What is the net worth and salary of Cary Elwes?
Cary Elwes is an English actor who has a net worth of $6 million. Cary Elwes is best known for selling performances in films such as “The Princess Bride”, “Days of Thunder”, “Twister”, “Liar Liar” and “Saw” and selling sequels. He also appeared on the television series “The X-Files”, “Life in Pieces” and “Stranger Things”. Elwes’ many other credits include Cradle Will Rock, Shadow of the Vampire, Ella Enchanted and No Strings Attached.
Youth and education
Cary Elwes was born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on October 26, 1962 in London, England. He is the youngest of three sons of interior designer Tessa and painter Dominic; his brothers are Damian and Cassian. He also had a younger sister named Milica, who died in 2021. Elwes is of Irish, Scottish, English, Serbian and Croatian-Jewish descent. Brought up Roman Catholic, he was an altar boy at Westminster Cathedral. When Elwes was four, his parents divorced, and his mother later remarried American film producer Elliott Kastner. Later, when he was 13, his father committed suicide. Elwes attended Harrow School as a child, then went to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1981, he moved to the United States to study acting at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Furthermore,
As a teenager, Elwes worked as a production assistant on films such as “Octopussy” and “Superman.” In 1979, he appeared as a disco dancer in the film “Yesterday’s Hero”. Elwes had his first real acting role in 1984 when he played a gay college student in the romantic historical drama Another Country. At the same time, he appeared in the Rob Lowe sports film “Oxford Blues”. In 1985, Elwes had a supporting role in the horror film The Bride, based on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
Career revolution in film
Elwes had his first leading role in 1986, playing opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the romantic film “Lady Jane”. However, his big break came the following year when he starred in both ‘Maschenka’ and ‘The Princess Bride’. It was this next film, a fantasy adventure comedy directed by Rob Reiner, that launched him to international fame. In the film, based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name, Elwes played Westley, a stable boy turned laundress, opposite Robin Wright as Buttercup. After this, he played the lead role of Cabot Forbes in the historical war drama “Glory”.
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Cinematic career further
In the early 1990s, Elwes had roles in a variety of films, including the sports action drama Days of Thunder; comedy parody “Hot Shots!”; the gothic horror film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”; and “Leather Jackets”. In 1993, he starred in two films: Mel Brooks’ adventure comedy “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and the psychological thriller “The Crush.” Elwes later had supporting roles in The Jungle Book, The Chase, Twister, Kiss the Girls and Liar Liar. He ended the decade portraying famous film and theater producer John Houseman in Tim Robbins’ historical drama Cradle Will Rock.
At the turn of the new millennium, Elwes appeared in Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat’s Meow and Wish You Were Dead. In 2004, he starred in three films: “Ella Enchanted”, “American Crime” and “Saw”. The latter film was a box-office success, spawning several sequels. Elwes reprized his role as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in “Saw II”, “Saw III” and “Saw 3D”. He appeared in other films throughout the 00s, including ‘Edison Force’, ‘Neo Ned’, ‘Georgia Rule’, ‘The Alphabet Killer’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’. Over the next decade, Elwes starred in films such as “Flying Lessons”; “No strings attached”; “New Year”; “Gate of Hell”; “
On the small screen, Elwes made his debut in a 1996 episode of “Seinfeld.” Two years later, he starred in the HBO television movie “The Pentagon Wars” and appeared in the HBO miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon.” Elwes also lent his voice to episodes of the animated series Pinky and the Brain and Hercules. In the early 2000s, he starred in the television movies “Race Against Time” and “Uprising” and had a notable recurring role as Assistant FBI Director Brad Follmer on the final season of “The X-Files.” Elwes then gave an acclaimed performance in the television movie “The Riverman,” portraying serial killer Ted Bundy. He went on to appear in two more television movies over the next two years: “Pope John Paul II” and “Haskett’s Chance.”
From 2009 to 2014, Elwes had a recurring role on “Psych.” During this time, she also appeared in the episode “Leverage” and “Perception” and was in the television movie “The Anna Nicole Story”. Elwes later had recurring roles on “Granite Flats” and “Family Guy” and a starring role on the Crackle streaming series “The Art of More.” His other notable credits include recurring roles on “Life in Pieces,” “Youth & Consequences,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
In 1997, Elwes became engaged to photographer Lisa Marie Kurbikoff, whom he had met six years earlier at a Malibu chili kitchen. The couple married in 2000 and have a daughter named Dominique.
In 1996, Cary paid $615,000 for a house in Malibu. Today, this home is probably worth $3-4 million based on similar similar sales.