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Mark Schultz Loves ‘Foxcatcher’ Again, Calls The Film “A Masterpiece,” Says Channing Tatum “Robbed” Of An Oscar Nomination

Mark Schultz Loves 'Foxcatcher' Again, Calls The Film "A Masterpiece," Says Channing Tatum "Robbed" Of An Oscar Nomination

Just as the year kicked off, a controversy started to surround “Foxcatcher” when Mark Schultz, the wrestler portrayed by Channing Tatum in the film, turned against the movie that he had been praising since it premiered at Cannes. Taking both to Twitter and Facebook, he claimed that Miller’s depiction of him in the film was inaccurate, particularly when it came to his emotional state, and he called the director “scum” and threatened to end his career. Schultz later apologized for the harshness of his tone, but said he still stood by his opinion and was defending his legacy. But it’s amazing what a difference five Oscar nominations can make.

In the last few days, Schultz has hit Twitter and reversed his opinion on “Foxcatcher,” sending out no shortage of praise to the film (calling it “a masterpiece”), Channing Tatum, and Bennett Miller, the latter of whom he now calls “the greatest director ever.” Schultz also tweeted that the film “is a miracle. I’m sorry I said I hated it. I love it,” and that Tatum was “robbed” of an Oscar nomination. So just in case it wasn’t clear, Schultz now loves “Foxcatcher,” so you can see it with the knowledge he has given it his full approval (again).

Check out Schultz’s tweets below. “Foxcatcher” is now playing in limited release.

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