In 2001, Elwes received another Golden Satellite Award nomination for his work on the ensemble NBC Television movie Uprising opposite Jon Voight directed by Jon Avnet.
Elwes then joined Peter Bogdanovich's ensemble cast portraying silent movie mogul Thomas Ince who died mysteriously aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in The Cat's Meow.
In 2004, he starred in the horror–thriller Saw portraying Dr. Gordon, a man trapped in a dungeon and tortured for his sins. The film had a budget of a little over $1 million, but grossed over $100 million worldwide.
In 2009, Elwes joined the cast of Robert Zemeckis' motion capture adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol portraying five roles. He was then chosen by Steven Spielberg to appear in his mocap film of Hergé's popular comic strip The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
In 2010, Elwes returned to the Saw franchise in Saw 3D, the seventh and final film in the series. In 2011, he starred alongside Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in the Ivan Reitman comedy No Strings Attached.
In 2014, together with Joe Layden, Elwes co-wrote a memoir detailing his experiences filming The Princess Bride entitled, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride. The book debuted on The New York Times Bestseller List.
This year Elwes has five films awaiting release: the drama, Being Charlie reuniting him with Rob Reiner for the first time since The Princess Bride; Sugar Mountain directed by Richard Gray and We Don't Belong Here directed by Peer Pedersen. He has also recently finsihed portraying Andy Warhol in a film opposite Kevin Spacey entitled, The Billionaire Boys Club. The project is currently in post-production.
Elwes currently stars in the Crackle TV drama, The Art of More, opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke - a new series that pulls back the curtain on the dark underbelly of multimillion-dollar premium auction houses filled with hustlers, smugglers, power mongers and collectors of the beautiful and the esoteric.
Elvis and Nixon, Elwes' first screenplay, which stars Kevin Spacey as Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis, about the historical meeting bewteen the two men has been purchased by Amazon Studios as their first feature and will be released in theatres this April.
After visiting Darfur in 2008, Elwes has worked closely with Mercy Corps - a global humanitarian aid agency founded in 1979 and engaged in transitional environments that have experienced manmade, natural or economic disasters. To learn more about Mercy Corps and how you can get involved, click here.
Elwes curretly resides in California with his family.
Cary Elwes is an English actor, screenwriter and best-selling author known for his roles in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Days of Thunder, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Hot Shots!, Twister, Liar, Liar and Saw.
He made his acting debut in 1984 with Marek Kanievska's first feature film
Another Country, based on the award-winning play. A few years later he portrayed Guilford Dudley in the film Lady Jane, opposite Helena Bonham Carter and directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. In 1986, he was cast in the role he is perhaps best known for: the swashbuckler Westley in Rob Reiner's classic comedy, The Princess Bride, based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman.
1990 saw Elwes join Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall in Tony Scott's blockbuster, Days of Thunder. A few years later he would star in Mel Brooks's comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and join Francis Coppola for hs adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Between 1993 and 1997 he made four films: The Crush, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, and the summer hits Twister and Liar Liar.
Elwes made his first television appearance in 1996 as David Lookner on Seinfeld. Two years later he played astronaut Michael Collins in the Golden Globe Award-winning HBO miniseries From the Earth To the Moon. The following year Elwes was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance for his portrayal of Colonel James Burton in The Pentagon Wars directed by Richard Benjamin.
In 1997, he teamed up with Morgan Freeman again for the thriller, Kiss the Girls, directed by Gary Fleder. Two years later he portrayed famed theatre and film producer John Houseman for Tim Robbins in his film, Cradle Will Rock based on Orson Welles's musical. A few months later Elwes travled to Luxembourg to work with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe on the Academy Award Nominated Shadow of the Vampire directed by E. Elias Merhige.
For more information, visit the Cary Elwes Wikipedia page.
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