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Liam Neeson Auditioned For This Surprising Role in 'The Princess Bride'

Liam Neeson Auditioned For This Surprising Role in 'The Princess Bride'

Liam Neeson is opening up about his failed audition for the 1987 movie, The Princess Bride.

During his recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live last week, the 68-year-old actor revealed he had gone out for the role of Fezzik, which was ultimately played by Andre the Giant.

“I was quite nervous because I knew this was a big film and stuff. I had met the casting directors in LA,” Liam explained about the audition. “So I go into the office in London, and Rob Reiner looked at me and said ‘He’s not a giant. What height are you?’ I said ‘Six foot four.’ He said, ‘That’s tall, he’s not a giant.’”

Liam added that “there was no ‘hello, thank you.’ So I thought, the next time I see Rob Reiner, I’m going to tell him he was very rude.”

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