Rest in peace: Gunnar Hansen

Yesterday is actors Gunnar Hansen, Known as „Leatherface“ from the 1974 Horror classics „The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“ (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) aged 68 Died years. Gunnar starb zu Hause im Kreis seiner Liebsten an Bauchspeicheldrüsenkrebs wie sein Agent bekannt gab.

Hansen was on 4. March 1947 in Reykjavik, Iceland born and moved at the age of 5 Years with his family in the US&A. Until his eleventh year Hansen lived in Maine, before his family eventually moved to Texas. 1973 bewarb sich Hansen erfolgreich beim Casting für Tobe Hoopers und Kim Henkels Film „The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“ and won the role of the masked, kettensägenschwingenden Kult-Killers „Leatherface“. Der Film entwickelte sich zum Kultfilm und Hansen wurde zu einem geläufigen Namen unter Fans des Horrorgenres.

However, Hansen did not want to continue acting, but devote himself to writing. After graduating from school another year, kehrte er zurück nach Maine und begann zu schreiben. One offered role in the film „The Hills Have Eyes“ (1977) He rejected. Nachdem er eine Weile für Magazine und eigene Books had written, kehrte Hansen zur Schauspielerei zurück. So he acted 1988 In the horror-Parody „Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers“ and stepped in since 20 Other credits, mostly low budget productions, on. 2009 he was in the produced in Iceland „Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre“ to see. Parallel dazu verfasst er weiterhin Bücher und Drehbücher für Horror- and documentaries and worked also 2013 In „Riddick“ with the visual effects specialist.

He once said, that, when people met him, they often were shocked, because he made so unlike the psychotic killer „The Texas Chainsaw Massacre“ Was. Hansen was a gentleman of the old school. To me he is always als der Kettensäge schwingender Schurke in Tobe Hooper Klassiker in Erinnerung bleiben. R.I.P. Gunnar Hansen!

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Interview mit Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface)