And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
Tom Hardy, Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for Movie-Week Magazine
There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable… I simply am not there.
During production, Christian Bale followed the morning routine that his character Patrick Bateman describes toward the beginning of the film.