The Princess Bride is a beloved film remembered for fencing, fighting, revenge, true love, miracles, and of course, André the Giant. The cast and crew have plenty of stories about André Roussimoff and his time working on the set of The Princess Bride, and they've shared many of these since the film's 1987 release and Roussimoff's passing in 1993. Their tales prove that the audience wasn't the only group enthralled by the gentle giant.
Over the years, numerous stories have cropped up about the making of The Princess Bride, but despite the film's numerous memorable characters, much of the fascination falls squarely upon Roussimoff's shoulders. These are some of the best behind-the-scenes stories about André the Giant from the making of The Princess Bride.
His Acting Instincts Were So Good, He Never Needed Any Physical Direction
He Kept Robin Wright Warm By Putting His Hand Over Her Head
Since English Was His Second Language, He Memorized The Script From An Audio Tape
His Back Problems Prevented Him From Performing His Stunts Unassisted
Christopher Guest Shook His Hand Every Day To See His Own Hand 'Disappear'
Chris Sarandon's Children Screamed When They First Saw Him