Olympic wrestler blasts Golden Globe nominated movie about his life

2015-01-02 21:00

Los Angeles - Mark Schultz has blasted Foxcatcher and its director Bennett Miller.

The Golden Globe nominated 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.

“I hate Bennett Miller,” Schultz posted in all caps. “I hate everything that scum touches. Everything!!!”

He later deleted the tweets.

Schultz also made a Facebook post on Wednesday morning writing; “the personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting.”

According to Time Magazine Schultz is referring to a scene that he believes suggests a sexual relationship between himself and John du Pont, who is played by Steve Carrell.

“I told Bennett Miller to cut that scene out and he said it was to give the audience the feeling that du Pont was encroaching on your privacy and personal space. I wasn’t explicit so I didn’t have a problem with it.”

The 54-year-old wrestler later added; "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."

Read Channel24's review of the movie here.

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