For his breakthrough performance in “American Psycho,” Christian Bale claims that he was paid “the very minimum they were legally authorized to pay me.”

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The star of the 2000 film “American Psycho” was Christian Bale. The “absolute minimum,” according to Bale, was his pay for the film. Only the director wanted Bale to take the role, he told GQ. They informed me that they could only succeed if they could pay me that sum. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Christian Bale has been an actor for almost all of his life, but that does not mean that he has always been prosperous.

The studio making Bret Easton Ellis’ “American Psycho” wasn’t delighted to have him play the lead part, psychotic yuppie banker Patrick Bateman, despite the fact that he had already scored big roles in films like Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Disney’s “Newsies.”

Bale and Lionsgate wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to play Bateman claimed that this had an impact on his compensation.

In an recent interview with GQ , Bale stated, “They had paid me the very minimum they were legally allowed to pay me.”

Only the director wanted Bale to take the role, he said. “They said that they would only succeed if they could pay me that sum. When other people were acting the part, I was practicing. I was still getting ready.”

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