Did you know the Patrick Bateman we have all come to know, love, fear, and revere almost was completely different, yes at least a different actor.
Lionsgate had offered actor Leonardo DiCaprio 21 million dollars as at 2000, to play the lead on the classic, “American Psycho”.
Out of fear of the role being a career suicide following his massive fame and success from Titanic, he turned down the role after accepting it.
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For this role, the desired director who initially pitched Christian Bale had left the project when Lionsgate offered the role to DiCaprio. Being confident DiCaprio will turn down the role, Bale went on to audition for it for 9 months turning down other movie offers until he got it.
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No matter how much you love Bale, you cannot deny you would love to see Leo as Bateman. What do you think, was Bale the right choice for the role?
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