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John du Pont (Character)
from Foxcatcher (2014)

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Foxcatcher (2014)
John du Pont: [from trailer] Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on athlete's life.

John du Pont: [from trailer] You're going to do great things, Mark.
Mark Schultz: I'm gonna give you everything I have.

John du Pont: I'm getting Dave. And I don't care how much it costs.

David Schultz: Hey, John. What's happening?
[notices that John has a gun]
David Schultz: Whoa.
John du Pont: You have a problem with me?
Fred Cole: No, John, don't!
David Schultz: John, I don't have a problem. Hey, John...
[John fires at him]

John du Pont: [coaching Mark to deliver a speech filled with difficult terms] Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
Mark Schultz: Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
John du Pont: Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
Mark Schultz: Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
John du Pont: [intensively] Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.
Mark Schultz: Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist.

John du Pont: Mark, we as a nation have failed to honor you. I want to see this country soar again.

John du Pont: [slaps Mark Schultz in the face and whispers] You ungrateful ape.

John du Pont: Mark, we as a nation have failed to honor you. And that's a problem. Not just for you, but for our society. When we fail to honor that which should be honored, it's a problem. It's a canary in a coal mine.

John du Pont: Horses are stupid. Horses eat and shit. That's all they do. It's very silly. It's all very silly.

John du Pont: I consider you a friend. And my friends call me Eagle. Or Golden Eagle. Either of those would work. Or John. Or Coach.

John du Pont: Did you catch the fox today, Mother?

John du Pont: I do not share my mother's affection for horseflesh, I'll have you know.

John du Pont: I don't care about trains, Mother. I am leading men!

[Mark's first meeting with John du Pont]
John du Pont: You look good. You look strong. Fit.
Mark Schultz: Thank you, sir.
John du Pont: Feeling confident?
[Mark nods yes]
John du Pont: That's one of the most important elements of entering a match is feeling the confidence, knowing that you're going to win. Feeling it inside. If you get - go to a match knowing you're going to win that match, odds are you're going to win that match. You're training with your brother Dave?
Mark Schultz: Yes, sir.
John du Pont: Great Dave Schultz?
Mark Schultz: Yeah.
John du Pont: And I'm talking to the great Mark Schultz. Do you have any idea why I asked you to come here?
Mark Schultz: No.
John du Pont: No. Well, Mark, do you - do you have any idea who I am?
Mark Schultz: No. No.
John du Pont: Some rich guy calls you on the phone. I want the great Mark Schultz to come visit me. Well, I'm a - I'm a wrestling coach. And I have a deep love of the sport of wrestling. And I wanted to speak with you about your future. About what you hope to achieve. What do you hope to achieve, Mark?
Mark Schultz: Well, I wanna be the best in the world. I wanna go to the Worlds and win gold. I wanna go to the '88 Olympics and win gold.
John du Pont: Good. I'm proud of you. Are you getting the support that you need?
Mark Schultz: What do you mean, sir?
John du Pont: Well, you know how the soviets support their wrestlers.
Mark Schultz: I do.
John du Pont: Mark, we as a nation have failed to honor you. And that's a problem. Not just for you, but for our society. When we fail to honor that which should be honored, it's a problem. It's a canary in a coal mine. Do you bird-watch?
Mark Schultz: Uh, no.
John du Pont: You can learn a lot from birds. I'm an ornithologist. But more importantly, I am a patriot. And I want to see this country soar again.
Mark Schultz: I want that too.
John du Pont: I can see that.

[Mark and John du Pont stare out at the morning forest of Valley Forge]
John du Pont: Three thousand men died here. These patriots were willing to give up everything... including their lives... for freedom. I like to come here to remind myself what really matters. We're going to do great things, Mark. Great things.
Mark Schultz: Yes, sir.

[John du Pont walks into the Foxcatcher gym with a pistol, where all of the wrestlers are stretching for practice]
John du Pont: Mark.
[John signals for Mark]
John du Pont: After practice, I want you to shower, and come talk to me. All right?
Mark Schultz: Yeah. All right.
[John du Pont then fires a round from his pistol into the ceiling of the gym]
John du Pont: Three hundred eighty-seven days to Seoul, gentlemen. Let's have a good practice, shall we?

[John du Pont and Mark sit out on the backyard porch of the du Pont residents, a little drunk and drugged]
Mark Schultz: You all right? Huh?
John du Pont: You are a good friend, Mark.
Mark Schultz: Thank you, John.
John du Pont: I only had one real friend growing up. Hugh Cherry. Hughby. He was the son of my mother's chauffeur.
Mark Schultz: Uh-huh.
John du Pont: When I was 16, I found out that my mother had been paying him to be my friend.
Mark Schultz: Dave was my only friend growing up. Yeah.
[John du Pont chuckles at Mark]

[John du Pont drives up to see Dave Schultz, makes a stop, backs up his car, drives forward and parks up beside Dave]
David Schultz: Hey John, What's happening? Hey Whoa!
Wayne Kendall: [from Wayne in the passenger of Mr. du Pont's vehicle] No.
John du Pont: You got a problem with me?
Wayne Kendall: John. Don't, John!
David Schultz: No, John, I don't have a problem. Hey... John -
[gunshot from du Pont]
David Schultz: Argh!
Wayne Kendall: [Wayne leaps out of du Pont's vehicle] John, No! Stop, John. Stop!
[Dave tries crawling away on the ground, grunting]
Nancy Schultz: [Nancy Schultz runs out the front door and screams] John, no!
[another gunshot is fired at Dave Schultz]
Nancy Schultz: [Nancy runs back into the house when she see's Mr. du Pont aim the gun up towards her]
[Dave grunts continuing to try and crawl away]
Nancy Schultz: [final gunshot to Dave Schultz ending with a final scream, Mr. du Pont calmly drives away as Nancy holds onto her dead husband laying in the snow]