13 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Princess Bride'
It landed in theaters without much a splash, but in the more than 25 years since its 1987 opening, “The Princess Bride” has evolved into a bona fide, quotable cult-classic. Written by legendary Hollywood scribe William Goldman (based on his own 1973 novel), the quirky postmodern fairy tale follows the gutsy Princess Buttercup (Robin Wright) as she attempts to reunite with her Prince Charming, Westley (Cary Elwes). Although the romance is the movie’s foundation, it’s the parade of colorful characters — from Billy Crystal’s Miracle Max to Mandy Patinkin’s Inigo Montoya — that have given the movie its considerable offbeat charm. Wright's latest movie, "The Congress," hits theaters this weekend, but to throw it back to her most memorable role, here are 13 things you didn’t know about the film, from on-set crushes to that oh-so-famous line...
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Goldman’s daughters came up with the title.
When the author and screenwriter, who also penned scripts for ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ and ‘All the President’s Men,’ sat down to write a book, he solicited help from his daughters. “I said, ‘If I were a book, what would I write about?’ One daughter said, ‘Write a book about a princess.’ The other one said, ‘Write a book about a bride.’”
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