Robin Wright & Mandy Patinkin's Emmy Nods Show They've Come A Long Way Since 'Princess Bride'

Apparently, if you starred in The Princess Bride, you get an Emmy nomination this year. Mandy Patinkin, who played the swashbuckling Spaniard Inigo Montoya that sought to avenge his father's death (you know the famous catchphrase), and Robin Wright, who starred as the beautiful Princess Buttercup, are nominated for their work in Homeland and House of Cards , respectively. So naturally, this means one thing: we must flash back to the days of Inigo Montoya and Buttercup, long before Saul Berenson and Claire Underwood ever existed, in the fine year of 1987.

But before we do that, it's a good time to acknowledge just how talented these two actors are. Think of how different Claire and Buttercup are from each other! Buttercup's behavior is a far cry from Claire's ruthlessness and conniving ways, and Westley and Frank probably wouldn't get along, either. Further, Patinkin's Saul is totally no-nonsense, while Inigo Montoya had a one-track mind ("You killed my father. Prepare to die."). Needless to say, it just affirms that the casting directors of The Princess Bride knew what they were doing — they made a classic film, and they helped to launch the careers of actors who would be seizing Emmy nominations nearly 30 years later.

So first, let's briefly look at Robin Wright as Claire Underwood....

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And now, as Princess Buttercup, long before she helped Frank Underwood take Washington.

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And now, let's compare Saul Berenson...


To this famous character:

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So, will these two take home Emmys?


Uh, that probably doesn't work for the Emmys. Just sayin'.

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