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Cary Elwes

Cary ElwesAKA Ivan Simon Cary Elwes

Born: 26-Oct-1962
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Princess Bride

Cary Elwes is capable of decent performances when the part calls for earnest or evil. He was perfect as the fairy tale hero Westley in The Princess Bride, rescuing his Buttercup (Robin Wright). He played Tom Cruise's race-car driver nemesis in Days of Thunder, and appeared in the military farce Hot Shots! with Charlie Sheen. He has also delivered enough wooden performances to go into the lumber business. He was particularly silly as an abducted doctor in Saw, as a weather-chaser in Twister, and as a journalist stalked and seduced by a 14-year-old girl in The Crush.

One of Elwes' brothers is a Hollywood B-moviemaker, and produced Oxford Blues, one of Elwes' first films. His other brother is an artist who was briefly married to actress Catherine Oxenberg. Their father, portrait painter Dominic Elwes, was portrayed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Anthony Head in a 1994 TV-movie for BBC, The Trial of Lord Lucan. Elwes now lives in Malibu, and is an activist for Native American rights.

Father: Dominic Elwes (painter, d. Sep-1975)
Father: Elliott Kastner (stepfather, movie producer, b. 7-Jan-1933)
Mother: Tessa Georgina Kennedy (interior designer)
Brother: Cassian Elwes (movie producer, b. 1959)
Brother: Damian Elwes (artist)
Sister: Milica Kastner (stepsister, independent moviemaker)
Brother: Dillon Kastner (stepbrother, independent moviemaker)
Wife: Lisa Marie Kurbikoff (photographer)

    High School: Harrow School
    University: Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

    Yugoslavian Ancestry

    Ghost Light (22-Sep-2018)
    Being Charlie (14-Sep-2015)
    Behaving Badly (9-Jun-2014)
    Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (30-Jul-2013) [VOICE]
    The Citizen (14-Oct-2012)
    The Story of Luke (12-Oct-2012)
    The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (29-Aug-2012)
    Delhi Safari (Jun-2012) [VOICE]
    New Year's Eve (5-Dec-2011) · Stan's Doctor
    The Adventures of Tintin (23-Oct-2011) [VOICE]
    Hellgate (4-Jun-2011)
    No Strings Attached (21-Jan-2011) · Dr. Metzner
    Little Murder (8-Jan-2011)
    Saw 3D (21-Oct-2010) · Dr. Gordon
    Psych:9 (7-May-2010) · Dr. Clement
    As Good as Dead (2010) · Ethan
    A Christmas Carol (3-Nov-2009) · Dick Wilkins, Mad Fiddler, etc.
    The Alphabet Killer (7-Feb-2008) · Kenneth Shine
    Georgia Rule (10-May-2007)
    Pucked (10-Feb-2006)
    Pope John Paul II (17-Nov-2005)
    Edison (17-Sep-2005) · Reigert
    Neo Ned (22-Apr-2005) · Dr. Magnuson
    The Riverman (6-Sep-2004)
    Ella Enchanted (9-Apr-2004) · Edgar
    American Crime (6-Apr-2004) · Albert Bodine
    Saw (19-Jan-2004)
    Wish You Were Dead (21-May-2002)
    Comic Book Villains (1-Jan-2002) · Carter
    Uprising (4-Nov-2001)
    The Cat's Meow (3-Aug-2001) · Thomas Ince
    Race Against Time (17-Jan-2001)
    Shadow of the Vampire (15-May-2000) · Wagner
    Cradle Will Rock (18-May-1999)
    Quest for Camelot (15-May-1998) [VOICE]
    From the Earth to the Moon (5-Apr-1998)
    The Pentagon Wars (28-Feb-1998)
    Kiss the Girls (10-Sep-1997) · Casanova
    The Informant (5-Sep-1997)
    Liar Liar (21-Mar-1997) · Jerry
    Twister (10-May-1996) · Jonas
    The Jungle Book (25-Dec-1994)
    The Chase (4-Mar-1994) · Steve Horsegroovy
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights (28-Jul-1993) · Robin Hood
    The Crush (2-Apr-1993) · Nick Eliot
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (13-Nov-1992) · Lord Arthur Holmwood
    Leather Jackets (18-Jun-1992)
    Hot Shots! (31-Jul-1991)
    Days of Thunder (27-Jun-1990) · Russ Wheeler
    Glory (15-Dec-1989) · Cabot Forbes
    The Princess Bride (25-Sep-1987) · Westley
    Lady Jane (7-Feb-1986) · Guilford Dudley
    The Bride (16-Aug-1985)
    Oxford Blues (24-Aug-1984) · Lionel
    Another Country (May-1984) · Harcourt
    Yesterday's Hero (Nov-1979)

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