Robin Wright – Buttercup/The Princess Bride
Although Robin Wright is more recently known for her roles as Claire Underwood in Netflix hit political drama House of Cards and General Antiope in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, Wright started out as Buttercup in The Princess Bride when she was only 21 years old. Wright received a Golden Globe award for her performance in House of Cards in 2013. This October, she is set to appear in Blade Runner 2049, alongside stars such as Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto.
Chris Sarandon – Prince Humperdinck
Mandy Patinkin – Inigo Montoya
Inigo Montoya, a Spanish fencer, harbors a long-standing vendetta against the man who killed his father, Count Rugen, the six-fingered man. Montoya’s journey to avenging his father’s death ultimately produces one of the most iconic quotes of the film: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Portrayed by Emmy award winner Mandy Patinkin, Montoya is one of the criminal outlaws employed to capture and kill Buttercup, along with Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and Fezzik (André the Giant). Patinkin got his start in musical theater, winning a Tony Award in 1980 for his Broadway performance as Che in Evita. After his transition into the world of film and television, Patinkin starred in shows such as Chicago Hope and Criminal Minds. He currently stars as Saul Berenson in Homeland.
Christopher Guest – Count Rugen, the six-fingered man
André the Giant – Fezzik
Standing at 7 foot 4 inches, André the Giant was a French actor and professional wrestler. Known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” André was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame. In addition to his wrestling accomplishments, André starred in other films and TV shows including The Six Million Dollar Man, B.J. and the Bear, The Greatest American Hero and more. In The Princess Bride, André portrays Fezzik, one of Vizzini’s henchmen. At age 46, André the Giant died in 1993 as a result of congestive heart failure.
Wallace Shawn – Vizzini
Billy Crystal – Miracle Max
Billy Crystal portrays Miracle Max, a medicine man with a grudge against the crown. In hopes that Westley will humiliate Prince Humperdinck, Miracle Max agrees to help Inigo and Fezzik revive the “Man in Black.” Prior to appearing in The Princess Bride, Crystal rose to stardom as Jodie Dallas in the 1970s sitcom Soap. Since then, Crystal has starred in films such as When Harry Met Sally, Analyze This and Monsters Inc.
Carol Kane – Valerie
Peter Cook – The Impressive Clergyman
English actor, comedian, satirist and writer Peter Cook plays The Impressive Clergyman, the church official presiding over Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup’s wedding. The Impressive Clergyman is most memorable for being unable to pronounce his R’s correctly, making them sound more like W’s instead. Cook is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern satire for his time. He died at age 57 in 1995.
Peter Falk – The Grandfather
Fred Savage – The Grandson
At just age 11, Fred Savage starred in The Princess Bride as the Grandson to whom the story is being told. Savage is an actor and director, best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the TV series The Wonder Years. As a director, Savage has worked on many shows including Boy Meets World, That’s So Raven, Drake and Josh, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Modern Family and 2 Broke Girls. He currently stars in Netflix original series Friends From College.