American Psycho (2000)
For an actor who would later play Batman, American Psycho may still be considered Bale’s most “iconic” role to date. Stepping into the finely tailored suit of the psychotic, serial-killing Wall Street executive, Patrick Bateman, Bale found that perfect balance of stoicism and insanity. He managed to elevate Bateman into the perfect parody of the 1980’s Manhatthan obsession with class. Completely unhinged and yet oddly likeable, this may be the best performance that Bale has ever given.