The Princess Bride is stuffed with so many quotable traces and moments however maybe none more-so than Mandy Patinkin’s beloved “you killed my father…” scene.
And yesterday, the actor confirmed his private backstory to enjoying that second from Rob Reiner’s 1987 comedy-fantasy traditional.
The scene is the climax of Patinkin’s Spanish swordsman character’s quest to confront the six-fingered man (Christopher Visitor) who murdered his father, all whereas delivering the promised traces: “Hey. My identify is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Put together to die.”
TikTok person Amanda Webb (@alaska_webb) posted a video about how a lot the scene meant to her after the lack of her father, and questioned if Patinkin was considering of his personal father — who had died from most cancers earlier than he filmed the scene — throughout that teary-eyed second when Inigo Montoya instructed the six-fingered man: “I need my father again you son of a bitch.”
Webb famous she didn’t count on the video to ever attain the actor. However hundreds of customers tagged Patinkin’s account, and the actor watched the video and posted his personal response on Tuesday.
“To begin with, your dad is caring for you,” Patinkin stated. “Secondly, it’s true. A one hundred pc true. I went exterior on this fort [set on the film] and walked round, and I saved speaking to my dad. And I stated, ‘Dad, I’m gonna get this man.’ From the minute I learn the script, I knew. I stated to [my wife] Kath, I stated, ‘I’m gonna do that half as a result of, in my thoughts, if I get this six-fingered man, which means I killed the most cancers that killed my dad and I’ll get to go to my dad.’”
Then Patinkin began to choke up within the video and added, “I went and I performed that scene with Chris, after which I went again on the market and I talked to my dad. So you’ll be able to speak to your dad any time you need, wherever you need.”
You’ll be able to watch the video beneath.
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As for Patinkin, the Emmy-winning Homeland actor is at present on the Paramount+ collection The Good Battle.