See Mandy Patinkin Recall Andre The Giant’s Best Moment Making The Princess Bride
Mandy Patinkin shared a heartwarming story about Andre the Giant protecting Wallace Shawn while shooting The Princess Bride.
Mandy Patinkin portrayed arguably one of the best characters in cinema history, Inigo Montoya, in The Princess Bride. Patinkin took to Twitter to share some of his favorite moments from shooting the hit 1980s film, especially one that involved the kindness of Andre the Giant. Wallace Shawn had apparently been afraid of heights and began to show that fear when the three actors were being lifted by a forklift, so Andre wrapped his arms around Shawn and said, “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of you.”
For anyone who happens to be a fan of Mandy Patinkin and The Princess Bride, the above video is quite special, and just adds an extra layer of love for a classic movie that is near and dear to so many people. This is especially touching considering that Patinkin (Inigo Montoya), Andre (Fezzik), and Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) had some of the best banter ever written. It also solidifies the many stories that have been told about Andre being one of the kindest people around.
Andre the Giant was a famed wrestler that turned to the acting game and had a breakout role alongside Mandy Patinkin in The Princess Bride. Both these men would put forth a performance that has stood the test of time. Getting to hear behind-the-scenes stories such as the above video also drive home just how special this movie was.
The Princess Bride follows a grandfather telling his grandson a story about a princess named Buttercup, who falls in love with a farm boy named Westley. Westley is said to have been killed, leaving Buttercup to be matched up with Prince Humperdink. However, a group of outlaws by the names of Fezzini, Vezzik, and Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) kidnap the princess to begin a war, leaving the prince and the Dread Pirate Roberts (Westley) to save the princess.
For anyone who has not seen The Princess Bride, it is one of the most charming and hilarious stories, and that has everything to do with the performances in the movie. Mandy Patinkin is joined by Andre the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright,
Chris Sarandon, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, and so many more. The movie might have seemed cheesy to many of us as children, but we guarantee it holds up to this day.
Also, Mandy Patinkin delivers one of the best moments in cinema history in The Princess Bride. His monologue as Inigo Montoya is fantastic, and one that has been part of the meme community for quite some time. His story about Andre should also drive home how special he was, and everyone can see more about Andre’s life in the Andre the Giant documentary on HBO Max.
Mandy Patinkin is great for sharing such a heartwarming story about Andre and The Princess Bride, and we hope that it pushes people into wanting to watch this movie, as it is one of the best ever made. And if any of you don’t like The Princess Bride, well, that’s just inconceivable!