fictional character in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise

Leatherface is a fictional character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie series. He appeared in all seven movies and is often portrayed as either the main or secondary antagonist or sometimes even the tragic villain protagonist. He uses a chainsaw to attack his victims somewhere in his ranch in Texas.[1] He wears a mask made out from human skin and usually eats the remains. Because he wears skin mask he is called Leatherface.[2] He was played by Icelandic-born American actor Gunnar Hansen. He has appeared as a guest fighter in Mortal Kombat X alongside Jason Voorhees, The Predator, and The Alien.

Leatherface cosplay


  1. Gregory, David (Director and Writer) (2000). Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (Documentary). Blue Underground.
  2. Hansen on Leatherface and his family.