Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About The Princess Bride

In his new book, Cary Elwes shares insider tales from the making of the cult classic


Cary Elwes shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes in As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride (Touchstone, $32), including hotel staff erecting a velvet rope around André the Giant sleeping one off; Christopher Guest knocking him out cold with his sword; and Mandy Patinkin bruising a rib from holding in laughter at Billy Crystal.

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(Photo: Everett Collection, The Princess Bride)