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Cary Elwes

Lowest Rated:   0% Behaving Badly (2014)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
The handsome blonde actor Cary Elwes (pronounced El-Ways) was born in London to a portrait painter and an interior designer. He moved to the U.S. to study at Sarah Lawrence College, but made his film debut in the U.K. with the coming-of-age drama Another Country (1984), co-starring alongside fellow handsome young actors Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. He soon started a pattern of appearing in historical dramas and other period pieces, first with Lady Jane (1985), opposite Helena Bonham Carter, and then as the lead role in Maschenka (1986), based on the book by Vladimir Nabokov. However, he didn't make his international film breakthrough until 1987 with Rob Reiner's classic adventure fairy tale The Princess Bride. He seemed to possess a timeless quality essential for the role of Westley, the sensitive-yet-daring farm boy who becomes the swashbuckling Dred Pirate Roberts and gallantly fights for his love. Continuing with historical films, he capably handled a Southern accent for the Civil War drama Glory and then tried a one-time stint as associate producer for the little-seen drama Leather Jackets. Next, he made a successful jump to broad comedy with lead roles in Hot Shots! (1991) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). Switching to darker themes, he played Lord Arthur Holmwood in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Alicia Silverstone's object of obsession in The Crush (1993). The following year, he briefly returned to adventures for The Jungle Book before moving on to playing authority figures in the thrillers Twister and Kiss the Girls. In the late '90s, he voiced cartoons and appeared in a few made-for-TV movies and miniseries until 1999, when he transformed his usually slender frame for the role of portly producer John Houseman (Orson Welles' colleague) in Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock. He continued portraying cinematic legends in his next few films, including the German cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner in Shadow of the Vampire and pioneering producer Thomas H. Ince in The Cat's Meow. In 2001,he played a reoccurring role on The X-Files as FBI Assistant Brad Follmer and returned to romantic comedy adventures as Prince Regent Edgar in Ella Enchanted (2003).He was the lead in the infamous 2004 slasher movie Saw, and had a lead part in the 2006 National Lampoon comedy Pucked. In 2007 he appeared in the ill-fated Lindsay Lohan movie Georgia Rule. He came back for Saw: The Final Chapter in 2010. 2011 turned out to be a busy year for Elwes with parts in the comedy No Strings Attached, the Spielberg-directed The Adventures of Tintin, and the ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
  • Actor
2022
52% Best Sellers
  • Actor
2021
26% The Unholy
  • Bishop Gyles
2021
80% Last Train To Christmas
  • Roger Towers
2021
73% A Castle For Christmas
  • Actor
2021
No Score Yet The Happy Days of Garry Marshall
  • Actor
2020
39% Black Christmas
  • Professor Gelson
2019
74% Ghost Light
  • Actor
2019
96% Andre the Giant
  • Actor
2018
9% Don't Sleep
  • Dr. Richard Sommers
2017
30% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España)
  • Gary Jones
2017
No Score Yet Ghost of New Orleans (Little Murder)
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here
  • Frank Harper
2017
36% Sugar Mountain
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet A Bit Of Bad Luck
  • Brooks
$6.6k 2016
23% Being Charlie
  • David
$12.4k 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
$0.8M 2016
13% A Haunting In Cawdor
  • Lawrence O'Neil
2016
No Score Yet Elephant Kingdom
  • Rock
2016
No Score Yet Indiscretion
  • Jake SimonJake
2016
No Score Yet H8RZ
  • Principal Donato
2015
No Score Yet A Mouse Tale
  • Actor
2015
4% Reach Me
  • Kersey
2014
No Score Yet She Loves Me Not
  • Actor
2014
0% Behaving Badly
  • Joseph Stevens
2014
No Score Yet Teen Lust
  • John
2014
No Score Yet The Citizen
  • Miller
$24.8k 2013
No Score Yet Armed Response (In Security)
  • Joshua
2013
83% The Story Of Luke
  • Paul
2013
71% Hansel and Gretel Get Baked
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Anna Nicole
  • E. Pierce Marshall
2013
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Aquaman
2013
No Score Yet Flying Lessons
  • Actor
2012
20% Delhi Safari
  • Sultan (English version)
2012
73% Toys In The Attic (Na Pude)
  • Actor
$65.4k 2012
30% The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
  • Bobbly Wobbly
$1.1M 2012
No Score Yet Shadows (Hellgate)
  • Jeff Matthews
2012
74% The Adventures of Tintin
  • Pilot
$75.3M 2011
7% New Year's Eve
  • Stan's Doctor
$54.6M 2011
49% No Strings Attached
  • Dr. Metzner
$70.3M 2011
10% Saw 3D
  • Dr. Gordon
$45.7M 2010
No Score Yet As Good as Dead
  • Ethan
$2k 2010
No Score Yet Psych: 9
  • Dr. Irving Clement
2010
No Score Yet Flying Lessons
  • Steven Jennings
2010
53% Disney's A Christmas Carol
  • Dick Wilkins/Portly Man 1/Mad Fiddler/Guest 2/Business Man 3
$137.9M 2009
No Score Yet Na pude aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? (In the Attic or Who Has a Birthday Today?)
  • Sir Handsome
2009
13% The Alphabet Killer
  • Capt. Kenneth Shine
2008
18% Georgia Rule
  • Arnold
$18.9M 2007
13% Edison (Edison Force)
  • Reigert
2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Pucked
  • Norman
2006
94% Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely)
  • (English Version)
2006
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II
  • Karol Wojtyla
2005
67% Neo Ned
  • Dr. Magnuson
2005
No Score Yet Pope John Paul II
  • Karol Wojtyla
2005
51% Saw
  • Dr. Lawrence Gordon
$55.1M 2004
No Score Yet The Riverman
  • Ted Bundy
2004
No Score Yet American Crime
  • Albert Bodine
2004
50% Ella Enchanted
  • Prince Regent Edgar
$22.9M 2004
88% The Cat Returns
  • The Baron
2002
No Score Yet Comic Book Villains
  • Producer
  • Carter
2002
No Score Yet Wish You Were Dead
  • Mac `Macbeth' Wilson
2002
100% Uprising
  • Ftitz Hippler
2001
75% The Cat's Meow
  • Thomas Ince
$3.2M 2001
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'
  • Actor
2001
82% Shadow of the Vampire
  • Fritz
$7.6M 2000
No Score Yet Carrera contra el Tiempo
  • Burke
2000
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • John Houseman
1999
45% Quest For Camelot
  • Garrett
1998
No Score Yet The Informant
  • Lt. David Ferris
1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars
  • Colonel Burton
1998
33% Kiss The Girls
  • Nick Ruskin
1997
83% Liar Liar
  • Jerry
1997
61% Twister
  • Dr. Jonas Miller
1996
80% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
  • Capt. William Boone
1994
40% The Chase
  • news anchor Steve
1994
41% Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Robin Hood
1993
24% The Crush
  • Nick Eliot
1993
75% Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Lord Arthur Holmwood
1992
95% Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta)
  • Donald Curtis [English version]
1992
84% Hot Shots!
  • Kent Gregory
1991
38% Days of Thunder
  • Russ Wheeler
1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets
  • Dobbs
1990
93% Glory
  • Forbes
1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday
  • Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
1988
98% The Princess Bride
  • Westley
1987
56% Lady Jane
  • Guilford Dudley
1986
27% The Bride
  • Josef
1985
No Score Yet Oxford Blues
  • Lionel
1984
80% Another Country
  • Harcourt
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
93% Stranger Things
2016-2019
  • Mayor Kline
  • 2019
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015-2019
  • Professor Wilde Prof. Sinclair Wilde
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
30% The Art of More
2015-2016
  • Arthur Davenport
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013-2019
  • Voice
  • 2015
95% Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
89% Psych
2006-2014
  • Guest
  • Pierre Despereux Despereaux Desperaux
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
92% Leverage
2008-2012
  • Scott Roemer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Actor
  • 2012
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sidney Truex
  • 2007
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
  • A.D. Brad Follmer Brad Follmer
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
  • Gerald
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
  • Collins Michael Collins
  • 1998
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • David
  • 1996

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