History Trivia / AmericanPsycho

9th Nov '16 6:09:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/EdwardNorton and Creator/KeanuReeves were also initially offered the role.

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** Creator/EdwardNorton and Creator/KeanuReeves were also initially offered the role. Other candidates were Creator/BillyCrudup (who was offered the part but turned it down), Ben Chaplin, [[Series/{{House}} Robert Sean Leonard]], Johnathon Schaech, Creator/JonnyLeeMiller, and Creator/JaredLeto.
28th Sep '16 6:12:17 PM IantheGecko
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* FontAnachronism: The business card scene and song number includes a reference to "Comic Sans", which was released 1994 and wasn't around at the time of the events in the musical, taking place in the late 1980's.

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* FontAnachronism: The business card scene and song number includes a reference to "Comic Sans", Constantia and Comic Sans, which was were released in 2006 and 1994 and wasn't around at respectively, while the time of the events in the musical, taking musical takes place in the late 1980's.1980s.
17th Sep '16 6:53:36 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/EdwardNorton and Creator/BradPitt were also initially offered the role.

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** Creator/EdwardNorton and Creator/BradPitt Creator/KeanuReeves were also initially offered the role.role.
** Creator/EwanMcGregor was subsequently offered the role of Patrick Bateman, but declined after Creator/ChristianBale personally urged him to do so.




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** Creator/OliverStone was once attached to direct with DiCaprio as Bateman, James Woods as Kimball, Creator/CameronDiaz as Evelyn, Elizabeth Berkley as Courtney and Chloë Sevigny as Jean working from a script by Matt Markwalder.
** After the novel was originally optioned in 1991, Ellis himself was set to write the script for director Stuart Gordon with Creator/JohnnyDepp starring as Patrick Bateman. Gordon wanted to do the film in black and white and stick as close to the book as possible, meaning a guaranteed X-rating. After the project fell through, Creator/DavidCronenberg replaced Gordon, with Creator/Pitt set to star. This project also failed to get off the ground.
** Creator/DrewBarrymore and Creator/LivTyler were originally sought to play some of the female roles.
17th Sep '16 6:44:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Elizabeth, Patrick's very drunk (supposed) friend, who has a threesome with him and Christie in his apartment [[spoiler: and who he kills, shortly before killing Christie herself]], is played by the film's co-screenwriter, Guinevere Turner.
* DyeingForYourArt: Christian Bale worked out constantly to achieve the buff, narcissistic look a person like Bateman would have.

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* CreatorCameo: Elizabeth, Patrick's very drunk (supposed) friend, who has a threesome with him and Christie in his apartment [[spoiler: and who he kills, shortly before killing Christie herself]], is played by the film's co-screenwriter, Guinevere Turner.
* DyeingForYourArt: Christian Bale Creator/ChristianBale worked out constantly to achieve the buff, narcissistic look a person like Bateman would have.
13th Jun '16 12:22:21 PM stuffedninja
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* ThrowItIn: There are two scenes that involved improvisation by Bale that was kept in the movie: the jump-rope scene (Bale crossing his arms was improvised) and the MoonwalkDance Bateman does, so as to hide his axe, shortly before killing Paul Allen (which was one of the only problems the author of the original novel had with the movie).
13th Jun '16 12:17:56 PM stuffedninja
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* FakeAmerican: Creator/ChristianBale, a Wel-''[[InsistentTerminology English]]'' actor, played Patrick Bateman in the film.

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* FakeAmerican: Creator/ChristianBale, a Wel-''[[InsistentTerminology English]]'' actor, played Patrick Bateman in the film. He spoke in an American accent at all times, and was so convincing and thorough with it that when he spoke in his normal English accent at the film's wrap party, everyone was surprised since they genuinely thought he was American.
* MethodActing: Bale took quite some extremes to invest himself into the character of Bateman. Besides the examples listed above in DyeingForYourArt and FakeAmerican, Bale also extensively studied the novel, distanced himself from others on set (as Bateman would have), and actually maintained the famous morning routine described at the start of the film.
13th Jun '16 12:15:17 PM stuffedninja
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** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was the original actor for Bateman before he had to drop out due to schedule conflicts. Imagine what THAT would've been like.

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** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was the original actor for Bateman before he had to drop out due to schedule conflicts.conflicts (primarily, production of ''Film/TheBeach''). Imagine what THAT would've been like.
1st May '16 4:50:35 AM Az_Tech341
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*** In the film there's also "peanut butter soup". You don't have to be a genius to be weirded out by that one ([[http://www.congocookbook.com/soup_and_stew_recipes/peanut_soup.html peanut soup]], sometimes using peanut butter to speed up cooking, does exist though-- and is quite tasty).
14th Apr '16 9:24:25 AM 06tele
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* CreatorCameo: Elizabeth, Patrick's very drunk (supposed) friend, who has a threesome with him and Christie in his apartment [[spoiler: and who he kills, shortly before killing Christie herself]], is played by the film's co-screenwriter, Guinevere Turner.
13th Apr '16 2:38:12 PM SeanMurrayI
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* FontAnachronism: The business card scene and song number includes a reference to "Comic Sans", which was released 1994 and wasn't around at the time of the events in the musical, taking place in the late 1980's.
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