I watched it twice this week. Brought back a lot of fond memories. Thought it was well done and I enjoyed seeing the performers out of character. Ironic that he was surrounded by so many people all the time but seemed to feel all alone. I’d never even considered that he was too large for the restroom on international airliners.
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Heard an interview with Bill Simmons this AM talking about this doc. He eventually touched on Andre's challenges using the bathroom, on an airplane and in Japan. One of the segments he revealed which didn't make it on film (too graphic) was how in Japan, the hotel bathroom was too small for him to use, so, they had him relive himself (#2) onto a comforter , bag-it-up, then they'd take it away.
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Originally posted by phxtoad: "I am the brute squad"
"Anybody want a peanut?"
He was great in the Princess Bride.
I remember seeing an interview with Robin Wright where she was talking about how much pain Andre was in from the toll wrestling had taken on his body. In the scene near the end of the movie where he catches her and holds her, she was wearing wires because even though she barely weighed 100 pounds he couldn't lift her.
SIGforum's triple minority "It can't rain all the time." - Eric Draven
The majority of wrestlers end up broken financially, physically, and emotionally. The exceptions are just that, exceptions.
They pay a lot for that fame.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
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