Pro Athletes Who Gave Incredible Acting Performances

Andre the Giant – The Princess Bride


The towering French wrestler played the role of Fezzik (fittingly, a giant) in 1987’s The Princess Bride. In the film, he and Inigo Montoya initially work on a scheme to kidnap Buttercup and start a war but are reluctant to follow through with their evil plan. Eventually, they embark on a mission to save Buttercup instead. Throughout the film, scheduling became a conflict as the filming interfered with his wrestling schedule.