Whether it's charming movie-goers as Westley in The Princess Bride, making us laugh as Robin Hood, or adding a sinister edge to something like The X-Files, Cary Elwes is a hell of an actor. We've been massive fans of his since the 80s, and we're sure you are too, but we also bet there's a few things about the man that you didn't know!
He's a history fan, hence all of the period piece movies
"I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes."
He's a huge activist
He campaigns actively to protect the environment and to help the Native American people.
He comes from a family of prolific Catholics
He has several family members in high-ranking places in the church. He actually met Jope John Paul II when he was 22!
He met Marlon Brando early in his career
Elwes was a production assistant on Superman. Brando insisted on calling him "Rocky" after boxer Rocky Marciano, one of the greatest boxers of all time.