American Psycho debuted in theatres on April 14, 2000, 22 years ago.
The satirical psychological horror movie centres on Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a wealthy investment banking executive in New York City who hides his other, psychopathic persona from his coworkers and acquaintances. He becomes further mired in his self-indulgent and violent fantasies throughout the film.
The cast of the Mary Harron-directed movie also included Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, and Reese Witherspoon. The script, co-written by Harron and Turner, was adapted from Bret Easton Ellis’s book of the same name.
The movie made $34.3 million at the international box office after having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. While some reviewers praised Christian Bale’s performance, others felt that American Psycho was excessively violent.
Mila Kunis and William Shatner starred in the direct-to-video sequel American Psycho 2, which was released in June 2002. A TV show based on the movie had previously been planned but never materialised.
Additionally, in 2016, Rupert Goold directed the Broadway production of American Psycho, which starred Benjamin Walker as Patrick Bateman and featured music by Duncan Sheik and a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Read on to learn what the cast has been up to since the movie’s first release, which marks the 20th anniversary of its theatrical premiere.
Table Of Content
- 1 Christie, portrayed by Cara Seymour
- 2 Courtney Rawlinson, portrayed by Samantha Mathis
- 3 Craig McDermott, portrayed by Josh Lucas
- 4 David Van Patten, portrayed by Bill Sage
- 5 Detective Donald Kimball, portrayed by Willem Dafoe
- 6 Elizabeth, portrayed by Guinevere Turner
- 7 Evelyn Williams, portrayed by Reese Witherspoon
- 8 Jean, portrayed by Chloe Sevigny
- 9 Luis Carruthers, portrayed by Matt Ross
- 10 Patrick Bateman, portrayed by Christian Bale
- 11 Paul Allen, portrayed by Jared Leto
- 12 Timothy Bryce, portrayed by Justin Theroux
Christie, portrayed by Cara Seymour
Christie, a woman Patrick comes home with Elizabeth, was represented by Seymour. Christie discovers other female bodies after Patrick kills Elizabeth, then tries to flee before he finally chainsaws her to death. Adaptation, Dancer in the Dark, Gangs of New York, Hotel Rwanda, The Savages, An Education, and A Woman, a Part were among the movies in which Seymour later made an appearance. From 2014 to 2015, the actor played Sister Harriet on the drama series The Knick on Cinemax.
Courtney Rawlinson, portrayed by Samantha Mathis
Courtney Rawlinson, a heroin addict who has a relationship with Patrick, was portrayed by Mathis. Affluenza, American Pastoral, Being Frank, The Clovehitch Killer, Boarding School, Local Color, The New Daughter, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, The Punisher, Believe in Me, The Clovehitch Killer, and The New Daughter were among the subsequent movies in which the actress starred. On television, Mathis portrayed Justine Feraldo in seasons two and three of FX’s The Strain and Ann Weller in the NBC series First Years, both of which were brief runs. Additionally, she’s appeared as a guest on a number of other shows, including Night Visions, The Twilight Zone, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, House, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Under the Dome, Billions, Into the Dark, and Bull.
Craig McDermott, portrayed by Josh Lucas
Lucas played Craig McDermott, Patrick’s coworker, in the movie. The actor has also starred in You Can Count on Me, A Beautiful Mind, Sweet Home Alabama, Hulk, Secondhand Lions, Glory Road, Management, Life as We Know It, The Lincoln Lawyer, J. Edgar, and Red Dog in addition to his role in American Psycho. In addition to The Secret: Dare to Dream, Lucas will next be seen in the movies Breakthrough and Ford v. Ferrari. On the television front, Lucas played Captain Jake Broderick on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura from 2014 to 2016 and Young John Dutton in Yellowstone on the Paramount Network from 2018 to 2019.
David Van Patten, portrayed by Bill Sage
David Van Patten, a Wall Street financial banker who collaborates with Patrick, made an appearance as Sage. The actor appeared in Glitter, Mysterious Skin, Heavens Fall, Tennessee, Precious, Boy Wonder, Electrick Children, Surviving Family, We Are What We Are, Every Secret Thing, Fender Bender, AWOL, The Price, and After Everything after playing a supporting role in American Psycho. In addition to playing Bill on Nurse Jackie on Showtime from 2010 to 2011, Solomon Bishop/George Bishop on Boardwalk Empire on HBO in 2011, Governor Hutchinson on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black in 2017, and Sammy on Starz’s Power from 2017 to 2018, Sage has also played a variety of other characters. Additionally, he played Howard in the first season of the SundanceTV comedy Hap and Leonard. The Catch, The Dinner Party, The Pale Door, and Wrong Turn: The Foundation are the future movies in which Sage will next be seen.
Detective Donald Kimball, portrayed by Willem Dafoe
In the movie, Dafoe played Donald Kimball, an NYPD investigator who looks into the disappearance of Paul Allen, Patrick’s coworker (Jared Leto). In addition to Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, Antichrist, Out of the Furnace, Nymphomaniac Vol. 2, John Wick, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Lighthouse, Dafoe made appearances after his part in American Psycho. Additionally, he provided the voices for the films Fantastic Mr. Fox, Finding Dory, and Nemo. For Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire, The Florida Project, and best actor for At Eternity’s Gate, Dafoe has received four Academy Award nominations. Following that, he’ll make appearances in The French Dispatch, Nightmare Alley, and The Card Counter.
Elizabeth, portrayed by Guinevere Turner
Turner took on the role of Elizabeth, a victim of Patrick’s murderous enticement to his flat. Turner co-wrote the screenplay with director Harron and also acted in the movie. She went on to act in the movies Pipe Dream, Crazy Bitches, Superpowerless, and I Am Fear following her appearance on American Psycho. Screenplays for BloodRayne, The Notorious Bettie Page, Breaking the Girls, and Charlie Says were also written by Turner. She also portrayed Gabby Deveaux in the Showtime television series The L Word from 2004 to 2009.
Evelyn Williams, portrayed by Reese Witherspoon
Patrick’s anxious fiancée Evelyn Williams, who is fixated on her social standing, was portrayed by Witherspoon. In addition to Sweet Home Alabama, Vanity Fair, Just Like Heaven, Penelope, Four Christmases, How Do You Know, Water for Elephants, Mud, Wild, Hot Pursuit, Home Again, and A Wrinkle in Time, the actress has been busy since her role in American Psycho. In Legally Blonde (2001) and its 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde: Red, White & Blonde, she played the role of Elle Woods. The franchise is currently developing a third movie. For her portrayal of June Carter in the 2005 film Walk the Line, Witherspoon received an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe. She has also produced a number of movies, including Lucy in the Sky, Gone Girl, Wild, and Penelope. On television, Witherspoon has made appearances in episodes of The Mindy Project, Friends, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and more. In addition to acting in and serving as executive producer for the HBO series Big Little Lies, which won her both a Golden Globe and an Emmy, Witherspoon presently stars in and executive produces The Morning Show on AppleTV+, Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu, and Truth Be Told on AppleTV+.
Jean, portrayed by Chloe Sevigny
In the movie, Sevigny played Jean, Patrick’s secretary, whom he thinks is in love with him. Following her part in American Psycho, the actress went on to appear in the movies Party Monster, Shattered Glass, Dogville, The Brown Bunny, Melinda and Melinda, Sisters, Zodiac, The Killing Room, Lovelace, Love & Friendship, Beatriz at Dinner, Lizzie, Love Is Blind, The Dead Don’t Die, and Queen & Slim, among others. Regarding her TV appearances, Sevigny played Nicolette Grant on Big Love for HBO, Mia in Hit & Miss for Sky Atlantic, Catherine Jensen on Those Who Kill for A&E, Chelsea O’Bannon on Bloodline for Netflix, Dr. Alex Lowe on American Horror Story: Hotel for FX, and Mel on The Act for Hulu.
Luis Carruthers, portrayed by Matt Ross
Ross played Luis Carruthers, a different employee of Patrick’s. Patrick makes an attempt to assassinate Luis, but Luis misreads the circumstance and interprets Patrick’s behaviour as an attempt to seduce him. Following his appearance in American Psycho, Ross went on to feature in a variety of supporting roles in the films Just Visiting, Dust, Down With Love, The Aviator, Last Holiday, Turn the River, and Good Night, and Good Luck, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. The actor played Gavin Belson on Silicon Valley from 2014 to 2019 and played Alby Grant on HBO’s Big Love from 2006 to 2011. He has also appeared in American Horror Story and Magic City. Ross is not just an actor, but also a director and screenwriter. In 2012, he made his feature film directing debut with the film 28 Hotel Rooms, and in 2016, he wrote the screenplay for the movie Captain Fantastic.
Patrick Bateman, portrayed by Christian Bale
Patrick Bateman, the movie’s lead and narrator, was portrayed by actor Christian Bale. Wealthy and hedonistic Wall Street investment banker Patrick attempts to conceal his secret existence as a serial killer. Bale went on to perform in the movies The Machinist, The Prestige, 3:10 to Yuma, Terminator Salvation, Public Enemies, Hostiles, and Ford v Ferrari after starring in American Psycho. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work in American Hustle, The Big Short, and Vice, and he also won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his performance in the 2010 movie The Fighter. In addition, Bale played Batman in the films The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman Begins. The next movie he will appear in is Thor: Love and Thunder by Taika Waititi.
Paul Allen, portrayed by Jared Leto
Leto played Patrick’s coworker Paul Allen in the movie. Allen is murdered after being persuaded to return to Patrick’s apartment. Leto has performed in the movies Requiem for a Dream, Panic Room, Chapter 27, Alexander, Suicide Squad, and Blade Runner 2049 after his role in American Psycho. For his work in the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club, the actor won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice, and a Screen Actors Guild award. Leto is the lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, and primary songwriter for the 1998-founded band Thirty Seconds to Mars. A number of music videos for his band, including “The Kill,” “A Beautiful Lie,” “Kings and Queens,” “Up in the Air,” and “Walk on Water,” have been directed by the actor and musician. Leto’s next acting projects include the 2021 movies Little Things and Morbius.
Timothy Bryce, portrayed by Justin Theroux
Timothy Bryce, Patrick’s buddy and coworker, was portrayed by Theroux. The actor continued his career after his appearance in American Psycho by appearing in the movies Mulholland Drive, Zoolander, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Duplex, Strangers With Candy, Miami Vice, Inland Empire, Wanderlust, The Girl on the Train, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and On the Basis of Sex. The next two movies he will be in are Violet and False Positive. Theroux made his directorial debut with the 2007 movie Dedication. He also authored the screenplays for Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2, Rock of Ages, and Zoolander 2. On television, the actor played Kevin Garvey on HBO’s The Leftovers and Nick Pierce on CBS’ The District. The new Apple series The Mosquito Coast, which is based on his uncle Paul Theroux’s 1981 novel of the same name, will star and be executive produced by Theroux.
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