The cast of ‘American Psycho’: Where are they now?
American psychodirector Mary Harron’s 2000 film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ controversial 1991 novel – which the author once deemed essentially unfilmable – stars Christian Bale as an 80s, face mask-loving investment banker and business cards, and (possible) psychopath Patrick Bateman alongside a deep bench of a cast that also did a lot of great things.
When he’s not ruminating on recorded output from Phil Collins or Huey Lewis, Bateman jockeys for influence with fellow investment bankers, a group that includes Jared Leto as Paul Allen, Justin Theroux as Timothy Bryce, Josh Lucas as Craig McDermott, Matt Ross as Luis Carruthers and Bill Sage as David Van Patten. And when Allen shows up with a bigger calling card than his own, well, Bateman soon gets his revenge (or so we’re led to believe) in one of the most memorable, hilarious, and heartbreaking scenes ever. film.
Things evolve from there, with Bateman keeping up appearances while he (maybe) tortures and kills many people. Willem Dafoe appears as a private detective investigating Allen’s disappearance, Samantha Mathis plays Courtney, Carruthers’ fiancée who also sleeps with Bateman, Reese Witherspoon as Evelyn, Bateman’s own fiancée whom he is completely indifferent to , and Chloe Sevigny as Jean, Bateman’s loyal secretary, who discovers her notebook with graphic descriptions of murder and mutilation. As the violence escalates, Bateman’s sanity slips – but perhaps he wasn’t exactly sane to begin with. As the film unfolds, it becomes a question of what’s real and what’s relative when the world around Bateman is a sanitized blur of 1980s greed and perversion.
Considering it’s been well over two decades since the film’s release, which has lived on through cult worship and internet memes (and is currently available to stream on HBO Max), it’s high time to see what happened. spent with the cast that brought American psycho live. Let’s put on “Sussudio”, snack on sea urchin ceviche and read on.