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Andre The Giant's height is 7ft 0in (213 cm)

French Wrestler, Actor from The Princess Bride. Official site gives him 7ft 4, also shows his 'measured' height from wrestlemania 3 (1987) as a whopping 7ft 5. He suffered from acromelagy and was supposedly 6ft 7 age 17. His spine took a lot of damage over his career.

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Aaronious says on 18/Apr/14
JT,

even if Tillet's head is only 15-25% larger than the other guys, how does this make his head NOT 13.5" ? you aren't making any sense? the guy in the photo is a probbaly a solid 6'4" + if Tillet was genuine in the 5'8"-5'9" range, so that doesn't at all discount Tillet's head being the 13.5" measurement of his deathmask.

you are ALWAYS trying to downgrade EVERYONE bro, stop being such a hater!
Aaronious says on 18/Apr/14
Keils' bust statue isn't that long, its around 19" tall, not 23"
ReturnofG says on 15/Apr/14
Does anyone have any estimates on how tall Erik Rowan is? I am figuring around 6'6.5-6'7, but maybe I am wrong, but he looked close to Kane's height.
dicksock says on 14/Apr/14
Vegas says on 14/Apr/14
Met bob backlund in person earlier this week. shorter than julian glover (whom rob has a shot with) and seemed shorter than christian too, definitely not 6ft anyway.

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I met him as well. At night, I am a solid 5'9" and he definitely looked about 6' to me.
Vegas says on 14/Apr/14
Met bob backlund in person earlier this week. shorter than julian glover (whom rob has a shot with) and seemed shorter than christian too, definitely not 6ft anyway.
iconjj says on 11/Apr/14
This French Angel stuff is fascinating, but i think we are getting off topic, and getting nowhere to boot. If Obsessed says it was 13.5, then it's 13.5, it's a freaking deathmask for crying out loud.
Unless Andre had a deathmask made we are not getting anywhere...with all due respect.
Maurice Tillet Obsessed. says on 10/Apr/14
JT, I follow your logic, but I am not sure I can go along with your conclusions. The measurements I am taking are off of what is called a "Life Casting". Wikipedia has a decent page on it: Click Here You seem to be saying that life-castings can be MUCH larger than the actual part that was molded, and then cast. I don't know how that could be possible without intentional alteration or faking. I cannot understand how a mold can be made of a persons head. That mold be removed from the person head in two halves. Those two halves be put back together, filled with plaster. Then the mold peeled away to reveal, what is supposed to be a PERFECT recreation of the individuals head. Life castings will catch details all the way down to scars, and pores and yet you seem to be saying the cast of the mans head can get MUCH larger than the original subject. I don't understand how this would be possible without being intentionally altered. I completely understand what your saying with the information we have of Maurice in 1940, however the life-cast is supposed to be a perfectly accurate reflection of a body part. When you say it would be Absurdly Large, even for him, I cannot get on board with that as everyone focused on the size of Maurice's head. All the old articles constantly mention it. If your discounting the accuracy of a life casting, then I understand, and we will just have to agree to disagree on that point.
JT says on 10/Apr/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 8/Apr/14
....I am also not clear on how you came up with Maurice's base of jaw to top of the head at 11.5 inches in 1940....

Click Here 7.05 inches from the base of the chin (not the double chin) to the root of the nose. This is the definition of the root of the nose Click Here That picture is Tillet in 1941, or only a year after his head was measured.

From your comparison pic with the “life mask” Click Here Tillet’s head is absurdly large even for him. His neck would probably have to be 25-30 inches and his ears over 4 inches long. If Tillet were 6’8”, not 5’8”, I could buy a 13 + inch long head for him. The fact that he was relatively short made his huge head look even larger.

Richard Kiel had a “life mask” made in 1980. The bust is 23 inches tall, meaning that Kiel’s head comes out almost 16 inches long, when it's probably more 11 inch range Click Here
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 8/Apr/14
JT, I was on my way out when I read your post so after re-reading it, I do get your point. Your talking about the expectation that with abnormal bone growth we should see more jutting of the jawline or brow. I think we are on a bit of a slippery slope of assumptions. I was actually quite shocked when I found the picture of Maurice when he was around 13 and you can still see the child in the oversized man with Acromegaly. I would actually say it did, suprisingly hit him in rather equal proportion. I get your point, but I would have to say that there are allot of unknowns. Did the bones continue to grow equally, and grow between 1940-1954? I am also not clear on how you came up with Maurice's base of jaw to top of the head at 11.5 inches in 1940. Just went through all the details and the measurements Harvard did at that time only seem to cover parts of the face and not the measurements we have been discussing here. As promised I am going to give you a reasonable comparison using my own, fairly normal sized head up against Maurice's. Posted here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282225135279131&set=a.108920412609605.19620.100004749402138&type=1&theater Measurements were - Around the head from brow to back of the head, full circumference. Maurice 32.5inches, Tom 23inches. Under the Jaw to top of the head, full circumference. Maurice 38inches. Tom 25.5 inches. The line from the jaw to the back of the head at the widest point on the skull, Maurice 40.5 inches, Tom 26 inches. All assuming I'm relatively normal. Whatever that is! TOM
iconjj says on 8/Apr/14
iconjj Asks: Hello J.R... My question is this: You once said on Legends Of Wrestling You had seen The Deathmask of The French Angel, and that his head was bigger than Andre's. Is this remark to be taken as fact from personal experience, or guesstimate? Was Andre's head ever measured? Thanks in advance.
J.R.'s Answer:

It was my opinion based on seeing the mask and knowing Andre. Strange question.
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 8/Apr/14
I think part of the problem is with the estimation of everyone's skull. What I can do is to provide accurate measurements of Maurice's skull, just prior to the time of death. It's about all I can do. Anything else that was done I cannot personally vouch for. One of the things I think about when it comes to Maurice is his propensity to exagerate or hide his unique look. In the ring he does the monster thing, jutting out the jaw and tongue, but in press photos when he is out and about, he pulls back his head, and tips it down. To that end, from most perspectives he looks like a guy with a HUGE head, but in a suit, looks somewhat normal. The more I think about this the more I can give you something a little more solid. Go to my facebook page for Maurice. I did a study of his head and mine. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=276947625806882&set=a.108920412609605.19620.100004749402138&type=1&theater Maurice and I were within 1/4 inch different in height. He 5ft 8 and 1/2 and I 8ft and 3/4 inches. I mounted the bust within an inch of his height, so that persons could pose with it. This will give you a better idea of scale and difference in size/shape of head. NOTE, He was 276lbs in 1940, but I have no idea the weight in 1954. I have been a steady 195-205. I will get full measurements of the bust, and my head, for this page as soon as I have the time. Additionally I will post on my facebook page for him a body picture of him and Karl Pojello near his death. Maurice looks a bit run-over and Karl is looking older and likely starting to suffer from the cancer that eventually killed him. I would say this picture is within the last few years of their lives. I just posted it to the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282045108630467&set=a.108920412609605.19620.100004749402138&type=1&theater
JT says on 8/Apr/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed, not saying it’s impossible that Tillet’s head measured 13.5” at his death. However, there was essentially no change in the shape of Tillet’s head between 1940 and when the life cast was made Click Here Click Here Had excessive HGH continued to affect the size of his skull, you most likely would have seen a longer jaw, a broader nose and a more protruding brow while the forehead length would have looked smaller in comparison, none of which occurred. The skull and nose would not have enlarged in perfect proportion and in every dimension. There may have been a slight elongation but IMO not close to the percent elongation (17%) needed to go from 11.5" to 13.5".

In your photo with the Polish Angel Click Here assuming the other guy’s head is around 10 inches long, Tillet’s head is only around 15 % larger Click Here and Tillet is a little closer to the camera too.

If there are any full body photos of Tillet shortly before his death, that would be helpful.
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 6/Apr/14
JT – FYI, you linked to Click Here for that Russian documentary. I am the person talking about Maurice throughout that documentary. It aired on Russian National TV back in 2013. They utilized me as the expert on Maurice. My parts were shot at The Wrestling Hall of Fame, Dan Gable Museum. I was contacted by the Russians to take part in the documentary and it was quite an interesting, and humbling experience, to be able to talk on a man for which I have great respect. I have an English translation of everything said in that video if you have a question on anything on it. To your statement, “you have to take those “life size” casts with a grain of salt.” This is not a life-size bust. The Louis Linck busts of Maurice are life-size, artist created sculptures. There can be a margin of error, and your comment to take THOSE with a grain of salt, for accuracy of size, I agree with. What I have and what, York Barbell, Dan Gable, and Harvard Anatomical have, are life-casts. Someone called them DEATH-MASKS, they really are not, and never were. They are LIFE-CASTS of Maurice when he was alive in 1954. THIS means, they are the exact size and shape of Maurice’s head at the time when Bobby Managoff pealed the mold away from Maurice’s head, in 1954. I will admit a VERY SMALL margin of error to account for the shrinking of plaster. I understand that it is not apparent in the pictures that Maurice looked that much different than that of other persons, but it is normally because he is in a weight class with people MUCH taller and then their heads are bigger, but in each case their heads were still no-where near that of Maurice. If you go to my pictures page you will see a picture of him standing next to the Polish Angel and he is much taller and yet his head MUCH smaller than Maurice. A GREAT comparison shot is this one of Maurice and the Polish Angel. Click Here do a find on Polish on that page and you will see how much bigger Maurice’s head is. You also said, “Maurice Tillet Obsessed, according to your own site, the distance from the bottom of Tillet’s chin to the “root” of his nose was measured at 179 mm., which is just over 7 inches.” The measurements that you are referring to were taken in 1940 by Harvard. The death masks were made from a casting of Maurice’s unique craniun in 1954 just prior to his death. The measurements you are referring to are from 1940, by Harvard, and I assume considerable bone growth, between 1940-1954, and due to the acromegaly. I can show you a picture of Maurice from 1937, and his head is much more egg-shaped. It is clear to me that things were still changing between his ages of 34-37, and I have no doubt between 37 and 51. I showed you measurement of the mask as this is accurate to the size and shape of his head.
RoelC – You said: “The deathmask J.R. was referring to, was owned by Houston wrestling promoter Paul Boesch. He apparently had a death mask of Maurice Tillet in his office.” THIS is amazing to me. According to all sources Bobby Manoogian Jr. aka Managoff took a mold of Maurice’s head in 1954, and from that mold 3 busts made. What I have is called a master bust. It was created first, then remolded to make the other three. It is why it is raw plaster in color, unlike the others that are pink. There is some additional evidence of it being remolded. NOW this bust that Paul had, I am wondering if it was really one of the death-masks, OR if it was rather one of the Louis Linck busts made in 1951. People have been mixing them up for years. Linck had made a series of them and I personally know the location of only TWO full size busts, but they are not deathmasks, but rather artist created busts. If anyone knows anymore about this bust, Paul Boesch had or where it went, I would be very interested. You also asked if I have wrestling footage. To my understanding there is only one, and it is linked on my blog. Also there was some footage of him and Karl Pojello when they were either warming up, or down, from one of the Joe Cox matches, as a poster seen behind them. I saw it in the Mysteries at the Museum Episode on Maurice. I have not been able to isolate where they got that footage, but it is also linked on my blog
Aaronious
You said: “regarding the bust of Maurice tillet, that is a famous bust and was in fact a casting of the actual man's head, not just an artistic impression. He suffered from acromegaly, which continues to distort the jaw, forehead and nose over time until death or until the pituitary tumor is fixed, so i have no doubt about the authenticity of maurice Tillet's 13.5" bust.” You got it perfectly. In 1937, Maurice’s head was egg-shaped. By 1940, the jaws and brow were both jutting more. By 1954, it was something even more pronounced. Also note that from, straight on, Maurice looks somewhat normal, from the side, you really see how much bigger and different, his head really was.
Duhon says on 6/Apr/14
In both of their primes in real life would they have ever matched up similar to how Hulk Hogan is matching up to the Andre the Giant statue right now? Click Here
Chaz says on 6/Apr/14
Capt.Nobody,you can do the math,Andre's forhead was 3.5'',Taylor comes up to Andre's Eyes,about 4.5-5''But Taylor's feet are wider,but then Andre could and I say could gain back the height,if he stand more upright more,so there is at most about 5'' between them, again about 6'5'' and 6'10'',and I have never give Big Show 3'' over Andre,I have allways said he was 7' morning 6'11'' evening,In the WCW days he was in good shape walked bolt upright and had hair,and was in 1'5'' heels,making him look taller,
dicksock says on 6/Apr/14
Alexander says on 6/Apr/14
It obviously can't be proved but it is possible Andre The Giant was well over 7ft tall. In the 7ft 1 to 7ft 3 range. If you look at some pictures of him as a young man of 19 - 25 years of age out there on the net its clear he was in a much healthier physical condition.

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I will say that it is impossible for Andre to have been anything over 7'0.25". I say this because we now have Andre on video from 1971 saying he was 7'0.25" or 214cm. We also have Andre from the early 80s claiming he stopped growing at 24 or 1970. In other words, we have Andre at his absolute tallest, according to himself, claiming to be 7'0.25". Any estimate for Andre above that should be dismissed as it's in direct contradiction with what Andre claimed.
Alexander says on 6/Apr/14
It obviously can't be proved but it is possible Andre The Giant was well over 7ft tall. In the 7ft 1 to 7ft 3 range. If you look at some pictures of him as a young man of 19 - 25 years of age out there on the net its clear he was in a much healthier physical condition.

It must be noted that over a life time very tall people actually lose more height than the average person. There is more there to lose after all.
This is highly evident in people like Paul "The Big Show" Wight and the afore mentioned Hulk Hogan.
So even though Andre the Giant was probably about 6'10 when he died it is quite possible he could have stood up to 7ft 3 at one stage of his life.
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Apr/14
Chaz says on 3/Apr/14
all this Rubish about Andre's face meen's nothing,it's not much if any longer,that Kiel's face,I was looking at Moonraker on TV Suday,and in some seens in that Film,Kiel towers over Moore, Andre never had that height over any 6'+ men, He's at least 3-4'' shorter,and Kiel in a Shirt had much wider shoulders than Andre

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OK, no offense but I'll take undisputed math over what you see. First time I came to this board Big Show was 3 inches taller than Andre. I knew at the time that didn't seem right and it has since been proven that it wasn't. I still can't for sure say what Andre's height was but after a few years real numbers are coming into play and the evidence is certainly starting to weigh heavier to one side and that side is not the one you are on.
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Apr/14
JT says on 2/Apr/14
Click Here 1982

Rick Barry likely had b-ball shoes on in that photo with Studd Click Here Click Here

Logic, I’ve seen that measurement for Bill Russell. It could have been at the end of the day as he was only around 3 inches shorter than Wilt. Click Here Since he amazingly still looks around 6’9” at age 80, it’s probably safe to assume he was 6’10” peak.

Boss, when you tilt Andre’s head down too much, tilt Hogan’s head up too much and then count Andre’s double chin, of course you’ll end up with the wrong conclusion that Andre’s head was 24% larger. I can make the heads look more level than your pic and get Andre’s head within an inch of Hogan’s. Click Here Tilt them even more like you did the opposite direction and Hogan might end up with the larger head. Level them properly and start at Andre’s actual chin and his head was in reality around 15 percent larger than Hogan’s. Click Here His forehead (eyes to top of head) was probably smaller than Hogan’s.

Tillet’s head did not grow from 11.5” to 13.5” as Roel’s and my photos showed. Just like Andre’s head did not get any larger between 1972 and 1987 except for a greater protrusion of his brow Click Here Andre's head was probably around 12 inches, or a little longer than Tillet's.

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So, you're saying the death mask of Tillet is incorrect? Now, if the death mask isn't incorrect what might that say about the majority of your comparisons?

This whole thing is getting mighty interesting now that real math is getting involved.
Capt. Nobody says on 5/Apr/14
Chaz says on 1/Apr/14
Andre has not got 5'5'' on Taylor because the 6'' point on Andre's face is just about 1cm up from the bottom of he's nose.

And Boss if Andre had a 13'' face what would that make Hogan's face?

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Wait a minute, you already said that Andre had around a certain sized forehead, which would make it another inch down to his eyes, and another inch under his eyes, you do the math then. Your own math and guess of his forehead disagrees with you.
Chaz says on 4/Apr/14
Aaronious says on 3/Apr/14
alot of you guys have to remember that Hogan wore lifts in his boots in the late 70's/early 80's. It was discussed by Meltzer and several other wrestling journalists.

Yer and Chuck Wepner had lifts lol Don't tell me he was realy 6'6.5'' Making Joe Bugner,6'5.5''! JT don't need to manipulate any photos,use your brains,for every photo were Andre looks 7'+ there are 10 showing him to be 6'10''or under,it should be the other way,every other true 7 footer seems to look there height 99% of the time,Andre only looks it in cowboy boots and photos faked to make him look taller,or he's side on nera the camara.
Aaronious says on 3/Apr/14
alot of you guys have to remember that Hogan wore lifts in his boots in the late 70's/early 80's. It was discussed by Meltzer and several other wrestling journalists.
Aaronious says on 3/Apr/14
JT, you are a master manipulator of photoshop, you have mastered using the zoom to shrink heads without making it apparent to the untrained eye.

i want to talk about that photo of Studd Kowalski and Reis. Ron Reis was a legit 7'1", solid, all day long, and there only appears to be at MOST 6 inches between Reis and Studd, which puts Studd right around 6'7". I would say that sicne Andre had only about 4 inches on Studd by 1989, that 6'11" for Andre in the late 80's would be his peak height in the late eighties. Now... is it not reasonable to assume that a peak ANdre in the 70's would have at least an inch on his late 80's self?

just sayin'
Chaz says on 3/Apr/14
all this Rubish about Andre's face meen's nothing,it's not much if any longer,that Kiel's face,I was looking at Moonraker on TV Suday,and in some seens in that Film,Kiel towers over Moore, Andre never had that height over any 6'+ men, He's at least 3-4'' shorter,and Kiel in a Shirt had much wider shoulders than Andre,
Aaronious says on 2/Apr/14
regarding the bust of Maurice tillet, that is a famous bust and was in fact a casting of the actual man's head, not just an artistic impression. He suffered from acromegaly, which continues to distort the jaw, forehead and nose over time until death or until the pituitary tumor is fixed, so i have no doubt about the authenticity of maurice Tillet's 13.5" bust. The picture of MAurice compared to Rob has obvious proportion issues too, since Maurice was suppsedly well over 250 pounds during his lifetime, and Rob is obviously not that much. Different photographic lenses produce different effects in the camera, plus it may have been well before his "head" stopped growing. If Maurice tillet's head was in fact 13 inches, i have no doubt that Andre's was 13+ inches as i had previously calculated from other photographic evidence. While JT's interpretations all tend to "downgrade" Andre's size, and others here tend to "upgrade" his size, I follow the 7 foot even crowd for a peak Andre, and also find that if Andre was in fact 7'0.5" at his peak as i estimated, that puts his head right at 13"
JT says on 2/Apr/14
Click Here 1982

Rick Barry likely had b-ball shoes on in that photo with Studd Click Here Click Here

Logic, I’ve seen that measurement for Bill Russell. It could have been at the end of the day as he was only around 3 inches shorter than Wilt. Click Here Since he amazingly still looks around 6’9” at age 80, it’s probably safe to assume he was 6’10” peak.

Boss, when you tilt Andre’s head down too much, tilt Hogan’s head up too much and then count Andre’s double chin, of course you’ll end up with the wrong conclusion that Andre’s head was 24% larger. I can make the heads look more level than your pic and get Andre’s head within an inch of Hogan’s. Click Here Tilt them even more like you did the opposite direction and Hogan might end up with the larger head. Level them properly and start at Andre’s actual chin and his head was in reality around 15 percent larger than Hogan’s. Click Here His forehead (eyes to top of head) was probably smaller than Hogan’s.

Tillet’s head did not grow from 11.5” to 13.5” as Roel’s and my photos showed. Just like Andre’s head did not get any larger between 1972 and 1987 except for a greater protrusion of his brow Click Here Andre's head was probably around 12 inches, or a little longer than Tillet's.
Ali Baba says on 1/Apr/14
Boss says on 1/Apr/14
Andre's head was similar in size with Tillet's head.
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How did you come to this conclusion?
Boss says on 1/Apr/14
Andre's head is 24.35% larger than Hogan's 10.5" head. 10.5 x .2435 = 2.55675 + 10.5 = 13.05675".
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Boss says on 1/Apr/14
Chaz says on 1/Apr/14
Andre has not got 5'5'' on Taylor because the 6'' point on Andre's face is just about 1cm up from the bottom of he's nose.

And Boss if Andre had a 13'' face what would that make Hogan's face?

We have proof of Maurice Tillet's head being measured at 13.5". Andre's head was similar in size with Tillet's head.
Chaz says on 1/Apr/14
Andre has not got 5'5'' on Taylor because the 6'' point on Andre's face is just about 1cm up from the bottom of he's nose.

And Boss if Andre had a 13'' face what would that make Hogan's face?
Frank says on 1/Apr/14
Logic, Those pictures show that Andre is about 6ft 10 if Studd is 6ft 6 Andre has about 4 inches on Studd and Andre would be alittle taller than Russell but not by much
Capt. Nobody says on 31/Mar/14
JT says on 30/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody, this is a better pic of Andre and Taylor as they are both standing straight and with basically the same posture. Click Here

Even using the other pic, this is what almost 7 foot and 6’9”ish actually look like with a 6’5” flat guy (Ray Allen) Click Here We’re also all assuming Taylor was 6’5”. I think he probably was or pretty close to it but I’ve never seen an actual height measurement for him. There are also very few pictures of Taylor with people of known height. Here’s Taylor and Olympian Alexander Medved Click Here who was listed at 6’3” Click Here

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Better? I don't think so, and for few specific reasons. This particular shot appears to have been taken closer or zoomed in more, and at a lower angle. Lower angle shots at close range will cause more distortion between the objects, kind of like an earlier discussion about the subjects on the side in a shot. In the other shot, Gagne came up to above Taylors nose, this shot he comes up to below his mouth. Taylors posture hasn't changed that much, or at least not that much so that is a sign something is off here.

Also, probably safe to say the best time not to do a precise height comparison is when the people involved are holding another person above their heads. Especially when one of the people is holding the majority of the weight.

Anyway, instead of what things look like, how about we do the math instead? How much is an inch under Andre's eyes assuming his head was 12 inches long? Even in this shot he's comes up to the same point on Andre.
Logic says on 31/Mar/14
FWIW

Rick Barry and Bill Russell

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Russell was supposedly 6'9 5/8" barefooted at his peak. Russell has seemed to maintain most of height even into very old age.I believe that those photos were taken in the early to the mid 1980s. So, Russell may have still been around his peak height when those photos with Barry were taken.


Rick Barry and John Studd

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John Studd and Andre

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Here is a different photo of Rick Barry and John Studd than some of you may have seen before.

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That photo is not useful for a direct photo height comparison between Rick Barry and John Studd because Studd is standing a couple of feet closer to the camera. But it does make me wonder if there are any more photos of Rick Barry and John Studd standing beside of each other.
JT says on 30/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody, this is a better pic of Andre and Taylor as they are both standing straight and with basically the same posture. Click Here

Even using the other pic, this is what almost 7 foot and 6’9”ish actually look like with a 6’5” flat guy (Ray Allen) Click Here We’re also all assuming Taylor was 6’5”. I think he probably was or pretty close to it but I’ve never seen an actual height measurement for him. There are also very few pictures of Taylor with people of known height. Here’s Taylor and Olympian Alexander Medved Click Here who was listed at 6’3” Click Here
Boss says on 29/Mar/14
Andre's head is in the 13 inch range. We have actual proof of Tillet's real head size.

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iconjj says on 29/Mar/14
John says on 29/Mar/14
No. He's 7'4". My friend who's 6'10" met him and has a picture and he was taller than him by 6 inches. WWE says he's 7'5" but they measure with the wrestling boots on.
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Dude, you provide the proof, we'll provide the pudding.
Capt. Nobody says on 29/Mar/14
JT says on 25/Mar/14
From straight on as well, there’s no change in the shape of Tillet’s head between the 1940 measurement and the “life size” cast made 15 years later. Click Here This would not have been the case had the growth hormones continued to have had an effect on him. Andre’s head and hand size also showed little if any change between the early 1970s and his death 20 years later. His fingers may have looked a little thicker depending on how obese he was at the time.

Roel, there’s some brief video of Tillet at around 18:20 and 23:50 Click Here I did not watch the full video, which discusses a pituitary giant from Russian, so there may be more video of him as well.

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Gotta say it again, how do you find this stuff? You should be searching for precious metals and ancient artifacts not this trivial garbage, hahaha.
Capt. Nobody says on 29/Mar/14
Chaz says on 26/Mar/14
Chuck Wepner or Chris Taylor are not in lifts, and there is no more than 3.5''-4'' from Andre's eyebrows to the top of he's head,to clame Andre was only 1'' shorter than Richard Keil, is laughable,

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And Chris Taylor came up to an inch UNDER Andre's eyes, with Andre's head down. If Taylor is losing no more than a 1/2 inch from his stance then that makes Andre 5.5" taller WITH HIS HEAD DOWN in that shot below.
Capt. Nobody says on 29/Mar/14
rigel says on 25/Mar/14
RoelC says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm?

In this Mexican interview Andre says he’s 218 cm but then corrects himself and says 220cm.
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Thank you! That was the video I was looking for and couldn't find it! It was a spanish interview and not an english one my memory is really not that good these days...
In this clip Andre says 2m18 and immediatly corrects it to 2m20.
The funny part is that the spanish translator doesn't seem to find that tall enough and says 2m27 in spanish( around 7'5" 1/2 the biggest overbilled height of andre in his career I think wow!).

Anyway The clip was from 1981, Andre was 34, I'm not sure he was at his peak height at that time and certainly not at 2m20. The pics with wilt were shot only a year a so after and andre was obviusly no way almost 2 inches over him.
What is interesting is that before the WWF andre didn't claim the ridiculous 7'4" height which was never believable.

The problem with estimating his height with pictures and videos is always the same, his posture is rarely good he is hunching a lot and lowering his enormous head. The other problem is his body proportions which are very different than other very tall men. His legs were very short for his overall height, his torso very long and large and his head was completely oversized.
I think his head was a little over a foot long maybe 13 inches, and even if its upper part wasn't that long I can't see less than 6 inches from his eyes to the top.
I'm 6'1 and a

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That's around where we've agree upon. 4 inch forehead or so, another inch to his eyes would be 5 or so. If his head is larger than 12 inches obviously the distance is a little bigger as well, probably close to 6 or so.
Capt. Nobody says on 29/Mar/14
Chaz says on 25/Mar/14
Click Here this is what being side on and nera the camara dose,

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True, but it also depends on the distance and angle between the subjects and the camera. Also, lenses can have an effect. The closer you are to the camera the more "fish eye" will occur.
Capt. Nobody says on 29/Mar/14
JT says on 24/Mar/14
This is Andre from probably 1971 with Ed Carpentier Click Here Carpentier was no more than 5’7” which is pretty obvious in these videos Click Here Click Here

Compare at least an inch taller Rob (5'8.25") with 7’1” Ian Whyte to see what a 17 inch gap should look like. Click Here Carpentier is a little closer to the camera than Andre but Andre has the footwear advantage. If Andre was 7'0.25" in 1971, why did he shrink in only a few years as he wasn't 7 inches taller than 6'5" Chris Taylor?

Maurice Tillet Obsessed, you have to take those “life size” casts with a grain of salt. The “life size” cast made from the head of Richard Kiel measures 23 inches from the base of the bust to the top of his head, which makes his head far longer than it actually is (11 inch range). Click Here (scroll down) If Tillet’s head was really 13.5” long, that’s 40-50 percent larger than the head of an average sized male (probably 9 to 9.5”). This is not apparent in any photos I’ve seen of Tillet standing next to others.

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How much does Andre have on him here?

You sure about that one? All Andre needs to do is lift his head and according to the agreed upon math it ain't looking so good on the 7 inch part of your claim.
John says on 29/Mar/14
No. He's 7'4". My friend who's 6'10" met him and has a picture and he was taller than him by 6 inches. WWE says he's 7'5" but they measure with the wrestling boots on.
Resler says on 28/Mar/14
Hogan was around 6'3'' , watch him in rent-a-center comercial with football player Troy Aikman. Aikman is 6'4". So there is no way Andre the Giant was 7'. More like 6'8"-6'9"
Resler says on 28/Mar/14
Hogan was around 6'3'' , watch him in rent-a-center comercial with football player Troy Aikman. Aikman is 6'4". So there is no way Andre the Giant was 7'. More like 6'8"-6'9"
JT says on 27/Mar/14
Click Here The photo says 1980 but it's probably 1978, as Andre looks like he has the identical outfit he wore on Don Lane's Australian talk show from 1978 Click Here Those rugby players are very short considering how Lane (supposedly 6’4”) measured up to Andre.
Soper says on 27/Mar/14
I think that Andre the giant is 7ft
Chaz says on 27/Mar/14
Andre's weight was allways over billed,he never had the gerth or the muscle,or the fat bulk,in the the early to late 1970s,in the late 1970s he was geting biiled at 475lbs in the USA at the same billed at 380lbs in Japan which looks more like it, you only have to look at Leon White,billed at 370lbs as Bull Power in europe against Big Otto Wanz who was allso about 370lbs,next thing a year or two later as Big van Vader in the WCW he was billed at 445lbs lol looking no bigger,
dicksock says on 27/Mar/14
RoelC says on 26/Mar/14
dicksock says on 25/Mar/14
RoelC: Andre looked at least 350lbs in this clip from 1971:
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Does he? According to Chris, who runs the Andre the Giant facebook page, Andre weighed around 325lbs legit in 1972. Considering he's done some incredibly amount of research into Andre's career, I'll take his word for it.

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I'm sure his weight could have gone up and down even in the early years, but I'm a very big guy who has spent most of his life around big or very big guys and I seriously doubt he weighed less than 350lbs in the clip I posted. If you choose to believe otherwise, that's fine.
RoelC says on 26/Mar/14
dicksock says on 25/Mar/14
RoelC: Andre looked at least 350lbs in this clip from 1971:
Click Here

Does he? According to Chris, who runs the Andre the Giant facebook page, Andre weighed around 325lbs legit in 1972. Considering he's done some incredibly amount of research into Andre's career, I'll take his word for it.

Wrestling weights are grossly exaggerated (even more so than heights). The Great Khali was weighed on Indian tv a couple of years ago, and IIRC he weighed around 340 lbs (even though he was billed at 420lbs by the WWE at the time). Do you seriously believe Andre weighed at least 10lbs more in 1971, when he was relatively thin compared to his size in the 80's.
Kunoichi says on 26/Mar/14
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Old Don Leo Jonathan and Giant Baba.
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Don Leo Jonathan vs Anton Geesink
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Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Vegas says on 26/Mar/14
andre does not look 214cm in those 1972 photos and video clips with don leo jonathan
Boss says on 26/Mar/14
Red183 says on 25/Mar/14
miko says on 25/Mar/14
But if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's ...

Not necessarely, Hulk was in bigger footwear if Andre was in wrestlingboots, Andres lifestyle wasn´t really healthy, the point he stopped growing was imo the point he started losing height. If he measured 214cm in 1971 and I strongly believe it´s true but an early measurement then he could´ve been down to 211cm evening height in 1979 when he had 5"-5.5" on Hogan, who looked 6´6" but only because of bigger soles than Andre.

We have Andre saying he was 2.14m (7'0 1/4") 1971 while still in Europe. He looks it with good posture and he's in good shape. Once Andre's long bones fused
he would have started to get thicker quickly which he did by 1973-1974.
Chaz says on 26/Mar/14
Chuck Wepner or Chris Taylor are not in lifts, and there is no more than 3.5''-4'' from Andre's eyebrows to the top of he's head,to clame Andre was only 1'' shorter than Richard Keil, is laughable,
Chaz says on 26/Mar/14
ut if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's was damn near 6'8 tall, as he was never more than 5 inches shorter unless Andre was in cowboy boots.

Yes and Sid,Taker,and Kane at 6'10'' Kamala nere 6'8'' When he was no taller Than Pat Roach,and Nash at over 6'11''lol,
JT says on 25/Mar/14
From straight on as well, there’s no change in the shape of Tillet’s head between the 1940 measurement and the “life size” cast made 15 years later. Click Here This would not have been the case had the growth hormones continued to have had an effect on him. Andre’s head and hand size also showed little if any change between the early 1970s and his death 20 years later. His fingers may have looked a little thicker depending on how obese he was at the time.

Roel, there’s some brief video of Tillet at around 18:20 and 23:50 Click Here I did not watch the full video, which discusses a pituitary giant from Russian, so there may be more video of him as well.
dicksock says on 25/Mar/14
miko says on 25/Mar/14
But if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's was damn near 6'8 tall, as he was never more than 5 inches shorter unless Andre was in cowboy boots.
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Andre could have easily been 7'0.25" (214cm) out of bed in his prime and down to 6'11"-6'11.25" by night. Hogan could have been 6'6.5" out of bed and down to 6'5.5" by night. Therefore, we're looking at a difference of ~5.5"-5.75" between them. I have seen numerous examples that support this.

RoelC: Andre looked at least 350lbs in this clip from 1971:
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Red183 says on 25/Mar/14
miko says on 25/Mar/14
But if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's ...

Not necessarely, Hulk was in bigger footwear if Andre was in wrestlingboots, Andres lifestyle wasn´t really healthy, the point he stopped growing was imo the point he started losing height. If he measured 214cm in 1971 and I strongly believe it´s true but an early measurement then he could´ve been down to 211cm eveningheight in 1979 when he had 5"-5.5" on Hogan, who looked 6´6" but only because of bigger soles than Andre.
Boss says on 25/Mar/14
miko says on 25/Mar/14
But if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's was damn near 6'8 tall, as he was never more than 5 inches shorter unless Andre was in cowboy boots.

Hogan was known to wear lifts. McMahon gave him a pait
rigel says on 25/Mar/14
double post cause I clicked enter before I finished sorry.

RoelC says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm?

In this Mexican interview Andre says he’s 218 cm but then corrects himself and says 220cm.
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Thank you! That was the video I was looking for and couldn't find it! It was a spanish interview and not an english one my memory is really not that good these days...
In this clip Andre says 2m18 and immediatly corrects it to 2m20.
The funny part is that the spanish translator doesn't seem to find that tall enough and says 2m27 in spanish (around 7'5" 1/2 the biggest overbilled height of andre in his career I think wow!).

Anyway The clip was from 1981, Andre was 34, I'm not sure he was at his peak height at that time and certainly not at 2m20. The pics with wilt were shot only a year or so after and andre was obviusly no way almost 2 inches over him.
What is interesting is that before the WWF andre didn't claim the ridiculous 7'4" height which was never believable.

The problem with estimating his height with pictures and videos is always the same, his posture is rarely good, he is hunching a lot and lowering his enormous head. The other problem is his body proportions which are very different than other very tall men. His legs were very short for his overall height, his torso very long and large and his head was completely oversized. Everything combined makes an overall impression of a very big man but not that tall comparing to a man of similar height but with long limbs, small torso and tiny head like wilt.

I think andre' head was a little over a foot long maybe 13 inches, and even if its upper part wasn't that long, I can't see less than 6 inches from his eyes to the top.
I'm 6'1 and a half and from my eyes to the top of my head is almost 5 inches, I refuse to believe that andre had the same gap considering his overall head size ( My head is pretty normal at around 9 inches).

Hogan always had a very good posture and probably bigger soles at that time, most of the pictures where both of them are side by side were done in the 80's when andre already couldn't maintain a good posture.
I see a 6 inches difference considering hogan top head was around the eye level of andre ( that sentence is probably incorrect sorry) and the postures.
In the early 70's maybe it could have been 7 , maybe not, I'll never know.

I can buy a 6'6" peak height hogan so that would make a flat 7 ft andre in the early 80's and probably 6'11 in the mid late 80's.
He probably died at 6'10 max with an awful spine curvature. (An overall height loss of 3 inches is not impossible at all considering the context).
That's what I think today, I maybe wrong but that doesn't look impossible for me.
Lots of pics of him are unconclusive and don't do him justice.
Again, using the metric system, I couldn't care less if he wasn't 7ft tall I'm just here to solve a mystery ;-).

Sorry for the mistakes, english is not my first language, I do my best.
rigel says on 25/Mar/14
RoelC says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm?

In this Mexican interview Andre says he’s 218 cm but then corrects himself and says 220cm.
Click Here

Thank you! That was the video I was looking for and couldn't find it! It was a spanish interview and not an english one my memory is really not that good these days...
In this clip Andre says 2m18 and immediatly corrects it to 2m20.
The funny part is that the spanish translator doesn't seem to find that tall enough and says 2m27 in spanish( around 7'5" 1/2 the biggest overbilled height of andre in his career I think wow!).

Anyway The clip was from 1981, Andre was 34, I'm not sure he was at his peak height at that time and certainly not at 2m20. The pics with wilt were shot only a year a so after and andre was obviusly no way almost 2 inches over him.
What is interesting is that before the WWF andre didn't claim the ridiculous 7'4" height which was never believable.

The problem with estimating his height with pictures and videos is always the same, his posture is rarely good he is hunching a lot and lowering his enormous head. The other problem is his body proportions which are very different than other very tall men. His legs were very short for his overall height, his torso very long and large and his head was completely oversized.
I think his head was a little over a foot long maybe 13 inches, and even if its upper part wasn't that long I can't see less than 6 inches from his eyes to the top.
I'm 6'1 and a
Kunoitchi says on 25/Mar/14
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Andre and Ivan Buyten and Tito Kopa in Japan 1972.
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From the comparison between Andre and Don Leo Jonathan,Andre'height was invisible to 7’ to me.
miko says on 25/Mar/14
But if people want Andre at 7'0.5 would mean that Hulk Hogan in the late 70's was damn near 6'8 tall, as he was never more than 5 inches shorter unless Andre was in cowboy boots.
Chaz says on 25/Mar/14
Click Here this is what being side on and nera the camara dose,
JT says on 25/Mar/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed, according to your own site, the distance from the bottom of Tillet’s chin to the “root” of his nose was measured at 179 mm., which is just over 7 inches. Here’s the anatomic definition of the “root” of the nose.
Click Here That yields this Click Here

Rob is virtually Tillet’s height and IIRC has a head length of 9.5”. Click Here Click Here Tillet’s head is enormous, especially for his height, but not close to being 40 percent larger than Rob’s. 20 percent larger is more likely.
Capt. Nobody says on 24/Mar/14
Boss says on 24/Mar/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 22/Mar/14
Please note that I also posted this to the Maurice Tillet fan page as well with reference to this location - https://www.facebook.com/maurice.tillet.10


Thank you for your post. I had said Maurice Tillet's head was over 13 inches and people here would not believe it. JT posted the 11.75" comparison of Tillet's head. If Tillet's head is 13.5" then what is Andre's head?

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It could definitely give credence to the argument that Andre's head is a bit bigger than previously thought. I'm cool with the 12-12.5 settlement.
JT says on 24/Mar/14
This is Andre from probably 1971 with Ed Carpentier Click Here Carpentier was no more than 5’7” which is pretty obvious in these videos Click Here Click Here

Compare at least an inch taller Rob (5'8.25") with 7’1” Ian Whyte to see what a 17 inch gap should look like. Click Here Carpentier is a little closer to the camera than Andre but Andre has the footwear advantage. If Andre was 7'0.25" in 1971, why did he shrink in only a few years as he wasn't 7 inches taller than 6'5" Chris Taylor?

Maurice Tillet Obsessed, you have to take those “life size” casts with a grain of salt. The “life size” cast made from the head of Richard Kiel measures 23 inches from the base of the bust to the top of his head, which makes his head far longer than it actually is (11 inch range). Click Here (scroll down) If Tillet’s head was really 13.5” long, that’s 40-50 percent larger than the head of an average sized male (probably 9 to 9.5”). This is not apparent in any photos I’ve seen of Tillet standing next to others.
RoelC says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm? I think he was billed as that in Japan in the early 70s, but I'm nearly positive he never claimed it. Also, in the A&E Documentary, he is referred to as being 7' on the day he left for Paris at the age of 18. This is obviously false as we have a 19 year old Andre claiming to be 6'10.75". His brother does not mention his height and his nephew is not even in the documentary. You are probably mistaking that for what his alleged nephew said on his blankpedia (can't reference the actual website for some reason) page. If he in fact did say he was 7'0.25" in the 1971 clip, that proves for a fact he was never taller than that since Andre is on film claiming he stopped growing at 26 (1970).

In this Mexican interview Andre says he’s 218 cm but then corrects himself and says 220cm.
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Andre was billed at 214cm & 171kg in France in 1971 Click Here
Considering the video that was shown, was a promotional video it’s not that surprising Andre is claiming the same numbers. The numbers he was claiming in the 1966 video were also consistent with Andre’s billed height & weight at the time.
One thing I can tell you though, he sure as hell didn’t weigh 377lbs in 1971!
RoelC says on 24/Mar/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed thanks for the info. The deathmask J.R. was referring to, was owned by Houston wrestling promoter Paul Boesch. He apparently had a death mask of Maurice Tillet in his office.
You misquoted me by saying I claimed Tillet was only 5’7”. I said he was 5’8.5” and even mentioned the Harvard University measurement (I even posted a picture of the measurement taking place).
Tillet’s head was also measured by Harvard University and it was said that the distance from the root of his nose to the bottom of his chin was 7.05 inches. But according to your lifesize bust it’s actually slightly over 8 inches.
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Acromegaly could’ve made Tillet’s head longer over the years, although if I compare the 1940 picture of Tillet’s head to your bust, it doesn’t look like his head length changed all that much. Click Here

Nice blog though about Maurice Tillet, do you also have any video footage of Tillet.
dicksock says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
rigel says on 21/Mar/14
In the very beginning of the video from 1971, he said 2m14 ( 7' 1/4) and 171 kgs.
I've seen same billings from that period. Looks possible in my opinion. 2m14 is not a "rounded" height and means nothing in the metric system like 2m10 or 2m20.
For the record he claimed 2m18 a few years later in another video and in the documentary on his life I think his littler brother (or his nephew I don't remember well) say he peaked at 2m18 too (7'2" for the us folks).

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Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm? I think he was billed as that in Japan in the early 70s, but I'm nearly positive he never claimed it. Also, in the A&E Documentary, he is referred to as being 7' on the day he left for Paris at the age of 18. This is obviously false as we have a 19 year old Andre claiming to be 6'10.75". His brother does not mention his height and his nephew is not even in the documentary. You are probably mistaking that for what his alleged nephew said on his blankpedia (can't reference the actual website for some reason) page. If he in fact did say he was 7'0.25" in the 1971 clip, that proves for a fact he was never taller than that since Andre is on film claiming he stopped growing at 26 (1970).

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I stand corrected. He said he grew until he was 24. That still would have been 1970 though.
Boss says on 24/Mar/14
Red183 says on 21/Mar/14
dicksock says on 19/Mar/14
Here is another rare video of Andre:
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I think he gives his height and weight in the beginning.
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Nice find!

You´re right, Andre states 2,14m and 171kg, surprisingly close to his supposed japan measurement of 7´0.5"

Andre's supposed Japan measurement is looking more like a fact than any other supposed measurement of Andre.
rigel says on 24/Mar/14
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm? I think he was billed as that in Japan in the early 70s, but I'm nearly positive he never claimed it. Also, in the A&E Documentary, he is referred to as being 7' on the day he left for Paris at the age of 18. This is obviously false as we have a 19 year old Andre claiming to be 6'10.75". His brother does not mention his height and his nephew is not even in the documentary. You are probably mistaking that for what his alleged nephew said on his blankpedia (can't reference the actual website for some reason) page. If he in fact did say he was 7'0.25" in the 1971 clip, that proves for a fact he was never taller than that since Andre is on film claiming he stopped growing at 26 (1970).

I just saw the documentary and I couldn't find what I thought his brother said on his height so I was probably mistaking that for something else you're right. It's difficult because there are a few things his broher says which are loudly overdubbed in english and so are very hard to hear, I still have a doubt.
Nevertheless I'm absolutely positive on the other clip which was posted a few months ago on this page. It was an interview with an english speaking guy and I remember very well because when he asked andre about his height andre stated 2m18 ( he looked unsure of what he was supposed to say) and the guy translated that to an overbilled height in feet/inches which was funny. I can't find the clip cause it was too long ago for this page but again I'm positive about what andre said.
Not that it proves anything about his true height but I think it's important to take that into consideration.
I still believe andre may have peaked at 2m 15-2m 16 in the early/mid 70's but 2m14 seems a most reasonable estimation for the moment.
I'm french so I don't care if andre is 7 ft or not, 7 ft means nothing in the metric system!
If somebody has a french speaking clip of andre and needs a translation I'm here.
Boss says on 24/Mar/14
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 22/Mar/14
Please note that I also posted this to the Maurice Tillet fan page as well with reference to this location - https://www.facebook.com/maurice.tillet.10


Thank you for your post. I had said Maurice Tillet's head was over 13 inches and people here would not believe it. JT posted the 11.75" comparison of Tillet's head. If Tillet's head is 13.5" then what is Andre's head?
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 22/Mar/14
Please note that I also posted this to the Maurice Tillet fan page as well with reference to this location - https://www.facebook.com/maurice.tillet.10
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 22/Mar/14
FYI - Your more than welcome to remove my self promoting blog-site, etc. For me, it's all about keeping the memory, and legacy of goodness Maurice added to this world. Please let me know if you would like me to tweak or change anything in my write-up.
Maurice Tillet Obsessed says on 22/Mar/14
I would like to give everyone EXACTING measurements of the head of Maurice Tillet head length as close to perfect accuracy as can be known. The length of Maurice’s head was 13.5 inches from the top of head to the base of the chin. I have, the only known death mask of Maurice Tillet that exists outside of the museums. Therefore I can give you the 'almost' EXACT size of his head leaving a margin for error, + or – ¼ inch. Capt. Nobody said that according to J. R, Tillet’s head was bigger than Andre’s. Follow up post mentioned that someone confirmed this by holding an original copy in someone’s office. Almost certainly that would have been the office of Patrick Leonard, aka Patrick Kelly, in Braintree Mass. He had two of the death masks before donating both to Museums in 2006. Boss, you’re saying Tillet’s head was 11.75 inches in length, citing the one pic. Respectfully you cannot know the exact size of something without proper measurement of the object. JT has it perfect when he said that Maurice was only 5ft 8.5 inches, and I can confirm this as Harvard Scientists measured him in 1940. RoelC, note, the wrestling programs and community often do not get things exactly right. When wrestling programs said Maurice was 5ft 7inches they got it wrong. Harvard is the definitive source, measuring him as 5ft. 8.5 inches, as they were measuring in the interests of science. Dicksock, you have it exactly right, without scale, you cannot know. I am writting, because I have the correct scale owning the first bust, made from a mold of Maurice's actual head. PLEASE NOTE, we do have to give a small margin of error. Maurice’s ACTUAL head could have been slightly larger than 13.5 inches in length. Here’s why. In 1954, Maurice’s head was molded. From that mold, the bust I own was created. My bust was then molded, to create the other three in the museums. A plaster mold, when it dries, shrinks slightly. So my bust is slightly smaller than Maurice's actual head. My bust was then molded, to create new casts to createthe other three in museums. Those three are even slightly smaller. All these busts are plaster, reinforced by horse hair, which was the chosen fiber to strengthen plaster busts in that era. All must understand Maurice’s actual skull length is actually slightly larger than the size of this cast of his head. The bust that I own being + or – ¼ inch of 13.5 inches. Unfortunately I can make it even slightly more difficult to make a proper comparison between Andre and Maurice. Many of the pictures you all are showing of Maurice are from 1940. The side picture of him was taken by Harvard in 1940. The death mask of Maurice was done in 1954 and therefore the size of Maurice's skull changed between 1940 - 1954. Acromegaly aka Gigantism, continues to add bone, all the way to the end of Maurice’s life, and for that matter Andre So therefore, the approximate 13.5 inches is Maurice’s measurement close to the time of his death in 1954. If you were going to do a fair comparison between Andre and Maurice, you need an exacting measurement of Andre near the time of his death. My apologies for the wordiness of my response! It is my nature. I thrive on solving mysteries and providing accurate information. I AM “THE” obsessed Maurice Tillet fan, and host a webpage detailing every fact and picture obtainable about the man. I have posted a picture of the death mask, with a t-square so you can see it measured here: Click Here Pull to the bottom of this page, and you will see it. If you want to learn what an incredible good, kind, strong, and intelligent man he was, please feel free to poke around on my site. There is a bunch of highlighted links at the top of the page that take you to everything I have collected and know about the man. If you need anything from me, give me a write at TheFrenchAngelDeathMask@gmail.com
dicksock says on 22/Mar/14
rigel says on 21/Mar/14
In the very beginning of the video from 1971, he said 2m14 ( 7' 1/4) and 171 kgs.
I've seen same billings from that period. Looks possible in my opinion. 2m14 is not a "rounded" height and means nothing in the metric system like 2m10 or 2m20.
For the record he claimed 2m18 a few years later in another video and in the documentary on his life I think his littler brother (or his nephew I don't remember well) say he peaked at 2m18 too (7'2" for the us folks).

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Where is there a clip of Andre claiming to be 218cm? I think he was billed as that in Japan in the early 70s, but I'm nearly positive he never claimed it. Also, in the A&E Documentary, he is referred to as being 7' on the day he left for Paris at the age of 18. This is obviously false as we have a 19 year old Andre claiming to be 6'10.75". His brother does not mention his height and his nephew is not even in the documentary. You are probably mistaking that for what his alleged nephew said on his blankpedia (can't reference the actual website for some reason) page. If he in fact did say he was 7'0.25" in the 1971 clip, that proves for a fact he was never taller than that since Andre is on film claiming he stopped growing at 26 (1970).
dicksock says on 21/Mar/14
rigel says on 21/Mar/14
In the very beginning of the video from 1971, he said 2m14 ( 7' 1/4) and 171 kgs

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If he said 214cm (7'0.25") that is a pretty big deal because according to Andre, he stopped growing in 1970. If he did in fact say 214cm, then I believe that. This was before he was Andre The Giant and before he was a star in America. I can easily believe that in 1971, he was about 214cm out of bed.
Boss says on 21/Mar/14
rigel says on 21/Mar/14
In the very beginning of the video from 1971, he said 2m14 ( 7' 1/4) and 171 kgs.
I've seen same billings from that period. Looks possible in my opinion. 2m14 is not a "rounded" height and means nothing in the metric system like 2m10 or 2m20.
For the record he claimed 2m18 a few years later in another video and in the documentary on his life I think his littler brother (or his nephew I don't remember well) say he peaked at 2m18 too (7'2" for the us folks).
I don't beleive he was that tall but a peak height in the early seventies around 7'1 is not out of the question he looked way taller then.
Anyways 2m14 seems reasonable for that time, he was obviously not that tall 15 years later due to his brocken back and overweight.

He has clearly grown compared to the 1969 video were he claims 6'10 3/4. 2m 14 ( 7' 1/4) seems about right for a young peak Andre. He is clearly taller with much better posture than an 80's Andre.
Red183 says on 21/Mar/14
dicksock says on 19/Mar/14
Here is another rare video of Andre:
Click Here

I think he gives his height and weight in the beginning.
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Nice find!

You´re right, Andre states 2,14m and 171kg, surprisingly close to his supposed japan measurement of 7´0.5"
rigel says on 21/Mar/14
In the very beginning of the video from 1971, he said 2m14 ( 7' 1/4) and 171 kgs.
I've seen same billings from that period. Looks possible in my opinion. 2m14 is not a "rounded" height and means nothing in the metric system like 2m10 or 2m20.
For the record he claimed 2m18 a few years later in another video and in the documentary on his life I think his littler brother (or his nephew I don't remember well) say he peaked at 2m18 too (7'2" for the us folks).
I don't beleive he was that tall but a peak height in the early seventies around 7'1 is not out of the question he looked way taller then.
Anyways 2m14 seems reasonable for that time, he was obviously not that tall 15 years later due to his brocken back and overweight.
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Mar/14
JT says on 20/Mar/14
Click Here Not sure who the ref is but he can't be more than 5’6” range. He’s shorter next to Andre than Gene Okerlund was. Click Here

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Is that your final answer?

If he's 5'6" Andre comes out to around 6'11" in this shot with his head down a bit if his head is 12 inches long.
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Mar/14
iconjj says on 17/Mar/14
Here's a smoking gun pic for you guys courtesy of Chris from Andre's Facebook page....I went ahead and did the comparison. Click Here
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But, that's not possible, Andre is 6'9". haha.
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Mar/14
Logic says on 17/Mar/14
Here on Andre's page, Giant Baba's height seems to be disputed between 6'7"-6'8"
So, Giant Baba was probably just as tall as Akebono.

Andre and Giant Baba

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Andre and John Studd

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Akebono and the Big Show

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Shaq and 6'6" Anfernee (Penny) Hardaway. Hardaway's WITHOUT SHOES height was listed at 6'6" at draft express.

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Shaq appears to be around an 1" - 1.5" taller than the Big Show and Shaq's forehead looks to be just as big as the Big Show's. So, a legit 6'6" guy will probably come up to or very close to the Big Show's eyebrows. And the top of a legit 6'7" guy's head should probably come up over the Big Show's eyebrows by around .5" - 1" or so. So, if Akebono is actually 6'7" then the top of his head should be .5"-1" over the Big Show's eyebrows. But if Akebono is only 6'6" then the top of his head would probably on come up to the Big Show's eyebrows.

6'6" and 6'7" guys should not measure up better or the same to Shaq as they do with the Big Show because Shaq is taller than the Big Show by about 1" - 1.5" or close to that. So, in my opinion, Akebono is probably not over 6'7" and he is not under 6'6".

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Interesting when you look at Andre/Studd compared to Big Show(in his boots I assume)/Akebono.

The line on Babas head is too high. His head is pointing down and because of the angle of the shot his head is elongated so the crown of his head is showing. The top of his head isn't the back of his head and that's where the line is at. Baba couldn't possibly have a longer forehead than Andre, or much longer at least. The difference between their eyes is probably a good indicator in in his instance since Andre's head is no doubt bigger. Baba could get more height though since his head is pointing down.
JT says on 20/Mar/14
Click Here Not sure who the ref is but he can't be more than 5’6” range. He’s shorter next to Andre than Gene Okerlund was. Click Here
dicksock says on 19/Mar/14
Here is another rare video of Andre:
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I think he gives his height and weight in the beginning. This is from 1971 which is right after he claimed his stopped growing in height. It's also before his 7'4" billing.
dicksock says on 19/Mar/14
Logic says on 17/Mar/14
Here on Andre's page, Giant Baba's height seems to be disputed between 6'7"-6'8"
So, Giant Baba was probably just as tall as Akebono.

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There's no way Baba was only 6'7" though. I would bet every penny I have on that. He was in the 6'8"-6'9" range for sure.
JT says on 19/Mar/14
I don’t think this photo of Andre and Dino Bravo from 1978 has been posted here before Click Here Bravo with Bruno Sammartino. Click Here so we get a pretty good idea of Bravo’s height. Here’s Bravo with Hogan. Click Here

Thanks Roel for the Studd/Reis photo.
Chaz says on 19/Mar/14
iconjj says on 17/Mar/14
Here's a smoking gun pic for you guys courtesy of Chris from Andre's Facebook page....I went ahead and did the comparison. Click Here,

yes it is a smokeing,just as I have been saying if you are side on in photos and the camara is over your side it's makes you look taller,like Andre in the Wilt photos,PT Barnum knew this years ago,read he's book.
NCL says on 19/Mar/14
3 min documentary on a guy giving his opinion on the height of Andre Click Here doesn't prove a thing of course (and no, I don't think he was 7'2" or 73" at his peak) but it's interesting
RoelC says on 19/Mar/14
JT says on 19/Mar/14
Can you post that original pic of Studd and Reis. I think this is the pic a former poster (Jason) kept referencing (but never posted) to prove Reis was only a few inches taller than Studd since he would not budge off his claim that Big Show was only 6’7”.

This is the original pic.
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JT says on 19/Mar/14
We can also thank Chris for these great videos
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Sounds like Andre says he’s deux et dix, or 2 m. 10 cm. That’s consistent with his billing at the time (1966). Click Here

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Max Palmer’s opponent was billed at 6’1” and 335 lbs.
Click Here if anyone comes across the Colgate Comedy Hour DVD with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis from November 30, 1952, Palmer makes an appearance on the show. Click Here Martin and Lewis were ~5'10" range although at least Martin wore lifts on occasion.

Interesting comparison, iconnjj, but no more of a “smoking gun” than these and many others
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Can you post that original pic of Studd and Reis. I think this is the pic a former poster (Jason) kept referencing (but never posted) to prove Reis was only a few inches taller than Studd since he would not budge off his claim that Big Show was only 6’7”.
dicksock says on 18/Mar/14
Here is some incredibly rare footage of Andre from 1966:
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RoelC says on 18/Mar/14
Chris from Andre's facebook page just uploaded this incredible video of a 19 year old Andre. Probably the earliest footage of Andre to date.

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He looks incredibly young here and pretty skinny. The little guy he's training with in the end is French wrestler Le Petit Prince (who was around 5'2"). Andre claims he was 6'10 3/4" (210cm). He doesn't look very heavy here (probably 260lbs).
iconjj says on 17/Mar/14
Here's a smoking gun pic for you guys courtesy of Chris from Andre's Facebook page....I went ahead and did the comparison. Click Here
Logic says on 17/Mar/14
Here on Andre's page, Giant Baba's height seems to be disputed between 6'7"-6'8"
So, Giant Baba was probably just as tall as Akebono.

Andre and Giant Baba

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Andre and John Studd

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Akebono and the Big Show

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Shaq and 6'6" Anfernee (Penny) Hardaway. Hardaway's WITHOUT SHOES height was listed at 6'6" at draft express.

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Shaq appears to be around an 1" - 1.5" taller than the Big Show and Shaq's forehead looks to be just as big as the Big Show's. So, a legit 6'6" guy will probably come up to or very close to the Big Show's eyebrows. And the top of a legit 6'7" guy's head should probably come up over the Big Show's eyebrows by around .5" - 1" or so. So, if Akebono is actually 6'7" then the top of his head should be .5"-1" over the Big Show's eyebrows. But if Akebono is only 6'6" then the top of his head would probably on come up to the Big Show's eyebrows.

6'6" and 6'7" guys should not measure up better or the same to Shaq as they do with the Big Show because Shaq is taller than the Big Show by about 1" - 1.5" or close to that. So, in my opinion, Akebono is probably not over 6'7" and he is not under 6'6".
ReturnofG says on 16/Mar/14
Vegas says on 16/Mar/14
Logic says on 15/Mar/14
Akebono with Ric Flair and Masahiro Chono (I think)
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there are plenty of flair and john studd shots so compare them. max starks measured 6'7 at the combine (listed 6'8 by the nfl) and ben roethlisberger measured 6'4.75 (listed 6'5 by nfl). that shot is from a few years ago Click Here flair and ben in january this year Click Here

silva is listed 216cm on this basketball site so basically 7'1 flat Click Here i have seen khali up close out of gear now twice (recently in november and 7ft flat is probably the most i can go for him) Click Here certainly neither khali or silva looked as tall on tv as Chotu (who worked a few matches and skits for ring ka king) and who was actually measured 7'2 barefoot on video.

Good find pics Vegas!

Dicksock watch the extras on Monsters Brawl.
Capt. Nobody says on 16/Mar/14
Logic says on 16/Mar/14
Akebono and Dennis Rodman seem to measure up similar to the Big Show.



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Rodman's cap is pressed down against his ears so he is probably not gaining much height from his cap. And Rodman seems to have been wearing his Converse sneakers.



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And since Akebono and Rodman seem to be very similar in height in those other photos, I would say that Akebono is probably no more than 6'7".

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You don't say. Somebody cue up that Andre/Studd stare down from WM5 and put it next to the Show/Akebono one.
Logic says on 16/Mar/14
Akebono and Dennis Rodman seem to measure up similar to the Big Show.



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Rodman's cap is pressed down against his ears so he is probably not gaining much height from his cap. And Rodman seems to have been wearing his Converse sneakers.



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And since Akebono and Rodman seem to be very similar in height in those other photos, I would say that Akebono is probably no more than 6'7".
dicksock says on 16/Mar/14
Boss says on 15/Mar/14
Rodman is clearly taller than Akebono in these photos. Akebono is way closer to the camera in the photos where he looks almost Rodman's height.

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None of those pictures offer a good comparison. The only one I've seen that is worth anything is the one Logic posted. Do you honestly believe Akebono is several inches shorter than a 6'7" man? Plus, we've all seen how both Rodman and Akebono stack up next to Big Show.

ReturnofG: As for Kurrgan, he never looked more than 2-3" taller than max 6'6" John Tenta and easily looked 4-5" shorter than 7'1" Giant Silva. I believe JT has some good pics of them together in the ring. Plus, where is there proof of Nash saying Kurrgan is taller?
Vegas says on 16/Mar/14
Logic says on 15/Mar/14
Akebono with Ric Flair and Masahiro Chono (I think)
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there are plenty of flair and john studd shots so compare them. max starks measured 6'7 at the combine (listed 6'8 by the nfl) and ben roethlisberger measured 6'4.75 (listed 6'5 by nfl). that shot is from a few years ago Click Here flair and ben in january this year Click Here

silva is listed 216cm on this basketball site so basically 7'1 flat Click Here i have seen khali up close out of gear now twice (recently in november and 7ft flat is probably the most i can go for him) Click Here certainly neither khali or silva looked as tall on tv as Chotu (who worked a few matches and skits for ring ka king) and who was actually measured 7'2 barefoot on video.
ReturnofG says on 15/Mar/14
As for Kurrgan he is 6'10 if Nash is 6'9.
Logic says on 15/Mar/14
Akebono with Ric Flair and Masahiro Chono (I think)

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The guy standing directly beside of Akebono looks to be wrestler Masahiro Chono. Chono was a member of the NWO. So, there may be some Kevin Nash and Chono photos.




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Chaz says on 15/Mar/14
Where is this photo of Rodman Looking noticeable taller than Akebono? all I see is them looking the same height,with Rodman in a Hat,and Akebono has had 12 knee ops and been humping 400-525lbs about for 20 years,and Rodman was just over 6'7'' anyway and says 6'8'' sometimes,
Boss says on 15/Mar/14
Rodman is clearly taller than Akebono in these photos. Akebono is way closer to the camera in the photos where he looks almost Rodman's height.

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dicksock says on 15/Mar/14
Boss: I think you need to reexamine the Rodman/Akebono picture. They look virtually identical in height. I think JT once posted a link to a measurement of Rodman where he was listed as ~6'7.25". Akebono is listed as 6'8". Obviously, Akebono is going to lose much more height throughout the day than Rodman. I'm sure he goes down to 6'7" by the evening.

As for Kurrgan's height, he is ~6'9", maybe less. I really doubt he's taller than Nash. Maybe in gimmicked up boots.
ReturnofG says on 15/Mar/14
JT says on 14/Mar/14
7'2 proven Giant Silva who is taller than 7'1 Khali.
Peter Mayhew is also 7'2 and exactly where do you get 6'11? LMBO!
Every pic just about with Nash Maillet is taller and even Nash says he is taller. Nice try though........
Boss says on 14/Mar/14
Logic says on 13/Mar/14
This is not really Andre related but since I happen to come across a photo of Akebono and Dennis Rodman I thought I would post it here in case it might be useful for some photo comparisons.

Akebono and Dennis Rodman

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Akebono looks noticeably shorter than 6'7 Rodman.
JT says on 14/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 13/Mar/14
Vegas says on 11/Mar/14

I have come to realization Robert Maillet is closer to 6'10 than 7'0.

He’s not looking close to 6’10” with ~6’11” Peter Mayhew and 7’1” Ian Whyte. Click Here Maillet looked shorter than Nash, was not 4 inches taller than 6'6" John Tenta and was not within 3 inches of ~7’1” Giant Silva. Click Here I’d give Maillet around 6’8” and not much more.


Logic, it's always helpful to see the stances and what the footwear is. Click Here Akebono has dress shoes on. Not sure how much boost ~6’7” Rodman’s shoes are giving him but they look to have pretty thick soles and aren’t the usual Converse All-Stars. For what it’s worth, Akebono in thin-soled boots was taller in a stare down with Matt Bloom/A-Train than Undertaker was.
ReturnofG says on 13/Mar/14
Vegas says on 11/Mar/14
I have come to realization Robert Maillet is closer to 6'10 than 7'0.
RoelC says on 13/Mar/14
Boss says on 12/Mar/14
Ernie Ladd was measured at by NFL at 6'9. NFL players are measured at the combine.

That's funny considering Ernie Ladd played in the AFL and combine measurements were first introduced in 1977 (way after Ladd had retired from pro-football).
Frank says on 13/Mar/14
In all Sport they sometimes lie about heights I don't believe Ladd was 6ft 9
I would say 6ft 7 Studd we know is @ best 6ft 6 Ladd was about an inch taller
Kevin Nash looks a good amount taller next to Vince than Ladd did on interviews
Logic says on 13/Mar/14
This is not really Andre related but since I happen to come across a photo of Akebono and Dennis Rodman I thought I would post it here in case it might be useful for some photo comparisons.

Akebono and Dennis Rodman

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Freddy says on 13/Mar/14
Haku would've been at least 6'1 pushing 6'2
Boss says on 12/Mar/14
Ernie Ladd was measured at by NFL at 6'9. NFL players are measured at the combine. If you lie about you height in college is one thing but NFL players are measured. Ladd lost height over his life for sure but he was around 37 in them Andre photos so I doubt he lost any height by this point in his life.
Chaz says on 12/Mar/14
Red183 says on 11/Mar/14
Kunoichi says on 8/Mar/14
King Haku was listed at 181.6cm as Fukunoshima
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Another great info, thx!

Standing straight Andre had 11.5-12" on 5´11.5" Haku, Andres footwear adds max 0.75" to his height, this is clearly not a 1" sole.
So After surgery Andre looks around 6´10.5" with good posture.
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When are you going to understand,what being nera the Camara dose? look at the guy infront of Andre? he must be 6'5''lol Andre is gaing at least an Inch on Haku, he's forword and side on,
Kunoichi says on 11/Mar/14
Red183,Thank you for reply.
Haku was still young in 1975 and stature might have stretched a little.

Akebono 2000.March 203.5 cm
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Kitao 199cm
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Sorry,
Tenta was norecord on this site his height.
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Vegas says on 11/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 10/Mar/14
Coming from a guy who thinks Matt Morgan is 6'10 I take your comment with a grain of salt
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when have i ever said morgan was 6'10? my estimate for him has always been around 6'8. i have always thought big show was no taller than 6'11 and clearly wight is more than an inch taller than morgan (wight was also listed 3 inches taller than morgan in ncaa division 1 basketball). would appreciate next time i am not accused of stuff i never said :D

given you seem unwilling to budge on a 7ft kurrgan even after the full length photo where he looks inches shorter than 7'1 ian whyte and more importantly looks shorter next to 6'11 peter mayhew than a 6'10 measured man, it does show that clear evidence isn't that important to you.

getting back to mulligan and spivey, i never met either but i don't know how anyone would consider a 6'5 estimate for either being that bad especially given spivey was listed 6'6 in college. i have met numerous wrestlers that played college football and not a single one was taller than his college listed, many were shorter e.g. bray wyatt (interestingly enough mulligans grandson) was listed 6'3 in college football and yet looked no more than 6'1 in person.
Halb says on 11/Mar/14
Duhon says on 7/Mar/14
Aside from his height do we know if andre was actually particularly strong? Does having acromelagy affect someone's strength in one way or the other?
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There is a wrestler in an interview (old timer can't recall his name now) who said that André's pressing strength was nothing special, but his pulling strength was immense.
Red183 says on 11/Mar/14
Kunoichi says on 8/Mar/14
King Haku was listed at 181.6cm as Fukunoshima
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Another great info, thx!

Standing straight Andre had 11.5-12" on 5´11.5" Haku, Andres footwear adds max 0.75" to his height, this is clearly not a 1" sole.
So After surgery Andre looks around 6´10.5" with good posture.
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ReturnofG says on 10/Mar/14
dicksock says on 9/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 9/Mar/14
LOL, trying to say Spivey and Mulligan were only 6'5 in their prime???? Wow, this is really getting pathetic!

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Spivey was listed as 6'6" when he played football in college. I'm sure he was right around this height, as was Mulligan. Andre was about 6'11" and maybe 7' out of bed at his tallest.

I agree Spivey and Mulligan were both 6'6, I was responding to people trying to drop them to 6'5.
ReturnofG says on 10/Mar/14
Vegas says on 10/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 9/Mar/14
LOL, trying to say Spivey and Mulligan were only 6'5 in their prime???? Wow, this is really getting pathetic!
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i suppose someone who thinks kurrgan was 7ft would think estimating a guy who was listed 6'6 in college football at 6'5 is pathetic..

Coming from a guy who thinks Matt Morgan is 6'10 I take your comment with a grain of salt. lmbo
Capt. Nobody says on 10/Mar/14
Chaz says on 10/Mar/14
Capt.Nobody,I just tryed it in the mirror,and I lose about 1/2'' you need a spot on the wall behind you to look at in the mirror,

And even with out that No 6'5'' man should be up at a 7' mans eyebrows,you know that that as well as I do?

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Yes, about a half an inch sounds right. He's not at his eyebrows, he's under his eyes. So, about an inch under Andres eyes would be around 6 inches according to the agreed upon math, correct?

OK, now if Andre stands a little taller, raises his head a little, lets guess where Taylor goes up to on Andre now.
Chaz says on 10/Mar/14
Capt.Nobody,I just tryed it in the mirror,and I lose about 1/2'' you need a spot on the wall behind you to look at in the mirror,

And even with out that No 6'5'' man should be up at a 7' mans eyebrows,you know that that as well as I do?
Vegas says on 10/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 9/Mar/14
LOL, trying to say Spivey and Mulligan were only 6'5 in their prime???? Wow, this is really getting pathetic!
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i suppose someone who thinks kurrgan was 7ft would think estimating a guy who was listed 6'6 in college football at 6'5 is pathetic..
Frank says on 10/Mar/14
I Agree with you Chaz on Ernie Ladd !! I believe he was about 6ft 7
Chaz says on 10/Mar/14
it's Funny how Japan billed the wrestlers about right,I have seen Andre billed at 380lbs in Japan at the same time in USA as 480lbs, and I have seen Haystacks billed at 202cm in Japan,when in UK and Canada he's billed at 211cm,I know weight gos up and down but not 100lbs in a week lol.

and Boss can you stop with the 6'9''Ernie Ladd,he was not much taller than Studd,he's about 6'7'' with that Hair he would look over 7'' foot in boots.
Capt. Nobody says on 9/Mar/14
Chaz says on 7/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Ok, now that we've got the Andre eyes up measurement nailed lets revisit this pic:

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How tall is the guy on the far left again?

He's 6'5'' that is Chris Taylor,he's should be under Andre's nose,if he was 7'' and Taylor's got he's legs wider apart,It's clear Andre was not over 6'10'' in that photo,looks about 4.5'' taller

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One more thing, spread your legs the way Taylor is and tell me how much height you lost in doing so.
Capt. Nobody says on 9/Mar/14
Chaz says on 7/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Ok, now that we've got the Andre eyes up measurement nailed lets revisit this pic:

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How tall is the guy on the far left again?

He's 6'5'' that is Chris Taylor,he's should be under Andre's nose,if he was 7'' and Taylor's got he's legs wider apart,It's clear Andre was not over 6'10'' in that photo,looks about 4.5'' taller

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C'mon dude, the jig is up.

I still make no arguments of true mathematical specifics because who knows, but relative to things agreed upon just in the last few days, seriously?
dicksock says on 9/Mar/14
ReturnofG says on 9/Mar/14
LOL, trying to say Spivey and Mulligan were only 6'5 in their prime???? Wow, this is really getting pathetic!

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Spivey was listed as 6'6" when he played football in college. I'm sure he was right around this height, as was Mulligan. Andre was about 6'11" and maybe 7' out of bed at his tallest.
Chaz says on 9/Mar/14
there are lots of storys of young Acromegalic giants being very stong,Wadlow, was said to be able to carry he's Dad up the stairs of there house at 9 years old,but they are useally only stong in pulling and holding weight,there muscle fibers are lose, useless at pushing movement,and the thick fingers make holding on to a smooth weight not very good,but crushing power would be very good,I would not like Andre shakeing my Hand if he was angry lol. but they can allso get very weak once the pituitary gand gets damage from the groth,or from treatment,they useally need to take hormones like testosterone,and lots of others to replace the ones not being produced by the gland,
dicksock says on 9/Mar/14
Regarding Andre's strength, here he is hoisting up around 500lbs:
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Go to 5:30
ReturnofG says on 9/Mar/14
LOL, trying to say Spivey and Mulligan were only 6'5 in their prime???? Wow, this is really getting pathetic!
Kunoichi says on 8/Mar/14
King Haku was listed at 181.6cm as Fukunoshima
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Others wrestler,The Barbarian was listed at 184cm as Sachinoshima.
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I think this site is not intended official of Japan Sumo Association, but the height and trustworthy.
Killer Khan 190cm Click Here
Boss says on 8/Mar/14
Duhon says on 7/Mar/14
Aside from his height do we know if andre was actually particularly strong? Does having acromelagy affect someone's strength in one way or the other?


Yes very strong in his youth and prime until his condition later took over his body. He grew up on a farm and could do the work of 3 men. He would lift the car to help his brother or friends to change a flat tire on their car. The A&E biography talks about his strength. Click Here

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Duhon says on 7/Mar/14
Aside from his height do we know if andre was actually particularly strong? Does having acromelagy affect someone's strength in one way or the other?
Boss says on 7/Mar/14
A peak Andre & 6'9 Ernie Ladd.
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Chaz says on 7/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Ok, now that we've got the Andre eyes up measurement nailed lets revisit this pic:

Click Here

How tall is the guy on the far left again?

He's 6'5'' that is Chris Taylor,he's should be under Andre's nose,if he was 7'' and Taylor's got he's legs wider apart,It's clear Andre was not over 6'10'' in that photo,looks about 4.5'' taller
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Halb says on 6/Mar/14


The ref stodd near him in the ring, that's pretty close. Ha.


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I was just being a smart ***. hahaha.
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Ok, now that we've got the Andre eyes up measurement nailed lets revisit this pic:

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How tall is the guy on the far left again?
Capt. Nobody says on 7/Mar/14
Vegas says on 6/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
I've heard the Duggan comment, but you have to remember, when he was in contact with Show and Andre, they were most likely in their wrestling boots. And we know what that means.
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is this a serious post? i have met wight out of gear nearly half a dozen times and never been backstage at wwe show. maybe you think i got lucky?

duggan worked with both men for years and had programs with both. on the road wrestlers are around each other all the time, in hotels, in restaurants and backstage for hours before a show starts. in november i actually saw all the talent leaving their hotel by bus a full 7 hours before a raw taping took place just a mile or so up the road.

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No not serious at all. I'm pretty sure when working, they were most likely in wrestling gear and it's probably safe to assume they were physically closest to each other in the ring, i.e. in wrestling boots. Just figured it was worth mentioning considering that quite possibly the times they were in closest proximity to one another was most likely in the ring.
Vegas says on 6/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
I've heard the Duggan comment, but you have to remember, when he was in contact with Show and Andre, they were most likely in their wrestling boots. And we know what that means.
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is this a serious post? i have met wight out of gear nearly half a dozen times and never been backstage at wwe show. maybe you think i got lucky?

duggan worked with both men for years and had programs with both. on the road wrestlers are around each other all the time, in hotels, in restaurants and backstage for hours before a show starts. in november i actually saw all the talent leaving their hotel by bus a full 7 hours before a raw taping took place just a mile or so up the road.
Halb says on 6/Mar/14
Just checked, it was the ring announcer, not the ref. haha
Halb says on 6/Mar/14
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
Halb says on 26/Feb/14
The WM2 ref, whose email was printed on this site pegged André at 6'9. The ref was 6'6 himself and not allowed to stand near André.

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Think we've also had contact with people who were actually allowed to stand near Andre as well. I'd say they may know better considering they actually stood NEAR Andre. hahaha.
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The ref stodd near him in the ring, that's pretty close. Ha.
Capt. Nobody says on 4/Mar/14
JT says on 3/Mar/14
Capt.Nobody, your head must be tilted when looking at that pic of Andre and Mulligan. Click Here Mulligan is the one leaning in, not Andre, who’s standing straight (ignore the protruding belly). Your line is drawn barely above Mulligan’s hairline even though he has his head tilted back, which is also robbing him of a little height.

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Robbing him of a little height? No way, if he didn't have his head raised the top would be about right there considering the more elevated angle of the shot and the fact that the top of his head is practically flattened out perfectly even with the angle of the camera. The way he has his head tilted up is the most possible height he could achieve from augmenting the position of his neck and head. Essentially there is no top of his head to use in this scenario. If he were looking down, he would only potentially lose height.

They look like they are leaning towards each other. Clearly Andre is with his upper torso and head because the straight line cuts through in between Andres eyes. All in all, they appear pretty equal in that regard. They are obviously pulling each other in around the shoulder area. The degree of angle relative to their collective center point looks fairly equal between the two in this shot. It would be different if one or the other were straight and as a result one was pulling the other to their side, but that's not happening here, they are pulling each other toward the center.
me says on 4/Mar/14
Chaz the pics have been posted 100 times. When Andre is standing straight and you negate Wilt's wig Andre edges him out.
Chaz says on 4/Mar/14
2.17 says on 3/Mar/14
The Giant Gonzales Height?

about 7'6.5'' but could of been 7'7.25'' after he stoped wresting.
Chaz says on 4/Mar/14
Mulligan's books are not 1.5'' lol that would make Kane's boots 3'' amd Andre's cowboy boots next to Mean Gene's 4''.they are allmost 2 times Gene's instep about 3'',Mulligan's are about 3cm 1 1/8 '' Big Show's are about 4cm,Kane's about 5cm same as Giant Silva,and OMG,and Nelson Frazser, Andre and Giant Haystacks allways did have small heels,not much over 1cm.

and me show us were Andre is taller than Wilt in them photos? in every one Wilt looks taller you drew a line and show me? and Andre is much nera the camara from Wilt,
JT says on 3/Mar/14
Capt.Nobody, your head must be tilted when looking at that pic of Andre and Mulligan. Click Here Mulligan is the one leaning in, not Andre, who’s standing straight (ignore the protruding belly). Your line is drawn barely above Mulligan’s hairline even though he has his head tilted back, which is also robbing him of a little height.

You’re not sure what the purpose was of posting videos showing Mulligan shorter than John Studd and not much taller than King Kong Bundy? Maybe that he was never the 6'6" you claim. Nash was 6-7 inches taller than Bundy Click Here Studd had Bundy by around 3 inches.

I think Mulligan was around 6’5” (he did not have Mean Gene by a full head size) but pics of him leaning in with his head tilted back are not going to pin down Andre’s height even factoring in his footwear advantage.

Red183 says on 1/Mar/14
JT says on 22/Feb/14
Click Here With the hair slicked back, this shows that Andre’s forehead from the eyes up was essentially normal-sized and even smaller than Hogan’s.
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Even smaller than Hogan´s???? Holy Crap, will you ever stop being biased against Andre?
The camera is lower in Andres pic causing a disadvantage for Andre and Andres forehead ist still taller than Hogans.
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Will you ever stop posting crappy comparison photos?? The camera angles are virtually identical. Further, Andre is not bald; he has hair and it has volume to it even though it's combed back. Click Here Considering your line and given the shape of Andre’s head near the crown, his scalp must have a big divot where your line ends. You can’t seem to grasp where the top of the scalp or the bottom of the chin really is.
2.17 says on 3/Mar/14
The Giant Gonzales Height?
Chaz says on 3/Mar/14
Red183,JT staying Andre's forhead is of normal size is fact not biased,it's no more that 3.5''4'',and Wilt being measued at 7'.5'' laying down would meen a standing height of 7' at that time of day,so Andre being 7' Wilt at he's peak would more than likely have been 7'1' morning 7'' evening,avarage 7'.5'',that would be why Kareem looked 1'' taller,and we have measument of only 7'.1.6'' he was more than likely 7'2'' morning,7'1'' evening,and 7'1.5''avarage.
Logic says on 2/Mar/14
So, how tall was Mulligan in those thick soled black and white wrestling boots in that photo with Andre. 6'5", 6'6" or somewhere in between??
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And just how much of a height boost was Mulligan getting from those particular black and white wrestling boots. 1", 1.5", 2"?? If Mulligan was 6'4" barefooted in that photo with Andre and if those boots gave him a 1.5" boost in height then Mulligan's in shoe height would have been about 6'5.5" in that photo with Andre. If a young Blackjack Mulligan was only 6'4" barefooted then Barry Windham's barefoot height would have been no more than 6'3", if even that. And JBL's barefoot height would have been no more than 6'3.5"- 6'4".

JBL and Windham used to tag together and they seemed to wear the same type of wrestling boots and JBL was no more than an inch taller than Windham, if even that. So, old Mulligan would have been at least as tall as JBL. And a younger Mulligan may have possibly been taller than JBL.

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Mulligan's "in shoe" height probably varied depending upon the particular wrestling boot that he was wearing. He seemed to have worn several different wrestling boots with varying heel thickness throughout his career. And thus his height could appear different. The thickness of the heel on the boots that Mulligan was wearing in that photo with Andre looks to be quite a bit thicker heel than the heel on the boots that he was wearing when was wrestling King Kong Bundy and wrestling with Dan Spivey.

On the link down bellow is a website that shows some of the boots that Mulligan wore during his wrestling career. At the bottom of that webpage looks like the boots or a very similar boot that Mulligan wore when he was wrestling with the "Machines" against King Kong Bundy. They look like average wrestling boots to me. The combination of that kid's pinkie and ring finger were just as thick as the heels on those boots. So, the heels on those boots would not have be nearly as thick as the heels on the boots that Mulligan was wearing in that photo with Andre.

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The heels on the boots that Mulligan was wearing in that photo with Andre appear like they would have been thicker than the heels on the boots that he was wearing in the matches with King Kong Bundy and Dan Spivey. Plus Mulligan appeared heavier during that time period and was older when he was wrestling with Spivey and Bundy.
haystacks says on 2/Mar/14
andre was 6'9 3/4 and giant haystacks was very near the height of andre when they squared of haystacks was between 6'8 and 6'9 204cm andre 207cm
Boss says on 2/Mar/14
Mulligan's footwear is about 1.5".. So even at 6'5 barefoot he's 6'6.5" in ring gear. The lowest I've seen for Mulligan was 6'6.
Boss says on 2/Mar/14
JT says on 28/Feb/14
Ronster, save this link so we don’t waste any more time discussing Wilt’s height Click Here 7'0.5" in October 1980, or 3 years before the filming of Conan the Destroyer.


This photo was taken at night. Wilt would have measured an inch taller in the morning. Wilt was also measured at 7'1 1/16 by a doctor with measuring tools specially constructed for the measurement not 2 measuring tapes stuck together like the 7'0.5 night measurement. Wilt and Andre were day photos so Wilt is 7'1.
me says on 2/Mar/14
Thanks JT. We now know that Wilt was 7'.05" barefoot lying on a table in the evening. So how tall was Wilt in the Conan pics with Andre when he has his boots on. Leave Wilt's boots on and take the wig off and that puts Wilt at 7'1.5". Andre is slightly taller than Wilt at 7'1.5" in thos pics. Once we take into account Andre's footwear into account that still puts Andre right at 7' in the evening.
Steve says on 2/Mar/14
JT glad you found that. So we know wilts height, Andre was at least 1 inch shorter. I would bet if both Andre and wilt were barefoot, Wilt would edge out Andre by 1.5 inches. That makes Andre 6'11 like he seems in most of his photos.
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
Halb says on 26/Feb/14
The WM2 ref, whose email was printed on this site pegged André at 6'9. The ref was 6'6 himself and not allowed to stand near André.

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Think we've also had contact with people who were actually allowed to stand near Andre as well. I'd say they may know better considering they actually stood NEAR Andre. hahaha.
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
Adrian Street also said Andre was young and he didn't know if Andre done growing. Jim Duggan stated Big Show was a big tall guy but Andre was a giant never heard the inch or so comment. Hogan stated he was 6'7 and Andre was half a
foot taller Ernie Ladd when asked if he and Andre were the same height said I'm 6'9 and Andre was taller than me by far. Andre's nephew said Andre when asked his height would say 2.18m or 7'1.5. Chuck Wepner ever said in a recent interview that Andre was 7' over 400 pounds in their match. The AP article the next day after the match referred to Andre as 7'1. With Wilt he is wearing boots with heels himself and a big wig that
makes his head look bigger than it actually is. Wilt has better posture than Andre in the pics. These things reduce Andre's height boost from the cowboy boots. Andre still has an advantage over Wilt but it's more like an inch all factors in. Terry Todd of sports illustrated said Andre was 7'. Mike Mooneyham said 7' or a bit over in prime. Meltzer estimated at 6'11.5 with Wilt at 7'0.5. Just because Wilt measured 7'0.5 doesn't mean that's his top height because he could have been an inch taller out of bed. Guinness takes your height 3 times over 10 hours. So right out of bed they measure you and then 5 hours later and then 5 hours later. Your first 2 measurements are going to be higher and put your average up. Andre's loses over double the height of the person he's being compared with as he loses a bit over 2 inches in height from day to night. We are talking peak height not the height he looked at night. So if he looks 6'10.5-6'11 in ring photos at night past his peak height and he loses a bit over
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I've heard the Duggan comment, but you have to remember, when he was in contact with Show and Andre, they were most likely in their wrestling boots. And we know what that means.
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
Iconjj says on 26/Feb/14
Using the Backlund pic and combining the pics, putting Bob at 6'1 still brings Andre out at just a hair under 7'... Click Here

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Ooh, great shot, now, is there a shot of Andre standing taller from around the same angle? Perhaps scaling a shot of that WM3 interview with that one. They look to be at a somewhat similar angle.
Capt. Nobody says on 1/Mar/14
JT says on 26/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, Mulligan has the clear footwear advantage over Andre but he’s leaning towards him. Your line also cuts off the top of Mulligan's head.

Mulligan’s not 6’6”. I thought he was around 6’5” but he did not look all that much taller than 6’3”ish King Kong Bundy Click Here Click Here and was not within an inch of 6’6” John Studd Click Here Heenan's around 5'11".

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It doesn't cut the top of his head off. His chin is up, if he lowered his head to the same posture of Andre, or even a normal resting posture, that's about where the line would be anyway.

I don't really know what you were trying to show in the videos. Like I said, time to find a shot of Andre at his tallest. I've seen Andre slink down to Mean Genes height, that doesn't help us any. Find a shot of Andre using similar posture to Mulligan and scale it to the Mulligan shot and lets count.

Andre leaning in isn't advantageous in any way, in fact, it's a disadvantage because his head and neck aren't straight and we are using his eyes as the measure of comparison. If he were straight up it's quite clear that Mulligan would come up to UNDER Andre's eyes.

So, if Mulligan is 6'5", what are you getting for his height here? Mulligan always looked about equal with Studd to me. I can swear that was said here at one time by a particular somebody as well. Could be wrong though.

Somebody scale a shot of Andre standing taller to this one please.

Also, he's as tall as Dan Spivey? And Spivey is 6'5"? How tall is Kevin Nash again?

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In words similar to those spoken here before, no way should man 6'5" come up to where he is on Kevin Nash! hahaha, I kid, I kid. But really don't kid.
Red183 says on 1/Mar/14
JT says on 22/Feb/14
Click Here With the hair slicked back, this shows that Andre’s forehead from the eyes up was essentially normal-sized and even smaller than Hogan’s.

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Even smaller than Hogan´s???? Holy Crap, will you ever stop being biased against Andre?

The camera is lower in Andres pic causing a disadvantage for Andre and Andres forehead ist still taller than Hogans.

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Iconjj says on 28/Feb/14
Eh, more downgrading...... guys Mulligan was no midget. Click Here
JT says on 28/Feb/14
Ronster, save this link so we don’t waste any more time discussing Wilt’s height Click Here 7'0.5" in October 1980, or 3 years before the filming of Conan the Destroyer.
Red183 says on 27/Feb/14
JT says on 26/Feb/14
Mulligan’s not 6’6”. I thought he was around 6’5” but he did not look all that much taller than 6’3”ish King Kong Bundy

I agree with 6´5"range for Mulligan, old Mulligan looked about Spiveys height.
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dicksock says on 27/Feb/14
Iconjj says on 26/Feb/14
Using the Backlund pic and combining the pics, putting Bob at 6'1 still brings Andre out at just a hair under 7'... Click Here

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Don't forget that Backlund has around .25" of footwear advantage and now ,in your picture, has a minor posture advantage. It's pretty clear Andre is stacking up the same next to Backlund as he did next to 6'1" Arnold. If Andre were wearing wrestling boots in the Wilt pictures, that's how he'd look next to Arnold. Again, I stood right next to Bob Backlund in 2013 and so did several of my friends. I am a solid 5'9" at night and he was clearly at least 6'. Anyone claiming he was under 6'1" in his prime is just doing so out of desperation because they know what it means for Andre's height.
Boss says on 27/Feb/14
Iconjj says on 26/Feb/14
Using the Backlund pic and combining the pics, putting Bob at 6'1 still brings Andre out at just a hair under 7'... Click Here

Andre could also stand taller in that pic and Backlund has 1/2 inch footwear advantage over Andre. So Andre would come out slightly over 7' in his wrestling boots with Backlund.
Halb says on 26/Feb/14
The WM2 ref, whose email was printed on this site pegged André at 6'9. The ref was 6'6 himself and not allowed to stand near André.
Boss says on 26/Feb/14
Iconjj says on 25/Feb/14
Ronster, Andre was never 7'3. There is PLENTY of photographic evidence to show he was between 6'10 and 7'0. J.R even told me he thought Andre may have gotten to 7' at one time and was likely 6'9 at the end. Adrian Street stated 6'11. Jim Duggan said Show had him by an "inch or so".. Hell, Hogan even said he wound up under 7'..... The Wilt photos has Andre measuring up due to the cowboy boots.. The Mcmahons 7'4 estimates make sense if you go by 6 inches.. Jack up 6'10 6 inches and what do you get? At the same time they gave him 7'4.5-7'5, so he could have been 6'10.5-6'11 depending on his ring boots. Do the math.

Adrian Street also said Andre was young and he didn't know if Andre done growing. Jim Duggan stated Big Show was a big tall guy but Andre was a giant never heard the inch or so comment. Hogan stated he was 6'7 and Andre was half a
foot taller Ernie Ladd when asked if he and Andre were the same height said I'm 6'9 and Andre was taller than me by far. Andre's nephew said Andre when asked his height would say 2.18m or 7'1.5. Chuck Wepner ever said in a recent interview that Andre was 7' over 400 pounds in their match. The AP article the next day after the match referred to Andre as 7'1. With Wilt he is wearing boots with heels himself and a big wig that
makes his head look bigger than it actually is. Wilt has better posture than Andre in the pics. These things reduce Andre's height boost from the cowboy boots. Andre still has an advantage over Wilt but it's more like an inch all factors in. Terry Todd of sports illustrated said Andre was 7'. Mike Mooneyham said 7' or a bit over in prime. Meltzer estimated at 6'11.5 with Wilt at 7'0.5. Just because Wilt measured 7'0.5 doesn't mean that's his top height because he could have been an inch taller out of bed. Guinness takes your height 3 times over 10 hours. So right out of bed they measure you and then 5 hours later and then 5 hours later. Your first 2 measurements are going to be higher and put your average up. Andre's loses over double the height of the person he's being compared with as he loses a bit over 2 inches in height from day to night. We are talking peak height not the height he looked at night. So if he looks 6'10.5-6'11 in ring photos at night past his peak height and he loses a bit over
2 inches a day in height whereas others lose .5-1 inch a day.
Iconjj says on 26/Feb/14
Using the Backlund pic and combining the pics, putting Bob at 6'1 still brings Andre out at just a hair under 7'... Click Here
Freddy says on 26/Feb/14
JT says on 25/Feb/14
Backlund looked no taller than Bret Hart (7/30/94 Superstars of Wrestling) and in dress shoes had no more than 2 inches on 5’10” Jerry Lawler in wrestling boots.

It’s also evident that Backlund’s posture was less than ideal in the pic with Andre Click Here Backlund didn’t look much taller than 5’10” Bruno Sammartino and definitely not 3 inches taller. Click Here This is what 5’10” and not even 6’1” look like Click Here (at 5:30)

5'10 Bruno Sammartino?? If that's the case, have a look at all the pics with him and Andre, if Andre has a 12 inch head then I definitely see 13-14 inches between them.. Do the math on the outcome of Andre!!
JT says on 26/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, Mulligan has the clear footwear advantage over Andre but he’s leaning towards him. Your line also cuts off the top of Mulligan's head.

Mulligan’s not 6’6”. I thought he was around 6’5” but he did not look all that much taller than 6’3”ish King Kong Bundy Click Here Click Here and was not within an inch of 6’6” John Studd Click Here Heenan's around 5'11".

Since we now all agree there was less than 5 inches from Andre's eyes to the top of his head Click Here Click Here
dicksock says on 25/Feb/14
Halb says on 24/Feb/14
There is no proof to show André lost any height before his surgery in '86.
The different between John Studd (6'6½?) and André at WM1 and again at WM5, didn't change either.

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Where during their match at WM 1 is there a place to compare their heights? There is no staredown. The simple truth is that Andre at his tallest was 6'11"-7'. The joke of it is that even if he were 6'10.5" at night, that would still make him around 7' out of bed.
RoelC says on 25/Feb/14
Ronster says on 24/Feb/14
Andre was measured at 6'10" tall, at 17 years old people!! Wilt was measured at 7'1.5" by the NBA in his rookie year and he was still a teenager also then.

Wilt made his NBA debut in October 1959, when he was already 23 years old. Those are facts, that can be easily checked on the Internet.

How exactly are we lowering Wilt's height, when most here have him at 7'1", the same height he claimed for himself and the same height he was listed at during his entire NBA career.
Iconjj says on 25/Feb/14
Ronster, Andre was never 7'3. There is PLENTY of photographic evidence to show he was between 6'10 and 7'0. J.R even told me he thought Andre may have gotten to 7' at one time and was likely 6'9 at the end. Adrian Street stated 6'11. Jim Duggan said Show had him by an "inch or so".. Hell, Hogan even said he wound up under 7'..... The Wilt photos has Andre measuring up due to the cowboy boots.. The Mcmahons 7'4 estimates make sense if you go by 6 inches.. Jack up 6'10 6 inches and what do you get? At the same time they gave him 7'4.5-7'5, so he could have been 6'10.5-6'11 depending on his ring boots. Do the math.
Chaz says on 25/Feb/14
I still think if you give him 6.11'' out of bed and 6'10'' evening,and give him the height of 6'10.5'' you would not be far off the mark,,remmber how meny have said he was 6'10-11'' that had no reason to lie,
Freddy says on 25/Feb/14
Off the subject it was good to see Hogan back where he belongs! Might see some comparisons finally.,
JT says on 25/Feb/14
Backlund looked no taller than Bret Hart (7/30/94 Superstars of Wrestling) and in dress shoes had no more than 2 inches on 5’10” Jerry Lawler in wrestling boots.

It’s also evident that Backlund’s posture was less than ideal in the pic with Andre Click Here Backlund didn’t look much taller than 5’10” Bruno Sammartino and definitely not 3 inches taller. Click Here This is what 5’10” and not even 6’1” look like Click Here (at 5:30)
Halb says on 24/Feb/14
There is no proof to show André lost any height before his surgery in '86.
The different between John Studd (6'6½?) and André at WM1 and again at WM5, didn't change either.
Ronster says on 24/Feb/14
Enough of this Andre was never over 7' and was only 6'10" nonsense. Wilt Chamberlain is used as a reference to lower Andre's true height by lowering Wilt's height at the same time. Andre was measured at 6'10" tall, at 17 years old people!! Wilt was measured at 7'1.5" by the NBA in his rookie year and he was still a teenager also then. Wilt grew to at least 7'3" which every picture or video of him shows. Andre was the same height as Wilt in that Picture, and that was not Andre's peak height either, he peaked in the seventies. Andre was still 7'3" then, and the fact that Anrold was 6'1" or more shows that both these giant men were well over 7' tall. So lets please stop this nonsense of trying to pass off as height experts and this crusade so many are on to try and lower everyone's height on here. Andre also peaked very close to if not at 600lbs. He was a few inches taller than Big Show, and was a half foot taller than the 6'7" Hogan at WM3. Hogan by the way was billed at 6'8-9", not at his real height of 6'7". He was billed at 6'7" once he went to WCW.
Capt. Nobody says on 23/Feb/14
OK, now let the fun begin. By JT's own admission, eyes up Andre is probably a little under 5 inches. Between 4 and 5 for sure if Andre has a 12 inch head. Good enough for me.

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That is using one of JT's own shots. Notice the boot difference there as well. Probably about an inch advantage on Mulligans heels, if not a little more perhaps. How tall is Mulligan again?

Now how tall is Andre in this shot? Well, lets say 4.5-5 inches from eyes up plus an inch to makeup for the footwear difference. I'm getting 7 feet easy if Andre can stand a little taller and Mulligan is around 6'6". If Andre stood taller I have no doubt that Mulligan would come up to firmly under his eyes in this particular shot.

If we can scale a shot Andre standing his tallest with this shot of Andre, who is not doing so here, then you might have a way to nail down his peak height relative to this particular instance.
Capt. Nobody says on 23/Feb/14
JT says on 22/Feb/14
Click Here With the hair slicked back, this shows that Andre’s forehead from the eyes up was essentially normal-sized and even smaller than Hogan’s. If anyone came up to Andre’s eye level, Andre was probably less than 5 inches taller assuming comparable footwear.

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I think we had it around 4-5 so we are pretty much right in the pocket there as well. Now, lets re-visit that Kowalski shot. Kowalski in cowboy boots, Andre is in wrestling boots, Kowalski coming up to his "eyes", what does that make Andre in that shot?
miko says on 23/Feb/14
Nice work JT, we know that Hulk Hogan in comparable footwear usually looked to reach around Andre's eyebrow level, which means the difference actually could have been slightly under 5 inches between both men. Even if Hulk was a full 6'6 which I don't believe, it would put Andre at barely 6'11. In Andre's trusty cowboy boots he could obviously see over Hogan's head and look close to 7'0.

IMO Andre was 6'10.5 in his prime daytime height, although it's not impossible he came close to 7'0 fresh out of bed, a man of his size is easily going to lose at least an inch from waking.
dicksock says on 23/Feb/14
Vegas says on 22/Feb/14
dicksock says on 21/Feb/14
All and all, he looked about 1" taller than Vince.
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You seem to be ignoring the fact that Vince was in thick heeled dress shoes and Backlund was in flat heeled wrestling shoes. Also, Vince's puffy hair was making him look even taller than he was. Taking everything into consideration, they look about the same height in that video with Backlund still having the slight advantage. My point wasn't that Backlund was a certain amount taller than Vince, just that Backlund was for sure around 6'1" in his prime.
Boss says on 23/Feb/14
We are talking peak height for Andre and Rob estimated Andre's height loss for the day at a little over 2 inches. So if Andre's 6'-10"-11" at night than he's 7'0"-1" in the morning. Take an average of the 3 heights over ten hours which is what Guinness does to verify starting in morning and Andre comes out 7'. He also lost some height over his career and as his condition got worse so did his posture. So early to mid 1970's is right around his peak height.
Boss says on 23/Feb/14
Here a good shot of Wilt's wig.
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Boss says on 23/Feb/14
At 6-7 and 320 pounds during the mid-80s, Studd, who was one of the biggest wrestlers in the world at the time, was a frequent opponent for Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation. The matches were hardly classics, but they were a strong part of a package that packed buildings and paved the way for the early Wrestlemanias that pioneered national broadcasts of pro wrestling.
Studd was billed at between 6-6 and 6-8 during the bulk of his career. When the WWF went national, his billed height gravitated toward the 6-10 or even 6-11 mark to give him even more of a monster appeal, claiming to the "the real Giant" of pro wrestling for his feud with Andre, the gimmick Paul Lauria is now spoofing in ECW. He took to wearing thick lifts in his wrestling boots to accentuate his height as a gimmick and to give him the visual appearance of being the same height as Andre.

In Florida, Bollea wrestled in high school gyms and tiny VFW halls for twenty bucks a match under the name Terry "the Hulk" Boulder. ... McMahon bought Bollea his first thousand-dollar sequined cape and a pair of boots with lifts in them so he could lie about his height and call him the Incredible Hulk. ... He also began using the ring name Hulk Hogan.

Hogan and Studd already have thicker souled wrestling boots than Andre. Both men had way better posture than Andre as well. Now if their getting extra height from lifts inside their boots.
Freddy says on 23/Feb/14
Boss says on 21/Feb/14
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

SHOEMAKER IS STANDING IN FRONT ANDRE NOT BESIDE HIM FOR THE 1000TH TIME. Yet you use Shoemaker standing beside Wilt in publicity photos meant to emphasize the height difference. Andre's upper body and head are much longer than Wilt's whereas Wilt's legs are much longer than Andre's making Wilt appear much taller in comparison. Why use someone 2 feet shorter to estimate Andre's height when we have several photos of Andre and Wilt standing side by side? Andre's head was around 12.5 inches long so a 6' man would reach a little past Andre's chin and Andre would still be 7'. If that same 6' man had a footwear advantage or posture advantage he would come ever farther up Andre's face.

Amen! Don't worry Boss they're Andre haters lol
me says on 22/Feb/14
I could not say it better myself...Hahahaha

Boss says on 21/Feb/14
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

SHOEMAKER IS STANDING IN FRONT ANDRE NOT BESIDE HIM FOR THE 1000TH TIME. Yet you use Shoemaker standing beside Wilt in publicity photos meant to emphasize the height difference. Andre's upper body and head are much longer than Wilt's whereas Wilt's legs are much longer than Andre's making Wilt appear much taller in comparison. Why use someone 2 feet shorter to estimate Andre's height when we have several photos of Andre and Wilt standing side by side? Andre's head was around 12.5 inches long so a 6' man would reach a little past Andre's chin and Andre would still be 7'. If that same 6' man had a footwear advantage or posture advantage he would come ever farther up Andre's face.
Chaz says on 22/Feb/14
Boss, stop talking like a fool,Shoemaker was 4'11'' and 7st,not Giant Haystacks standing in front of Andre, you could get 4 Shoemakers inbetween the disstance between Andre and Wilt in there photos yet you clame thats spot on, Barbara bach in the same pose with Richard Kiel,comes out just right, and she is bigger and not so pressed up to him,Andre was never within 3-4'' of Kiel's height,any fool can see that, so unless Kiel was measured wrong and was 7'4'' Andre was under 6'11''and can you stop trying to had to andre's face it's about 11.5-12''
Vegas says on 22/Feb/14
dicksock says on 21/Feb/14
All and all, he looked about 1" taller than Vince.
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JT says on 22/Feb/14
Click Here With the hair slicked back, this shows that Andre’s forehead from the eyes up was essentially normal-sized and even smaller than Hogan’s. If anyone came up to Andre’s eye level, Andre was probably less than 5 inches taller assuming comparable footwear.
Boss says on 21/Feb/14
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

SHOEMAKER IS STANDING IN FRONT ANDRE NOT BESIDE HIM FOR THE 1000TH TIME. Yet you use Shoemaker standing beside Wilt in publicity photos meant to emphasize the height difference. Andre's upper body and head are much longer than Wilt's whereas Wilt's legs are much longer than Andre's making Wilt appear much taller in comparison. Why use someone 2 feet shorter to estimate Andre's height when we have several photos of Andre and Wilt standing side by side? Andre's head was around 12.5 inches long so a 6' man would reach a little past Andre's chin and Andre would still be 7'. If that same 6' man had a footwear advantage or posture advantage he would come ever farther up Andre's face.
dicksock says on 21/Feb/14
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Feb/14
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

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OK, I get it, you do mean "head" when you say "face". Alright, we are all on some similar level of agreement then. Now lets all use the 12-13 inch guideline when doing an Andre height comparison shall we?

Now for the question of the century, how tall is Bob Backlund then? hahaha.

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I have no doubt whatsoever that Backlund was a solid 6'1" in his prime. Again, I met him in 2013 and he is still at least 6'. He was also taller than Vince McMahon in his prime.
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When watching this clip, keep Backlund's posture in mind. Also, he has a head almost like Giant Baba or Big Show where the top is longer than average. All and all, he looked about 1" taller than Vince. There is no way on Earth that Backlund was under 6'1".
Capt. Nobody says on 21/Feb/14
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

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OK, I get it, you do mean "head" when you say "face". Alright, we are all on some similar level of agreement then. Now lets all use the 12-13 inch guideline when doing an Andre height comparison shall we?

Now for the question of the century, how tall is Bob Backlund then? hahaha.
Red183 says on 20/Feb/14
JT says on 19/Feb/14
This is the way it comes out if Andre’s and Hogan’s heads are leveled off from the original pic. Click Here Sorry but that’s not 24% bigger.
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Why? because you decided to change the acromegalie big boned jaw partially to chinfat to proof your still biased point on this one?

In the second pic Andres pivot is still higher than Hogans and Hulk has already a big forehead.
miko says on 20/Feb/14
Andre's head looks around 11.5/12 inches, the same as Big Shows, although Big Show was clearly the taller of the two.
Chaz says on 20/Feb/14
from 1cm up from the tip of Andre's nose is no more that 6'' so anyone from the the bottom of the eyebrows up has less that 4'' on Andre. Hogan, Wepner,Taylor should all be under he's nose, and people like Brett Hart should be under the chin,
Chuck says on 20/Feb/14
JT says on 19/Feb/14
This is the way it comes out if Andre’s and Hogan’s heads are leveled off from the original pic. Click Here Sorry but that’s not 24% bigger. The reason people were coming out with Andre’s head at or approaching 13 inches because they still had Andre looking down too much and/or Hogan looking up too much. I can just as easily do the opposite and get Andre’s head to end up well under 11 inches.

Hogan’s forehead (eyes to top of head) is about the same as Andre’s. Click Here It's really from the tip of the nose down where Andre's head elongated so much.
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The size of Andre's head really depends on how big you think Hogan's head is, I've met both Hogan and Andre unfortunately it was 35 years apart. But Hogan himself has a huge head, far bigger than the average man, you need to take that into consideration.
JT says on 19/Feb/14
This is the way it comes out if Andre’s and Hogan’s heads are leveled off from the original pic. Click Here Sorry but that’s not 24% bigger. The reason people were coming out with Andre’s head at or approaching 13 inches because they still had Andre looking down too much and/or Hogan looking up too much. I can just as easily do the opposite and get Andre’s head to end up well under 11 inches.

Hogan’s forehead (eyes to top of head) is about the same as Andre’s. Click Here It's really from the tip of the nose down where Andre's head elongated so much.
Chaz says on 19/Feb/14
Capt.Nobody, we were happy with a 12'' face for Andre,untill some tryed to up it to 13-14 ''to try make Andre over 6'11'' and 7'1'',because as is clear if you use two 12'' faces in the Shoemaker photo he's 2 faces taller in boots and hair,about 7'1'' anyone is wellcome to try it and see,and as they are both in the same photo the scale is right.

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