Cary broke his toe during the filming of "The Princess Bride".
Cary's first appeared on stage at the age of 6 in a production of "Robin Hood".
Cary was a co-producer of the direct-to-video movie "Comic Book Villians".
Cary has been nominated for 2 Golden Satellite Awards; in 1999 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "The Pentagon Wars" and in 2002 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Uprising.
Cary had an uncredited role in the documentary "World of Robin Hood".
Cary did voice work for the video game "The Bard's Tale" doing the part of The Bard.
Cary has been an Activist/speaker for the U'wa Tribe against the Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The company wanted to do drilling in the tribes territories in Colombia.
Cary was a presenter at the 2001 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
While at Sarah Lawrence College Cary was in Brendan Behan's play "The Hostage".
In 2005 Cary was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance for "Saw".
Cary an executive producer and star of the independent film "Walk the Talk".
Cary has been a supporter and worker for the charitable organizations Amazon Watch and Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
From March 18th to the 23rd of 2003 Cary performed in the Off-Broadway production of "The Exonerated" on Bleecker Street in New York.
In 1998 Cary was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense for "Kiss the Girls".
In 2005, Cary sued the makers of Saw for damages as he claimed he was due a percentage of the movie's profits.
In 2006, Cary played the younger Pope John Paul II in a CBS biopic. Jon Voight played the older Pope. The film broke box office records in the Pope's homeland of Poland.
Cary is Catholic.
Cary is a volunteer with the Young Storytellers Foundation, a program dedicated to developing literacy, self-expression and self-esteem in elementary school children.
Cary was born at Westminster Hospital in London, England.
Cary was the narrator of James Patterson's audio book, "The Jester."
As of 2007, Cary resides in Malibu, California.
Cary is of Yugoslavian and British descent.
Cary attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and studied German Expressionist Film.
Cary is a distant relative of the famous Archaeologist Lord Carnarvon, and a distant nephew of the King of England, Henry VIII Tudor.
Cary's favorite subject in school was History.
Cary's grandfather was the portrait painter Simon Elwes.
Cary is the step-son of the producer Elliot Kastner.
Cary has 2 older brothers named Cassian Elwes and Damian Elwes, a stepsister named Milica Kastner and a stepbrother Dillon Kastner.
Cary 's paternal great grandfather was Chamberlain to the Pope.
Cary was an alter boy at London's Brompton Oratory.
Cary appeared alongside Helena Bonham Carter in an adaptation of the story of Lady Jane Grey.
Cary married Lisa Marie Kurbikoff in 2000, they met in 1991 at a Malibu chili cook-off. They have one daughter, Dominique, born April 24, 2007 in Los Angeles.
Cary is 6' (1.83 m), he has blond hair and blue eyes.
Cary Elwes: Any actor should be grateful if he's remembered for one movie in their lifetime.
Cary Elwes: Honestly, we're happy that people are still watching it [The Princess Bride] now. I have people coming up to me and telling me that they got married to the music in the movie, people naming their kids Westley and Buttercup. Absurdly wonderful.
Cary Elwes: I was a projectionist in school, kinda like in "Cinema Paradiso". When I got to the states in New York, I found out you can earn college credits by studying film. So I've always been fascinated by film from a very young age. I can bore people with my trivia knowledge.
Cary Elwes: I tell people that I'm British by birth but American by choice.
Cary Elwes: (about his part in the movie "Saw") I hadn't really done horror since Dracula. And I'd not really played a victim for a long time. I mostly get cast in the bad guy roles or the smug character. This was a bit of both. This was a character who was both smug and self-involved and conceived, and had become complacent, both in the workplace and at home with his marriage, and finds himself getting his comeuppance by waking up chained to a pipe by Jigsaw.
Cary Elwes: (about making "The Princess Bride") It was a wonderfully supportive set, and that's a great atmosphere for being creative. An atmosphere of fun, is an atmosphere where the mind is more likely to come up with great stuff.
Cary Elwes: (On playing villains) You get all the best lines.
Cary Elwes: When I work, I live in a fantasy world. It's great. I get to play different characters who inspire me.
Cary Elwes: (On always acting in historical period pieces) I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes.
Cary Elwes: I consider myself a student, both in my work and my life, and I'm constantly learning and I'm constantly grateful for that.
Cary Elwes: (on playing Pope John Paul in a biopic) I was blessed enough to meet Pope John Paul when I was about 19 or 20 years old in the Vatican; I had that privilege. My mother took me to visit him, and I remember distinctly his incredible charisma and personal charm and his warmth and compassion. You felt it immediately the minute you met him, and that spirit I came away with, having met the man, is something that I've been constantly working on to infuse the character with.
Cary Elwes: I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about.