Actor Cary Elwes, who famously played farm boy-turned-pirate Westley in the beloved 1987 fantasy adventure, Princess Bride, antagonized movie superfan Ted Cruz on Twitter in response to the Texas senator’s podcast.
In a viral video of his podcast “The Verdict,” Cruz referenced Elwes while discussing how the left views people as a disease. “You talked about inevitable and I have to say it brought to mind Avengers: Endgame… You know Cary doesn’t quite have the massive Thanos hands and fingers, but you could see the inevitable in the finger snapping.”
Cruz went on to posit a theory about movie villains, who he compared to Democrats. “Have you noticed in how many movies how often rabid environmentalists are the bad guys? Whether it’s Thanos or go to ‘Watchmen.’ The view of the Left is people are a disease.”
Elwes was seemingly incensed that Cruz referenced the movie, in Wednesday tweet the actor scathingly addressed Cruz. “How does it feel to know that not only the entire cast and crew of your favorite movie The Princess Bride, but almost the whole entertainment industry, have nothing but rabid contempt for you?”
Elwes pointed out that Cruz botched the film’s tagline, which is inconceivable, not inevitable. “#inconceivable? I think not, you miserable ROUS,” he wrote in reference to the Rob Reiner film’s monsters, which were “rodents of unusual size.”
.@tedcruz How does it feel to know that not only the entire cast and crew of your favorite movie The Princess Bride, but almost the whole entertainment industry, have nothing but rabid contempt for you? #inconceivable? I think not, you miserable ROUS. https://t.co/SqGxk0hK0Y
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) February 3, 2021
Unflappable Cruz jeered back with a photo of framed movie still of Westley personally addressed to the senator and signed by Elwes, along with the caption, “Does this mean you want your picture back?”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 3, 2021
In September, Cruz jeered at Elwes post announcing the film’s cast had reunited for a virtual table reading of the script to benefit the Wisconsin Democratic Party and President Biden’s campaign.
“Do you hear that Fezzik? That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the six-fingered man killed my father,” Cruz wrote in reference to the film. “Every Princess Bride fan who wants to see that perfect movie preserved from Hollywood politics makes it now.”