Whatever happened to Westley, Buttercup and Inigo Montoya?

Has it really been 20 years since 'The Princess Bride' came into our lives? Inconceivable!

Rob Reiner's adaptation of the William Goldman novel came out in 1987 -- before Robin Wright met Sean Penn, or Mandy Patinkin bailed on a TV show, or Fred Savage kissed Winnie Cooper.

We couldn't track down any R.O.U.S.'s, but as for the rest of the cast ... Want to know the rest of the storybook story? As you wish.


Princess Bride' Cast: Where Are They Now?


    What do you mean, it's been 20 years since 'The Princess Bride' came into our lives? Inconceivable!

    Rob Reiner's adaptation of the William Goldman novel hit theaters in 1987, back when Robin Wright hadn't met future-ex-husband Sean Penn yet and Mandy Patinkin hadn't bailed on a TV show.

    Want to know where the stars are now? As you wish.

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    Cary Elwes

    Then: The little-known Elwes became a huge star thanks to his role as Westley, a dashing farm boy who assumes the identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts, scales the Cliffs of Insanity, battles Rodents of Unusual Size and outlasts torture in the Pit of Despair -- all to be reunited with his true love Buttercup.

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    Cary Elwes

    Now: The 'Saw' star recently turned up as Lindsay Lohan's stepfather in 'Georgia Rule' and will next appear in the thriller 'Alphabet Killer' and the Jack Black comedy 'Ye Old Times,' about rival medieval shows. He and his wife (whom he met at a chili cook-off) welcomed their first child in April.

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    Robin Wright Penn

    Then: As Robin Wright, she's Buttercup, the love of Westley's life, for whom he'll journey half-way 'round the world and for whom he's willing to fight to the death. It was only Wright's second big-screen role (the first? 'Hollywood Vice Squad') after graduating from soaps ('Santa Barbara') -- but it would prove unforgettable.

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    Robin Wright Penn

    Now: Married to Oscar-winning actor-director Sean Penn for 11 years, the mother of two has plenty to keep her busy. She played Queen Wealhtheow in the fantasy epic 'Beowulf' and will soon co-star alongside Robert De Niro in Barry Levinson's 'What Just Happened?'

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    Mandy Patinkin

    Then: He played Inigo Montoya, an expert Spanish swordsman who helps kidnap Buttercup but is really only concerned with avenging his father's death. When he finally meets the 11-fingered man responsible, he utters the immortal line, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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    Mandy Patinkin

    Now: In July of 2007, Patinkin announced he would not be returning to the hit TV show 'Criminal Minds' due to creative differences. Instead, the renowned tenor (he's recorded five albums, including one in Yiddish) and Tony Award-winning actor ('Evita') hopes to return to the stage sometime soon.

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    Chris Sarandon

    Then: He's the nasty Prince Humperdinck, who cares little that Buttercup doesn't love him; he wants to marry her anyway, because he plans to murder her and blame it on a rival so that he can go to war (oh, that's evil). So obviously he'll do whatever he can to keep Westley away from his bride-to-be ... permanently.

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    Chris Sarandon

    Now: The 65-year-old thespian -- whose screen debut in 'Dog Day Afternoon' earned him a Best Supporting Actor nod -- has worked steadily since 'Princess,' though mostly on the small screen ('ER,' 'Law & Order: SVU') and Broadway. His first wife, Susan, may be the Sarandon you know better these days.

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    Christopher Guest

    Then: Three years after turning his career up to 11 with the mockumentary 'This Is Spinal Tap,' Guest found a new magic number in 'Princess Bride': six. That's how many fingers his villainous Count Rugen has on one hand. Never before has the medical condition of polydactyly been given such a bad name.

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