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A lot of people seem to get the wrong idea of psychopathy from movies.
I believe neuroscientist James Fallon actually said that a lot of the more popular depictions, like Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lector, is more like Malignant Narcissism on drugs. The technical term for these false depictions is 'pseudopsychopathy'.

I did some digging, and found this scientific study which does a fairly comprehensive review of all movies that feature the disorder.
Note the performances that are labelled as 'primary'.
The link is here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1556-4029.12359/epdf
 
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