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The Many Faces of… Channing Tatum

Overview

Channing Tatum was born on April 26, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama. As he was growing up he was always participating in various sports (football, soccer, martial arts among many others). He eventually went to Glenville State College on a football scholarship, but decided to drop out. He went back home and after doing various jobs he worked as a stripper (Chan Crawford). When he moved to Miami he was noticed by a talent scout. His first casting was that of a dancer in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” video. He also modelled for Armani and did other commercials. He kept doing his modeling work. His first acting appearance was on the hit show CSI: Miami in 2004 and since 2005 he started appearing in movies, like A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Coach Carter, Step Up, Fighting, Public Enemies, 21 Jump Street and the G.I. Joe movies amongst many others.

Overview of the roles and movies of Channing Tatum

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  • Jaina says:

    You know what? While I’m not a fan of Tatum, I respect him. I remember reading an interview with him last year where he mentioned that he knew he wasn’t the best of actors and that he was okay with it. He came across incredibly well.

    He’s been involved in some impressive films with Soderbergh.

    Found it funny that one of the other reasons why they put the GI Joe sequel release date back was because test audiences were expecting more Channing Tatum! Guess they didn’t expect him to get so big.

    February 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    • Nostra says:

      I never thought he was bad at it, but I can understand why people don’t mention him when naming great actors.

      Looking forward to the GI Joe movie.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • Victor says:

    What, no photos from when he was a model?

    February 15, 2013 at 5:26 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Sorry Victor!

      February 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • Chris @ filmhipster says:

    He was decent enough in 21 Jump Street. Not a huge fan and I really hope he doesn’t get any parts in the upcoming Star Wars. :p

    February 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Hahaha, well I’m not big on Star Wars so I really don’t have an opinion on it, but I can understand.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:01 am
  • wordschat says:

    I liked him in 21 Jump Street a surprisingly well played comedic role and he does some drama in Side Effects. Likable star personality.

    February 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Haven’t seen Side Effects, but he was great in 21 Jump Street.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:01 am
  • 3guys1movie says:

    I would agree with Mark from Wordschat, his performance in 21 Jump Street was the first role I have seen him in that left me with any positive impression.

    February 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm
    • Nostra says:

      He has had some other good roles. Quite enjoyed Fighting.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Andina says:

    I didn’t know before that he was a real stripper once (well-duh!). I couldn’t help but noticing her as I am a girl. I remembered first seeing him with Amanda Bynes in She’s The Man. I think he showed his seriousness these couple of years as an actor, not just relying on his good looks. Glad to see him risen up.

    February 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, he has kept working at it and now is getting some recognition.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Keith says:

    Ol’ Channing. I’ve had several debates about him. I’ve yet to see him give a performance that blew me away. On the other hand, I’ve seen him give several bad performances. So for me the verdict is still out!

    February 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    • Nostra says:

      He’s still young and has a lot of time to prove himself!

      February 20, 2013 at 9:03 am
  • Paula says:

    What Jaina said, we saw the same interview I think. Anybody who becomes a producer is smarter than most people seem to think he is.

    February 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, it is a very smart move to make.

      February 20, 2013 at 9:03 am
  • Lights Camera Reaction says:

    I’m not a big fan of Tatum, but I’ve warmed upto him a lot in the last couple of months. I’m excited to see what career decisions he makes.

    February 21, 2013 at 2:43 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, I think more people are starting to feel that way about him.

      February 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

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