André the Giant

André the Giant



André the Giant, born André René Roussimoff, was a professional wrestler and actor best known for his role as Fezzik in the classic film The Princess Bride. He was born in Grenoble, France in 1946 and suffered from gigantism, a rare disorder that made him grow to an incredible height. He was discovered by wrestler Frank Valois when he was 17, and he began his wrestling career in his native France.

André quickly gained international prominence as a wrestler with his extraordinary size and strength. He won the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1988 and made several appearances in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He also worked in Japan, where he held the PWF and NJPW World Tag Team Championships.

André the Giant's fame went beyond the wrestling ring. He made appearances in several television shows and films, often playing characters larger than life. His most famous role was as Fezzik in Rob Reiner's 1987 film The Princess Bride. He also had roles in Conan the Destroyer, The Greatest American Hero, and The Fall Guy.

André the Giant was a larger than life figure who left a lasting legacy in the entertainment world. He was beloved by fans of wrestling and cinema alike, and he won several awards and honors in his lifetime. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1993, and in 2018, he was named the Greatest Wrestler of All Time by Sports Illustrated magazine.

André the Giant passed away in 1993 due to heart failure. He was 46 years old. He left behind a legacy of strength and determination that continues to inspire people today. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest and most beloved wrestlers and actors of all time.

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