Ted Cruz backs 'Princess Bride' star's call against remaking classic film: 'I have never agreed with a statement more'
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Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Cruz knocks Chick-fil-A over past donation: It has 'lost its way' Overnight Energy: Relocated BLM staff face salary cuts | UN report calls for drastic action on climate change | California asks EPA to reconsider emissions rule MORE (R-Texas) backed up “The Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes’s dismay at the notion of a potential remake of the 1987 classic on Wednesday.

“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one,” Elwes tweeted Tuesday, paraphrasing a line from the film, in response to a Variety article that quotes Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra as saying “very famous people whose names I won’t use” want to remake the film.

“I have never agreed with a statement more,” Cruz tweeted Wednesday, quoting Elwes’s tweet.

Cruz has repeatedly discussed his love of the fantasy film, reenacting the scene where Elwes’s character Westley is revived from near-death in front of an Iowa church congregation during his presidential campaign in 2015.


Shortly thereafter, actor Mandy Patinkin, who plays the revenge-obsessed swordsman Inigo Montoya in the film, wrote that the then-presidential candidate’s foreign policy proposals suggested Cruz had missed the point of the film in an editorial for Time magazine.