Cary Elwes

Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)
Birthday: Oct 26, 1962
Birthplace: London, England, UK
The handsome blonde actor Cary Elwes (pronounced El-Ways) was born in London to a portrait painter and an interior designer. He moved to the U.S. to study at Sarah Lawrence College, but made his film debut in the U.K. with the coming-of-age drama Another Country (1984), co-starring alongside fellow handsome young actors Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. He soon started a pattern of appearing in historical dramas and other period pieces, first with Lady Jane (1985), opposite Helena Bonham Carter, and then as the lead role in Maschenka (1986), based on the book by Vladimir Nabokov. However, he didn't make his international film breakthrough until 1987 with Rob Reiner's classic adventure fairy tale The Princess Bride. He seemed to possess a timeless quality essential for the role of Westley, the sensitive-yet-daring farm boy who becomes the swashbuckling Dred Pirate Roberts and gallantly fights for his love. Continuing with historical films, he capably handled a Southern accent for the Civil War drama Glory and then tried a one-time stint as associate producer for the little-seen drama Leather Jackets. Next, he made a successful jump to broad comedy with lead roles in Hot Shots! (1991) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Switching to darker themes, he played Lord Arthur Holmwood in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Alicia Silverstone's object of obsession in The Crush (1993). The following year, he briefly returned to adventures for The Jungle Book before moving on to playing authority figures in the thrillers Twister and Kiss the Girls. In the late '90s, he voiced cartoons and appeared in a few made-for-TV movies and miniseries until 1999, when he transformed his usually slender frame for the role of portly producer John Houseman (Orson Welles' colleague) in Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock. He continued portraying cinematic legends in his next few films, including the German cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner in Shadow of the Vampire and pioneering producer Thomas H. Ince in The Cat's Meow. In 2001,he played a reoccurring role on The X-Files as FBI Assistant Brad Follmer and returned to romantic comedy adventures as Prince Regent Edgar in Ella Enchanted (2003).He was the lead in the infamous 2004 slasher movie Saw, and had a lead part in the 2006 National Lampoon comedy Pucked. In 2007 he appeared in the ill-fated Lindsay Lohan movie Georgia Rule. He came back for Saw: The Final Chapter in 2010. 2011 turned out to be a busy year for Elwes with parts in the comedy No Strings Attached, the Spielberg-directed The Adventures of Tintin, and the ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve.


Highest Rated Movies



73% Ghost Light Actor 2019
9% Don't Sleep Dr. Richard Sommers 2017
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) Gary Jones 2017
No Score Yet Ghost of New Orleans (Little Murder) Actor 2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here Frank Harper 2017
36% Sugar Mountain Actor 2016
No Score Yet A Bit Of Bad Luck Brooks $6.6K 2016
23% Being Charlie David $12.4K 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon Screenwriter Producer $0.8M 2016
14% A Haunting In Cawdor Lawrence O'Neil 2016
No Score Yet Elephant Kingdom Rock 2016
No Score Yet Indiscretion Jake 2016
No Score Yet H8RZ Principal Donato 2015
No Score Yet A Mouse Tale Actor 2015
4% Reach Me Kersey 2014
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not Actor 2014
0% Behaving Badly Joseph Stevens 2014
No Score Yet Teen Lust John 2014
No Score Yet The Citizen Miller $24.8K 2013
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security) Joshua 2013
83% The Story Of Luke Paul 2013
No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel Get Baked Actor 2013
No Score Yet Anna Nicole E. Pierce Marshall 2013
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Aquaman 2013
No Score Yet Flying Lessons Actor 2012
14% Delhi Safari Sultan (English version) 2012
73% Toys In The Attic (Na Pude) Actor $65.4K 2012
27% The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure Bobbly Wobbly $1.1M 2012
No Score Yet Shadows (Hellgate) Jeff Matthews 2012
73% The Adventures of Tintin Pilot $75.4M 2011
7% New Year's Eve Stan's Doctor $54.6M 2011
49% No Strings Attached Dr. Metzner $70.4M 2011
9% Saw 3D Dr. Gordon $45.7M 2010
No Score Yet As Good as Dead Ethan $2K 2010
No Score Yet Psych: 9 Dr. Irving Clement 2010
No Score Yet Flying Lessons Steven Jennings 2010
54% Disney's A Christmas Carol Dick Wilkins/Portly Man 1/Mad Fiddler/Guest 2/Business Man 3 $137.9M 2009
No Score Yet Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday Today?) Sir Handsome 2009
13% The Alphabet Killer Capt. Kenneth Shine 2008
18% Georgia Rule Arnold $18.9M 2007
0% Edison (Edison Force) Reigert 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Pucked Norman 2006
94% Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely) (English Version) 2006
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Karol Wojtyla 2005
80% Neo Ned Dr. Magnuson 2005
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Karol Wojtyla 2005
49% Saw Dr. Lawrence Gordon $55.2M 2004
No Score Yet The Riverman Ted Bundy 2004
No Score Yet American Crime Albert Bodine 2004
50% Ella Enchanted Prince Regent Edgar $22.9M 2004
90% The Cat Returns The Baron 2002
No Score Yet Comic Book Villains Carter Producer 2002
No Score Yet Wish You Were Dead Mac `Macbeth' Wilson 2002
100% Uprising Ftitz Hippler 2001
75% The Cat's Meow Thomas Ince $3.2M 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' Actor 2001
82% Shadow of the Vampire Fritz $7.6M 2000
No Score Yet Carrera contra el Tiempo Burke 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock John Houseman 1999
35% Quest For Camelot Garrett 1998
No Score Yet The Informant Lt. David Ferris 1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars Colonel Burton 1998
29% Kiss The Girls Nick Ruskin 1997
81% Liar Liar Jerry 1997
57% Twister Dr. Jonas Miller 1996
79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Capt. William Boone 1994
37% The Chase news anchor Steve 1994
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Robin Hood 1993
25% The Crush Nick Eliot 1993
72% Bram Stoker's Dracula Lord Arthur Holmwood 1992
95% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Donald Curtis [English version] 1992
83% Hot Shots! Kent Gregory 1991
39% Days of Thunder Russ Wheeler 1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets Dobbs 1990
93% Glory Forbes 1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday Tow Truck Driver (uncredited) 1988
97% The Princess Bride Westley 1987
50% Lady Jane Guilford Dudley 1986
25% The Bride Josef 1985
No Score Yet Oxford Blues Lionel 1984
80% Another Country Harcourt 1984


93% Stranger Things
Mayor Kline
  • 2019
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
Professor Wilde Prof. Sinclair Wilde
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
28% The Art of More
Arthur Davenport
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sofia the First
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  • 2014
71% Family Guy
  • 2014
92% Psych
Pierre Despereux Despereaux Desperaux
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
92% Leverage
Scott Roemer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sidney Truex
  • 2007
75% The X-Files
A.D. Brad Follmer Brad Follmer
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
Collins Michael Collins
  • 1998
89% Seinfeld
  • 1996