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June 20, 2013

Cast of film 'Foxcatcher' embrace wrestling

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DES MOINES, Iowa —

Filming also opened the eyes of Miller, who acknowledged that he was neither familiar with nor particularly interested in wrestling until he started work on "Foxcatcher."

One of the first people Miller met through USA Wrestling was Dave Bennett, an eye doctor who gave up his practice to pursue his passion for coaching and working with wrestlers.

"What drew into this movie is a story that, to be honest had nothing to do with wrestling ... I was interested in the characters, the whole story," Miller said. "During the research, I went to various tournaments and got to know wrestlers and about the sport, and it really drew me in. It altered my perceptions, and learning about the sport was like a portal into a new understanding and appreciation for the value system."

 

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