Rachel Cranor
So my dad got an interesting book at the library a while ago: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. Basically, it is a bunch of funny stories from how they made the film. If you have seen the movie, you know that Wallace Shawn plays a very short and short lived character. The book revealed that Wallace was very scared on the set. He was scared of getting fired. He kept telling the director and the other actors that they might as well fire him and get started looking for his replacement (it didn't help that the first scene filmed that he was in had a very complicated monologue). 

All of Wallace Shawn's real life behavior behind the scenes of this movie sort of reminds me of a certain dinosaur toy we all know and love. Your thoughts?
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mynameiskhannie
I think that's pretty cool.

I think Wallace Shawn got the role of Rex because he might have read the character description sheet for the film, and read green neurotic dinosaur who worries about getting replaced for Rex and thought that was him.
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PIX-R.113
Don't forget that Wallace also did Mr. Incredible's boss in The Incredibles. [smile_zpsf797a80b]
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Pixar Post - T.J.
That's hilarious...and an amazing find! I can totally see that he'd be the type of guy that is really like that in real life (not just as his character). I wonder how Pixar came to the final conclusion about Wallace as Rex's voice - whoever made that call is a genius!

Interestingly though, as Mr. Incredible's boss (Gilbert Huph is his character name), he's overly angry all the time which is a bit of a twist from the normal roles he plays. 

Again, excellent find - that's hilarious!
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PIX-R.113
Thanks, T.J.! I totally forgot Gilbert's name, thanks for reminding me! [smile]
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Rachel Cranor
Thanks for bringing up Wallace as Mr. Huph PIX-R.113. I've been thinking about how similar Wallace is to Rex but forgot about how similar his Princess Bride Character, Vizzini, is to Mr. Huph.

Rex and Wallace Shawn similarities:
  • Easily frightened
  • Scared of rejection
  • A bit neurotic
  • Loyal
  • Excitable
Gilbert Huph and Vizzini similarities:
  • Controlling 
  • Short
  • Demanding
  • Trying to control people much larger than himself
  • Yells constantly
  • Thinks he's smarter than everyone else
  • Only cares about himself and money
  • Minor villain
  • Ends up seriously injured (or dead) by the hero
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