Cary Elwes’ films have racked up an impressive $1.2 billion at the box office over the years.
He has appeared in more than 80 films, including “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Dracula,” “Glory,” “Days of Thunder,” “Twister,” and “Kiss the Girls.” But it’s his role as the lovestruck farm boy Westley in Rob Reiner’s classic film, “The Princess Bride,” that has endeared him to audiences for nearly 30 years.
“The Princess Bride” has been called one of the greatest love stories ever told and ranked by the Writer’s Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays ever produced. Cary’s memoir, “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’” includes never-before-told behind-the-scenes stories from this beloved film.
Cary joins us to give his opinion on why he believes the movie continues to grow in popularity since its initial release in 1987, including the sweet story of how the novel the film is based on came to be written.
And you’ll never believe the reading Cary did for Rob Reiner that landed him the role of a lifetime — Fat Albert! He shares the incredible story.
One of the greatest parts of “The Princess Bride” is its deep cast of wonderful actors, including Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Robin Wright and Billy Crystal. Cary describes what it was like to work with this “tsunami of talent” and why it was one of the most fun sets he’s ever been on.