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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)
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 1994 Trading Mom
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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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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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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Andre was defeated by Jerry Lawler (aka "The King") in a match circa 1975. Lawler had caused Andre to be knocked from the ring, and Andre was unable to answer the ten-count, thus giving rise to the infamous story "The Night Andre the Giant lost to a midget!". See more »

Trademark:

Known for his real-life gentle demeanor despite his size and wrestling persona See more »

Nickname:

The French Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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