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October 2nd, 2012
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"The Princess Bride" star Cary Elwes celebrates 25th anniversary of the classic film

It’s been 25 years since “The Princess Bride” first awed audiences, but the off-kilter fairy-tale remains a classic. The film, beloved by generations for its comic appeal, extreme star power and timeless script, easily made hero Cary Elwes a star. Elwes visits “Starting Point” early Tuesday to talk about the 25th anniversary of the film and its famous lines that never grow old.

“We had no idea,” Elwes says. “We just wanted to make the best possible movie we could make. And we had a lot of fun doing it.” The actor adds that fans often ask him to repeat some of the memorable lines. “Sure, I get it all the time,” Elwes says. “I think that when I pass away, it’ll probably be on my tombstone.”

But, for Elwes, this fandom is welcome. Through his fans, the "Princess Bride" star is able to promote Mercy Corps, an organization that provides disaster relief and helps alleviate suffering by aiding people in rebuilding their communities. “They go in and they help rebuild the economy of these areas that have been affected by natural disasters or man-made conflicts,” Elwes says, adding that the first 100 fans who donate to the cause at Mercy Corps.org/princessbride/ will win limited edition memorabilia.

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