Syd Midnight - 2007-12-18 Based on a true story. Patton was really in love with his own image as the ultimate general, so it's hard to tell if he was just putting on a show to make his legend grow, or if he really believed he was the eternal warrior. Probably a little of both.
mouser - 2007-12-18 Given he was partly responsible for delaying by as much as a year the advancement of british troops on Berlin (making them cannon fodder all that time) makes this very much plausible. He's an unfortunate hero. Born idiot.
theFlu - 2007-12-18 I don't doubt he thought he was a reincarnated Roman soldier. Besides, having an ex-centurion who thinks it's possible to die and rise again, isn't exactly a bad thing in times of conflict.
Valkor - 2007-12-18 A metaphor maybe? The eternal cycle of war? How his archetype is eternal?
IrishWhiskey - 2007-12-18 Or just crossing that thin line between genius and insanity
Camonk - 2007-12-20 My great grandfather apparently knew Patton, and upon seeing this movie he said, "Yeah, that was Patton--except for the voice. He had a high, squeaky voice."