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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)
Micki + Maude
Micki + Maude Andre the Giant
(1984)
WrestleMania III
WrestleMania III Andre the Giant
(1987)

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 2002 Legends of Wrestling 2 (Video Game)
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 1994 Trading Mom
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 1993 Best of WWF Steel Cage Matches (Video)
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 1992 WrestleMania: The Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1992 Best of Hulkamania (Video)
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 1992 Best of Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
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 1992 Best of WrestleMania (Video)
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 1992 SummerSlam's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1992 Wrestling's Greatest Champions (Video)
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 1992 Wrestling Superheroes in Action (Video)
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 1992 WWF Champion Hulk Hogan's Greatest Matches (Video)
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 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
The Giant Machine
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
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 1987 The Princess Bride
Fezzik (as 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)
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' 4¼" (2.24 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

After pinning Hulk Hogan (even though "the Hulkster" clearly had his left shoulder raised) and being awarded the WWF World Championship belt, Andre "surrendered" it immediately to Ted DiBiase (who, in a storyline, was said to have paid Andre to give him the belt, should he win it); DiBiase previously had tried, without success, to either win or purchase Hogan's title. See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Bearhug See more »

Nickname:

The Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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