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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)

Filmography

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 2002 Legends of Wrestling 2 (Video Game)
André
 1994 Trading Mom
Giant
 1992 WrestleMania: The Greatest Hits (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 Best of Hulkamania (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 Best of Saturday Night's Main Event (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 Best of WrestleMania (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 SummerSlam's Greatest Hits (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 Wrestling's Greatest Champions (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 Wrestling Superheroes in Action (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1992 WWF Champion Hulk Hogan's Greatest Matches (Video)
Andre the Giant
 1991 Zorro (TV Series)
Nestor Vargas
- Big Brother (1991) ... Nestor Vargas
 1990 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
Andre The Giant
 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
The Giant Machine
 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
Andre the Giant
 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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Show Show Self (31 credits)
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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' 4¼" (2.24 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't like to speak badly of people... See more »

Trivia:

A fan favorite for most of his career, Andre turned "heel" in 1987 in time for his WrestleMania III (1987) match vs. Hulk Hogan. He turned good again after WrestleMania VI (1990), after Bobby Heenan blamed the Giant for losing the WWF Tag Team belts he and Tonga Fifita (a.k.a. Haku) held to Bill Eadie and Barry Darsow (a.k.a. Demolition). See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Knife-Edged Chops See more »

Nickname:

The Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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