Cary Elwes
Actor, director
Cary Elwes
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.
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Elwes has 'Bad Luck' to be miscast in satirical misfire
LATimes - 10 months
Cursed with obnoxiously broad characters and nonsensical plotting, “A Bit of Bad Luck” is an intended backwoods satire that runs hopelessly off-course from the outset. Cary Elwes, traveling a mighty long distance from his beloved “Princess Bride” role, stars as Brooks Caldwell, a self-important...
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Watch the King confound the President in uproarious Elvis & Nixon trailer
Yahoo News - about 1 year
It’s not every day that a rock ‘n roll superstar turns up at the White House uninvited, but the upcoming comedy-drama film  Elvis & Nixon takes a look at the time when one did. A new trailer for the film, posted Saturday on Amazon Studios’ YouTube channel, brings viewers back to December 1970 to watch Elvis Presley demand an urgent meeting with President Nixon. A storied photograph from the day has long been circulated, and resides at the National Archives, but the image is just a single moment from a very eventful day. The film, which is described as the “untold true story,” brings the hilarious antics of Elvis (played by Michael Shannon) to screen, portraying a hilarious sit-down with a bemused president (played by Kevin Spacey, who must be getting accustomed to the role). Based on the trailer, the visit was anything but a run-of-the-mill meeting between a president and a celebrity. Related:  Amazon Studios turns to rock legends The Grateful Dead for new bio series The preview sh ...
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The Most Beloved Quotes from 'The Princess Bride' on its 28th Anniversary
Huffington Post - over 1 year
On October 9, 1987, The Princess Bride debuted in theaters. Legendary scribe William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Marathon Man, All the President's Men) adapted the screenplay from his novel of the same name. It would take 14 years for the book to became a movie, but it was well worth the wait. Part comedy, part adventure, part fairy tale, part love story, director Rob Reiner assembled a dream team cast which included Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Mel Smith and André the Giant. Beloved by millions of fans (which includes Bill Clinton and and the late Pope John Paul II), the American Film Institute ranks The Princess Bride in the top 100 Greatest Love Stories. And the Writers Guild of America says that Goldman's script is one of greatest 100 screenplays of all time. Many people can quote every last line. And Cary Elwes who played the dashing Westley wrot ...
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8 Life Lessons From Romantic Comedies
Huffington Post - about 3 years
If you want to impress a chick, you need to share some interests. It's all well and good to find a broad who's into sports, Star Wars and video games, but you'll still need to meet her halfway. Whether she admits it or not, your dame wants happy and sappy romance. Here are 8 great life lessons to learn from romantic comedies... The Princess Bride A rich woman (Robin Wright) wants to marry a poor man (Cary Elwes). In order to do so, the woman makes the man go on a crazy adventure to get money. The man goes off to fight for his woman and is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts while she bangs another guy. She's then kidnapped by some thugs (including Andre the Giant and Many Patinkin) before her marriage to the new guy, and it's the original guy who rescues her, not her new man. Life Lesson - Your broad will cheat on you if you leave her alone too long... Love Actually An aging rock star (Bill Nighy) remakes "Love Is All Around Us" into a Christmas song and then goes on a med ...
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Cary Elwes Memoir: Actor Writing Book About 'Princess Bride'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 25 years later, Cary Elwes ('EL-wez) still has the fondest memories of starring in "The Princess Bride." The actor has a deal with Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, for a memoir about the beloved fairy tale. The book is called "As You Wish: Tales from the Princess Bride." Touchstone announced Friday that it has scheduled publication for the fall of 2014. Rob Reiner, who directed "The Princess Bride," is contributing a foreword. The book, to be co-written by Joe Layden, also will include interviews with Billy Crystal, Robin Wright and other cast members from the 1987 production. Elwes and Wright starred as the lovers Westley and Buttercup. Elwes' other film credits include "Days of Thunder" and "Bram Stoker's Dracula."
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Elwes writing Princess Bride memoir
Bucks Free Press - over 3 years
The Princess Bride star Cary Elwes is writing a book about starring in the fantasy film.
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As You Wish! 'The Princess Bride' Is Coming To The Stage
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As you wish! Beloved fairy tale turned cult rom com "The Princess Bride" is coming to the stage. Disney Theatrical Productions has announced plans to collaborate with William Goldman on a stage production based on his iconic 1973 novel. Describing it only as a "new theatrical work," the announcement left the book and film's many diehard fans to wonder whether or not the show will be a musical. To heighten the mystery, the creative team and timetable for the project have yet to be determined. "To now have a stage production of this film in development at Disney is honestly a dream come true," said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who brokered the deal. The project is in no way related to the failed 2007 attempt at a musical adaptation. Although few details have been released about the specifics of the upcoming production, if it's anything like Rob Reiner's 1987 film adaptation, we're in very good shape. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, F ...
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Psych Asks Viewers To Vote
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Today’s news isn’t really about doing your civic duty. Rather, in the name of good entertainment, fans of USA network series, Psych are being asked to vote. Before you pull out the markers and start designing James Roday for President signs, let me explain. The vote is for which storyline you’d like to see in upcoming series 8 episodes. Originally series 8 only had an 8-episode order, as we announced right here on Boomtron. A full season is often filled with as many as 16 installments. The happy news this week is that the USA network has expanded its order. Instead of just 8 shows, season 8 has been bumped up to consist of 10 episodes. After you give a shout, keep reading because you can get involved in the fun. THR announced that viewers like you will have the opporunity to vote on the Psych website (www.usanetwork.com/psych) for the type of episode they would prefer to see broadcast during the season. The results of the vote and scheduled to be announced during Psych‘s Comic-Co ...
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First Look: Grey's Anatomy Stars Get Animated for Justice League
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
First Look: Grey's Anatomy Stars Get Animated for Justice League Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 8:24 am, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 The film - based on Flashpoint, a 2011 comic book miniseries by writer Geoff Johns and artist Andy Kubert - will be released on July 30 in Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and digital download formats from Warner Bros. Chambers plays the Flash, the super-speedster hero whose life is thrown into chaos when the reality around him suddenly changes into a world where the Justice League was never formed, Superman is unknown and Aquaman and Wonder Woman are waging a vicious war against each other that is tearing apart Europe. The all-star cast also includes Michael B. Jordan - star of this year's Sundance darling Fruitvale - as Cyborg, the half-man, half-robot government agent/hero; S ...
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Xaque Gruber: Rob Reiner Shares Wit and Wisdom With Hollywood's Next Generation
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Last week, Oscar-nominated producer/director/actor/writer, Rob Reiner, shared funny and personal stories of his career at Syracuse University's annual Comedy Tonight event at Los Angeles' Writer's Guild Theatre. Moderator Jeff Garlin's relaxed, hilarious rapport with Reiner set a familial tone for the packed house of Syracuse students studying in L.A. Long before landing the starmaking role of Michael 'Meathead' Stivic on All In The Family (for which he won two Emmy Awards), Reiner acted on a who's who of classic 60s television including 77 Sunset Strip, Batman, That Girl, The Andy Griffith Show, and The Beverly Hillbillies. Reiner established himself as a director with 1984's revolutionary mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. His reputation as an A List Director was cemented with Stand By Me (1986), The Princess Bride (1987), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Misery (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The American President (1995), and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). With co ...
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George Heymont: A Superb New Indie Film: The Story of Luke
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Sudden evictions are traumatic events in the lives of confused and fearful tenants. How well these people bounce back and reclaim their lives is the ultimate test of their resources, their resiliency, and the depth of the human spirit. Something unusual happened as I watched a DVD screener for The Story of Luke. Not only did I quickly realize that this was an exquisitely crafted independent film, I found it far superior to Sideways, Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, Lost in Translation, and Precious (all of which won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film). I liked The Story of Luke so much that I watched it twice. Poster art for The Story of Luke Written and directed by Alonso Mayo, The Story of Luke is certainly not the only film to feature an autistic character. Leonardo DiCaprio (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) delivered poignant portrayals of autistic men which were riveting pieces of work. However, unlike many previous ...
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Chris Jancelewicz: Upon Watching 'The Princess Bride' For The First Time, At 33
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I can't even count the number of times I've been chastised for not seeing The Princess Bride -- especially in my capacity as an entertainment editor. I don't even really have an excuse, other than my eight-year-old self in 1987 was more interested in Star Wars and The NeverEnding Story than a movie about a princess being kidnapped. It sounded boring, and how could anything trump the kid-appealing glory of The Goonies, which had come out two years earlier? So I finally did it. I watched The Princess Bride at age 33 (obviously with a grain of salt, since the effects and graphics are pretty terrible). While watching, my mind was flooded with images of other movies in the era -- the comedy of Monty Python and the campiness of Labyrinth, combined with a dash of Willow. I could see how it fit into the '80s movie canon, and as the film progressed, I could also understand how legions of fans fell in love with this classic. It dawned on me about halfway through the film that I w ...
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Inconceivable! 'The Princess Bride' Turns 25
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Considering how often "The Princess Bride" shows up on television, it might surprise you to learn that Cary Elwes hadn't seen the film in 25 years. That changed on Tuesday night, when Elwes -- who starred as the erstwhile Westley in "The Princess Bride" (who would later assume the identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts) -- reunited with the cast and crew of the beloved classic for a special anniversary screening at the New York Film Festival done in conjunction with the film's Blu-ray release. Ahead, Elwes reflects on the night, how "The Princess Bride" has aged, and what it was like to meet Andre the Giant. How did the reunion go? It was wonderful. It's great; it's like a family reunion. I'll admit, when I first heard about this event, I was like, "Really? 25 years already?" That's funny. No, it doesn't seem like it. When you see friendly faces from an event like that, the years melt away. When you first got involved with "The Princes Bride," did you understand t ...
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'Princess Bride' Cast Reuniting
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As you wish: The Film Society of Lincoln Center officially announced on Monday that the "Princess Bride" will screen at this year's New York Film Festival to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. The 1987 classic will screen in what the Film Society of Lincoln Center calls a "newly struck and pristine 35mm print." After the movie, cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Robin Wright will join director Rob Reiner for a Q&A and discussion. Written by acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman (and based on his book of the same name), "The Princess Bride" has withstood the test of time and remains a beloved variation on the big-screen fairytale. Last year, director Jason Reitman staged a live read of the "Princess Bride" script, with Mindy Kaling playing the role of Princess Buttercup (originally portrayed by Wright) and Paul Rudd as Westley (originally played by Elwes). Elwes, in a cheeky casting decision, lent his voice to t ...
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Kergan Edwards-Stout: Open Letter To Rupert Everett: Come Meet Our Kids
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Dear Rupert, I've been a fan of yours since 1984, when I first saw your wonderful film debut in Another Country. At the time I was a young gay man and had recently come out to my parents. I was attempting to find identifiable versions of myself in the larger LGBT world and was using cinema, literature, and the arts as a starting place. You, as your character was depicted in that film, represented an ideal gay man to me, which I had yet to see, in either real life or reel life. Your character was everything I aspired to be. You were smart, droll, handsome, and seemingly secure with your sexuality. (Plus you got to snog the ever-adorable Cary Elwes, which scored points in my book.) Call it youthful naïveté, but at that time I assumed that you yourself were much the same as your character, given that you continued to live your life off-screen as an out gay man. But being out doesn't necessarily mean one is secure, does it, Rupert? Being out doesn't necessarily mean ...
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Release Review – Week of May 1, 2012
Very Aware - almost 5 years
This Week’s Big Releases HAYWIRE Synopsis: When a spy is double crossed by her agency, she’s on a mission to beat the hell out of everyone who did her wrong in order to find out the truth. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, HAYWIRE stars Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton and Channing Tatum star. Tomatometer Rating: 80% Special Features: Special features include featurettes on Gina Curano’s transition from MMA to acting and on then men in the film. Deals: Amazon and Best Buy have the blu-ray combo pack for $19.99. Buy/Queue/Skip: I really dug what Soderbergh did to the spy genre here and though Carano is no acting powerhouse, he surrounds her with enough fantastic actors and incredibly brutal action that it doesn’t bring things down. QUEUE IT. Read Courtney’s review from AFI Fest for more or look for JC’s review of the blu-ray later this week. NEW YEAR’S EVE Synopsis: It’s New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s in it. Gary Marshall ha ...
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Jungle Book Remake by Potter Scribe
Lez Get Real - almost 5 years
Mowgli peeking through a bush When discussing The Jungle Book, most people think about the fantastic animated version from 1967, but the truth is that there actually is a descent live-action version out there as well. Directed by Stephen Sommers, the Rudyard Kipling adaptation had a stellar cast that included Jason Lee,Cary Elwes, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, John Cleese and Jason Flemyng. They actually did a great job of integrating real animals into the story. The book poster for "The Jungle Book," by writer Rudyard Kipling. We have learned that Steve Kloves is currently in the midst of make a deal to write, direct and produce a new version of The Jungle Book. While the original book by Kipling was actually a collection of stories set in the jungle, the three most famous stories followed a young man named Mowgli who was raised by wolves. Kloves, who has been writing since the mid-80s, has some great titles on his resume, including The Fabulous Baker Boys and Wonder Boys, but f ...
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Annette Bourdeau: Why Can't All Movie Couples Be Like Jason Segel And Emily Blunt?
Huffpost Celebrity - almost 5 years
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are so impossibly cute together in The Five Year Engagement, it's hard to believe they've never been paired together on-screen before. (And no, Blunt's brief cameo in The Muppets doesn't count.) In The Five Year Engagement, the two complement each other perfectly. Segel is the silly to Blunt's sassy. He's comically earnest while she's sarcastic-yet-goofy. Neither outshines the other. This is not a Segel vehicle in which he gets to be funny and the female lead is simply window dressing (as Katherine Heigl famously accused another Apatow production, Knocked Up, of doing.) Instead, Blunt wields her comedic process adeptly, resulting in a refreshing flick with two strong, equally matched leads. Since you've likely been inundated with various incarnations of Engagement trailers by now, you probably know that the flick follows the extended engagement of Tom (Segel) and Violet (Blunt), who put their nuptials on hold while Violet pursues a career opp ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cary Elwes
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 53
    In January 2016 Elwes completed portraying Andy Warhol opposite Kevin Spacey in The Billionaire Boys Club directed by James Cox.
    More Details Hide Details Elwes made his first television appearance in 1996 as David Lookner on Seinfeld. Two years later he played astronaut Michael Collins in the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO miniseries From the Earth To the Moon. The following year Elwes was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his portrayal of Colonel James Burton in The Pentagon Wars directed by Richard Benjamin. In 1999, he guest starred as Dr. John York in an episode of the television series The Outer Limits. Shortly afterward he received another Golden Satellite Award nomination for his work on the ensemble NBC Television movie Uprising opposite Jon Voight directed by Jon Avnet. Elwes had a recurring role in the final season (from 2001 to 2002) of Chris Carter's hit series The X-Files as FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer.
  • 2015
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 51
    In 2014, Elwes co-wrote the screenplay for a feature film entitled, Elvis & Nixon, about the pair's famous meeting at the White House in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which starred Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, was bought by Amazon as their first theatrical feature and was released on 22 April 2016.
    In October 2014 Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) published Elwes' memoir of the making of The Princess Bride, entitled As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, which Elwes co-wrote with Joe Layden.
    More Details Hide Details The book is filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The book debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list.
    In 2014, he appeared in Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey as the voice of scientists Edmond Halley and Robert Hooke.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009 Elwes joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis's motion capture adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol portraying five roles. That same year he was chosen by Steven Spielberg to appear in his motion capture adaptation of Belgian artist Hergé's popular comic strip The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. In 2003 Elwes portrayed Kerry Max Cook in the off-Broadway play The Exonerated in New York, directed by Bob Balaban (18–23 March 2003).
    In 2014 Elwes played Hugh Ashmeade, Director of the CIA, in the second season of the BYUtv series, Granite Flats.
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    In 2014 he starred in John Herzfeld's ensemble comedy Reach Me.
    More Details Hide Details Last year he completed four movies: the ensemble drama, Sugar Mountain directed by Richard Gray; and the dramas H8RZ, directed by Derrick Borte, The Greens Are Gone, opposite Anton Yelchin and Catherine Keener directed by Peer Pedersen, and Being Charlie which re-united Elwes with director Rob Reiner after twenty-eight years and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    On 13 December 2012 The Hollywood Reporter announced that Elwes would be making his directorial debut in an independent film about the life of Kit Lambert, manager of the iconic rock group The Who, working with a script by Pat Gilbert, an editor of the British music magazine Mojo.
    More Details Hide Details The film is based on interviews and recordings with Lambert made by journalist Jon Lindsay, and is being produced by Orian Williams.
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 48
    In 2011, he was selected by Ivan Reitman to star alongside Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Elwes and Garry Marshall teamed up again in the romantic comedy New Year's Eve.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    In 2010 he returned to the Saw franchise in Saw 3D (2010), the seventh and final film in the series, as Dr. Lawrence Gordon.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    In 2007 he appeared in Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule opposite Jane Fonda.
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  • 2006
    Age 43
    He made an uncredited appearance as Sam Green, the man who introduced Andy Warhol to Edie Sedgwick, in the 2006 film Factory Girl.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    In 2004 he portrayed serial killer Ted Bundy in the A&E Network film The Riverman, which became one of the highest rated original movies in the network's history and garnered a prestigious BANFF Rockie Award nomination.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Elwes played the young Pope John Paul II in the CBS television film Pope John Paul II, his second time working with Jon Voight. The TV film was highly successful not only in North America but also in Europe, where it broke box office records in the late pope's native Poland and became the first film ever to break $1 million (GBP588,200) in three days. In 2007 he made a guest appearance on the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Dependent" as a Mafia lawyer. In 2009, he played the role of Pierre Despereaux, an international art thief, in the fourth season premiere of Psych. In 2010 he returned to Psych, reprising his role in the second half of the fifth season, again in the show's sixth season, and again in the show's eighth season premiere.
    In 2004 Elwes starred in the horror–thriller Saw which, at a budget of a little over $1 million, grossed over $100 million worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details The same year he appeared in Ella Enchanted, this time as the villain, not the hero.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details And months after that he traveled to Luxembourg to work with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire. In 2001, he co-starred in Peter Bogdanovich's ensemble film The Cat's Meow portraying movie mogul Thomas Ince who died mysteriously while vacationing with William Randolph Hearst on his yacht.
  • 1993
    Age 30
    In 1993, he starred as Robin Hood in Mel Brooks's comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
    More Details Hide Details Elwes also appeared in such films as Francis Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Crush, The Jungle Book (1994), Twister, Liar Liar, and Kiss the Girls.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2005 Elwes filed a lawsuit against Evolution Entertainment, his management firm and producer of Saw. Elwes said he was promised a minimum of one percent of the producers' net profits of the film and did not receive the full amount. The case eventually was settled out of court. In 2010 he reprised his role in Saw 3D.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He went on to play Guilford Dudley in the British historical drama film Lady Jane, opposite Helena Bonham Carter. He was then cast as a stable boy turned swashbuckler Westley in Rob Reiner's fantasy-comedy The Princess Bride, based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman. It was a modest box office success, but received critical acclaim, earning a score of 96% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Since being released on home video and television, however, the film has become a cult classic. Was it an adventure? A fantasy? A comedy? A romance? A kid's movie? In the end they sold it as a kid's movie and it largely had to rely on word of mouth... (now) people tell me they still have their VHS copy that has been passed down from one generation to the next" ~ Interview from the film's DVD release in 2001
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 18
    In 1981, he moved to the United States to study acting at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
    More Details Hide Details While living there, Elwes studied acting at both the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute under the tutelage of Al Pacino's mentor, Charlie Laughton (not to be confused with the British actor Charles Laughton). As a teenager he also worked as a production assistant on the films Absolution, Octopussy and Superman, where he was assigned to Marlon Brando. When Elwes introduced himself to the famous actor, Brando told him that his (Elwes') name was actually "Rocky" after Rocky Marciano.
  • 1975
    Age 12
    When he was four years old his parents divorced and in 1975, when Elwes was thirteen, his father committed suicide.
    More Details Hide Details For his education Elwes attended Harrow School. He then attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born in 1962.
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