Thursday, September 17, 2009


Yesterday, I talked about Hacksaw. Today, I am featuring Leatherface, from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Gunnar Hansen was the man behind the mask in that cult classic. Hansen portrayed Leatherface and followed that by appearing in Demon Hunter. Then he concentrated on writing for the next 13 years or so. He has had steady (if not high profile) work since then.
When I met Hansen at the Hollywood Collectors Show, he was in a great mood. He seemed a bit embarassed by the attention, but he was very gracious to everyone.
Some might question him as a one trick pony making cash off of his 15 minutes (much like a Larry Thomas). Maybe he is, but at least he wasn't hawking fake chainsaws to sign.
Gunnar Hansen and me in Rosemont, IL-late 00's.

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