He was loved by all, but his health was always doomed.
'Andre the Giant' is a forthcoming documentary exploring one of the most well-loved WWE wrestlers to have ever lived, and certainly the biggest celebrity of his time - very literally. Billed to be a massive 7ft 4, he towered over all his opponents and became quite the phenomenon, though it wasn't always easy.
Andre the Giant in 'The Princess Bride'
Born in France, it was clear from a young age that André Roussimoff had giantism, and was well over 6 foot by the time he reached 12. He was a fond acquaintance of Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett, and started wrestling in France when he was 17.
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Some of our favourite quotes from The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride 25th anniversary has arrived and with it, a Blu-ray special edition featuring loads of brand new extras including interviews, behind the scenes action and much more.
This cult classic fairytale movie arrived on our screens in 1988 featuring a hilarious ensemble cast that has kept us gripped for a quarter of a century of watching. It is the story of how a beautiful young woman named Buttercup (Robin Wright) is forced into almost marrying the deceitful Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon), before being captured by a group of not so bright but not so evil crooks; a Spanish fencer named Inigo (Mandy Patinkin), a Turkish giant named Fezzik (André the Giant) and their Sicilian boos Vizzini (Wallace Shawn). However, along the way she is reunited with her former love Westley (Cary Elwes) who she believed to be dead until then, and they all go about attempting to bring down Buttercup's fiancé, the future King of Florin.
Although it was never a major success at the box office, this classic Oscar nominated film was well-received by critics on its release and it has remained a family favourite ever since, being especially regarded as one of the most quotable films of all time. Some of the best The Princess Bride quotes are worth bringing up again:
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Date of birth
19th May, 1946
Date of death
27th January, 1993
Place of birth
Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France
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