Finally, HBO released the trailer for Andre the Giant, the documentary movie about the life and career of the most iconic and beloved wrestlers in WWE history. The movie examines Andre’s childhood in France, along with his lengthy career in WWE and his small-time working in TV and movies.
I was a fan of Wrestling growing up and he is one of my beloved wrestlers at the time, I always loved his entrance into the ring he dominates whoever is against him.
André René 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.
Executive Producer Bill Simmons describes Andre as “the ultimate unicorn” and “a true legend.” He said:
“Everyone who ever crossed paths with him has an Andre story — and usually four or five. I’m delighted to join forces with [director] Jason Hehir and WWE so we can capture Andre’s amazing story once and for all.”
Andre the Giant premieres on HBO on April 10.