Christian Bale's Inspiration for American Psycho

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Christian Bale's Inspiration for American Psycho

Postby PandaVamp on Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:32 am

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How did you and Christian Bale develop his character in American Psycho?
It was definitely a process. We talked a lot, but he was in L.A. and I was in New York. We didn’t actually meet in person a lot, just talked on the phone. We talked about how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was, how he was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave. And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy.

Interview to Mary Harron.
Source: BlackBook.com


:lol: Sorry, I hope no Cruise fan hates me because of this, but I just read it and find it pretty hilarious. :rofl:
I suppose it is Letterman's 88 interview to Tom Cruise (which I can't find) the one Bale used for inspiration. Still, for some kind of reason, the Oprah video came to my mind. :P



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Re: Christian Bale's Inspiration for American Psycho

Postby Finli Otego on Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:34 am

:lol: :rofl: :rofl:
That is great...and so true. Tom Cruise is creepy. :|
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Re: Christian Bale's Inspiration for American Psycho

Postby Nick on Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:37 am

Christian Bale nailed it. I think some of the psychotic influence stuck with him all the way to Terminator: Salvation set though. :P
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Re: Christian Bale's Inspiration for American Psycho

Postby zeek on Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

::rofl:

That is brilliant. Watching American Psycho now, I think about people like Tom Cruise when Patrick's narration possesses the screen time. Who really is that concerned with moisturiser and working out? :hmm: My mind goes to Tom Cruise :lol:
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