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(Contact Music)   Robin Wright says Andre the Giant was a "pain" on the set of The Princess Bride. INCONCEIVABLE, biatch   (contactmusic.com) divider line 107
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2010-03-09 10:13:14 PM  
Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.
 
2010-03-09 10:19:40 PM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.
 
2010-03-09 10:21:24 PM  
I don't think that word means what you think it means....
 
2010-03-09 10:22:06 PM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker.


I've heard that too, but I wasn't familiar with his alleged dickishness.
 
2010-03-09 10:24:57 PM  
Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard
 
2010-03-09 10:33:40 PM  
Well you can come up with stories of everyone being a dick. I never met him so I don't really know. I did find where he had been arrested for assault, maybe that's what I was thinking of.

Here's a pretty good article about his drinking though. (new window)
 
2010-03-09 10:34:26 PM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.


According to rowdy roddy piper, he flipped over a car
 
2010-03-09 10:35:30 PM  
"He was such a sweetheart... He'd ingest small horses and a side of mashed potatoes and he would sort of wash it down with a case of wine and about six bottles of cognac.

LOL
 
2010-03-09 11:04:43 PM  
The article's headline: Robin Wright - Wright: 'Giant Was In So Much Pain On The Princess Bride Set'


The submitter is either a troll or lacks reading comprehension. BTW-Andre the Giant had acromegaly.
 
2010-03-09 11:56:18 PM  
cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

Every story I've ever heard, people absolutely loved him. He was an icon.
 
2010-03-10 12:00:07 AM  
I imagine Andre was in a lot of pain during the shoot. Maybe that's what she meant.
 
2010-03-10 12:18:56 AM  
exick: cretinbob: Actually there are plenty of stories about Andre the Giant being a total dick.

I haven't heard that he was a dick, but I have heard that he was a legendary drinker which does lend itself to behaving like a dick.


Anyone with a painful and crippling disease that you know will kill you before you're fifty kinda has that right.

Hope I can snag me one of his beers when I get to wherever he is
 
2010-03-10 12:34:43 AM  
cretinbob: Here's a pretty good article about his drinking though. (new window)

As a fellow drunkard, Andre deserves a throne in the pantheon of the gods of boozing.
 
2010-03-10 12:36:12 AM  
PhiloeBedoe: I imagine Andre was in a lot of pain during the shoot. Maybe that's what she meant.

That's actually the headline of the actual article.
 
2010-03-10 12:40:28 AM  
On the TV documentary "Biography" as I recall, he was described as a gentle giant who had no enemies and everyone liked. He could consume some of the hugest quantities of alchohol due to his condition and not become incapacitated. There are stories of him drinking dozens of bottles of beer in one sitting many, many times.

They do relate his flipping a car over after one of his many drinking nights, but I believe it was in response to a group of men in the car making fun of his size, which he was extremly sensitive of.

He was a fascinating story. Came from Podunk France and returned there to die. In between he made Vince McMahon famous and apparently made friends and gained respect from all he ever met.

Alot of sadness in his greatness and fame.

Subby, if you are not trying to be "funny" in your post, you are a true 'Tard. A quote from the Robin Wright in the article.

"He was such a sweetheart... He'd ingest small horses and a side of mashed potatoes and he would sort of wash it down with a case of wine and about six bottles of cognac."

Not sure where you get, He was a pain from that?

/A personal favorite
//Too obvious?
/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant - Good read
 
2010-03-10 12:57:37 AM  
doglover: According to rowdy roddy piper, he flipped over a car

I have now found the phrase I want inscribed on my tombstone.
 
2010-03-10 01:00:51 AM  
An illiterate dick to submit, an illiterate dick to approve.

Fark.
 
2010-03-10 02:33:51 AM  
Is this a kissing book?
 
2010-03-10 02:59:40 AM  
CamelToe: Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard


And WTG mods for greenlighting links with retarded, incorrect headlines. THIS IS A GODDAMN PET PEEVE of mine you bastards. Try not to be so damn stupid in the future. Thank you.
 
2010-03-10 03:02:19 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: And WTG mods for greenlighting links with retarded, incorrect headlines. THIS IS A GODDAMN PET PEEVE of mine you bastards. Try not to be so damn stupid in the future. Thank you.

Mine too. There's funny, then there's stupid crap like this.
 
2010-03-10 03:12:52 AM  
Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.
 
2010-03-10 03:18:11 AM  
Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.


YO THIS biatch IS RETARDED!!!!
 
2010-03-10 03:29:54 AM  
Ender's: Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.

YO THIS biatch IS RETARDED!!!!


Chunk, chunk dum
Hits right
dum chunkie
Sung dum hits

Hang it up
Hang it up
Hang it up

Rolls are wheelin'
Rolls are reelin'

Dump it up
Dump it up

Bang it.
Bang it,

8 them pies
dum sum hits
Beat the meter.
 
2010-03-10 03:30:26 AM  
Sun God: Maybe if people would stop saying "retarded" and "biatch" and not say things in ALL CAPS! the world would be more pleasant...

Vocabulary. I'm not dictating you should learn one, but it would be nice to know someone who has one.


No, it wouldn't. Complaints are how stupid people often find out they are stupid, and words and writing techniques that evoke emotion from plebes *ahem* can be useful cage rattlers and therefore appropriate. Less stupid = more pleasant. If you're serious about a pleasant earth you could take particular note of this fact.

I'm sorry you don't know anyone with a vocabulary. How do your friends speak? Oh. Wait. Sorry. Maybe get out more. Good luck.
 
2010-03-10 03:34:08 AM  
Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.
 
2010-03-10 03:42:24 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Good job.
 
2010-03-10 03:51:01 AM  
Sun God: Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Good job.


Thanks SG. This is what I meant, and what I should have said in the first place. I was driven to all caps and the word retard by rage. Rage I'm telling you! Judge my verbiage if you will, I guess I don't blame you, but I'm glad we can agree there are larger issues at play here.
 
2010-03-10 04:09:25 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Cool article. Thanks.

He sounds like he was a great guy to be around.
 
2010-03-10 04:13:00 AM  
Uh, I guess it was inconceivable.
 
2010-03-10 04:18:38 AM  
CamelToe: Another reading comprehension gem here.

/WTG subtard


Bleh it was intentional. Subby was just trolling. Easiest way to get a greenlight on fark.

/may have indulged in it himself
 
2010-03-10 04:18:38 AM  
My personal experiences recently with professional wrestlers has shown the adage about them being tigers in the ring and pussycats out of it may well be true. All the ones I've met were absolutely awesome!
 
2010-03-10 04:20:14 AM  
Andre the giant has a posse...
 
2010-03-10 05:04:05 AM  
"in pain" I believe, but there is too much behind the scenes footage of The Princess Bride for the headline to be accurate.
 
2010-03-10 05:12:31 AM  
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Legendary drunk is legendary.
 
2010-03-10 05:45:38 AM  
Yes, but will he serenade the World World Tag Team Championship to Ted DiBiase?
 
2010-03-10 05:56:10 AM  
Dr. Picklebacon: Andre the Giant is a drinking legend and this slander upon his name, and here of all places, is an outrage.

Indeed. Andre's drinking exploits pretty much make him the Patron Saint of Fark.
 
2010-03-10 06:08:44 AM  
This is often the most misattributed quote I've ever heard:

"When I die I won't need to be embalmed - I'm already pickled."

Andre said that in 1982.
 
2010-03-10 06:09:53 AM  
I'm confused. Is "small horses" a euphemism for steak or pork chops, or was ol' Andre actually chowing down on equines?
 
2010-03-10 06:16:12 AM  
It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby
 
2010-03-10 06:25:32 AM  
Sun God: Is this a kissing book?



::Golf Clap::
 
2010-03-10 06:46:24 AM  
Bret Hart's autobiography paints a pretty good picture of Andre. Gentle Giant is a good nickname for him.
 
2010-03-10 06:57:12 AM  
Moonraper: I'm confused. Is "small horses" a euphemism for steak or pork chops, or was ol' Andre actually chowing down on equines?

He's from France, so the latter isn't INCONCEIVABLE.
 
2010-03-10 06:57:19 AM  
swahnhennessy: It's not all that funny, but most of you completely miss the joke, despite it being obvious.

/not Subby


Wait, I've got this one.

Robin Wright Penn is actually referring to Andre the Giant as baked goods, as indicated by the quotes around the word "pain", which is French for bread, which is also the group that sang the song "I Wanna Make It With You", that was used in her wedding in the soap opera Santa Barbara with Cruz Castillo who was played by A Martinez, who also appeared in LA Law which aired on NBC, which also aired The West Wing, which featured Oliver Platt, who also starred in the movie Flatliners with, wait for it...

Billy Balwin. Who also appeared in Dirty Sexy Money alongside Donald Sutherland, whose son Kiefer was also in Flatliners along with Kevin Bacon.

So you see? That's the joke. Robin Wright was using Andre The Giant to explain her relation to Kevin Bacon... oh, man. That headline TOTALLY makes sense now.

Thanks subby.
 
2010-03-10 07:08:15 AM  
I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.
 
2010-03-10 07:53:24 AM  
Wright says he was a sweetheart. She also says he drank a lot. The problem with that being how to get him to his room when he passed out.
 
2010-03-10 08:09:29 AM  
Callahan'sMartiniShaker: I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.

I do not think you understand what the purpose of quotation marks around "pain" would be.

/not subby
 
2010-03-10 08:11:41 AM  
And how many of us would have clicked on this if the headline was the same as the one in TFA?

More trolls-ey headlines for pageviews. Another day at Fark.
 
2010-03-10 08:20:03 AM  
Andre was retired from wrestling at this point in his career specifically because of the pain he was in. He desperately needed very expensive surgery, but was adamantly against it to which there are several unclear reasons.

After this movie became a hit, and people started talking about Andre, Vince McMahon Jr decided he needed Andre back in the ring. Vince offered to pay for Andre's surgery to get him back in the ring for a match with Hulk Hogan. Thus Wrestlemania III

/My Useless Facts
//Let me show you them
 
2010-03-10 08:56:29 AM  
Doomed4Lyf: to which there are several unclear reasons.

At the time it was explained to him that to get him put under the anesthesiologist could never guarantee even a 30% survival rate given the amount of drugs they'd have to pump into him.

Had he had the same situation right now today, he'd likely have a better chance as treatment for the issues he had has gotten MUCH better.
 
2010-03-10 08:58:39 AM  
SharkTrager: Callahan'sMartiniShaker: I do not think this headline means what subby thinks it does.

I do not think you understand what the purpose of quotation marks around "pain" would be.

/not subby


No I got it - i just thought that perhaps the implied slander to Robin Wright was unnecessary. There were better plays on words, or even that word, to be had without calling Buttercup a biatch. Dread Pirate Roberts wouldn't approve.

The Giant obviously drank "To the pain" and he quite obviously wasn't selling anything.

However - As you wish.
 
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