Before he was the biggest competitor in the ring the man who would be known as André the Giant was simply André René Roussimoff, dapper man about town who made lifting cars look easy.
Okay, so André was never really "average", but before he became a household name thanks to his performance as "The Giant" in the WWF André was a young, and much leaner, man from Grenoble, France looking to use his massive size to his advantage in the ring.
André was 6 foot 10 inches tall by age 18, so the giant nickname came naturally, but what's surprising is how handsome he was in his younger years, he could have been a movie star!
Oh wait, he was a movie star thanks to appearances in The Princess Bride and Micki & Maude, I guess André's dreams of stardom were achieved after all!
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