It’s only right that a movie about two legendary wrestler-brothers – Mark and Dave Schultz – would feature a number of actual wrestlers in supporting roles.
That’s the case with Foxcatcher, the film from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller due in theaters Dec. 20, starring Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz, and Mark Ruffalo as his older brother Dave. (Ruffalo wrestled in high school; Tatum was a multi-sport prep athlete… but not a wrestler.)
Take a look at this photo album/list... and meet some of the mat stars of Foxcatcher from "A" (Abdurakhmanov) to "Z" (Zabriskie)… (Click on the "View The List" link on the photo above.)
Were you in Foxcatcher? If you're a freestyle or college wrestler who had a role in the Foxcatcher movie, please contact Mark Palmer by clicking on the College Wrestling Examiner link under the photo from the 2009 NCAAs featuring Jake Herbert vs. Mike Pucillo (both are in the film).
Want to know more...
- ... about Foxcatcher, the movie? Check out stories posted to Examiner.com about Foxcatcher, most of them by College Wrestling Examiner. And check out the Foxcatcher listing at IMDb.com (Internet Movie Database) which features all the info could want on the movie, including a cast list.
- ... the murder of Dave Schultz? Read InterMat's 2006 story, "The Life and Legacy of Dave Schultz, Chapter 1: The Day Wrestling Died."
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