Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2013

Mandy Patinkin discusses his career, ‘The Princess Bride’ leading up to ‘Homeland’ season 3, playing Saul

Showtime’s hit show Homeland will return late this month for the third season and Mandy Patinkin speaks on the role, getting started in acting

Mandy Patinkin Homeland SaulIn the latest Showtime video Patinkin recounts how acting changed his life, how he found success and being told “you should think about doing this seriously.”

Now, recounting his passion for music and his close friend Patti Lupone, Patinkin is then featured as Saul.

“I’m just waiting for the right answer to present itself.”

He recounts his start in film with Ragtime and his famous role in Princess Bride.

“The first page, it introduces ‘The Greatest Sword Fighter who ever lived’- you know what your job is. We filmed the majority of the fencing all at the end and Rob had a problem with the camera in that sequence where we go up the steps.”

The six months of work was “re-choreographed” in 25 minutes.That was the singular most thrilling moment.”

Patinkin recounts that the Homeland call came on his birthday and after reading the script saying “I think this thing can go the distance.”

“The saddest part about this show is that one day it will be over and I don’t want that day to come.”

Homeland season 3 begins on September 29.





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