The news is terrible, the future worrisome. What better time to relax with Princess Bride?
In his new book about the making of the movie Princess Bride, Cary Elwes reveals some surprising fans the 1980s comedy-adventure movie has won. Elwes starred as Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts — and happens to be a practicing Catholic, too.
First: John Gotti. Director Rob Reiner encountered the boss of the Gambino crime family at a New York restaurant, and the Mafioso (in a far different accent from Inigo Montoya’s from the movie) called out “Hey! You killed my father. Prepare to die!”
Second, from mobster to saint — Pope John Paul II. When Elwes met him at the Vatican (who, ironically, he would later...READ MORE