10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Princess Bride
8. The Fencing Parts Were Well Rehearsed
Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin learned to fence for their roles. When they weren’t in front of the cameras, they were training with Peter Diamond and Bob Anderson, who both worked on the first three Star Wars films. Elwes and Patinkin also watched every single sword fight ever filmed and learned each other’s parts in the fencing routine after Anderson recommended it. “He said, ‘If you learn the other guy’s part, you know what you are going do and so there’s no chance of an accident,’” Elwes said.
7. The Leads Had Crushes on Each Other
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes were smitten with each other. “It was as if I were looking at a young Grace Kelly, she was that beautiful,” Elwes wrote in his book As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. “I couldn’t concentrate on much of anything after that first encounter with Robin.” Wright admitted that the feeling was mutual. “So obviously that helped our on-screen chemistry,” she said.