Oh how fun, let's play with people's feelings about this hiatus being permanent for literally no reason. Since the internet didn't have a collective meltdown the first go round. I'm still fucking mad at Christian Bale for deciding as a Serious Actor™ he never ever talks about Newsies like, not ever. Nobody's expecting you to star as dreamy Jack Kelly again but like would it kill you to be like "eh, I did that then and now I do other things." Just ONCE, that was my sick day movie as a kid!! Meh!
In the movie American Psycho, Christian Bale based the main character on a Letterman interview featuring Tom Cruise in 1999. When asked about the inspiration behind Patrick Bateman, he replied:
“Tom Cruise on David Letterman had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes.”
Oh, you… You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
“In the movie, Batman starts beating The Joker and realizes that this is not your ordinary foe. The more I beat him, the more he enjoys it; and Heath was kinda egging me on, going, ‘Go on, go on, go on!’ But he was slamming himself around, and there were tiled walls inside of that set which were cracked and dented. His commitment was total.”