The epic movie, The Princess Bride, just turned 35! Does that make you feel old? The fantasy, romance, and comedy movie is one of the most beloved films ever made. It’s been over three decades since the movie premiered and you might be wondering what happened to the cast. Most of the actors from the movie have continued with their careers in front of the camera and on the stage. Others have made the move to behind the camera taking on roles as producers and directors as well.
In honor of The Princess Bride‘s 35-year reign of greatness, we took a look at all of the stars from the film to discover what they are up to today. It’s been a long time but many of them are still going strong. Discover what Princess Buttercup, Westley, Iñigo Montoya, and more are up to today!
Before she played Princess Buttercup, Robin Wright was known for her role, Kelly Capwell, on the soap opera Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1988. Today, she’s more recognized as Claire Underwood in Netflix’s House of Cards, a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award for best actress in 2013. She has also received consecutive Emmy nominations for the role of the outstanding lead actress in a drama series from 2013 to 2017.
Wright, 56, famously played Jenny in Forrest Gump alongside Tom Hanks in 1994. More recently, she had a prominent role in Wonder Woman in 2017. She not only acts, but she has also become a seasoned producer and director as well. She directed several episodes of House of Cards and Ozark. Wright directed her first, feature film Land in 2021.
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She was married to Sean Penn from 1996 to 2010. They have two children together, Dylan Frances and Hopper Jack. She married Clement Giraudet in 2018, though filed for divorce in September 2022, People reported at the time.
Audiences can expect to see the Princess Bride again in 2023 in Ben Young’s Where All the Light Tends to Go.
“As you wish,” was spoken and we all swooned. Yes, the Princess Bride character Westley was a childhood crush for many of us which made seeing Cary Elwes cut his limbs off in the horror film, Saw a couple of decades later even more traumatic. He played Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the 2004 scary movie.
Elwes, 59, was a staple of campy classic movies from the 1990s as he also starred in Mel Brook‘s Robin Hood: Men In Tights. Audiences have seen the actor make the leap from feature films to TV as he appeared recently in Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and his voice for Family Guy.
Princess Bride‘s Iñigo Montoya is one of the greatest characters ever written! Yes, after settling a disagreement with a six-fingered man, the character lodged himself into our hearts. Before appearing in Princess Bride, Mandy Patinkin already had a fruitful acting career on the stage, on television, and in feature films.
In 1983, Patinkin starred opposite Barbara Streisand in Yentl. The role brought the actor acclaim and mainstream fame. Following the movie, he would go on to be cast in countless roles. The actor was seen in Chicago Hope, Dead Like Me, and Criminal Minds before he starred in Showtime’s smash hit, Homeland.
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His excellent work has earned him seven Emmy nominations, including a win for lead actor in 1994 for Chicago Hope, and three Golden Globe nominations. Today, you can find him playing a fake judge on the series The Good Fight.
Count Tyrone Rugen
Count Tyrone Rugen, a.k.a. the Six-Fingered Man, had a thick bunch of facial hair and longer locks which made the actor who played him, Christopher Guest unrecognizable. He has continued acting mostly in comedies since his role in Princess Bride. But, he’s more famous for his work behind the camera these days.
Guest is best known for writing, directing, and starring in a series of comedic films that pioneered the “mockumentary” style. His first being 1988’s This Is Spinal Tap was released before his turn as the sadistic count in Princess Bride. His movie series featured many of the same actors and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots.
He is married to Jamie Lee Curtis and they tied the knot in 1984.
“You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen,” is one of the many fabulous lines from Princess Bride delivered by Vizzini, a criminal mastermind in the movie. The character was played by the national treasure who is Wallace Shawn.
Before appearing in Princess Bride, Shawn had an impressive film career that began in the 1970s including My Dinner with Andre and Manhattan. After his scene-stealing role in Princess Bride, the actor would go on to make a big impression in small roles in films like Clueless and as a T-rex in the Toy Story franchise.
Audiences can catch him today appearing in The Good Fight (with his old pal Mandy Patinkin) and in Young Sheldon.
“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles,” Miracle Max says in Princess Bride. The cameo role was played by Billy Crystal who was a rising star before he landed the role. Although, he was completely unrecognizable thanks to the impressive makeup and prosthetics the film’s crew outfitted him.
The actor’s star continued to rise after Princess Bride premiered, with a string of hits like 1989’s When Harry Met Sally, 1991’s City Slickers, and 1999’s Analyze This. He also provided the voice of Mike Wazowski in the Monsters, Inc. franchise.
Crystal, 74, has served as the host of the Oscars a total of nine times, beginning in 1990 and most recently in 2012. He just wrapped a run on Broadway in Mr. Saturday Night.
“Tyrone, you know much I love watching you work. But I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped!” Prince Humperdinck, heir to the throne of Florin says in Princess Bride.
It’s one of the most memorable and funny lines from the movie. Before appearing in Princess Bride, Chris Sarandon was nominated for an Oscar for his work in 1975’s Dog Day Afternoon.
Since then, Sarandon, 80, has had a successful voice acting career. For instance, he was the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.
If his name feels familiar to you it is because he was married to one Susan Sarandon from 1967 until 1979. Currently, he is married to actor Joanna Gleason.
Fred Savage‘s role as the sick, quick-witted grandson helped win him the lead role of Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years, which premiered in 1988, the year after Princess Bride hit theaters.
He was made famous by the roles and would go on to pursue voice acting as an adult before becoming a prolific television director. He has over 70 directing credits working on everything from Boy Meets World to Modern Family. But, it has not been without controversy.
As Mamas Uncut reported at the time, Savage in August of 2022, six women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and unwanted sexual behavior on the set of ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years. As a result, he was fired from his directing job.
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Andre the Giant’s rhyme-obsessed Fezzik was the perfect foil to Shawn’s maniacal Vizzini, and their scenes together are, without a doubt, some of the funniest moments in the Princess Bride. “It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise,” Andre famously deadpans in the movie.
Andre the Giant
The French wrestling champ was a true legend in and out of the ring. Standing at 7-ft., 4-in. and weighing in at 520 lbs., Andre was a WWF Heavyweight Champion sometimes billed as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
He died of congestive heart failure in 1993 at the age of 46.
One of the film’s biggest stars at the time of its release, Falk was already famous for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in Columbo from 1968-2003. The role earned him four Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.
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He was also a two-time Oscar nominee, first for 1960’s Murder, Inc. and then for 1961’s Pocketful of Miracles.
Falk died in 2011 at the age of 83.
There you go! We hope you found out what the cast of Princess Bride is up to these days. If you would like even more awesome Princess Bride content, keep reading for the best quotes from the highly quotable movie!
Discover the Very Best Princess Bride Quotes Below:
Inigo Montoya Princess Bride Quotes
“Prepare to Die”
Inigo: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
“I Don’t Mean to Pry…”
Inigo: “I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”
Man in Black: “Do you always begin conversations this way?”
“I Have Been in the Revenge Business for So Long”
Inigo: “Is very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.”
Westley: “Have you ever considered piracy? You’d make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.”
Inigo Montoya: “Who are you?”
Man in Black: “No one of consequence.”
Inigo: “I must know.”
Man in Black: “Get used to disappointment.”
“I Am Only Waiting Around to Kill You”
Inigo: “I donna suppose you could speed things up?”
Man in Black: “If you’re in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.”
Inigo: “I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.”
Man in Black: “That does put a damper on our relationship.”
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“You Finally Did Something Right”
Inigo: “You know, Fezzik, you finally did something right.”
Fezzik: “Don’t worry, I won’t let it go to my head.”
“Let Me Explain…”
Inigo: “Let me explain… no, there is too much. Let me sum up.”
Inigo After Having Some Wine:
Inigo: “This is where I am, this is where I’ll stay, I will not be moved!”
Inigo: “Humiliations galore!”
Princess Bride Quotes: Westley and Buttercup
“You Think This Happens Every Day?”
Westley: “Hear this now: I will always come for you.”
Buttercup: “But how can you be sure?”
Westley: “This is true love. You think this happens every day?”
“We’ll Never Survive”
Buttercup: “We’ll never survive.”
Westley: “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
“I Can Fly”
Westley: “Can you move at all?”
Buttercup: “Move? You’re alive. If you want, I can fly.”
“Life Is Pain”
Buttercup: “You mock my pain.”
Man in Black: “Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
“Death Cannot Stop True Love”
Westley: “I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?”
Buttercup: “Well… you were dead.”
Westley: “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
Buttercup: “I will never doubt again.”
Westley: “There will never be a need.”
Princess Bride Quotes: Vizzini
Vizzini: “He didn’t fall? INCONCEIVABLE!”
Inigo: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Vizzini: “I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains.”
Man in Black: “You’re that smart?”
Vizzini: “Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?”
Man in Black: “Yes.”
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Vizzini: “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.”
“Never Get Involved in a Land War in Asia”
Vizzini: “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders — the most famous of which is, ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia’ — but only slightly well-known is this: ‘Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!’ Hahahahahahahaha! Hahahahahaha!”
Princess Bride Quotes About True Love and Marriage
The Impressive Clergyman: “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us together today. Mawage, that blessed awangement, that dweam wifin a dweam. And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva. So tweasure your wuv.”
Prince Humperdinck: “Skip to the end.”
The Impressive Clergyman: “Have you the wing? And do you, Pwincess Buwwercup…”
Prince Humperdinck: “Man and wife. Say, man and wife.”
The Impressive Clergyman: “Man an’ wife.”
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“You’re Very Smart. Shut Up.”
Grandpa: “It was 10 days to the wedding. The King still lived, but Buttercup’s nightmares were growing steadily worse.”
Grandson: “See, didn’t I tell you she’d never marry that rotten Humperdinck?”
Grandpa: “Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up.”
“As You Wish”
Grandpa: “Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.”
Buttercup: “Farmboy, polish my horse’s saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.”
Westley: “As you wish.”
Grandpa: “‘As you wish’ is all he ever said to her.”
Buttercup: “Farmboy, fill these with water, please.”
Westley: “As you wish.”
Grandpa: “That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I love you.’ And then even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.”
“You Can’t Hurt Me”
Buttercup: “You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward, it is only because you are one of the slimiest weaklings ever to walk the earth!”
Other Notable Princess Bride Quotes
Grandson: “A book?”
Grandpa: “That’s right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today, I’m gonna read it to you.”
Grandson: “Has it got any sports in it?”
Grandpa: “Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.”
Grandson: “Doesn’t sound too bad. I’ll try to stay awake.”
Grandpa: “Oh, well, thank you very much, very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.”
Miracle Max: “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”
“Men of Action”
Westley: We are men of action. Lies do not become us.”
“As You Wish” Part II
Grandson: “Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow.”
Grandpa: “As you wish.”
“Only Compared to Some”
Vizzini: “I suppose you think you’re brave, don’t you?”
Buttercup: “Only compared to some.”
“A Nice MLT”
Miracle Max: “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world… except for a nice MLT. Mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe. (smacks his lips) They’re so perky; I love that.”
Other Notable Princess Bride Quotes
Fezzik: “You’ve been mostly dead all day.”
“Anybody Want a Peanut”
Vizzini: “No more rhymes now, I mean it!”
Fezzik: “Anybody want a peanut?”
“I Love Watching You Work”
Prince Humperdinck: “Tyrone, you know much I love watching you work. But I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped!”
Final, Favorite Princess Bride Quotes
“I Don’t Even Exercise”
Fezzik: “It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.”
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“I Know Now, I Always Will”
Buttercup: “It comes to this. I love Westley. I always have. I know now, I always will.”
There you go! What did you think of these Princess Bride quotes? The movie has some of the best dialogue of any. That makes it an endlessly quotable film. These iconic quotes from the movie exemplify how the movie lives on with us long after we’ve watched it. Now, go share these Princess Bride quotes with a fellow fan of the film!
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
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- 0.2 Robin Wright
- 0.3 More to Learn About Robin Wright
- 0.4 Westley
- 0.5 Cary Elwes
- 0.6 Iñigo Montoya
- 0.7 Mandy Patinkin
- 0.8 More About Mandy Patinkin
- 0.9 Count Tyrone Rugen
- 0.10 George Guest
- 0.11 Vizzini
- 0.12 Wallace Shawn
- 0.13 Miracle Max
- 0.14 Billy Crystal
- 0.15 Prince Humperdinck
- 0.16 Chris Sarandon
- 0.17 The Grandson
- 0.18 Fred Savage
- 0.19 Fezzik
- 0.20 Andre the Giant
- 0.21 The Grandfather
- 0.22 Peter Falk
- 1 Discover the Very Best Princess Bride Quotes Below:
- 2 Keep Reading for More Inigo Princess Bride Quotes
- 3 Princess Bride Quotes: Westley and Buttercup
- 4 Princess Bride Quotes: Vizzini
- 5 Keep Reading for More Princess Bride Quotes from Vizzini
- 6 Princess Bride Quotes About True Love and Marriage
- 7 Other Notable Princess Bride Quotes
- 8 Other Notable Princess Bride Quotes
- 9 Final, Favorite Princess Bride Quotes
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