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André the Giant (1946–1993)


André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly, as he reached the ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 46) in Paris, France

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Filmography

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 1994 Trading Mom
Giant
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1986 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Giant Machine
- Episode dated 5 October 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
- Episode dated 21 September 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
 1986 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Giant Machine
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Giant Machine
 1986 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Giant Machine
- Episode dated 30 August 1986 (1986) ... Giant Machine
 1985 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
Andre The Giant
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Andre The Giant
 1984 Micki + Maude
Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Dagoth (uncredited)
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Monster
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... Monster
 1982 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Killer Typhoon
- Ladies on the Ropes (1982) ... Killer Typhoon (uncredited)
 1980 Les brillant (TV Series)
Monsieur Petit (1980)
 1957 Stampede Wrestling (TV Series) (1957)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Honeycomb Cereal television advertisement (1987) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean 'The Giant' Ferre | Jean Ferré | Andre The Giant | Andre the Giant | Andre Rousimmoff | Andre Rousimoff | André el Gigante

Height:

7' (2.13 m)
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Trivia:

One of Andre's most memorable feuds was in 1981 vs. Killer Khan. The feud exploded after a May 2 match, wherein Khan (who had cheated throughout the match) broke Andre's knee by leaping on it. Nearly four months later, Andre returned and demanded a rematch vs. Khan ... and got it. He beat Khan so badly the Mongolian superstar had to be carried from the ring on a stretcher. Andre also won a series... See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Elbow Drop See more »

Nickname:

The Gentle Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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