André the Giant

Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)
Lowest Rated: 38% Trading Mom (1994)
Birthday: May 19, 1946
Birthplace: Grenoble, France
Discovered in his late teens, André René Roussimoff made an international name for himself as professional wrestler André the Giant. Suffering from a condition that perpetuated the secretion of a growth hormone, André turned his 7' 4" frame and over 500-pound body weight into a considerable asset, and he soon became one of the most famous and successful performers in the profession. Benefiting from the sport's increased media exposure on TV and film, André's wrestling exploits with the World Wrestling Federation were recorded in numerous WWF documentaries throughout the 1980s, including the first six Wrestlemanias. Appearing sporadically in fiction films as well, André was best known for his performance as Fezzik, the mellow giant who becomes enmeshed in Cary Elwes' quest to reclaim Robin Wright's heart from the evil prince in Rob Reiner's popular comic fairy tale The Princess Bride (1987). André's last film appearance was in the low-budget comedy Trading Mom (1994); he died from a heart attack while in France to attend his father's funeral in 1993.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior Actor 2005
No Score Yet Best of the VonErichs Actor 2004
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling Actor 1999
38% Trading Mom Walrus 1994
No Score Yet WWF: Hulkamania 3 - The Inside Story of the Giant Betrayal Actor 1988
97% The Princess Bride Fezzik 1987
71% Micki + Maude Andre the Giant 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man
1974-1978
Bigfoot
  • 1976

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