A day after criticising Foxcatcher's director, Bennet Miller, wrestler Mark Schultz apologised to the makers.
Mark Schultz who was the inspiration behind 'Foxcatcher', has
apologised for using harsh language while criticising his portrayal
in the film. Mark, whose character is played by Channing
Tatum in the movie, however, said he stands by his criticism of
the movie that revolves around the murder of his wrestler brother
Dave by his coach John du Pont.
Schultz took to Facebook on Thursday, January 1 to say he was
sorry for his words for director Bennett Miller. "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," Mark
"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," he said.
Mark is unhappy with the film's suggestion that there could have
been a sexual relationship between him and John du Pont, who died
in jail in 2010 while serving the sentence for Dave's murder. "The
personalities and relationships between the characters in the film
are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting. Leaving the audience
with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual
relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting
lie," Mark had said.
Steve Carrell portrays the eccentric millionaire duPont in the film, which is creating a strong Oscar buzz.