'Foxcatcher' director energized by commitment from actors

December 22, 2014 1:56 PM

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The day Channing Tatum wore a thin coating of baby oil - and a wrestling singlet - so his character could be photographed, as Steve Carell's oddball John du Pont paced back and forth, was an encouraging, confidence-building sign for "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller.

"It was really the first moment when all pistons were firing and you could just see it. You could see the relationship, you could see the characters, you could feel the dynamic. We had some really great, good sparks the first few weeks but it took a couple of weeks before, as it always has for me, t...

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