André René Roussimoff (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993), known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He most famously feuded with Hulk Hogan, culminating at WrestleMania III, and his best-remembered film role was that of Fezzik, the giant in The Princess Bride. His size was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormone, which later resulted in acromegaly. It also led to him being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World".
Manute Bol (/məˈnuːt ˈboʊl/; October 16, 1962 – June 19, 2010) was a Sudanese-born American basketball player and political activist. Listed at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall, he was one of the two tallest players in the history of the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureșan. He was officially measured and listed at 7 feet 6 3⁄4 inches (2.305 m) tall in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan (now South Sudan). He was the son of a Dinka tribal elder who gave him the name "Manute", which means "special blessing".
Matthew McGrory (May 17, 1973 – August 8, 2005) was an American actor, known for his great height.
Gheorghe Dumitru Mureșan (born February 14, 1971), also known as Ghiţă, Big Ghiţă or George, is a retired Romanian professional basketball player. At 7 feet 7 inches (2.31 m), he is one of the two tallest players in NBA history, along with Sudanese player Manute Bol. He is the tallest man in Romania and second tallest living person in the European Union after British actor and former basketball player Neil Fingleton, who stands 7 feet 7.5 inches (2.324 m).
Dalip Singh Rana (born 27 August 1972), better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian semi-retired professional wrestler, actor and powerlifter, best known for his time with WWE.
Jorge González (31 January 1966 – 22 September 2010) was an Argentine basketball player and professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances in World Championship Wrestling under the ring name El Gigante between 1989 and 1992 and in the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Giant González in 1993.
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and raised in Alton, Illinois.
Mingming Sun (simplified Chinese: 孙明明; traditional Chinese: 孫明明; pinyin: Sūn Míngmíng, born August 23, 1983) is a Chinese basketball player. Sun stands 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) and weighs 370 lb (168 kg). Sun wears size 20 shoes and makes occasional appearances as an actor.
Choi Hong-man (Korean: 최홍만, Hanja: 崔洪萬, born on October 30, 1980 in Jeju-do), often anglicised to Hong-man Choi, is a South Korean kickboxer, mixed martial artist and former ssireum wrestler. In Asia he is called "Che Man", "Korean Monster" and "Korean Colossus". He currently competes in K-1 and Dream and stands 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) and weighs 143 kg (315 lb),
Lock Martin (October 12, 1916 – January 19, 1959) was the stage name of American actor Joseph Lockard Martin, Jr. He is best remembered for playing the robot Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
George Bell (born 1957) was the tallest man in the United States at 7 feet 8 inches (234 cm) as recognized by Guinness World Records until Igor Vovkovinskiy was declared the tallest living man in the United States. He is a deputy sheriff in Virginia and previously played college basketball at Morris Brown College, Biola University and with the Harlem Wizards and Harlem Globetrotters show teams.
Priest Lauderdale (born August 31, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player.
John William Rogan (February 16, 1865 – September 12, 1905) is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 feet (2.44 m) or more and also the second tallest person ever recorded, after Robert Wadlow.
Fiodar Machnoŭ (Feodor Machnow, Фёдар Махноў, Фёдор Махнов) was born in 1878 at the village of Kasciuki near Viciebsk (now Belarus). Though exact details concerning his birth and real height are uncertain, Machnow eventually grew to a stature of 7-ft-10 inches (2.39m) and a weight of 365 lbs.
Mohammad Irfan (Urdu: محمد عرفان) (born 6 June 1982) is a Pakistani left arm fast bowler. He is notable for his height and pace. His height of 7'1" (216 cm) makes him the tallest player to play first-class and international cricket, a title that was previously shared by former West Indian fast bowler Joel Garner and Australian pace bowler Bruce Reid, both of whom are 6'8" (203 cm) tall.
John Aasen (March 5, 1890 – August 1, 1938) was an American silent film actor who was one of the tallest actors in history.
Al Tomaini (1912-1962), born Aurelio Tomaini, was a claimant to being the world's tallest individual. Tomaini claimed a height of 8 feet, 5½ inches; however, Guinness World Records stated he was really 8 feet, 4 inches.
Bao Xishun (also known as Xi Shun; born 1951) is a herdsman from Inner Mongolia, China, who was recognized by Guinness World Records as one of the world's tallest living men. Guinness World Records had returned the title of world’s tallest man to him after Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk took over the title briefly. After Stadnyk refused to be measured under new guidelines, which required him to be independently measured by Guinness World Records’s adjudicators, the title was returned to Xishun.
Clifford Marshall Thompson (October 18, 1904 – October 15, 1955) was one of the world's tallest men, and remains the tallest man to ever appear in a Hollywood film.
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Zeng Jinlian (simplified Chinese: 曾金莲; traditional Chinese: 曾金蓮; pinyin: Zēng Jīnlián; June 25, 1964 – February 13, 1982) was the tallest woman ever verified in medical history, taking over Jane Bunford's record. Zeng is also the only woman counted among the 17 people who have reached verified heights of eight feet or more.
John Lebar is a British actor known for his giant stature. He stands at 7 feet, 3 inches tall or 2.20 meters. His inside leg measurements are 41 inches long or 1.04 meters.
Väinö Myllyrinne (27 February 1909 in Helsinki – 13 April 1963 in Järvenpää, Finland) was an acromegalic giant who was at one time (1961–1963) the world's tallest living person. He stood 222 cm (7 ft 3 in) and weighed 197 kg (31 stone; 434 pounds) at the age of 21, but experienced a second phase of growth in his late thirties, attaining a height of 251 cm (8 ft 3 in).
Bernard A. Coyne (July 27, 1897, – May 20, 1921) is one of only 17 individuals in medical history to have stood 8 feet tall or more. Coyne may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.54 m) tall at the time of his death in 1921. His World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August 1918, lists his height as 8 feet. The Guinness Book of World Records stated that he was refused induction into the Army (1918) when he stood at a height of 7 feet 9 inches.
Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Олексійович Сизоненко; Russian: Александр Алексеевич Сизоненко; 27 July 1959 – 5 January 2012) was a Soviet basketball player.