Wrestling with his demons in Foxcatcher was a huge departure for Steve Carell

January 1, 2015 12:48 PM

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Foxcatcher is a devastating true story about what happens when a wealthy eccentric called John du Pont enters the lives of Olympic wrestlers and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz. In a monumental departure from The Office, Despicable Me and Little Miss Sunshine, it stars Steve Carell as du Pont, with Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave.

The movie from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) has now put Carell in contention for a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe; the comedian is considered a good bet for an Oscar nomination, too.

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