Former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz is definitely not a fan of film director Bennett Miller.
Miller’s latest movie, Foxcatcher, was inspired by the life of Mark Schultz.
On December 21, Schultz tweeted a message claiming that the film did not portray him accurately.
#Foxcatcher couldn’t have portrayed me more inaccurately if they tried.
— Mark Schultz (@MarkSchultzy) December 21, 2014
Most of the posts on Mark Schultz’s official Twitter page have something to do with Foxcatcher; Schultz either posted about the movie directly or retweeted the messages created by other people about the film.
However, on New Year’s Eve, Mark Schultz reportedly targeted director Bennett Miller specifically with his comments, which have since been deleted.
The Hollywood Reporterposted the messages that were reportedly tweeted by Mark Schultz before they were deleted. Within the messages (which used all capital letters), Schultz expressed his hatred for Bennett Miller and also threatened his career.
“You crossed the line Miller. We’re done. You’re [sic] career is over. You think I can’t do it. Watch me.”
“You think I’m going to sit back and watch you destroy my name and reputation I sweat blood for. You ain’t seen nothing yet dude.”
“I built this house and I’ll tear it down. You think I can’t take you down coz ur a director. Watch me Bennett.”
“I can tolerate a lot of things but I don’t tolerate disrespect. We’re done Bennett.”
“Everything I’ve ever said positive about the movie I take back. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.”
That particular tweet was likely included because of the message that Schultz posted two days prior (on December 29) when he actually spoke highly of the film overall. Schultz states that he actually loved Foxcatcher for three reasons: (1) it was about him, (2) it starred Channing Tatum, and (3) it immortalized Dave.
I love Foxcatcher is about me, stars @channingtatum and immortalized Dave. I hate the way I’m portrayed. Read Foxcatcher the book for truth
— Mark Schultz (@MarkSchultzy) December 29, 2014
However, within the same message, Schultz states that he hated the way that he was portrayed and recommended reading the book, Foxcatcher, to get the truth.
“I hate Bennett Miller. I hate everything that scum touches. Everything!!!”
Foxcatcher stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo and tells the story of Mark Schultz and his brother, David. In addition to focusing on their relationship as brothers, the film also shines a spotlight on the relationship that Mark had with his wealthy benefactor and coach, John du Pont.
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