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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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Known For

The Princess Bride
(1987)
Trading Mom
Trading Mom Giant
(1994)
Royal Rumble
Royal Rumble Andre the Giant
(1989)
Summerslam
Summerslam Andre the Giant
(1988)

Filmography

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 2002 Legends of Wrestling 2 (Video Game)
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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
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 1989 Summerslam (Video)
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 1989 Fan Favourites (Video)
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 1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
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 1989 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Video)
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 1989 Hulk Hogan Real American (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 17 (Video)
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 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
The Giant Machine
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
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 1988 Macho Madness (Video)
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 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 5 (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
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 1986 The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano (Video)
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 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
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 1986 Villains of the Squared Circle (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Explosive TNT Show (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Inside the Steel Cage (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 1 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 2 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 3 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 4 (Video)
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 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
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 1985 Highlights of Wrestlemania (Video short)
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 1985 Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1985 The WWF's Amazing Managers (Video)
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 1985 The WWF's Most Unusual Matches (Video)
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 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
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 1984 Micki + Maude
Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Dagoth (uncredited)
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
The Monster
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... The Monster (as Andre the Giant)
 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:

Appeared in Cyndi Lauper music video "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" (from the film The Goonies (1985)). 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' 4¼" (2.24 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I just don't think it is right, killing innocent girls. See more »

Trivia:

Andre's most bitter feud began in 1983, against Big John Studd (who claimed he, not Andre, was the true "giant" of wrestling). The feud included a series of bodyslam matches (including one at WrestleMania (1985), where Studd had to pay $10,000 (later, $15,000) to anyone who could bodyslam him. See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Tombstone Piledriver See more »

Nickname:

Québec See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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