21 Photos Of André The Giant You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped

Published November 11, 2021
Updated October 19, 2023

What's the world when you weigh a quarter of a ton and drink 150 beers in one sitting? Take a look at these André the Giant photos to find out.

It’s not a stretch to say that André the Giant lived in a different world from the rest of us. Standing at 7 feet 4 inches tall and weighing in at 550 pounds, André the Giant was famed for his unbelievable physical feats, including drinking 156 beers in a single sitting.

Here are twenty-one photographs that truly put his size in perspective:

Andre The Giant Wilt Chamberlain Arnold Schwarzenegger
Andre The Giant Next To A Boxer
Holding A Beer Can
Driving A Dune Buggy
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André the Giant's world-famous wrestling match against Hulk Hogan in 1988 at WrestleMania IV is also a must-watch. The match resulted in a double disqualification after each wrestler hit the other with a metal folding chair:

If you'd like to read about André's legendary drinking abilities, check out these drinking stories that are too crazy to believe. Here's a sampling of the tales:

"I've been on a plane, on a 747 with him going to Tokyo out of Chicago, on No. 4 on Northwest. We drank every bottle of vodka on the plane."

"So I drive over the airport and I met him at the Delta Crown Lounge. By the time we sat down we had about 45 minutes before he had to walk to the next gate. He drank 108 12-ounce beers."

"Andre used to ask me to get him six bottles of Mateus wine and ice them down. He would drink those before we went to the ring and no one could tell."

"They decided that there was no shifting him. There's no shifting a 550-pound, 7-foot-4 giant, so they had a choice: either call the authorities, and they didn't want that kind of publicity, or wait for him to wake up, which was the wiser decision."

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Alexander is a cofounder of All That's Interesting with an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in History and Economics and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Economics. He specializes in American history, the Cold War, and true crime.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Baldwin, Alexander. "21 Photos Of André The Giant You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped." AllThatsInteresting.com, November 11, 2021, https://allthatsinteresting.com/andre-the-giant-photos. Accessed April 19, 2024.