Cary Elwes had his first film role at the age of 17 — as "Disco Dancer" in an English film called Yesterday's Hero
— and in the four decades since, he's pretty much done it all. His leading-man looks and cheeky delivery made for a perfect Mel Brooks Robin Hood in Men In Tights
; he channeled his darker side (and carpentry skills) in the original SAW
; he's made memorable cameos in Psych
and Stranger Things
; and he's even played Andy Warhol.
But it's his turn as Westley in Rob Reiner's iconic 1987 adventure comedy The Princess Bride
that's proven to be his most definitive role, and he knows it: in 2014, on the heels of the 25th-anniversary reunion with cast and crew, Elwes published As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
, a personal account of his experience shooting the movie and memories of behind-the-scenes stories from the film.
If the movie, book, and constant quoting isn't enough to sate your fandom, you're in luck. Today, Drusky Entertainment announced that the actor and author will appear in Pittsburgh on Fri., April 3, 2020 for The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes.
The event, held at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, will feature a screening of the film followed by a Q&A with Elwes, for a "moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Journey back to the lands of Florin and Guilder in an adventure filled with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, miracles and of course, true love."
Tickets go on sale on Fri., Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at librarymusichall.com