did you know that Andre the Giant has been unofficially crowned “The Greatest Drunk on Earth” for once consuming 119 12-US-fluid-ounce (350 ml) beers (over 41 litres) in 6 hours.
In 1993 when the then-World Wrestling Federation created the WWF Hall of Fame, André the Giant was the inaugural inductee (and the only 1993 inductee).
André was the inspiration for the 1998 film My Giant, written by his friend Billy Crystal, whom he had met during the filming of The Princess Bride.
Paul Wight, better known as “The Big Show”, was more similar in body structure to André than any other wrestler since André’s death. He was originally billed as the son of Andre during his stint in WCW (when he was known as simply “The Giant”) despite no biological relation. While also suffering from acromegaly, unlike André, Wight did get surgery on his pituitary gland in the early 1990s, which successfully halted the progress of his condition. The former wrestler Giant González suffered from problems similar to those that André had near the end of his life and died in September 2010 due to diabetes complications.
The OBEY brand icon originated from a stencil that artist Shepard Fairey had created based upon a photo of André the Giant that Fairey had found in a newspaper.
Capcom’s video game character Hugo Andore is based on him.
André has made appearances as himself in video games for years, as early as 1989’s WWF Superstars, where he appears as a non-playable game boss along with Ted DiBiase, fighting as their real-life tag team The Mega Bucks, he is also playable in WWF No Mercy, to as recently asWWE All Stars, released in March 2011, where he appears as one of many playable “Legend” characters.
On January 25, 2005, WWE released André The Giant, a DVD focusing on the life and career of André. The DVD is a reissue of the out-of-print André The Giant VHS made by Coliseum Video in 1985, with commentary by Michael Cole and Tazz replacing Gorilla Monsoon and Jesse Ventura’s commentary on his WrestleMania match with Big John Studd. The video is hosted by Lord Alfred Hayes. Later matches, including André’s battles against Hulk Hogan while a heel, are not included on this DVD.
André The Giant is mentioned in the song Kobe Bryant on Em by Sho Baraka.
The film André: Heart of the Giant- released on March 16, 2007- dramatizes the life of André Roussimoff. It stars 7 foot 7 inches tall actor Daniel Gilchrist.