Gunnar Hansen
Actor
Gunnar Hansen
Gunnar Milton Hansen is an Icelandic-born actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
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Gunnar Hansen, 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' villain
CNN - over 1 year
Gunnar Hansen, who terrorized moviegoers as the psychotic, chainsaw-wielding Leatherface in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at 68.
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'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' movie killer dies at 68
CNN - over 1 year
Gunnar Hansen, who terrorized moviegoers as the psychotic, chainsaw-wielding Leatherface in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died at 68.
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Gunnar Hansen, the Killer in ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ Dies at 68
NYTimes - over 1 year
Mr. Hansen, who played the villain Leatherface in the 1974 horror film, wrote about the experience in a book in 2013.
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Gunnar Hansen of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' dies
CNN - over 1 year
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Gunnar Hansen, actor in 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' dies at age 68
Reuters.com - over 1 year
(Reuters) - Gunnar Hansen, who played the mentally disturbed masked killer in the chilling 1974 film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," has died of pancreatic cancer at age 68, his agent said on Sunday.
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Gunnar Hansen, Killer From 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre,' Dead At 68
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68. Hansen starred in the 1974 film that has become a classic among horror-movie aficionados and spawned a series of sequels. In the movie, friends visiting their grandfather's house are hunted by Leatherface, a chainsaw wielding maniac. Hansen's character in the movie "is one of the most iconic evil figures in the history of cinema," said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, who confirmed the death. In 2013, Hansen published his book "Chain Saw Confidential," which gave readers a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made, Eisenstadt said. Hansen lived in Maine for about 40 years, where he worked as an actor and writer, Eisenstadt said. At the time of his death, Hansen was at work on a film called "Death House," his agent said. Hansen was a writer and producer of the film, which the Internet Mo ...
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Gunnar Hansen who played Leatherface in 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' dies
Fox News - over 1 year
Gunnar Hansen, who played the iconic villain Leatherface in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Maine, his agent said. He was 68.
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Horror cinema: A valentine to genre favorites from two admirers
LATimes - about 3 years
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Leatherface actor Gunnar Hansen on slasher past, 'Chain Saw' memoir
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gunnar Hansen
    FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 45
    Hansen is also an author; his nonfiction travel memoir, Islands at the Edge of Time, A journey to America's Barrier Islands, was published in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, he has taught college as an adjunct instructor.
  • 1988
    Age 40
    After writing (and occasionally editing) for magazines and writing books, Hansen returned to acting in 1988, appearing in the horror spoof Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, and has appeared in 20 films since.
    More Details Hide Details He considers his recent acting as a side project and has continued to write books. He has also written film scripts, and writes and directs documentary films.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1975
    Age 27
    After the success of the movie, Hansen co-starred in Demon Lover, but after the experience he decided not to continue acting, instead pursuing a writing career. In 1975, after one extra year of graduate school, Hansen moved back to Maine and started writing.
    More Details Hide Details During this time he rejected a part he was offered in the cult horror film The Hills Have Eyes.
  • 1973
    Age 25
    In 1973, just after finishing graduate school, Hansen heard that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was being filmed in Austin and decided to try out.
    More Details Hide Details He got the part of Leatherface, the masked killer in the movie. Hansen apparently visited and studied special needs kids in order to determine mannerisms for Leatherface.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on March 4, 1947.
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