Andre apparently ripped quite the fart while on the set of the Princess Bride, which got everyone in the area’s attention. The director said “are you okay, Andre?” and Andre replied, “I am now, boss”. Having been a wrestling fan most of my life, not much of the info in that was new to me. But the way they presented it, along with the fact that Andre was such a huge presence when I was growing up…I was in tears. There’s also an interview with Jake The Snake Roberts about him breaking into wrestling and having to drive Andre around. Funny stories.
One of the moments (among many) that put it into perspective how large Andre was is when Robin Wright describes the time when they were shooting Princess Bride and she was extremely cold. Andre walks up and puts a hand on top of Robin’s head and his hand covered her entire head down to her nose and the bottom of her ears. The picture that always gets me is the one of Andre and Wilt Chamberlain holding up Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold just seems so small standing next to those 2. I think demonstrates the difference even more.