‘Foxcatcher’ subject on social-media tirade

January 2, 2015 10:50 PM

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‘Foxcatcher’ subject on social-media tirade

Like clockwork, the debates over the historical accuracy of this year’s awards hopefuls have commenced. When Oscar voting begins, so does the urgent scrutiny of based-on-real-life dramas. Cue the think pieces about the creative license filmmakers should or shouldn’t have taken with movies such as Selma, Big Eyes, Unbroken and The Imitation Game.

But this year, there’s an angry voice in the mix that’s a little unexpected, and it’s that of Mark Schultz, the subject of Foxcatcher. His Twitter feed and Facebook page offer a window into his longtime ambivalence over having his life dramatized.

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