Movie Stars: Tatum, Channing

June 2013

Channing Tatum has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men.

In addition to playing the lead, John Cale, in Emmerich’s action thriller, “White House Down,” he is also the film’s executive producer.

Tatum will next star in Sony Classics’ “Foxcatcher,” which is directed by Bennett Miller and also stars Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. The film is based on the true story of John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune who built a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate.

Tatum is currently in production on Warner’s Jupiter Ascending, written and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, and starring Mila Kunis. The film will be released on July 25, 2014.

Earlier this year, Tatum starred in the crime drama Side Effects directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones and was released by Open Road on February 8, 2013.

In 2012, Tatum starred in the Warner Bros. film Magic Mike, directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film also starred Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. The film was produced by Tatum and his Iron Horse Entertainment partner Reid Carolin, who also wrote the script. Other producers include Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and Steven Soderbergh. The film was released on June 29, 2012 and has grossed over $150 million worldwide.

Also in 2012, Tatum starred in the contemporary motion picture adaptation of 21 Jump Street opposite Jonah Hill. Tatum and Hill were also executive producers on the project, which was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Sony released the movie on March 16, 2012 and it has grossed over $190 million worldwide. The sequel is currently in development.

Early in 2012, Tatum starred in Screen Gems’ box office hit The Vow opposite Rachel McAdams. The Vow revolves around the real-life story of New Mexico newlyweds who are involved in a car crash, resulting in the wife slipping into a coma and losing all memory of her husband. The film was directed by Michael Sucsy and was released on February 10, 2012. The film has grossed over $175 million worldwide.

Also in 2012, Tatum was seen in Ten Years, a film which he produced alongside producing partner Reid Carolin and their Iron Horse Entertainment company. Also in the film are Jenna Dewan, Rosario Dawson, Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, Anna Faris, Brian Geraghty, Justin Long and Chris Pratt. The film was screened at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival and was released by Anchor Bay on September 21, 2012. Also in 2012, Tatum starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire. In this spy thriller, Tatum starred opposite Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael Douglas. The film was released on January 20, 2012.

In 2011, Tatum starred in the crime thriller The Son of No One, opposite Al Pacino and Katie Holmes which premiered at Sundance in January 2011 and was released on November 4, 2011. Also in 2011, Tatum starred in the Roman epic adventure The Eagle, directed by Academy Award® winner Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan Kenworthy. Tatum stars opposite Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.

In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Sony Screen Gems box office hit Dear John, based on the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks (“The Notebook”) bestseller. Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed the adapted script by Jamie Linden. The film has grossed over $114 million worldwide.

In August 2009, Tatum was seen in Paramount Pictures Box office hit G.I. Joe, directed by Stephen Sommers. Tatum starred opposite Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid. On March 29, 2013, Tatum will appear in the sequel, G.I Joe 2: Retaliation.

In April 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrance Howard in the Universal/Rogue Pictures film Fighting, directed by Dito Montiel.

In March 2008, Tatum starred in the Paramount Pictures drama Stop/Loss by critically acclaimed director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) and producer Scott Rudin.

In 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham Award nomination for his powerful role in the independent film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance as well as the dramatic directing award for Dito Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Dito Montiel and was based on Montiel’s 2003 memoir of the same title. This powerful coming-of-age drama takes place in 1980s Astoria and follows Montiel’s impoverished and violent life from his youth (portrayed by Shia LaBeouf) to adulthood (portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.). His father is portrayed by Chazz Palminteri and Tatum plays the role of Antonio, Dito’s best friend.

In March 2006, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in the Dreamworks film She’s the Man. This film is directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.

In August 2006, Tatum starred in the box office hit Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman. The film centers around Tyler Gage, played by Tatum, a street smart juvenile delinquent who gets sentenced to community service at a high school for the performing arts.

Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jenna Dewan.