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Gunnar Hansen

Actor

Born - 4 March 1947, Reykjavik, Iceland
Died - 7 November 2015

Huge, hefty, bearded Icelandic actor (and writer) with deep-set eyes and bristling eyebrows, who played mostly horrific villains in low-budget horror films, starting with his iconic Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Later credits include Demon Lover (1977), Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1987), Campfire Tales (1991), Freakshow (1995), RepliGator (1997), Hellblock 13 (1999), Rachel's Attic (2002), Next Victim (2003), Chainsaw Sally (2004), Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen (2005), The Deepening (2006), Swarm of the Snakehead (2006) and Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (2009), his last, although he was working on Death House, which he also wrote, at time of his own death from pancreatic cancer.