15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘The Princess Bride’



Cary Elwes Was Cast Because He Looked Like Robin Hood

Director Rob Reiner chose Cary Elwes as the lead because he had “Douglas Fairbanks or Errol Flynn qualities.” Both of those men played Robin Hood at one time in their careers. Elwes ended up playing him too in the comedic, Robin Hood: Men In Tights.

The Albino Has Never Seen the Film

The actor who played the Albino, Al Smith says he never watched the film. He had to wear contacts that he was allergic to during his role and that caused him a great deal of pain. He says watching the film would bring back that discomfort and pain.

The R.O.U.S.’s Weren’t Puppets

The Rodents of Unusual Size were made by putting actors into suits. One particular actor, on the day of the big fight scene was arrested for speeding and had to be bailed out of jail in order to stay on the right production schedule.