On Tuesday, Mandy Patinkin went to Twitter to share the personal experience that shaped his performance in an iconic scene from The Princess Bride.
Patinkin was caught by a TikTok video made by a boy Woman named Amanda (Tiktok username: @Alaska_Webb) was posted and shared with him by one of his sons, asked to share his experience.
In the video, she shared that her father died of cancer in March may be. “Princess Bride was always one of his favorite films,” she said, crying, “and it was always one of my favorite films, and Inigo Montoya was his favorite character from the film.” Of course, Montoya is the Spanish fencing master, played by Patinkin In a famous duel scene with Christopher Guest’s character Count Rugen – aka The Six-Fingered Man – faced each other and said, “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father – prepare to die. “
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Amanda had heard that Patinkin was thinking about his own father, who also died of cancer, while filming this scene and wanted to know if that was true.
Patinkin was with his wife Kathryn Grody when he did this First saw social media video.
“First of all, your dad takes care of you. Second, it’s true, 100 percent true, ”he said. “I went outside that castle and walked around … and I kept talking to my dad and said, ‘Dad, I’m going to get this guy.
Patinkin added that his dad’s death was the reason why he had decided to take on the role of Inigo Montoya.
“The minute I read the script, I knew it,” he said. “I said to Kath … ‘I’m going to do this part because if I get the six-fingered guy, it means to me that I killed the cancer that killed my dad, and I’ll be able to visit my dad. ‘”
A tearful godmother then told Amanda that she can do the same – that she can talk to her father” anytime “and” anywhere “she wants.
” To Alaska (aka Amanda – us figured it out!) Thread – Thanks for sharing this with us. My father died of cancer when I was 18. Kathryn’s parents died within a year when she was 25, her father of a heart attack and her mother of cancer, ”he wrote. “Losing them was a big part of our lives and a big part of what forged our bonds. We regret your loss so much, that this film meant something to you and your father, and so glad you asked that question. “
Patinkin said he hoped she would find” all possible ways “to resolve the To keep the memory of her father alive and to “advance & through this pain and loss”. He also referred them to http://thedinnerparty.org, an online resource described as “a platform for grieving 20- and 30-year-olds to peer and build lasting relationships”.
“We both wish we had a way to connect with others when we lost our parents … you or someone else going through something similar might find it helpful or useful,” he wrote. “If this trail isn’t for you, we just want those who are struggling to get in touch like you and find the convenience and tools that work and could help. It can be such a lonely pain, but you know there are so many others out there going through it. “
Patinkin then referred to a favorite quote of his from the book written by Oscar Hammerstein for the musical, Merry-go-round, that is: “As long as there is a person on earth who remembers you, it is not over yet.”
“That is one of the reasons why I like to mention people’s names in my prayers and add your father’s name, ”he wrote. “Thanks for sharing this with us, Amanda. Big, big love to you and your family and your father. ”
20th Century Fox released The Princess Bride back in September 1987. Since then, Rob Reiner’s fantasy film and Patinkin’s character have been classics.The video with Patinkin and his wife, as well as Patinkin’s address to Amanda on Twitter, can be found below.
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