Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Highest Rated: 100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Happy Days of Garry Marshall Actor 2020
38% Black Christmas Professor Gelson 2019
74% 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 Producer Screenwriter $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
71% 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
20% Delhi Safari Sultan (English version) 2012
73% Toys In The Attic (Na Pude) Actor $65.4K 2012
30% The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure Bobbly Wobbly $1.1M 2012
No Score Yet Shadows (Hellgate) Jeff Matthews 2012
74% 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
10% 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
52% 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
13% 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
71% 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
38% 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
56% Lady Jane Guilford Dudley 1986
25% The Bride Josef 1985
No Score Yet Oxford Blues Lionel 1984
80% Another Country Harcourt 1984

TV

Credit
93% Stranger Things
2016
Mayor Kline 2019
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Professor Wilde Prof. Sinclair Wilde 2017
2016
2015
30% The Art of More
2015-2016
Arthur Davenport 2016
2015
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013-2019
Voice 2015
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
Voice 2014
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice 2014
89% Psych
2006-2014
Pierre Despereux Despereaux Desperaux 2014
2012
2010
2009
92% Leverage
2008-2012
Scott Roemer 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
2012
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sidney Truex 2007
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
A.D. Brad Follmer Brad Follmer 2002
2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Gerald 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Collins Michael Collins 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
David 1996

QUOTES FROM Cary Elwes CHARACTERS

Westley says: There are a shortage of perfect breast in the world it be a pity to damage yours.

Dr. Irving Clement says: The abused becomes the abuser.

Garrett says: Don't you understand the reason why you can't fly is because you can't agree on anything. There must be something you can agree on. You both love Kayley don't you?

Jerry says: Hey! Great gift dad!

Fletcher Reede says: Thanks son!

Westley says: As you wish....

Westley says: We are men of action. Lies do not become us.

Lord Arthur Holmwood says: An autotopsy.

Professor Abraham Van Helsing says: No, no, not really, I just want to cut off her head and take out her heart.

Dr. Magnuson says: Ned, what you're doing is unsafe. Put. down. the toaster.

Dr. Magnuson says: Ned, what you're doing is unsafe. Put. Down. The toaster.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: I did not cheat on her!!!!

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: I did not cheat on her!

Adam says: What do you care what I think anyway?? I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15-hooker gangbang!!!

Adam says: What do you care what I think anyway? I don't give a crap if you covered yourself in peanut butter and had a 15-hooker gang bang!

Jerry says: I'm so crooked that I have to screw my pants on when I get dressed in the morning.

Robin Hood says: Um, honey . . .

Robin Hood says: Um, honey...

Maid Marian says: Yes?

Robin Hood says: You're not going to believe this. It won't unlock.

Maid Marian says: What?

Robin Hood says: I would like to apoint a new sheriff of Rottingham, my good friend, Ahchoo.

Wedding Guest says: A black sheriff?!

Blinkin says: He's black?!

Ahchoo says: Why not? It worked in "Blazing Saddles".

Ahchoo says: Why not? It worked in 'Blazing Saddles'.

Buttercup the Princess Bride says: We'll never survive.

Westley says: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.

Kayley says: Hey, your falcon has silver wings!

Garrett says: *Really?* I'll have to take your word for it.

Kayley says: Oh, no. I'm sorry, it just means he knows where Excalibur is!

Garrett says: Sure he does, it's in Camelot. You know, big castle, lots of flags...

Kayley says: No it's somewhere in the forest, Ruber has stolen it and taken my mother hostage, I must find the sword and return it to Arthur or Camelot and my mother are doomed!

Garrett says: (Listening to Ayden) Excalibur "is' here? Right we're going after it!

Garrett says: [listening to Ayden] Excalibur 'is' here? Right we're going after it!

Kayley says: Great!

Garrett says: Not you! Me and Ayden we work alone!

Kayley says: Well I see no reason why I can't come along! I stand alone too, I'm just asking for your help this once.

Garrett says: All right but don't give me any trouble!

Kayley says: That was incredible! How you fought those creatures how you got rid of that that thing! You're amazing you're not even listening to me!

Garrett says: Great it took me two weeks to make this net!

Kayley says: Your net, you 'saved' my life thank you!

Garrett says: Well anyone can make a mistake.

Kayley says: Oh I get it this is were King Arthur sends his unfunny jesters right?

Garrett says: Now I will thank you!

Kayley says: For what?

Garrett says: For reminding me why I'm a hermit good day!

Kayley says: Wait what's your name?

Garrett says: It's Garret.

Kayley says: I'm Kayley, Garret why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? Oh I didn't realize you were-

Garrett says: What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?

Kayley says: Blind

Garrett says: You know I 'always' forget that one!

Kayley says: Are you *sure* this is dragon country? I mean, shouldn't there be a sign or something? It could say, 'Welcome to Dragon Country.'... You don't think we'll *see* any... do you?... Is a group of dragons a pack or a flock? Is it a gaggle or a pride? Is it a herd?

Garrett says: Quiet.

Kayley says: Do you hear something?

Garrett says: No, I just want you to be quiet.

Westley says: As you wish.

Westley says: Inhale this, but do not touch.

Vizzini says: I smell nothing.

Westley says: What you do not smell is called Iocane Power.

Zep Hindle says: (after finding Adam dead) Too late (pulls out a gun at Dr. Gordon)

Zep Hindle says: [after finding Adam dead] Too late pulls out a gun at Dr. Gordon]

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: Why?

Zep Hindle says: IT'S THE RULES!

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: He's not a cop! He's a bottom-feeder-Just like you.

Westley says: Life is Pain. Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something

Westley says: Life is pain. Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something.

Inigo Montoya says: Who are you?

Westley says: No one of consequence.

Inigo Montoya says: I must know.

Westley says: Get used to disappointment.

Inigo Montoya says: Kay.

Inigo Montoya says: I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.

Westley says: That does put a damper on our relationship.

Westley says: you're that smart?

Vizzini says: Let me put it this way, have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

Westley says: Yes.

Vizzini says: Morons.

Westley says: Give us the gate key.

Yellin says: I have no gate key.

Inigo Montoya says: Fezzik, tare his arms off.

Yellin says: Oh you mean THIS gate key.

Buttercup the Princess Bride says: We'll never survive.

Westley says: Nonsense. You only say that because no one ever has.

Westley says: As you wish.

Westley says: You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?

Inigo Montoya says: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you

Inigo Montoya says: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.

Westley says: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die

Westley says: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: He doesn't want us to cut through our chains. He wants us to cut through our feet!

Prince Humperdinck says: But first things first. To the death!

Westley says: No! To the pain!

Prince Humperdinck says: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase

Prince Humperdinck says: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.

Westley says: I'll explain and I'll use small words so you'll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.

Westley says: I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.

Westley says: As you wish.

Westley says: To the Pain!

Westley says: Your pig fiance is too late. A few more steps and we'll be safe in the fire swamp.

Buttercup the Princess Bride says: We'll never survive.

Westley says: Nonsense, you're only saying that because nobody ever has.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon says: What's your name?

Adam says: My name is Very Fucking Confused; what's your name?

Dr. Gordon says: I don't think so.

Dr. Gordon says: Game over.

Jerry says: I hold myself in contempt!

Fletcher Reede says: I hold myself in contempt!

Jerry says: The pen is blue! The God damn pen is blue!

Jerry says: The pen is blue, the pen is blue, the goddamn pen is blue!

Fletcher Reede says: The pen is blue, the pen is blue, the goddamn pen is blue!

Westley says: The rodents of unusual size? I don't believe they exist.