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      André the Giant

      Highest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 97% The Princess Bride (1987)

      Birthday: May 19, 1946

      Birthplace: Molien, France

      A French-born pro wrestler-turned-pop cultural phenomenon, André the Giant suffered from acromegaly, which caused him to grow to seven feet tall and more than 500 pounds. Nicknamed "The Eighth Wonder of the World," the awe-inspiring André became a sports entertainment superstar when he joined the World Wrestling Federation (then known as the WWF). Buoyed by his massive size as well as his sweet nature, André became a fan favorite whose defeat by Hulk Hogan at "WrestleMania III" (1987) was considered by many to be the ultimate wrestling event of the era. His innate likability translated to screen roles, and he appeared with several other pro wrestlers in Cyndi Lauper's music video for "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" but he shone brightest as the kindly giant Fezzik in "The Princess Bride" (1987). He died of heart failure on Jan. 27, 1993 in Paris, France, but lived on as the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame as well as the inspiration for Billy Crystal's "My Giant" (1998) and Shepard Fairey's "André the Giant Has a Posse"/"OBEY" iconic image. Retaining a place of affection in the hearts of a certain generation who grew up idolizing him, André the Giant left behind a legacy that was as much a testament to his enormous stature as well as his enormous charisma.

      Highest rated movies

      The Princess Bride poster
      The Princess Bride

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barry Owens Presents Portland Wrestling (Volume 3) Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of the VonErichs Unknown (Character) - 2004
      97% 94% The Princess Bride Fezzik (Character) $26.9M 1987

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1976