'Foxcatcher' Inspiration Mark Schultz Apologizes for Slamming The Film Via Twitter
There's one problem with making a movie based on a true story: The subjects of that true story may not always be pleased about how they're being represented... or that they're being represented at all. This is the case for the subject of Foxcatcher, which is about Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz and his coach, John Du Pont. And while in the past Schultz, who's played by Channing Tatum in the film, has slammed the movie for being inaccurate, Schultz is speaking out again to apologize for what he said before. Now that he has seen the movie — and now that it's been nominated for all kinds of Oscars — Schultz is apologizing for his criticism.
Before, Schultz criticized director Bennett Miller's choices in bringing his story for life, adding that instead of talking about his victories, it focuses on his losses, and was not a fan of the way his relationship with Du Pont was relayed on screen. It's understandable that he'd be touchy about how the movie handles sensitive subjects like the way it handles the death of his brother (played by Mark Ruffalo), and as it turns out, that was one of the biggest factors that turned him against Foxcatcher to begin with.
His latest statement came in a series of tweets, mainly as an apology to Bennett. It's probably for the best that Schultz was able to come around, because with the buzz Foxcatcher is generating this awards season, it's clear that the movie is going to stick around for a long time.
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