André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993),[1][2] known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride.[3] His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to him being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".[6][9]

In the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), André was a WWF World Heavyweight Champion[10] and a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion.[11] In 1993, André was the inaugural inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame.[12][13]

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