Gunnar Hansen

1947 - 2015

Gunnar Hansen

Gunnar Milton Hansen (March 4, 1947 – November 7, 2015) was an Icelandic-born American actor and author best known for playing the mentally impaired cannibal Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gunnar Hansen has received more than 737,634 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,174th most popular actor.

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  • 740k

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  • 46.11

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Gunnar Hansen ranks 3,148 out of 8,832Before him are Dominic West, Harry Shearer, Laura Leighton, Tomas Arana, Connie Booth, and Shawn Wayans. After him are Giorgio Albertazzi, Lucero, Francesca Neri, Una Stubbs, Ward Bond, and Takehito Koyasu.

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Among people born in 1947, Gunnar Hansen ranks 319Before him are Ján Pivarník, Frank J. Tipler, Lydia Davis, Ian Scheckter, Stephen Collins, and Michael McKean. After him are Michael Ignatieff, Irmgard Möller, Deborah Lipstadt, Daishiro Yoshimura, António Marto, and Kiki Dee. Among people deceased in 2015, Gunnar Hansen ranks 237Before him are Ahmed Chalabi, Danièle Delorme, Henry Carr, Guru Josh, Ludvík Vaculík, and Pino Daniele. After him are Vlastimil Bubník, Roddy Piper, Yvonne Craig, Wayne Rogers, Lesley Gore, and Amparo Baró.

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In Iceland

Among people born in Iceland, Gunnar Hansen ranks 43 out of 122Before him are Hannes Hafstein (1861), Davíð Oddsson (1948), Benedikt Sigurðsson Gröndal (1924), Eiður Guðjohnsen (1978), Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (1963), and Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (1847). After him are Sigurður Eggerz (1875), Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969), Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (1954), Katrín Jakobsdóttir (1976), Ásgeir Sigurvinsson (1955), and Jóhann Hafstein (1915).

Among ACTORS In Iceland

Among actors born in Iceland, Gunnar Hansen ranks 2Before him are Stefán Karl Stefánsson (1975). After him are Baltasar Kormákur (1966), Jón Gnarr (1967), Anita Briem (1982), and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (1988).