Norman Bates

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Norman Bates is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch as the main antagonist in his 1959 thriller novel Psycho.wikipedia
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He was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 version of Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the Psycho franchise.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion (1956), but is best remembered for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and its three sequels.

Psycho (novel)

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Norman Bates is a fictional character created by American author Robert Bloch as the main antagonist in his 1959 thriller novel Psycho.
The novel tells the story of Norman Bates, caretaker at an isolated motel who struggles under his domineering mother and becomes embroiled in a series of murders.

Psycho (1960 film)

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He was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 version of Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the Psycho franchise. The 1959 novel, its 1960 film adaptation and the 1990 film prequel explain that Norman suffered severe emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his mother, Norma, who preached to him that sexual intercourse was sinful and that all women (except herself) were whores.
The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Leigh), who ends up at a secluded motel after stealing money from her employer, and the motel's owner-manager, Norman Bates (Perkins), and its aftermath.

Psycho (franchise)

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He was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in the 1960 version of Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock and the Psycho franchise.
The films focus on the life of Norman Bates, a deeply disturbed young man who operates the Bates Motel.

Freddie Highmore

He was also portrayed by Vince Vaughn in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Freddie Highmore in the television series Bates Motel (2013–2017).
Highmore starred as Norman Bates in the drama-thriller series Bates Motel (2013–2017), for which he was nominated three times for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and won a People's Choice Award.

Bates Motel (TV series)

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He was also portrayed by Vince Vaughn in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Freddie Highmore in the television series Bates Motel (2013–2017).
The series, a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho; (based on Robert Bloch's 1959 novel of the same name) depicts the lives of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga) prior to the events portrayed in the film, albeit in a different fictional town (White Pine Bay, Oregon, as opposed to Fairvale, California) and in a modern-day setting.

Norma Bates (Psycho)

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The 1959 novel, its 1960 film adaptation and the 1990 film prequel explain that Norman suffered severe emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his mother, Norma, who preached to him that sexual intercourse was sinful and that all women (except herself) were whores.
She is the deceased mother and victim of serial killer Norman Bates, who had developed a murderous split personality based on her.

Psycho (1998 film)

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He was also portrayed by Vince Vaughn in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Freddie Highmore in the television series Bates Motel (2013–2017).
Owner Norman Bates tells Marion he rarely has customers because of a new interstate highway nearby and mentions he lives with his mother Norma in the house overlooking the motel.

Psycho IV: The Beginning

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The 1959 novel, its 1960 film adaptation and the 1990 film prequel explain that Norman suffered severe emotional abuse as a child at the hands of his mother, Norma, who preached to him that sexual intercourse was sinful and that all women (except herself) were whores.
It stars Anthony Perkins reprising the role of Norman Bates (for the final time before his death in 1992) and co-stars Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey and CCH Pounder.

Psycho II (novel)

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Unlike the franchise produced by Universal Studios, Norman is not the principal antagonist in Bloch's subsequent novels and is succeeded by copycat killers who assume Norman's identity after his death in 1982's Psycho II.
Norman Bates has spent the last two decades locked up in a mental asylum after the events in the first novel.

Psycho II (film)

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In 1983's Psycho II, the first sequel to the original film, Norman is released from the institution twenty-two years after his arrest, seemingly cured.
Set 22 years after the first film, it follows Norman Bates after he is released from the mental institution and returns to the house and Bates Motel to continue a normal life.

Vince Vaughn

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He was also portrayed by Vince Vaughn in the 1998 version of Psycho, and by Freddie Highmore in the television series Bates Motel (2013–2017).

Lila Crane

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Norman is finally caught when Marion's sister Lila (Vera Miles) and boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), arrive at the motel looking for her.
She is the sister of Norman Bates' victim Marion Crane.

Marion Crane

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In Bloch's 1959 novel and the 1960 Hitchcock film, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), a young woman on the run after stealing money from her employer, checks into the motel one night.
She checks in with the proprietor, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who shyly invites her to have dinner with him.

Psycho III

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In 1986's Psycho III, set a month later, Norman continues to struggle, unsuccessfully, against "Mother"'s dominion.
It stars Anthony Perkins, who also directs the film, reprising the role of Norman Bates.

Emma Spool

The actual murders turn out to be the work of Norman's coworker, Emma Spool (Claudia Bryar).
Emma Spool, the cook at a diner in the (fictional) town, Fairvale, California, urges owner Ralph Statler to make Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) — newly released from the mental institution he was institutionalized in during the original film — the cook’s helper.

Ed Gein

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Despite wide-ranging assumptions, the character was not inspired by Wisconsin murderer Ed Gein.
Gein served as the inspiration for myriad fictional serial killers across different mediums, most notably the likes of Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs) and the character Dr. Oliver Thredson from the TV series American Horror Story: Asylum.

Psycho House

In Bloch's 1990 sequel to his second novel, Psycho House, Norman appears only as a novelty animatronic on display in the Bates Motel, which has been converted into a tourist attraction.
Ten years after Norman Bates' death, a local entrepreneur has rebuilt the Bates Motel in Fairvale as a tourist attraction.

Bates Motel (film)

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In the 1987 television spin-off movie and series pilot Bates Motel, Norman is never released from the institution after his first incarceration.
There he befriends Norman Bates and ends up inheriting the Bates Motel.

Olivia Hussey

When his wife becomes pregnant, he lures her to his mother's house and tries to kill her, wanting to prevent another of his "cursed" line from being born into the world; the film implies that Mrs. Bates (Olivia Hussey) suffered from schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder and passed the illnesses on to her son.
In 1990, Hussey appeared in two horror projects, playing Norma Bates, the mother of Norman Bates, in Psycho IV: The Beginning, a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), and in the miniseries It, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

Henry Thomas

This was Anthony Perkins' final performance as Norman Bates; Henry Thomas portrayed Norman as a teenager.

Keegan Connor Tracy

As "Mother", Norman murders Blaire Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy), one of his teachers who seduces him; Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz), a girl he has feelings for; and Audrey Ellis Decody (Karina Logue), Emma's estranged mother.
From 2013 to 2016, she recurred as Miss Blaire Watson, the teacher to a young Norman Bates, in the A&E drama horror series Bates Motel.

Nicola Peltz

As "Mother", Norman murders Blaire Watson (Keegan Connor Tracy), one of his teachers who seduces him; Bradley Martin (Nicola Peltz), a girl he has feelings for; and Audrey Ellis Decody (Karina Logue), Emma's estranged mother.
She portrays Bradley Martin, a love interest for the young Norman Bates, alongside co-stars Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga.

Darth Vader

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Norman Bates is ranked as the second-greatest villain on the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 film heroes and villains, behind Hannibal Lecter and before Darth Vader.
The American Film Institute listed him as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains, behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates.

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