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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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The Princess Bride
(1987)
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(1984)
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(1987)

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 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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 1991 World Tour 1991 (Video)
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 1990 The Ultimate Warrior (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Wrestlemania's Greatest Matches (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 20 (Video)
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 1989 Fan Favourites (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 18 (Video)
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 1989 Best of the WWF Volume 19 (Video)
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 1989 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Video)
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 1989 Hulk Hogan Real American (Video)
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 1989 WWF: Strong Men (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 17 (Video)
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 1988 Best of the WWF Volume 16 (Video)
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 1988 Hulkamania 3 (Video)
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 1988 WWF: Wrestlefest 88 (Video)
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 1988 Macho Madness (Video)
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 1987 Best of the WWF Volume 14 (Video)
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 1987 Wrestling's Most Embarrassing Moments (Video)
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 1986 WWF: The Big Event (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 5 (Video)
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 1986 Best of the WWF Volume 9 (Video)
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 1986 The Life and Times of Captain Lou Albano (Video)
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 1986 The WWF's Grand Slams (Video)
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 1986 Villains of the Squared Circle (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Explosive TNT Show (Video)
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 1986 WWF's Inside the Steel Cage (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 1 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 2 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 3 (Video)
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 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 4 (Video)
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 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
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 1985 Highlights of Wrestlemania (Video short)
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 1985 Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1985 The WWF's Amazing Managers (Video)
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 1985 The WWF's Most Unusual Matches (Video)
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 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Honeycomb Cereal television advertisement (1987) 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:

Was an expert card player and collector of fine wines. See more »

Trademark:

Trademark move: Big Splash See more »

Nickname:

The French Giant See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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