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  • John Preston - Equilibrium

    3 2.16%
  • Trevor Reznik - The Machinist

    23 16.55%
  • Jim Graham - Empire of the Sun

    2 1.44%
  • Arthur Stewart - Velvet Goldmine

    4 2.88%
  • Patrick Bateman - American Psycho

    68 48.92%
  • Lt. Dieter Dengler - Rescue Dawn

    3 2.16%
  • Jack Rollins - I'm Not There

    1 0.72%
  • Alfred Borden - The Prestige

    6 4.32%
  • Dan Evans - 3:10 to Yuma

    5 3.60%
  • Bruce Wayne - Batman Begins

    24 17.27%
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    my vote isn't fully formed yet since i haven't seen half of these movies, but i'm going with Patrick Bateman so far. i was disappointed with the movie overall, but that's because i read the book three times in a row in high school. it left such an impression on me that a theatrical release with anything less than an nc-17 rating would leave me wanting more. but Christian Bale's performance was extremely worthy of the character.

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    I'll second Harsh Times.

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    Damn I think thats three people who liked Harsh times. All on one message board? Does the world end now since all three of us who liked it are on here?

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    i just watched THE PRESTIGE... another solid performance from him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    I havent seen American Psycho, so I voted for 3:10 to Yuma.
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    310 to yuma was pretty good though.
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    Bret Easton Ellis fan completely, so how could I not vote Bateman. I love in Rules of Attraction (the movie) when Paul calls Sean, and he's like "Patrick?" "Who's Patrick?".. ohhhhh intertextuality

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    christian bale is a total fucking badass. most of these movies are pretty fucking good. as most have said its pretty hard to top his performance in american psycho.

    im surprised people voted for equilibrium, i suppose he was the only good thing about that movie...and perhaps the puppy.

    but i have to add, as a huge batman fanatic, i am a VERY HARSH judge of batman portrayals, and i think he killed it. he was my favorite batman so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obvnotmuchelse View Post
    Bret Easton Ellis fan completely, so how could I not vote Bateman. I love in Rules of Attraction (the movie) when Paul calls Sean, and he's like "Patrick?" "Who's Patrick?".. ohhhhh intertextuality
    Yeah that was fucking great. On true B.E. Ellis fans got that one.
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    Default Re: Best Christian Bale Performance

    Bale as Bateman was great, but i went with Bale as Trevor Reznik because it took Christian Bale to the limit. It put him up there with D-Day Lewis in my book, as far as method acting goes..o yeah, and Harsh Times is awesome

    BTW: i peeped the latest Dark Knight trailer today when i saw Iron Man...wow! Bale looks great, but Heath looks sick as the Joker

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    No Metroland love?




    I'd vote just for his haircut alone


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    Quote Originally Posted by nbvwes View Post
    American Psycho is one of the greatest films ever... but he was also great in Rescue Dawn & I'm Not There (3:10 to Yuma was decent, but WAAAY overrated; "Best western since Unforgiven"?? give me a break, it was like the 4th or 5th best western of 2007 for crying out loud!)
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    i voted for American Psycho but really now..my favorite has to be
    Laurel Canyon for 4 reasons:

    Christian Bale
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    Alessandro Nivola
    and Frances McDormand.

    This movie was packed with eye candy!!!!

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    he was nuts in harsh times. Fucking ay. I just remembered that movie.

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    American Psycho is unbelievably overrated. How difficult is it to portray a sociopath ? I am going to have to say, not very.

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    What about his role as the villain in Shaft?
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    the machinist was so good.

    totally gets my vote. he weighed 113 lbs filming that movie!!

    american psycho was nice too.

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    American Psycho is the greatest movie about anything ever.

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    no love for Little Women either?

    i'd vote for Newsies simply because he was the only thing that made me wanna watch that cheesy movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoneyak View Post
    No Metroland love?

    I'd vote just for his haircut alone
    they did an american premiere of that movie at the palm springs film fest (not soon after their mayor died). i remember. got to meet the man.

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    Oh damn, I forgot he was in Little Women. I've seen that and Metroland. I've been a Christian Bale fan for a long, long time.
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    Trevor Reznik is his best role. Patrick Bateman is a close second.
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    If you didn't vote for "American Psycho" there's seriously something wrong with you.
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    I lost a lot of respect for Bale after that Terminator movie. What a load of shit.

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    I've only seen about 1/2 those movies, and I thought his performance in Rescue Dawn was the best of what I'd seen.
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