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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 40. Patrick Bateman

"You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death and then play around with your blood." Patrick Bateman

Played By: Christian Bale
Film: American Psycho

Why He's On The List: The funny thing about Patrick Bateman is, deranged killer or no, he's a repugnant human being, a self-absorbed relic of the 'greed is good' era. So disgusting he can't even stomach himself, Patrick is actually the regression into a fantasy world of murder and Huey Lewis & The News by the even less interesting Marcus Halberstram. Of course, this requires a hell of a lot from the actor, and full points to chisel-cheeks Bale for his commitment to the role: there's not many who could keep us fascinated by such a horrible creation, let alone get it onto this list.

Finest Hour: Dropping a chainsaw on a victim from a landing several storeys above.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 40. Patrick Bateman
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman

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