- Feb 6, 2007
Ever heard of Andre the Giant? 7'4, billed at 520lbs. That guy was a monster. I would imagine the Mountain was probably someone similar to that, had he been a real person. And the average person is a foot and a half shorter than that.
I thought of Andre the Giant (and The Big Show), but neither one of them has an impressive physique; they're just large, not ripped. And either way, both are still significantly shorter than 8' tall, so they still don't fit the character profile. Given that this is a fictional tale set in a magical world with dragons and smoke monsters and actual giants, I don't think it strains credulity that there's a character who is larger than any actual human in recorded history. It makes it a tough ask to find a suitable actor to portray that character without digital trickery though.Yep, Andre the Giant was who I first thought of. Would have been weird to have essentially been seeing Inigo Montoya vs. Fezzik in that fight though. :hmm:
The Undertaker is smaller than the two wrestlers I mentioned (Great Khali and Nathan Jones), and both of them are about a foot shorter than ideal. The Rock is tiny by comparison; 6'5", 260 lbs.A pro wrestler would have been a great cast for that role: size, agility, and typically very good acting chops. The Rock would have been great, but probably too much baggage for that role (he's well-known, the audience expects something from him). What about a guy like The Undertaker? Dude is a freak. ....he's still alive, isn't he?