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Christian Bale: Tom Cruise Inspired American Psycho

Christian Bale: Tom Cruise Inspired American Psycho

Christian Bale wraps his arm around his wife Sibi Blazic after having lunch at Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica on Wednesday (October 21).

In 2000, the 35-year-old actor played a psychopathic banking executive in American Psycho.

Recently, the movie’s director Mary Harron revealed to BlackBook that Christian got his inspiration from watching Tom Cruise.

“One day (Christian) 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,” Mary said.

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57 Responses to “Christian Bale: Tom Cruise Inspired American Psycho”

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  1. 1
    zk Says:

    That sounds about right! Tom Cruise is a lunatic and I can totally see what he means by “intense” with “nothing behind the eyes”

    Remember that crazy LRH salute he gave in the Scientology video?!?!

    Insane alien worshipping freaks!! Katie is one of them now, don’t be fooled just because they dressed her up in fancy clothes.

  2. 2
    Alexa Says:

    Haha! As if I couldn’t love Christian Bale anymore!

    That’s a great story.

  3. 3
    yayayaya Says:

    Tom Cruise + Christian Bale + American Psycho = Miles Fisher’s Music Video “this must be the place” with Lydia Hearst.

    Check it out on:

  4. 4
    ILoveVelvetGoldmine Says:

    I always thought Christian (Bale) was in a higher league that bullshitty Tom Cruise. He never fails to shock and suprise me with his insights. Classic !

  5. 5
    Keyla89 Says:

    I love Christian Bale, despite his temper…good to see he’s getting some meat back on those bones, too :)

  6. 6
    dundies Says:


  7. 7
    PepsiJuror Says:

    Tom has inspired a lot of people. It’s good to hear that is when Christian’s career began to take off.

  8. 8
    British Says:

    Haha, thats brilliant!

  9. 9
    helena Says:

    Bale has really good insight. That’s a perfect description of Tom Cruise.

  10. 10
    Gene Says:

    That is SO FUNNY and oh how accurate!!! Can’t love Mr. Bale much more than I do now!

  11. 11
    AEP Says:

    Very observant Christian. Crazy nut case and his vacant stepford wife could actually inspire a few Twilight Zones as well.

  12. 12
    pr person Says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That is Classic! Love how Christian noticed the crazy waaaayyy before Crazy showed his real self to the entire world. Way to go Bale!!

  13. 13
    Liset Lee Says:

    I watch lots of Christian Bale movies and have seen nearly all of them. I’d really like to see ‘A Murder of Quality’ and ‘The Secret Agent’ but can’t find a copy or how to watch anywhere. Does anyone know how I can see them ?

  14. 14
    Dr. Murph Says:

    Tom Cruise was in the book, American Psycho. Cameo appearance. @zk:

  15. 15

    He looks goooooorgeous! the hottest man in the world ever! Love youuu so much Bale!
    By the way, I think she, Sibi his wife, is pregnant!

  16. 16
    CCR Says:

    @Gloria I doubt Sibi is pregnant. But she is several years older than Christian-she is 39 and he is 35. So if they want another child naturaly, they better hurry up :)

  17. 17
    HA-HA!!!! Says:

    I can’t stop laughing!!! Even Hollywood knows he is a Psycho!!! Way to go Bale!!!!

  18. 18
    HA-HA!!!! Says:

    I also want to know how the Sci-Fi freaks are going to defend this one! I’m sure they will come up with some Nut Case theory to defend their king. They are all so distorted, “Like Squirrels in a Electronic device?” I’m still laughing. WAY TO GO BALE!

  19. 19
    Kata Libria Says:

    @Liset Lee: They’re both on Netflix.

  20. 20
    azureyes Says:

    @Liset Lee:

    You can get both off Netflicks

    This is great very insightful of Bale and shows what a true student of acting he is. But, its not a new story. He said this himself in an interview around the time Psycho was being released. Different time and no major internet coverage makes big difference.

  21. 21
    Annick Says:

    @Liset Lee:

    You can buy them on Amazon, as I did recently. A Murder of Quality is available only in US, so if you live in Europe you may have some problems with the regional code. Anyway you can easily remove the code with opensource software DVDDecrypter and copy the original on an empty DVD…. Enjoy! By the way, Christian Bale is the best man ever and his wife is the luckiest woman on earth!

  22. 22
    intrigue Says:

    I really like Bale. No further comment.

  23. 23
    Liset Lee Says:

    Great thanks you’re too kind. Didn’t know about that Netflix . I’m looking forward to checking them out soon! Christian and Sibi make a lovely couple. Best Wishes to all the BALEHEADS!

  24. 24
    Two Says:

    What’s to defend, #18? I think it’s cool that Tom Cruise inspired one of Christian Bale’s best performances. Also, Mary Harron never said anything bad about Cruise.

    Figures, #20.

  25. 25
    dabu Says:

    How great of Bale to recognize there is really no personal emotion behind Tom’s facade and use it to play a psycho.

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