Mark Schultz Apologizes for 'Foxcatcher' Rant

The wrestler says in a Facebook post that he apologizes 'for the harshness of [his] language,' but he stands on his ground regarding the criticism of the movie.

AceShowbiz - Mark Schultz, the wrestler who serves as the inspiration behind "Foxcatcher", has apologized for his wording used in a previous Twitter rant. Schultz took to Facebook on Thursday, January 1 to say he was sorry for his words but he stood by his criticism over the film. "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," he wrote.

"I apologize 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," Schultz added.

Schultz is unhappy about his portrayal in the movie directed by Bennett Miller. "Foxcatcher's scenes are mostly straight out of my book (except a few). But the relationships and personalities are complete fiction. I hate the way I'm portrayed," he previously said.

"The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting. Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie," he added, referring to coach John du Pont.

%cChanning Tatum% portrays Schultz in the drama, while %cSteve Carell% plays du Pont. %cMark Rufallo% plays Schultz's brother Dave who also trained under du Pont. %cSienna Miller% is also among the cast ensemble.

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