That’s Channing Tatum’s Real Blood in Foxcatcher

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In Foxcatcher, Channing Tatum’s character deals with his rage and insecurity in an unusual way: He looks deep into a mirror, then smashes his own face in. A new profile of Tatum in The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the actor might be the same way. “I have a lot of anger in me,” he tells the magazine, and director Bennett Miller confirms. While filming a hotel-room breakdown, Miller says, “he punched [a mirror] with his head three times and shattered it, and put his head through it … When we took the mirror down, there was a hole in the wall.” Is Miller sure? Oh, he’s positive: “He actually cut himself, and you see his blood in that scene. This was somebody uncorking something that you can’t make up. It’s inside you somewhere or it’s not.”

That’s Channing Tatum’s Real Blood in Foxcatcher