When we first meet him, he's already reached elite status by winning a gold medal. All that changes, however, with a phone call from du Pont (Steve Carell) who offers to pay him and set him up in a first-class training facility on his Pennsylvania estate.
But the achievement hasn't allowed him to escape the shadow of his older brother, Dave, also a gold medalist. Like Schultz, the multi-millionaire du Pont is a man in a seemingly enviable position who nevertheless wants something greater.
When Mark loads the tyre into the trunk of his car and starts driving off to John du Pont's residence; as soon as he cuts into the road, there is a White Toyota Camry XV20 (1997-2001) parked in front of his building. I won this three years ago at the 23rd Olympic games in Los Angeles, California. But the story is almost secondary to three outstanding dramatic performances -- two of which are given by men who are better known for their work in other genres.
Channing Tatum stars as Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. After training sessions, he's eating ramen noodles.
Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave). See more » The saga of John du Pont is one of the more bizarre and tragic stories from the mid-1990s.Trapped in du Pont's majestic but suffocating world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as an ... In Bennett Miller's dark and ominous Foxcatcher, the episode is framed as a true-life Faustian Tale.Join us for a live Facebook Q&A with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets director Luc Besson Thursday, Nov. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) 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 at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the poverty striken situation Olympic caliber athletes like he and his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo).But du Pont doesn't just want to be a benefactor.
Even though he's little more than an extremely wealthy fan, with only a rudimentary knowledge of the sport, he wants to be seen as a coach and mentor to his wrestlers.