Actor to Ted Cruz: Stop butchering the 'Princess Bride'

An actor who played a major role in Ted Cruz's favorite movie "The Princess Bride" wants Cruz to stop quoting lines from the film as he runs for president.

Mandy Patinkin, who played Inigo Montoya in the movie, told The New York Times he doesn't like Cruz using the movie to make political points.

In October, for example, Cruz criticized the Times for defending Obamacare by claiming President Obama "misspoke" about some of its provisions by quoting the classic Inigo Montoya line in his best Spanish accent, "You keep using this word. I don't think it means what you think it means."

But Patinkin, an outspoken liberal, says Cruz is missing the main point of the movie by using its lines to advance his agenda and campaign.

"This man is not putting forth ideas that are at the heart of what that movie is all about," Patinkin told The New York Times. "I would love for Sen. Cruz, and everyone creating fear-mongering and hatred, to consider creating hope, optimism and love. Open your arms to these people, these refugees trying to get into our country, and open your hearts."

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