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Some brilliant Andre (and Hogan featuring heavily) photo's I've been looking at, most of them very rare, worth sharing on here.

 

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Just after Vince Sr. died.

 

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TOILET BREAK!

 

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Giant Baba in the WWF in 1990.

 

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Andre does his 'Columbo' impression while The Hulkster and 'The Lariat' Ned Flanders rock the karaoke stand.

 

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Popping out for the morning papers...

 

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With a young Stephanie McMahon at the Wrestlemania I post-show. Can't imagine that's his first pint of wine either.

 

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THE LADS~ at Hulk and Linda's wedding.

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The 7'4" Andre standing next to the 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain. Something doesnt add up there:

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Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

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The 7'4" Andre standing next to the 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain. Something doesnt add up there:

Wilt-Chamberlain-Arnold-Schwarzenegger-and-Andre-the-Giant.jpg

 

Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

 

How tall was Andre, legit though?

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The 7'4" Andre standing next to the 7'1" Wilt Chamberlain. Something doesnt add up there:

Wilt-Chamberlain-Arnold-Schwarzenegger-and-Andre-the-Giant.jpg

 

Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

 

 

What?

 

If Andre is 3" taller than Wilt, him being closer to the camera would accentuate the difference. As it stands Andre is slightly closer with his head at the same eye line as Wilt's - he is not taller than him. He is more than likely the same height

 

Looking at Andre's above pics over the years, you can see how his height diminished over time as his spine compacted. He may well have been billed at 7'4" but there are times when it is clear to see he wasn't. When up against Hogan at WM3 is a prime example. He is only max 4-5 inches taller than him when standing toe to toe and there is no way Hogan is approaching 7'

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Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

 

 

What?

 

If Andre is 3" taller than Wilt, him being closer to the camera would accentuate the difference. As it stands Andre is slightly closer with his head at the same eye line as Wilt's - he is not taller than him. He is more than likely the same height

 

That's what I'd originally thought, but that would only be the case if the photo was taken perpendicular to the ground - but it wasn't - so if Andrew stepped back, he would actually appear taller due to the angle of the photo.

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Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

 

 

What?

 

If Andre is 3" taller than Wilt, him being closer to the camera would accentuate the difference. As it stands Andre is slightly closer with his head at the same eye line as Wilt's - he is not taller than him. He is more than likely the same height

 

That's what I'd originally thought, but that would only be the case if the photo was taken perpendicular to the ground - but it wasn't - so if Andrew stepped back, he would actually appear taller due to the angle of the photo.

 

 

The closer you are to the camera the bigger you will be in comparison to what's behind you

 

The vanishing point in that photograph is directly behind Arnie's abs - anyone or anything moving closer to that point (in this case Andre) would appear smaller and not larger. All the perpendicular to the ground angle will do is change the vanishing point to a lower position in the distance - closer objects will appear larger at the top of the photograph, eg. Andre would appear taller/ closer at the point of his head, rather than at his feet, and vice versa the higher you go

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Andre's body is 2" in front of Wilt, and that's a clear 1" of difference visible in height, so 3" seems about right.

 

 

What?

 

If Andre is 3" taller than Wilt, him being closer to the camera would accentuate the difference. As it stands Andre is slightly closer with his head at the same eye line as Wilt's - he is not taller than him. He is more than likely the same height

 

That's what I'd originally thought, but that would only be the case if the photo was taken perpendicular to the ground - but it wasn't - so if Andrew stepped back, he would actually appear taller due to the angle of the photo.

 

 

The closer you are to the camera the bigger you will be in comparison to what's behind you

 

 

Yes, in principle. But in this photo we're talking about him taking 1 step back; a few inches.

 

If Andre steps backwards 1 step, he's moving "up" the photo, and thereby getting taller. It's all about the perspective of this photo. If he keeps walking backwards, yes, he gets smaller as he goes into the distance; but we're talking inches here - and the incline in the photo is more than the step back he needs to take to be in line with the other guy.

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