'The Princess Bride': Where are they now?

Updated 4:17 PM ET, Sat November 17, 2018
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Cary Elwes and Robin Wright starred in "The Princess Bride," which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. Screenwriter William Goldman adapted his 1973 fantasy-quest novel for the Rob Reiner film. Here's what the cast has been up to in the three decades since the cult favorite's release: 20th Century Fox
Actor Cary Elwes, who played "The Princess Bride's" chivalrous Westley, granted us our wish of a "Princess Bride" memoir called -- what else? -- "As You Wish." The book chronicles the movie's creation and takes readers behind the scenes of some classic moments. Aside from his work as an author, Elwes is also busy in film and TV, including a stint voicing Dr. Watson on Fox's "Family Guy." MGM/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
To play Princess Buttercup in 1987's "The Princess Bride," Robin Wright's acting process "was mostly telling myself, 'Don't be an idiot,' " she jokes to Town and Country magazine. Since then, she's built an award-winning career, including her role on Netflix's "House of Cards." MGM/Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Diane Von Furstenberg
Mandy Patinkin has been playing "Homeland's" Saul Berenson to great acclaim since 2011, but he'll always be vengeful swordsman Inigo Montoya to us. (And that word still doesn't mean what you think it means.) Patinkin starred in Zach Braff's 2014 indie comedy, "Wish I Was Here." MGM/Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine
Chris Sarandon's Prince Humperdinck never stood a chance against Elwes' Westley in the eyes of Princess Buttercup (and his vindictive evil plan didn't help). Luckily, the actor's gotten more love in his acting career since and appeared in a 2011 remake of his 1985 classic, "Fright Night." MGM/Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images
Wallace Shawn's such a beloved actor, it's inconceivable to pick a favorite role. But his turn as the evil mastermind with a poor vocabulary, Vizzini, is definitely in our top three. MGM/Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Christopher Guest is known for his comedic skill, which he showed as Count Tyrone in "The Princess Bride" (as well as cult classics "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show"). Most recently, he starred on HBO's short-lived comedy "Family Tree." Everett Collection/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Global Green
Since he played the adorable grandson being told the story of "The Princess Bride," Fred Savage has slowly transitioned to doing more work behind the camera. After starring on "The Wonder Years" from 1988 to 1993, Savage has directed TV shows such as "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Party Down." Everett Collection/Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images
After playing the Albino, English actor Mel Smith mostly appeared on British TV. Before he died in 2013, he appeared in the critically praised BBC drama "Dancing on the Edge." Everett Collection/Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Billy Crystal's magical sense of humor was put to good use as Miracle Max, who knows a medicine man is only as good as the woman behind him. Crystal has been incredibly prolific since his role in the 1987 movie. MGM/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Carol Kane played Miracle Max's wife, Valerie, and helps him realize that he lost his confidence. But Kane's work extends far beyond "The Princess Bride," including her work in the musical "Wicked" and TV appearances on shows such as "Girls" and "Law and Order: SVU." MGM/Jemal Countess/Getty Images
Andre the Giant's day job was as a wrestler, but he was also known as Vizzini's rhyming criminal assistant, Fezzik. Sadly, he passed away six years after starring in the Rob Reiner film. Everett Collection
"Columbo" star Peter Falk was the grandfather many "Princess Bride" fans wished they could adopt, because at the very least you would be in for awesome storytelling. The award-winning actor died at age 83 in 2011. 20th Century-Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection
Prolific British actress Margery Mason was introduced to "Princess Bride" fans as the tart Ancient Booer who sets Princess Buttercup straight on the concept of true love. Before her death at age 100 in January 2014, Mason also appeared in "Love Actually," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and the live-action "101 Dalmatians." Everett Collection