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10.21.2009

Patrick Bateman is well beyond disturbed. Is it more disturbing however that the inspiration for the character came from Tom Cruise?

AMERICAN PSYCHO director Mary Harron did an interview with BlackBook to talk about current projects, as well as Bale's idea to channel Cruise.

This is what was said on developing the character, "It was definitely a process. We talked a lot, but he was in L.A. and I was in New York. We didnít 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."

When I first read this and then tried looking for pictures to post, it all came together. If you were to switch actors, you might get a similar performance (if you think Cruise can act), expect for the fact that for Cruise it wouldn't be too much of a stretch. Of course, he isn't a serial killer, but you could see his personality fitting that role. Or maybe it's just me.

I have no issues with Cruise, or what crazy ass things he's up to, but for some reason, people just don't think of the guy the same way they used to. All that aside, it's sort of interesting to think that was Bale's model for Bateman.

Now take this classic scene and try to picture Mr. Cruise instead.
Extra Tidbit: Did you guys hear about this shit Bronson Pinchot was saying about Tom Cruise? Ice cream and gayness. Funny stuff.
Source: BlackBook

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5:13PM on 10/22/2009
Cruise is a crazy person

but

Cruise is a great actors
Cruise is a crazy person

but

Cruise is a great actors
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2:30PM on 10/22/2009

I RESPECT CRUISE IS NOT TEH MAN LIKE HE USED TO BE

SAYING HE CANT ACT IS JUST STUPID. HOW MANY BILLIONS THIS MAN HAS MADE FOR THE BUIZ. ALL OF A SUDDEN HE'S CRAP GIVE ME A BREAK FEW OR NONE AT ALL HAVE HAD A CAREER LIKE HIS. LET ME SEE TOPGUN,FOURTH JULY, FIRM, FEW GOOD MEN, LAST SAMURAI, MISSION SERIES LAST ONE WAS THE BEST, DAYS OF THUNDER, COLLETRAL SHOULD i SAY MORE...
SAYING HE CANT ACT IS JUST STUPID. HOW MANY BILLIONS THIS MAN HAS MADE FOR THE BUIZ. ALL OF A SUDDEN HE'S CRAP GIVE ME A BREAK FEW OR NONE AT ALL HAVE HAD A CAREER LIKE HIS. LET ME SEE TOPGUN,FOURTH JULY, FIRM, FEW GOOD MEN, LAST SAMURAI, MISSION SERIES LAST ONE WAS THE BEST, DAYS OF THUNDER, COLLETRAL SHOULD i SAY MORE...
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8:19AM on 10/22/2009
AGREED
AGREED
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8:16AM on 10/22/2009
interesting since Miles Fisher spoofed Cruise in Superhero Movie and then Patrick Bateman in his music video. [link]
interesting since Miles Fisher spoofed Cruise in Superhero Movie and then Patrick Bateman in his music video. [link]
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9:02PM on 10/21/2009
That's freakin' hilarious! I can totally see it, too!

And yeah, Cruise is a great actor, no question about it.
That's freakin' hilarious! I can totally see it, too!

And yeah, Cruise is a great actor, no question about it.
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7:50PM on 10/21/2009
you never mentioned Bale replaced Cruise for the part so it wasn't like some random "Lets channel Cruise" epiphany
you never mentioned Bale replaced Cruise for the part so it wasn't like some random "Lets channel Cruise" epiphany
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8:01PM on 10/21/2009
Bale was always Bateman. I just said that if they were to switch actors it might be easy since Bale's portrayal is so Cruise-esque. The reason it isn't an epiphany is because of what Rant said. Unless by some chance, Bale didn't read the book or no one told him that fact.
Bale was always Bateman. I just said that if they were to switch actors it might be easy since Bale's portrayal is so Cruise-esque. The reason it isn't an epiphany is because of what Rant said. Unless by some chance, Bale didn't read the book or no one told him that fact.
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7:21PM on 10/21/2009

Not too original...

In the book, Tom Cruise is actually Patrick Bateman's favorite actor. He even talks about meeting him in an elevator.
In the book, Tom Cruise is actually Patrick Bateman's favorite actor. He even talks about meeting him in an elevator.
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7:02PM on 10/21/2009

Cruise forever...

motherfucka!
motherfucka!
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6:10PM on 10/21/2009

Damn...

I was hoping for the first ever American Psycho themed Cruise ship. Disappointing, to say the least.

Cool factoid though.
I was hoping for the first ever American Psycho themed Cruise ship. Disappointing, to say the least.

Cool factoid though.
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10:40AM on 10/22/2009
That's what I was hoping for! I was ready to have Bateman chase me around the ship with a chainsaw while calling me a piece of bitch trash!
That's what I was hoping for! I was ready to have Bateman chase me around the ship with a chainsaw while calling me a piece of bitch trash!
5:48PM on 10/21/2009

Cruise rules

Love the Cruise. He's so dedicated to the craft and being involved in every aspect of the project he's working on. Does his own stunts too.
Love the Cruise. He's so dedicated to the craft and being involved in every aspect of the project he's working on. Does his own stunts too.
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5:35PM on 10/21/2009

Cruise is great

With him doing roles like Mission Impossible and all of his crazy real life antics people seem to forget that Tom Cruise is actually a fantastic actor. Say whatever you want about his personal life, but take a look at Vanilla Sky and his role as Frank "TJ" Mackey in Magnolia and you can't tell me that he isnt an icredible actor. That role in Magnolia is hands down his best, there are so much intensity and dimension to that character. He simply blew my mind in it. The scene were he finally goes
With him doing roles like Mission Impossible and all of his crazy real life antics people seem to forget that Tom Cruise is actually a fantastic actor. Say whatever you want about his personal life, but take a look at Vanilla Sky and his role as Frank "TJ" Mackey in Magnolia and you can't tell me that he isnt an icredible actor. That role in Magnolia is hands down his best, there are so much intensity and dimension to that character. He simply blew my mind in it. The scene were he finally goes to his father's death bed is absolutely heart breaking and gets me every time. You can literally see that character break down in a matter of minutes. I really hope Cruise gets back to some serious material like that.
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5:44PM on 10/21/2009
I feel the same way. When I see Interview with a Vampire, I think of what a great actor he really is and can be.
I feel the same way. When I see Interview with a Vampire, I think of what a great actor he really is and can be.
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