
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Gunnar Hansen

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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on the character of Leatherface] They defined the character for me as someone who was severely mentally retarded and severely mentally disturbed. The idea was that there was really nothing behind the mask and that's how the character was created. You could never unmask him like Darth Vader, because if you were to take the mask off there would be nothing there. That is why you see him wearing ... See more »

Trivia:

Said in a TV interview that he is so unlike his The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) character that when people who meet him learn that he played Leatherface, they often react in total shock. See more »

Trademark:

His iconic role of Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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