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Christian Bale: American Psycho's Patrick Bateman Would Run for President Today




In an interview with MovieMaker magazine, Christian Bale has said that Patrick Bateman would likely run for President if he were still around today.

In actual fact, he says that Donald Trump was partly an inspiration for his role as Bateman, along with Tom Cruise (!)

To prepare for the part, he imagined Bateman as an alien trying to adapt to 1980s Manhattan after landing: “I mean, look, if someone had landed at that time and he was looking around for cultural alpha males, business-world alpha males, et cetera, than Tom Cruise certainly would have been one of those that he would have looked at and aspired to be and attempted to emulate. And he’s still a leading man now..." He also kept photos of Cruise in his trailer to help inform his performance.

“Likewise, Donald Trump would have been somebody he would have looked at and said, ‘Ah, right. I need to have a little bit of that as well.’

Source

ONTD, do you like Huey Lewis and the News? Do you think that Patrick Bateman would make for a better candidate than Trump or Joe Biden?

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Tags: christian bale, donald trump, film - drama, interview, politics, tom cruise
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