Mark Schultz calls ‘Foxcatcher’ a ‘miracle,’ apologizes again


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Former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz again apologized on social media for his criticism of Foxcatcher, a film partly based on his life. He called the 5-time Oscar-nominated movie a “miracle,” and plans to “ignore the haters.”

In December, Schultz, played by Channing Tatum in the film, posted on Twitter that he hated the film’s director, Bennett Miller, calling him ‘scum.’ Schultz’s criticism of Foxcatcher stems from a scene he believed points to a sexual relationship between himself and John du Pont played by Steve Carrell.

Schultz apologized via Facebook for the criticism early this month, and now he is reaching out on Twitter again in a series of tweets to proclaim his positive feelings about the film, including a thank-you to Miller for honoring his brother, Dave Schultz.