Mandel Bruce Patinkin (born November 30, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor and renowned tenor. He is perhaps best known for his trademark line in 1987's The Princess Bride ("Hello. My name is Iñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.").
- If we can't keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we'll never get them to the peace table.
- I'd have sex with a number of the Muppets. I just don't talk about it publicly. It's private. Although a hint is, that there was a character in Elmo in Grouchland who was called "My Lady" and that's all I'll say.
- Kansan.com (the University of Kansas Daily), "A conversation with Mandy Patinkin" (2005-04-07)
- It's pretty early out here in L.A., but I can guarantee it will happen today, I sure am lucky. It's better than NOT having it.
- Lawrence.com, "Man of a thousand faces" (2005-04-07)
- on being faced with a fan giving him the Inigo Montoya line
- Everything I am came from my parents. I don't take that much credit for who I am and what I am.
- I always sang at temple growing up. I got a good reaction from Mrs. Goldberg and Mrs. Rosenbaum and the other old ladies.
- Oregon Daily Emerald, "Mandy Patinkin to show his many faces at Hult"
- No one is going to beat the crap out of me more than me.
- People, "Actor Mandy Patinkin Battles His Perfectionist Tendencies…", 1989-05-08 by John Stark
- If you stand too close to a painting — all you see are patches of color, if you stand too far back, you can't see any of the detail.
- as Rube in "Nighthawks"
- When I was your age, I used to treat the crust like it was just there to hold the good stuff in. I used to leave the whole back end of it on the plate. As I got older, I learned to appreciate the crust.
- as Rube in "Ghost Story"
- I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!
- as Avigdor in Yentl
- Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
- Now get in the cartoonishly evil vehicle and drive!
- as Huxley in The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
- Antoine Metcalf. Removal of bullet and bone fragments from his frontal and temporal lobes, the aforementioned projectile conveniently supplied by Mr. Ernie Laiten, one of Chicago's finest.
- as Dr. Jeffrey Geiger in Chicago Hope
- My dream has come true, now that I have passed it on.