Andre the Giant — Trailer

source:   hbo.com

added: Fri, Jan 26th '18

Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together one more time for "the Eighth Wonder of the World!"

Check out the trailer for the new HBO documentary "Andre the Giant," which is examining the life and legacy of one of the most -- if not the most -- beloved figures in the history of pro-wrestling: French-born '80s wrestling superstar Andre Rene Roussimoff, aka Andre the Giant.

The film, executive produced by HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons Media Group, features archival footage and brand new sit-down interviews with several of the late wrestling star's contemporaries such as Hulk Hogan, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair, and famed wrestling announcer "Mean Gene" Okerlund, as well as interviews with cast mates of the classic '80s fantasy film "The Princess Bride" (Cary Elwes, Billy Crystal) for which Andre famously made his acting film debut, playing the lovable giant, Fezzik.

Directed by "30 for 30" sports documentarian Jason Hehir (The '85 Bears, The Fab Five), "Andre the Giant" is premiering Tuesday, April 10th on HBO.

synopsis:
Andre the Giant was literally the biggest celebrity in the world. HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons Media Group present "Andre The Giant," a documentary examining the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history. The ambitious, wide-ranging film explores Andre's upbringing in France, his celebrated WWE career and his forays into the entertainment world.

Andre Rene Roussimoff was born in 1946 in Grenoble, France. In his early teens, he exhibited signs of gigantism though he was not diagnosed with acromegaly until his twenties. He began his training in Paris at 17 and eventually became known in wrestling circuits around the world. In 1973, Andre joined the organization now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, where he became a superstar and rival of WWE legend Hulk Hogan...

 

directed by   Jason Hehir

release date   April 10, 2018 (on HBO)

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