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Watch: Channing Tatum Reenacts Popping His Eardrum and More Clips from the ‘Foxcatcher’ Cast

Watch: Channing Tatum Reenacts Popping His Eardrum and More Clips from the 'Foxcatcher' Cast

This week during the Toronto International Film Festival, Indiewire is hosting a series of “TIFF Talks,” featuring stars and directors of some of the most talked-about films at the fest. Today’s video highlights include the cast and director of “Foxcatcher,” which is already earning awards season buzz for its acting cast. 

“Foxcatcher” examines the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Check out the clips from the panel below: 

‘Foxcatcher’ as Greek Tragedy
Steve Carell talked a bit about the journey to creating these characters and how they all have multiple layers, not unlike ancient theater.

Channing Tatum’s Nightmare
Channing Tatum’s recollection of having wrestler Mark Schultz on set during the shoot is slightly different than that of the rest of the cast, or reality for that matter.

On Playing Real People
Since the premise of “Foxcatcher” revolved around a true story, all actors had to portray real people. Here, Carell discusses the difficulties of portraying a real person.

Familial Blessings
Considering that the reputations of many real people were at stake, the entire production had to be as accurate as possible. Mark Ruffalo discussed the legacy of the families involved.

Permanent Injury

After an audience member inquired about the injuries sustained by the cast, Tatum replied, “My neck will never go back to its normal size.” But the best moment came when he gave a reenactment of what it’s like to pop your eardrum.

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