The Princess Bride Trivia
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Thanks to ColetteMy mom and I saw Mandy Patinkin on tour and also witnessed the dramatic quote ("I am Inigo Montoya...") You could hear which fans only knew his Broadway music and which fans were familiar with Princess Bride... and the Princess Bride fans definitely made a lot more noise! Personal note: Mandy is a wonderful, sweet man in person, I got to meet him backstage after that performance and have my pic taken with him. He played a doctor on Chicago Hope and a psychological profiler on the show Criminal Minds (2006).
Rewind ArchiveCary Elwes (Westley) was able to use the swordfighting skills he picked up from "The Princess Bride" in his later film, "Robin Hood: Men in Tights"
Thanks to Kevin AllustiartiMiracle Max is played by Billy Crystal, but the makeup is so good you can only tell it's him by the voice.
Rewind ArchiveMandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya) is also a well-known musical theater star and won a Tony Award for his performance as Che in the original Broadway cast (with Patti LuPone as Eva Perone).
Rewind ArchiveChris Sarandon (Prince Humperdink) was related to Susan Sarandon--they were once married!
Thanks to MeenuhIn one of the newer published editions of "The Princess Bride" there is a page in the back that says that William Goldman actually wrote an extended scene for when Buttercup and Wesley reunite at the bottom of the ravine after she pushes him and he yells "as you wish!!" and that he didn't include it in his book because of protests from his wife, who thought the scene was better left to people's romantic imaginations. Instead, he included an address where you could send a self addressed stamped envelope to be mailed the additional chapter, which I sent away for. Instead, I got a letter claiming that Goldman was in a legal battle with the people who had copyright over the original S. Morgenstern novel, and that they wouldn't be able to mail out any additional writing until the legal issues were resolved.
being that its widely known that S. Morgenstern is a made up character, it does seem rather extreme to go through all that trouble to make the whole thing seem real?
Thanks to Chris CasinoThe countries in the story, Guilder and Florin, are not real countries but the name of two Dutch coins.
Thanks to RyanMandy Patinkin also plays the Hunchback of Notre Dame in the TNT Original Movie.
Rewind ArchiveWilliam Goldman just re-released his novel for its 25th anniversary (1998) and in it there is the first chapter of the "supposed" sequel to the novel, called "Buttercup's Baby." Some fans are skeptical that the actual completed sequel will ever be released. So cross your fingers!
Rewind ArchiveEstimated budget for the movie was a mere $16 million. Shot in DeLuxe color at Lee International Studios in Shepperton, England and in Ireland. Filming began August 18, 1986 and was completed December 1986. Screened at the 1987 Toronto Festival of Festivals and London Film Festival. Released in USA September 25, 1987.
Thanks to MichelleIt's not fantastically important, (and I'm not even sure it's true) but many of my friends have asked me why Fezzik is so hard to understand. The reason is that his character is Turkish, but the actor was French and the movie was English! With so many accents and languages, no wonder!
Thanks to LouiseThe Princess Bride remains one of the most quoted films of all time and is rated 8.2 on the Internet Movie Data Base.
Rewind ArchiveChris Sarandon who played Prince Humperdink starred as a Professor during the 1st season of 'Felicity'.
Thanks to AshleyChristopher Guest, the 6 fingered man, has starred in/directed the movies "This is Spinal Tap", "Best in Show", "Waiting for Guffman", and "A Mighty Wind". In real life he is married to Jamie Lee Curtis, for over 20 years.
Rewind ArchiveS. Morgenstern is a psuedonym for Goldman. S. Morgenstern is also credited with "The Silent Gondoliers".
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Princess Bride".
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