‘The Princess Bride’ 30th Anniversary: Cast Then and Now
With “The Princess Bride” turning 30, we look back at the cast of the film then and now.
Reiner directed “The Princess Bride.” Since then, he’s directed hits like “When Harry Met Sally” and “A Few Good Men.” His upcoming Lyndon B. Johnson biopic, “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson, hits theaters on Nov. 3, 2017. He also has a recurring role in Fox’s comedy “New Girl.”
Cary Elwes (Then)
Cary Elwes played Westley.
Cary Elwes (Now)
Since “The Princess Bride,” Elwes starred in “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Liar Liar,” and more. He recently had recurring roles in shows like “Psych” and “Life in Pieces.”
Mandy Patinkin (Then)
Mandy Patinkin played Inigo Montoya.
Mandy Patinkin (Now)
Patinkin is best-known now for his Emmy-nominated performance in Showtime’s “Homeland.” He’ll also be seen in the upcoming film “Wonder” alongside Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.
Robin Wright (Then)
Robin Wright played the Princess Bride.
Robin Wright (Now)
Now, Wright plays Claire Underwood in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” She can also be seen this year in “Wonder Woman,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Justice League.”
Fred Savage (Then)
Fred Savage played the Grandson.
Fred Savage (Now)
Recently, Savage starred opposite Rob Lowe in Fox’s short-lived comedy “The Grinder.” Now he can be seen in the Netflix comedy series “Friends From College.”
Wallace Shawn (Then)
Wallace Shawn played Vizzini.
Wallace Shawn (Now)
Shawn found success following “The Princess Bride” voicing Rex in the “Toy Story” films. Recently, he’s appeared in Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” and the film “The Only Living Boy in New York.”
Chris Sarandon (Then)
Chris Sarandon played Prince Humperdinck.
Chris Sarandon (Now)
Sarandon voiced Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s cult hit “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Recently he’s appeared in “Orange Is the New Black” and voiced Count Dracula in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series.
Christopher Guest (Then)
Christopher Guest played Count Rugen.
Christopher Guest (Now)
Guest’s most recent credit is Netflix’s “Mascots,” but he is best-known for his role as Nigel Tufnel in the mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap.”
Billy Crystal (Then)
Billy Crystal played Miracle Max.
Billy Crystal (Now)
Following “The Princess Bride,” Crystal starred in “When Harry Met Sally” and voiced Mike Wazowski in “Monsters Inc.” and “Monsters University.” More recently he starred alongside Josh Gad in the FX series “The Comedians.”
Carol Kane (Then)
Carol Kane played Valerie.
Carol Kane (Now)
Kane now stars in Netflix’s comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and had a recurring role on Fox’s “Gotham.”
Peter Falk played the Grandfather. He was best-known, both before and after “The Princess Bride,” as Columbo. Falk died in 2011 at the age of 83.
Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant played Fezzik. He died in 1993 at the age of 46.