By all accounts, André René Roussimoff—better known by his stage name André the Giant—was a kind but profoundly tormented man, plagued by both the psychological and physical pains of his gigantism, both of which worsened in the years leading up to his death at age 46.
Cary Elwes is writing a memoir about the filming of The Princess Bride, to be titled As You Wish. It's due out late next year, and will feature interview with the rest of the film's cast. Honestly, I'll never get tired of reading about the time during the movie André the Giant racked up a $40,000 hotel bar bill.
The first ever image of one of the giants from Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer looks a lot like our favorite character from The Princess Bride, played by the one and only Andre the Giant.