As you can see this is a very different look for Steve Carell as the schizophrenic murderer John du Pont in the upcoming film Foxcatcher. They obviously used prosthetics to give him this unique look. The movie also stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall.
The movie tells the gripping, true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Ruffalo) and their relationship with the eccentric John du Pont (Carell), heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune, that led to murder.
The movie was directed by Bennett Miller (Moneyball) who explains the casting of Carell in this role with EW, saying,
“We just had our first test [screening], and not everybody recognized Steve. He is aged [for the film], and his face is changed, and his physicality changed. If I say I’m going to make a movie about a guy who’s a schizophrenic murderer, there are probably a dozen actors who would immediately appear on anybody’s casting list. And Steve would not be on any of those lists. And that’s a good thing. Because it’s unexpected… John DuPont was a character who nobody thought was capable of doing something as horrible as he did. And I did not want to cast somebody who would feel dangerous in that way.”
The movie will get a limited release on December 20th. What do you think of Carell's look?