HBO’s “Andre the Giant” documentary has a gigantic problem

Andre the Giant today may be best remembered from his role as Fezzik in The Princess Bride, or from his image on the ubiquitous Obey! sticker campaign created by artist Shepard Fairey.

But in the late 70s and 80s, Andre the Giant (born Andre Roussimoff) was a figure (literally) larger-than-life—a professional wrestler of such titanic proportions that even non-wrestling fans like myself couldn’t help but take notice. Billed at 7-foot-4 and nearing 500 pounds, he had hands the size of...

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