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As You Wish

06 Mar
    Carl Elwes as Errol Flynn

    On tour discussing The Princess Bride, including this weekend in Florida

    The Princess Bride: An Evening With Cary Elwes

    Merging multiple news sources …

    “Cary Elwes was chosen for the role of Westley in Princess Bride because he reminded Carl Reiner of the swashbuckling heroes of early cinema, specifically Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks As depicted below, he later joined Flynn and Fairbanks in playing Robin Hood, of course.

    Elwes and Mandy Patinkin spent more months perfecting their famous swordfight — right- and left-handed. Reiner hired the best coaches in Hollywood: Peter Diamond and Bob Anderson. Not only did both men train the original swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, they both worked on Star Wars.”

    — Gentleman Tim

     

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