By Adam S. Levy For Dailymail.com
Mandy Patinkin had an emotional response to a question about her role as Inigo Montoya in the 1987 classic The Princess Bride.
The actor, 68, responded to a question from TikTok user Amanda Webb, who shared that she lost her father Dan – a huge fan of the film and Patinkin’s performance as a swordsman. – earlier this year.
In the film, his character repeatedly swore that he would say to his father’s killer, Count Rugen (played by Christopher Guest): “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. ‘
The latest: Mandy Patinkin, 68, flanked by his wife Kathryn, 74, got a moving answer to a question about her role as Inigo Montoya in the 1987 classic The Princess Bride
Webb asked Patinkin how he found his motivation for the role in the film and if his own father’s death from cancer had an impact on his performance.
In the clip, Webb said: “I saw the rumor on the internet that when Mandy Patinkin said this line, he was thinking of his own father who died of cancer. And it was a very raw emotion. Since then, it’s kinda stuck with me.
Patinkin, who was flanked by his wife Kathryn in the clip, told Webb his tears in the film were genuine, as he brooded over his own father’s death.
He said, “First of all, your father takes care of you. Second, it’s true, 100 percent true. I walked out into this castle and walked around and kept talking to my dad.
In the film, his character of Montoya has repeatedly sworn that he would say to his father’s killer, Count Rugen: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. ‘
Patinkin said his tears in the film were genuine, as he brooded over his own father’s death
Patinkin said he was eager to play the part after reading the script
“The minute I read the script I knew, I said to Kath, I said, ‘I’m going to do this part because in my mind if I get the six-fingered guy , it means I killed the cancer that killed my dad and I can visit my dad. ”
He continued, “That moment was approaching, and I went to do this scene with Chris, and then I went back over there and talked to my dad. “
Patinkin offered kind words to Webb, whose father Dan died of mantle cell lymphoma last March.
“So you can talk to your dad anytime, anywhere,” he said. “If you could somehow let me know your father’s name because I say prayers for everyone I have known.”
Patinkin offered kind words to Webb, whose father Dan died of mantle cell lymphoma last March
Patinkin appeared in the 1987 film with late costars Mel Smith and Andre the Giant
‘Now I feel like I know you, and so I know your dad, and I’ll list his name in my prayers every day, and they make me feel like they’re with me wherever I go. , and I would like your daddy to hang out with me.
Webb then said she was “so upset” and beside herself with the touching message from the actor.
The Rob Reiner-directed film, released in theaters in October 1987, starred Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and the late Andre the Giant.