Mark Schultz blasts Foxcatcher

Olympic wresting gold medallist Mark Schultz has blasted 'Foxcatcher', claiming it's inaccurate and depicts him in a negative light

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Mark Schultz has blasted 'Foxcatcher' and its director Bennett Miller.

The new film, starring Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, is based on the book of the same name by Olympic wresting gold medallist in 1984 Mark Schultz, but he's taken to Twitter to launch a scathing attack on the movie, saying he dislikes the way he is portrayed and has insisted it is inaccurate.

The 54-year-old wrestler has also taken to Facebook to clarify his position, writing: "My story and my life are real. I am a real human being. While I may have tweeted out of anger, I in no way regret standing up for myself, nor do I regret calling out the only other man who has had decision making power concerning my image and legacy these past years.

"I apologise for the harshness of my language, but I am firm in where I stand. I will gladly go to any lengths to protect and safeguard the integrity and truth of my story, my life, my character and my legacy.

"If that's not worth fighting over while I'm still alive, I don't know what is."

Foxcatcher

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bennett Miller
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo
  • UK release: 9 January 2015

Mark Schultz (Tatum) is a gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler who exists in the shadow of his more successful older brother Dave (Ruffalo); then eccentric billionaire John du Pont (Carell) offers to become Mark's sponsor. Based on a true story, it's an ominous study of psychological torment, with career-best performances…

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