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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

Princess Bride
(1987)
La mère idéale
(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 La mère idéale
Giant
 1993 Davey Boy Smith: The British Bulldog (Video)
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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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 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 Princess Bride
Fezzik (as Andre the Giant)
 1984 Micki & Maude
Andre the Giant (as Andre Rousimmoff)
 1984 Conan le destructeur
Dagoth (uncredited)
 1983 Ralph Super-héros (TV Series)
The Monster
- Heaven Is in Your Genes (1983) ... The Monster (as Andre the Giant)
 1982 L'homme qui tombe à pic (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 Les 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:

From Bobby Heenan's book: Andre had a bad habit of never buttoning his shirt in public places. One day, Andre and the Brain were in a small country and western bar, when Andre had refused to button his shirt. A bouncer demanded that Andre button his shirt. Andre remained silent and continued to drink. The manager called the police. The officer that arrived reminded Heenan of Barney Fife from The ... See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Double Underhook Suplex See more »

Nickname:

Le Géant Ferré See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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