Cary Elwes

Actor + Director
Born Oct 26, 1962

Ivan Simon Cary Elwes, known professionally as Cary Elwes (pronounced ELL-WAYS), is an English actor. The son of painter Dominick Elwes and designer Tessa Georgina Kennedy, Elwes acted in off-Broadway plays during college and moved to the United States in the early 1980s. He is known for his role as Westley in the cult classic The Princess Bride and for his role as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw.… Read More

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    LATimes - May 12, 2016
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cary Elwes.


1962 Birth Born in 1962.


1975 13 Years Old When he was four years old his parents divorced and in 1975, when Elwes was thirteen, his father committed suicide. … Read More
1981 19 Years Old In 1981, he moved to the United States to study acting at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. … Read More


1984 22 Years Old Elwes made his acting debut in 1984 with Marek Kanievska's film Another Country loosely based on the English boarding school exploits of British spies, Burgess, Philby and MacLean, in which he played James Harcourt, a homosexual student. … Read More
1991 29 Years Old Elwes met photographer Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 1991 at a Malibu chili cook-off and they became engaged in 1997. They married in 2000 and have one child. … Read More


1993 31 Years Old …  In 1993, he starred as Robin Hood in Mel Brooks's comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old In 1999, he portrayed famed theatre and film producer John Houseman for Tim Robbins in his ensemble film based on Orson Welles's musical, Cradle Will Rock. … Read More


2004 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 Elwes starred in the horror–thriller Saw which, at a budget of a little over $1 million, grossed over $100 million worldwide. … Read More
2006 - 2007 2 More Events
2010 48 Years Old In 2010 he returned to the Saw franchise in Saw 3D (2010), the seventh and final film in the series, as Dr. Lawrence Gordon.
2011 49 Years Old In 2011, he was selected by Ivan Reitman to star alongside Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 Elwes starred in the independent drama The Citizen. and the following year Elwes joined Selena Gomez for the comedy ensemble, Behaving Badly directed by Tim Garrick.
In 2014 he starred in John Herzfeld's ensemble comedy Reach Me. … Read More
2015 53 Years Old In May 2015 Elwes was cast in Crackle's first streaming network series drama, The Art of More, which explores the cutthroat world of premium auction houses.
2016 54 Years Old In January 2016 Elwes completed portraying Andy Warhol opposite Kevin Spacey in The Billionaire Boys Club directed by James Cox. … Read More
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