12 Inconceivable Facts That Prove That 'The Princess Bride' Isn't Just Another 'Kissing Book'

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Released in 1987, The Princess Bride is an absolutely classic family movie with something for just about everybody. As the grandfather in the opening scene says, it has "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, [and] miracles."

The story of the tumultuous romance between Princess Buttercup and Westley is one of the all-time greats. However, even if you love it as much as we do, we're willing to bet you probably don't know these 12 facts about the movie.

When asked what he liked best about making the movie, Andre the Giant said "Nobody looks at me."


He was so used to being stared at, he loved that all the cast and staff treated him like an equal.

Robin Wright would get very cold on set, so Andre the Giant would hold his hands overtop of her head to keep her warm.


His hands were so big he could shield her from the rain and cold.

Mandy Patinkin really meant it when he said "I want my father back, you son of a b****."

His real-life father had recently passed away after a battle with cancer, and Patinkin felt like he was dueling with cancer itself when he fought Christopher Guest.

When Count Rugen hits Westley on the head, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to hit him for real. The hit sent him to the hospital for a day.


Production shut down for an entire day while Elwes got checked out. Apparently having six fingers gives you a lot of strength.

Cary Elwes and Robin Wright were actually smitten with each other while filming.


Elwes has said "I couldn't concentrate on much of anything after that first encounter with Robin." The pair also kept coming up with excuses to do more takes of their horseback kiss at the end of the movie.

The facts just get crazier from here...

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