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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 »


(age 46) in Paris, France

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 1994 Trading Mom
 1991 WrestleMania VII (TV Movie)
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 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Movie)
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 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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 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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 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
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 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
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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 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
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 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:

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


7' 4¼" (2.24 m)

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


NFL legend Ernie Holmes got hot-headed backstage at a WWE taping in 1986. Andre the Giant muttered to him, "You know, you talk too much," and Holmes never said a peep after that. According to two people in the van when it happened (it was a rehearsal for the Battle Royal at Wrestlemania II), Holmes was talking about how tough he was, and Andre got tired of hearing about it. See more »


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