In celebration of "The Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes's 60th birthday on Oct. 26, 2022, Wonderwall.com is checking in on the actors and actresses who starred in the endearingly quotable film that hit theaters 35 years ago.
Keep reading to catch up with Cary and more of the film's stars and see what they look like now…
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After capturing hearts as hunky, heroic Westley in "The Princess Bride," Cary Elwes appeared in movies like 1989's "Glory," 1992's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and 1993's "Robin Hood: Men in Tights." The London native made his foray into horror when he starred as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in 2004's "Saw" as well as many of its sequels. The same year, he played the diabolical king in "Ella Enchanted" alongside Anne Hathaway. More recently, he starred in the Netflix movie "A Castle for Christmas" with Brooke Shields and will next appear in the seventh installment of Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible," franchise, subtitled "Dead Reckoning Part One," which is due out in 2023. Cary — who married photographer Lisa Marie Kurbikoff, with whom he has a daughter, in 2000 — has also found success on the small screen. In recent years, he's popped up on "Stranger Things" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." In 2016, he published a memoir, "As You Wish," about the making of "The Princess Bride."
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Robin Wright played Princess Buttercup._
Robin Wright's career took off after she brought the beautiful (and impressionable) farm girl-turned-royal to life in "The Princess Bride." She starred alongside Tom Hanks in 1994's "Forrest Gump," which led to her first Golden Globe Award nomination. She went on to nab roles in 1999's "Message in a Bottle" and 2011's "Moneyball" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." More recently, she made her superhero film debut in 2017's "Wonder Woman" as one of the Amazonian warriors and the same year appeared in "Blade Runner 2049." She earned acclaim playing Claire Underwood on Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" from 2013 to 2018, earning a best actress Golden Globe — becoming the first woman to win for a streaming series — as well as multiple Emmy nods. Her first marriage, to actor Dane Witherspoon, ended the year after "The Princess Bride" came out, and at the end of the '80s, she moved on with Sean Penn, with whom she had two children. They wed in 1996 and endured breakups and makeups until 2009 when they split for good. Following a brief engagement to actor Ben Foster in 2014, Robin romanced French fashion executive Clément Giraudet, to whom she was married from 2018 to 2022._
Mandy Patinkin brought the one and only Inigo Montoya to life._
Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor by the time he starred in "The Princess Bride." In 1995, he nabbed his first Primetime Emmy Award, winning for his portrayal of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on "Chicago Hope." After starring on "Criminal Minds" in the mid-aughts, he spent eight seasons on Showtime's "Homeland" beginning in 2011 and earned four Emmy nods for his work on the critically acclaimed espionage-thriller series. He's been married to actress-writer Kathryn Grody, with whom he has two sons, since 1980._
Chris Sarandon played the heir to the Florin throne, Prince Humperdinck (left), while Christopher Guest played the Six-Fingered Man aka Count Tyrone Rugen._
After "The Princess Bride," Chris Sarandon starred in the 1988 Chucky movie "Child's Play" and lent his voice to Tim Burton's iconic skeletal zombie, Jack Skellington, in 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." The actor — who's been married to Tony-winning actress Joanna Gleason since 1994 — also notably appeared on Broadway in "The Light in the Piazza" in 2006 and "Cyrano de Bergerac" in 2007._
"This Is Spinal Tap" star Christopher Guest — who's often photographed alongside his wife of nearly 40 years, Jamie Lee Curtis — is best recognized for the mockumentary-style projects he's written (often with frequent collaborator Eugene Levy) and directed including 1996's "Waiting for Guffman," 2000's "Best in Show," 2003's "A Mighty Wind," 2006's "For Your Consideration" and 2016's "Mascots."_
Wallace Shawn portrayed villainous mastermind Vizzini._
Wallace Shawn is one of those character actors who's popped up in seemingly everything. Some of the Harvard graduate's most memorable roles since playing Vizzini in "The Princess Bride" include Mr. Hall in 1995's "Clueless" and Rex in the "Toy Story" franchise. The voice actor is no stranger to small-screen success either, having appeared on dozens of shows including "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Gossip Girl" and "Young Sheldon." Wallace been in a relationship with Deborah Eisenberg, a writing professor at Columbia University, for nearly 50 years.