October 10th, 2011
03:28 PM ET
“The Princess Bride” is having a moment. The 1987 movie just appeared in an Entertainment Weekly reunion feature, was parodied by Ben Stiller on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and “Good Morning America” brought the film’s cast together last week.
The morning show reunited most of the film’s actors during "80s Week" (minus Fred Savage, Mandy Patinkin and deceased stars André the Giant and Peter Falk), and the cast shared that fans are still quoting the movie to them 24 years later.
Wallace Shawn, who played Vizzini, said that people recite lines and ask him to say “inconceivable” on a daily basis. “Each person thinks that it’s an idea of his own,” the actor commented.
Cary Elwes, who played the film’s hero Westley, joked that his most famous line will follow him to his grave: “I think when I die, they’ll say on my gravestone ‘as you wish.’” He added, "Every woman wants to hear that."
Billy Crystal shared that people often remember his ad-libbed “MLT” line. In the film, his character Miracle Max says he loves “a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean.”
“It happened just the other day,” the comedian said of a fan encounter. “I was eating, and he leaned over, he whispered in my ear, and he said ‘leeeaan.’”
What’s your favorite “Princess Bride” line?
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