André the Giant

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: Macho Madness Actor 1988
No Score Yet WWF: Hulkamania 3 - The Inside Story of the Giant Betrayal Actor 1988
97% The Princess Bride Fezzik 1987
70% Micki + Maude Andre the Giant 1984

TV

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

QUOTES FROM André the Giant CHARACTERS

Inigo Montoya says: Hey Fezzik, you did something right.

Fezzik says: I won't let it go to my head.

Fezzik says: You've been mostly dead all day

Fezzik says: You've been mostly-dead all day.

Vizzini says: No more rhymes now, I mean it!

Fezzik says: Anybody want a peanut?

Vizzini says: GAH!

Fezzik says: It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise

Fezzik says: It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don't even exercise.

Inigo Montoya says: Fezzik, where is that wheelbarrow that we left with the Albino?

Fezzik says: Over the Albino...

Fezzik says: My way isn't very sportsmanlike.

Vizzini says: Stop that, I mean it!

Fezzik says: Anybody wanna peanut?

Fezzik says: You never said anything about killing anyone.

Vizzini says: I've hired you to help me start a war. It's an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.

Vizzini says: Wha! whoa! go in! get after her!

Inigo Montoya says: I don't swim.

Fezzik says: I only dog paddle.

Vizzini says: GAAAHHH!

Fezzik says: Anybody want a peanut?

Miracle Max the Wizard says: Beat it or I'll call the brute squad!

Fezzik says: I'm on the brute squad.

Miracle Max the Wizard says: You ARE the brute squad.

Fezzik says: I'm on the brute squad.

Miracle Max the Wizard says: You are the brute squad.

Vizzini says: Stop those rhymes now, and I mean it!!!

Vizzini says: Stop those rhymes now, and I mean it!

Fezzik says: Anybody want a peanut???

Fezzik says: Anybody want a peanut?

Vizzini says: Aaaag!!!

Vizzini says: Aaaag!