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André the Giant was a French professional wrestler and actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Fezzik in the classic movie 'The Princess Bride.'
At 7'4", Andre, whose real name is André René Roussimoff, was dubbed 'The Eighth Wonder of the World.' He was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1993.
Roussimoff's size was due to the disease acromegaly, which eventually caused his death in 1993 of congestive heart failure, at the age of 46.
(Pictured: Andre the Giant and Robin Wright appear in a still from 'The Princess Bride.' / Andre the Giant appears in an undated photo from his official website.)
( Photo / MGM / AndreTheGiant.com)