These three are in order of increasing stature the intellectually pompous Vizzini Wallace Shawnthe Spanish swordsman Inigo Mandy Patinkinand the big-hearted slow-witted giant Fezzik the late Andre the Giant, in one of the most no-brainer casting decisions in all of film history.
New ideas every time we watch it. It's hard to imagine that anyone besides Rob Reiner, whose other films even the mercilessly funny ''This Is Spinal Tap'' have displayed such a fundamental niceness, could have handled ''The Princess Bride'' so comfortably.
Stardust is very similar, I think that movie was copying this. My favourite film: The Princess Bride Read more Cary Elwes plays the impossibly handsome farmhand Westley who is devoted to the beautiful, headstrong young noblewoman who capriciously bosses him about on her country estate: this is the whimsically named Buttercup, beguilingly played by Wright.
The crafting of The Princess Bride, however, is superior. A reflective one? Mandy Patankin and Cary Elwes studied for months to be able to pull off this struggle convincingly.
To this end, he hires three rogues to capture Buttercup: the wily Sicilian Vizzini Wallace Shawnwho fancies himself to be the smartest man in the world and has a fondness for the word "inconceivable;" the giant Fezzik Andre the Giantwho is dumb, kind-hearted, and humungous; and the swordsman Inigo Montoya Mandy Pantankinwho is scouring the world in search of the six-fingered man who killed his beloved father.
The word "brilliant" is often overused in the movie business, but this is one of those occasions when it is warranted. Personally, I am one of those people who, by nature, absorbs memorable quotes, and by that token, the entirety of The Princess Bride is fair game.
After declaring their unending affection for each other, they are separated, and Westley is reported dead. Falk doesn't do much more than make a great ceremony out of the act of reading, but that's enough.