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10 Facts About Cary Elwes That Will Make You Go "Inconceivable!"

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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

Columbia

"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

Save Trees Save Earth

He campaigns actively to protect the environment and to help the Native American people.

He comes from a family of prolific Catholics

Time

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

Warner Bros.

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.

His time in The Princess Bride made for some especially interesting stories...

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