Amy Adams and Christian Bale in American Hustle (2013)

American Psycho (2000)

I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy.

I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.

American Psycho poster remake (x)

I think that the most accurate thing to be said about Christian, and one of the reasons he’s terrific to work with, is he takes what he does very, very seriously, but he doesn’t take himself very seriously. He just has a very grounded approach to life and has a sense of humor about himself, but takes his work very seriously. It’s a hard line to straddle. It’s a very hard attitude to strike, but it’s one that really benefits the work greatly. I’ve been fortunate to work with several actors like him.

Christopher Nolan on working with Christian Bale

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in ‘3:10 to Yuma’ (2007)

The New World (dir. Terrence Malick 2005)