‘The Princess Bride’ cast: Where are they now?

‘The Princess Bride’ cast: Where are they now?

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It has been 35 years since “The Princess Bride” first hit theaters. Although the film wasn’t a big box office hit when it was first released, it has become a cult favorite with girls all over the world wondering when their Westley will be found.

Here is what the cast has been up to since the release of the film, which is based on the 1973 novel.


Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes' breakout role was Westley in

Cary Elwes’ breakthrough role was Westley in “The Princess Bride.” Later, he was the star of “Saw,” the first installment in the horror franchise.
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Cary Elwes had a few film credits to his name before being cast as Westley in “The Princess Bride.” Elwes continued his acting career after the film’s success. He starred in “Glory”, an Academy Award-winning film. He also starred in Mel Brook’s adaptation of “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” which starred Robin Hood.

He continued to work steadily throughout the 90s and in the early 2000s. In 2004, Elwes starred in two very different films, the first installment of the horror film “Saw” and the children’s movie “Ella Enchanted.” He reprised his role in the “Saw” franchise in 2010 for the seventh film in the series.


Throughout the 2000s, Elwes worked in television, with guest spots on “Seinfeld,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Psych” and the TV movie, “The Riverman,” in which he portrayed Ted Bundy. In 2018, Elwes joined the cast of “Stranger Things” for its third season as the mayor of Hawkins.

Elwes met his wife Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 1991 at a chili cook-off, and they have been married since 2000, They have one daughter together.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright got her start on

Robin Wright started her career on “The Princess Bride” and has seen her career grow tremendously since then. Not too long after she was cast as Jenny in “Forrest Gump,” earning her a Golden Globe nomination.
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Robin Wright’s career exploded after she was cast as Buttercup in “The Princess Bride.” After her breakthrough role in the movie, Wright was cast as Jenny in “The Princess Bride” as Forrest’s best friend and he takes the wrong path. The role of Jenny earned her a Golden Globe nomination

She continued acting throughout the 90s and 2000s, in films like “White Oleander,” “A Home at the End of the World,” Moneyball” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Wright also appeared on TV in roles such as “The Yellow Rose” or “Empire Falls”. “

In 2013, Wright began her portrayal of Claire Underwood in “House of Cards” alongside Kevin Spacey. Claire was Kevin Spacey’s first lady, and she eventually became president after Spacey left the show’s final season. Spacey was fired in 2018 following alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the political drama.

Wright was nominated for five Emmys consecutively for her portrayal as Claire.


Wright and Sean Penn met in 1989 and had their daughter Dylan Frances Penn in 1991. After breaking up and getting back together a few times, they got married in 1996, but filed for divorce in 2009. Their divorce was finalized in 2010. In 2017, she began secretly dating Saint Laurent executive Clement Giraudet. The two had a secret wedding in France in 2018.

Chris Sarandon

After starring in

After appearing in “The Princess Bride”, Chris Sarandon was cast as Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas.”
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Chris Sarandon had a successful career on the stage and in film before he took the role of Prince Humperdinck in the 1987 classic “The Princess Bride,” with a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination under his belt.

During his career, he was also the voice for Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas” in 1993. He played the role of the Pumpkin King again on numerous occasions, including Halloween events at Disneyland.

He returned to the stage in 1991 for a short-lived musical, and then again in 2006 when he played Signor Naccarelli in “The Light at the Piazza.” His latest return to the stage was in 2016 when he acted in the off-Broadway play, “Preludes,”

Sarandon was married to actress Susan Sarandon for 12 years, divorcing shortly after “The Princess Bride” was released. He married a second time in 1980, welcoming two daughters and a son with his second wife, before getting another divorce in 1989. In 1994, he married his third wife, Joanna Gleason, and they are still together.

Fred Savage

Fred Savage starred in

Fred Savage starred in “The Wonder Years” from 1988 until 1993 and was nominated for two Golden Globe and Emmy Awards at the age of 13. Recently, he has been accused of inappropriate behavior.
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Fred Savage had a few television credits to his name prior to landing the role of The Grandson on “The Princess Bride” in 1987. He was the little boy who was sick at home and heard the story about Buttercup Westley, Humperdink, and then he played it. He enjoyed the book, even though it was a book for kissing. After starring in “The Princess Bride,” Savage was cast as Kevin Arnold, the lead role on “The Wonder Years.” The show ran from 1988 until 1993, becoming the youngest person to be nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Award, with two of each nomination, at the age of 13, for his work on the show.


During this time, and after, he starred in several films, including “Vice Versa,” Little Monsters” and “Austin Powers in Goldmembers.” He made an appearance on his brother Ben Savage’s show “Boy Meets World” as a professor who hits on the main character’s girlfriend. In 2017, he joined the cast of the Netflix show, “Friends From College. A member of the crew sued Savage over sexual harassment and verbal abuse while filming the final season of “Wonder Years.” Although the case was settled out-of-court, similar accusations were levelled against Savage years later. In 2018, a crew member on Savage’s show “The Grinder” sued, alleging assault and battery on Savage’s part against her. Savage denied the accusations and the case was dismissed in 2019.

Recently, Savage was fired as a “The Wonder Years” executive after three allegations of inappropriate behavior were brought against him by ABC. He denied the allegations.

Andre the Giant

André René Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant, got his start as a wrestler, his main storyline being his feud with Hulk Hogan.

Andre Rene Roussimoff is better known as Andre the Giant. His main storyline is his feud with Hulk Hogan.
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Andre Rene Roussimoff got his start in entertainment in the early 1960s as a wrestler in France, and was recruited into the profession because of his tall stature and muscular build. He was a professional wrestler and earned the nickname “Andre the Giant.” He took on the role of Fezzik in “The Princess Bride” in 1987 when trying to restart his acting career.

While Fezzik was his most famous acting role, he is also a very accomplished wrestler who played a huge role in the sport from 1964-1991. Hulk Hogan was Roussimoff’s most memorable storyline during his time in wrestling. He and Hogan came head-to-head multiple times throughout the years, their most famous match being when Hogan managed to body slam the 520-pound Roussimoff to win the match.

Throughout 1990-1991 Roussimoff began taking a step back from wrestling, making more sporadic appearances until making his full return in April 1991. Not too long after, his knee was injured during a match, and he made his final appearance in August 1991 at SummerSlam on crutches.

Roussimoff had one daughter, Robin Christensen. On Thursday, January 28, 1993, Roussimof passed away in Paris due to congestive heart failure. He was 47.

Mandy Patankin

Mandy Patankin is an established Broadway actor with many Tony Award nominations under his belt.

Mandy Patankin, an established Broadway actor, has received many Tony Award nominations.
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Prior to starring in “The Princess Bride,” Mandy Patankin was an established stage actor, having been nominated for a number of Tony Awards. Although he had a few roles in films, Inigo Montoya is his most beloved. He worked on stage, television, and film throughout his career.

In 1994, Patankin was cast in the hit show “Chicago Hope,” winning an Emmy Award for his performance. He left the show in season 2 for personal reasons, returning in 1999 for its sixth season before its cancelation the next year. Throughout the 2000s, he made numerous appearances as a guest on various TV shows before getting a leading role in “Criminal Minds” in 2005. He only stayed on the show for two seasons, but he decided to leave before the third season because of creative differences.

He made his return to Broadway in 2000 in “The Wild Party,” for which he earned another Tony Award nomination. From May to June 2010, Patankin starred in the musical “Paradise Lost” in London. He made his return to TV in 2011 alongside Claire Danes, in Showtime’s hit show “Homeland.” He was on the show until its final season in 2020.

Patankin married his wife Kathryn Grody in April 1980, and the couple share two sons. Patankin, while acting on “Homeland”, visited Greece to assist Syrian refugees. He stated that he hopes to improve the system for refugees and how they are treated. In 2020, he and his son Gideon began posting videos of themselves on social media, which went viral.

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn reportedly got the role of Vizzini in

According to reports, Wallace Shawn was cast as Vizzini in “The Princess Bride” by the casting director because he liked the way he spoke the line “inconceivable”, in the film “My Dinner with Andre.”
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Wallace Shawn is a playwright whose plays have captivated audiences, and he appeared in a few films prior to “The Princess Bride,” making his debut in 1979’s “Manhattan” alongside Diane Keaton. He was said to have been cast in “My Dinner with Andre” because he liked the way he spoke the line “inconceivable”. “

He’s best-known for his roles as “Strange Invaders”, “Clueless” and “Clueless.” However, he has also appeared in films like “The Haunted Mansion,” “Vanya on 42nd Street,” “The Incredibles” and “Book Club.” Shawn has also appeared on television in guest and recurring roles. He was a recurring role in “Gossip Girl,” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “The Good Wife”, and “Young Sheldon”. “


Shawn also provided his voice for animated films, including all the “Toy Story” films, “Monsters Inc.” and “A Goofy Movie.” Three of his plays were made into films by him as a playwright. The films include “The Designated Mourner”, “Marie and Bruce”, and “The Fever”. “

Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest partnered with Eugene Levy to write a number of films including

Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy collaborated to create a number films, including “For Your Consideration” (above) and “Mascots” (below).
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Christopher Guest’s career started in the 1970s in the theater, but he quickly transitioned into film and television. Guest was a star in “This Is Spinal Tap” before appearing in “The Princess Bride.” “

In the 1990s, Guest started a partnership with Eugene Levy, and together they wrote many films together. They have shared many films together, including “Waiting for Guffman,” the “Best in Show” film, “For Your Consideration” and “Mascots”. He also starred in the 2009 film “The Invention of Lying” and returned to his role of Count Rugen in 2020 for “The Princess Bride Reunion. “

In 1996, Guest became the 5th Baron Haden-Guest after the death of his father. Guest was a member of The British House of Lords until a law prohibited him from taking up his seat.


Guest married actress Jamie Lee Curtis in 1984, and the couple adopted two children, Anna and Ruby.

Lori Bashian is an entertainment producer assistant for Fox News Digital.

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