…Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale) from the film, American Psycho! In this film, Bale plays “A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies,” as summarized by IMDB.
I saw the movie a month ago and to be honest, it’s pretty fucked up. However, I do see how years of excessive, unhealthy stress from prep school and a career as a top investment banker could result in a fictional character driven to dementedness like Patrick Bateman. So, the moral I took away from PB pretty much don’t go to Exeter… kidding. In all seriousness, when life gets too stressful, take a break from the books and talk to your friends about your problems before you end up like the guy in the movie below.
…John Robinson of Oregon Episcopal School! Robinson is best known for his role as Stacy Peralta in the film Lords of Dogtown. In his free time at Oregon Episcopal, Robinson enjoyed snowboarding and playing lacrosse.
John Robinson as Stacy Peralta
While skateboarding isn’t really a hobby of any prep school students I know, L.O.D. still had one of the better storylines of the decade. I would rank it up there with The Fighter and Miracle. Lords of Dogtown also has an awesome soundtrack featuring the classic rock legends of the late 70s. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch the trailer below and then set it to DVR on your TV.
For some reason I found this hilarious. Something about Bane’s voice and the way this guy acts is pretty funny. This is fitting because Dark Knight Rises came out on DVD last week. The ending is great where the cashier tells him to, “watch out for weirdos.” Oh the irony. Also, why have I never heard of Krystal? I googled it and there’s one in Lawrence, MA?
…Luke and Owen Wilson of St. Mark’s School in Dallas, Texas.
Actually, All three Wilson brothers attended St. Mark’s, one of the oldest and most well known prep schools in Dallas. Luke was allegedly elected class president as a freshman. It’s hard to pick which one has been in a funnier movie, with Luke Wilson in Old School and Owen Wilson in Hall Pass. Probably going to give the nod to Owen, because Old School was all about Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell.
I also like Hall Pass because one of my friend’s dad and sister are extras an earlier coffee shop scene in the movie.
Olivia Wilde makes me wonder why we have not featured her until now. Looking at her IMDB trivia, I can summarize that she is a natural blond vegan who was ranked as #15 on the 2011 Maxim “Hot 100″ list, is currently single and once won a pancake eating contest in Australia. My kind of girl.
You can catch Olivia Wilde in the next year in “Black Dog, Red Dog,” “Better Living Through Chemistry,” and “Drinking Buddies.”
At a screening of the documentary “The Prep School Negro” on Wednesday night, students, faculty members, and the film’s director Andre Robert Lee discussed the questions of what is gained and what is sacrificed by life inside the elite ivory tower.
Lee, who grew up in poverty in Philadelphia, based the film on his own disorienting high school experiences after receiving a full scholarship to Germantown Friends School, one of the most prestigious preparatory schools in the country.
“Though my tuition was covered, I still paid a great cost,” Lee said.
It looks like a pretty interesting movie. I will be really surprised if this doesn’t get shown at our school and many other prep schools.
We took the summer off from doing the CPSGOTW, but with school back in session, this is the perfect way to kick it off again. Jason Segal is probably best known as an actor in movies like “Knocked Up” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
This clip is really more Paul Rudd being funny, but so what?
I love Clint Eastwood. In fact, one of my favorite movies is “Kelly’s Heroes.”
Clint is an American icon, and he is supporting Mitt Romney for President. Last week, Clint gave a speech at the RNC that was a little bit weird. The guy has made some of the best movies in the history of film and now he’s getting made fun of on Twitter and other social media outlets. Do everyone a favor and just leave Clint alone.