Cary Elwes of "The Princess Bride" reveals the origin of the "mostly dead" scene and talks about crazy movie-based tattoos fans have bared.
Despite its lack of theatrical success, the fractured fairy tale has endured due to home video, cable, DVD, and now Blu-ray.
A woman did not make it to the White House this year, but two other famous ladies, Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer, have entered another Washington institution — the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Ridley Scott‘s feminist manifesto Thelma & Louise (1991), starring Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, is among the 25 motion pictures selected this year to be preserved for future generations, it was announced today.
Andre the Giant was quite the drinking buddy, according to his Princess Bride co-star Cary Elwes. Speaking with The Daily Beast, Elwes, who is promoting his Princess Bride memoir As You Wish, recalls a time that Andre passed out drunk in a hotel lobby after a script reading. “There’s no shifting a 550-pound, 7-foot-4 giant, so they had a choice: either call the authorities, and they didn’t want that kind of publicity, or wait for him to wake up, which was the wiser decision,” said Elwes, who played the film’s sardonic pirate hero.