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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)
WrestleMania III
WrestleMania III Andre the Giant
(1987)
WrestleMania IV
WrestleMania IV Andre the Giant
(1988)
WrestleMania VI
WrestleMania VI Andre the Giant
(1990)

Filmography

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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1991 WrestleMania VII (TV Movie)
Andre the Giant
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Movie)
Andre the Giant
 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1989 Summerslam (Video)
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 1989 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
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 1988 WrestleMania IV (TV Movie)
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 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Movie)
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 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
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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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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' (2.13 m)
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Personal Quote:

It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise! See more »

Trivia:

Contrary to popular belief, Killer Khan didn't break Andre's leg. Andre actually got out of bed one day, and his leg snapped due to his life-threatening illness. He was out for weeks, and the story was that Killer Khan did it, to hype up their feud. See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Bearhug See more »

Nickname:

The French Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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