Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made it no secret that 1987’s The Princess Bride is his all time favorite movie but does he understand it? According to Mandy Patinkin, who played the beloved character Inigo Montoya, the answer is decidedly, no.
Patinkin appeared on the The Late Show recently and explained to Stephen Colbert that the Senator was quoting the lines all wrong.
I’ve since asked Sen. Cruz to consider the line, because he goes around campaigning, loves the movie — knows it’s a family movie — quotes every line, but he leaves this line out. It might do him some good to consider this line, considering it is the polar-opposite of half of his modus operandi.
And in that famous voice he added:
I’ve been in the revenge business for so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.
In case Cruz still didn’t understand the significance, Patinkin explained:
I’d just ask us all to consider what that means. People are so consumed with revenge — getting back — killing. For what? Once you get revenge, does it make your life better? No.
In other words Cruz —
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 28, 2018
Patinkin certainly has some fans out there.
Mandy’s moral compass is pointing True North!! He is humanitarian and to think Uganda has turned a corner and is putting Western & European countries to same even its some of its Africa nations!!
— Dont say it! We know the script! (@weknowthescript) April 28, 2018
Mandy Patinkin is a national treasure and the Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies too for dozens of reasons. Ted Cruz? At the opposite end of the spectrum for me, a truly despicable human being. https://t.co/G9B5kFKvxv
— Gene J (@genej101) April 28, 2018
We're the same age! I'm one of your many fans. Your voice is amazing. I respect you as an actor, as well. https://t.co/0qOnGFg85S I loved your character in Princess Bride.
— Scherri Jacobsen (@Imafolkdancer) April 28, 2018
Ted Cruz on the other hand, not so much.
Honestly, I think @SenTedCruz spends a lot of time not understanding things, and not enough time being ridiculed for his determined ignorance.
Mandy Patinkin ridicules Ted Cruz for not understanding his favorite film ‘The Princess Bride’ https://t.co/ItPzhLD66m
— AveryFarman (@AveryFarman) April 28, 2018
Ted Cruz humiliated by Mandy Patinkin over his interpretation of the Princess Bride; guess it does not mean what he thinks it means https://t.co/VOENBLLmlJ
— K9insky (@ntmyprez) April 28, 2018
He shouldn’t waste his time. There is far too much that Ted Cruz doesn’t understand.
— Bigpoliticalbitch (@bitchypolitics) April 28, 2018
Let’s hope that clarifies things for Cruz.
H/T: Raw Story