To Dana Lynne Abeln, whose childhood I ruined.
The Princess Bride was released nearly 30 years ago and during these past three decades the film has amassed a stealthy cult following. This fantasy comedy was a moderate success at the box office, but its great appraisal from critics and viewers alike made the film beloved by many. The story of Westley and Princess Buttercup lives forevermore, but the stars of the film have lived on to conquer other adventures. As you wish, here is where they are today.
This teen heartthrob became actively involved in screenwriting, producing, and wrote the best-selling book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. He was most known for his movie roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and Twister. He also had recurring roles in the popular television shows The X-Files and Psych. In the mid 2000s he saw a resurgence in popularity with his portrayal of Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the inescapable Saw franchise. Presently, Cary Elwes is starring in Crackle's first original series The Art of More and touring the United States promoting his Princess Bride tell-all.
A leading lady in her own right, this tenacious actress first started her career in television but transitioned to film with her role as Buttercup in The Princess Bride. Since then she went on to star in hit movies like Forrest Gump, Unbreakable, and Moneyball. She was once famously married to Sean Penn, but since their divorce has utilized her time to direct television shows and even won a Golden Globe. She is currently best recognized for her role as Claire Underwood in Netflix's House of Cards.
Inigo Montoya is hands down the best character in The Princess Bride. He was fueled by revenge and redemption and his threat, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!" is one of the best delivered, funniest catchphrases ever mentioned in cinematic history. Relentless as his character, this comedian, tenor and voice actor's career has not stopped. He is mostly recognized for his Homeland character, Saul Berenson, but Inigo Montoya is immortal. Actually I just realized who I wanted to be for Halloween next year.
Once a mumbling buffoon, Wallace Shawn has had an inconceivable career that has spanned 48 years! His role as Vizzini was a very comic, very endearing one. The blundering thief was just too adorable to be truly terrifying. He is the kind of actor you've seen before somewhere in that one movie. He is known mostly for his role as Rex in the Toy Story franchise, Mr. Hall in Clueless, and recently Cyrus Rose in Gossip Girl.
Prince Humperdinck was portrayed by talented actor and voice artist, Chris Sarandon. As an actor, Sarandon has been nominated for an Academy Award for his freshman performance in Dog Day Afternoon. He is best known for his roles in Fright Night, Child's Play, and for being the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He has remained quiet on the acting scene, but lastly he had a small recurring role in the television show The Good Wife.