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Ivan Simon Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England on October 26, 1962. He is known professionally as Cary Elwes, an English actor and voice actor. Elwes attended Harrow School in London and then the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1981 he came to the USA to study acting at näytä lisää Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. While living in New York, Elwes studied acting at both the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He is known for his roles as Westley in The Princess Bride, Arthur Holmwood in Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Garrett in Quest for Camelot, and Dr. Lawrence Gordon in Saw and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. Elwes also appeared in box office hits: Days of Thunder, Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar, Liar and New Year's Eve. In October 2014, Elwes' memoir of the making of The Princess Bride, entitled As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, made the New York Times Bestseller list. The book is filled with stories, photographs, and interviews with the costars of the popular film. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) — Kertoja, eräät painokset6,902 kappaletta
The Princess Bride [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 1,935 kappaletta
Bram Stoker's Dracula [1992 film] (1992) — Actor — 499 kappaletta
Twister [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 493 kappaletta
Robin Hood: Men in Tights [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 436 kappaletta
Ella Enchanted [2004 film] (2004) 372 kappaletta
Glory [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 271 kappaletta
Disney's A Christmas Carol [2009 film] (2009) — Voice — 215 kappaletta
Saw [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 205 kappaletta
Kiss the Girls [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 195 kappaletta
The Cat Returns [2002 film] (2002) — Actor, eräät painokset190 kappaletta
Liar Liar [1997 film] (1997) — Actor — 184 kappaletta
Hot Shots! [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 155 kappaletta
Days of Thunder [1990 film] (1990) — Actor — 119 kappaletta
Shadow of the Vampire [2000 film] (2001) — Actor — 98 kappaletta
The X-Files: Season 9 (2004) — Actor — 68 kappaletta
No Strings Attached [2011 film] (2011) 68 kappaletta
Saw 1-7 Movie Collection (2014) — Actor — 62 kappaletta
Pope John Paul II [2005 film] (2010) — Actor — 61 kappaletta
Lady Jane [1986 film] (1986) 52 kappaletta
Georgia Rule [2007 film] (2007) — Actor — 51 kappaletta
Saw: The Final Chapter [2010 Film] (2010) — Actor — 45 kappaletta
Another Country [1994 film] (1984) — Actor — 44 kappaletta
The Cat's Meow [2001 film] (2002) — Actor — 29 kappaletta
The Crush [1993 film] (1993) 20 kappaletta
The X-Files: The Complete Series (1993) — Actor — 14 kappaletta
Black Christmas [2019 Film] (2019) 11 kappaletta
The Pentagon Wars [1998 TV movie] (1998) — Actor — 9 kappaletta
Stranger Things: Season 3 — Actor — 7 kappaletta
Comic Book Villains [2002 Film] (2004) — Actor — 6 kappaletta
Behaving Badly [2014 Film] (2014) — Actor — 6 kappaletta
The Unholy [2021 Film] (2021) — Actor — 5 kappaletta
Oxford Blues [1984 film] (2011) — Actor — 5 kappaletta
Saw [2004 uncut film] — Actor — 5 kappaletta
We Don't Belong Here [2017 Film] — Actor — 2 kappaletta
Wish You Were Dead [2001 film] — Actor — 2 kappaletta
Camilla Dickinson [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 2 kappaletta
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked [2013 film] (2013) — Actor — 2 kappaletta
Andre the Giant [2018 Documentary] (2018) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Teen Lust [2014 Film] (2014) — Actor — 1 kappale
Walk the Talk [2007 film] (2007) 1 kappale

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Gets a bit repetitive, but a very heartfelt and endearing reminiscence of what has become a rightfully much-beloved movie. Highly recommend listening to the audio book, as narrated by much of the cast.
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TheKroog | 185 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 18, 2023 |
Twenty-five years after the release of The Princess Bride, a movie that was not much of a success in its time but later became a cult classic, Cary Elwes, who played the iconic Westley in the movie, writes about his time working on the set. With additions by many of Elwes's co-stars, along with the director, the producer, and the screenplay writer (who also wrote the book the movie is based on), Elwes gives us a peek at the making of a movie in general, and this family favorite in particular.

As soon as I knew this book existed, I knew I'd be reading it, and I knew I'd enjoy it. I've seen the movie several times, but even more importantly, it is my husband's all-time favorite movie. So I suggested we both listen to the audiobook, which is narrated by Elwes himself, an actor we have both really liked for a long time, which is exactly what we did. And we both loved it! We also loved that the bits added by other people who worked on the movie were mostly read by those people as well. I think the fact that they were willing to take the time to first write, and then narrate their own thoughts on the making of this movie illustrates exactly what Elwes says throughout the book, that this cast and crew became a lot like a family. Others who read this book seem to be looking for the seedy underbelly, assuming that Elwes left out anything negative in his rush to extol the virtues of his co-workers. And I can't say that's not the case, of course, but perhaps the reason this memoir is so friendly and upbeat is because that's how it really was. It's not like poor Wallace Shawn was brow-beaten into saying his time working on the movie was all sunshine and rainbows (he had some issues, but I won't say more than that).

I loved hearing some of the accounts of things that happened throughout the months working on this film, and even in the time after. Some of them were described by multiple people, which added a nice depth to them. I had re-watched the movie in anticipation of reading this book, but still felt compelled to look up certain scenes to see something Elwes described, whether a specific way he moved during the scene due to an injury or a line that was improvised. For fans of The Princess Bride, this book may make you see the movie in a whole new light and, hopefully, a good one. If you've never seen the movie, I recommend it.
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Kristi_D | 185 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 22, 2023 |
What is there to say? Anything about one of the best movies ever made can only be delightful. Elwes and his co-writer do a very good job of telling the story of production and craft that went into making this movie, as well as the personalities behind the characters. Like a fine piece of chocolate crafted by Miracle Max, this went down SO smoothly.....
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schoenbc70 | 185 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 2, 2023 |
An absolutely enchanting memoir from the star of The Princess Bride. He begins at the beginning with the creation of the story and the early encounters with it by himself and many of the of the crew. After a brief synopsis of his early career, he picks up the story with getting cast, meeting everyone, the many adventures making the film, and some of the adventures of having made it.

Interspersed are additional memories from Rob Reiner and most of the cast. The result is an absolute must read/listen for any fan of the film.

I highly recommend listening to the audio book, in order to hear not only Cary Elwes' warm narration, but also his spot-on voice impressions of Rob Reiner and Andre the Giant and several others.
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zot79 | 185 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 20, 2023 |


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