CHANNING TATUM (Zip) is one of Hollywood's
actors, establishing himself
among Hollywood's next generation
of leading men.
Tatum will next be seen in
the Roman epic adventure
The Eagle, directed by Academy
AwardÂ® winner Kevin
Macdonald and produced by
Duncan Kenworthy. In the
film, Tatum stars opposite Jamie Bell and Donald
Sutherland. Focus Features will release The Eagle on
February 25, 2011.
In 2011, Tatum will also be seen in Steven
Soderbergh's Haywire. In this spy thriller, Tatum stars
opposite Gina Carano, Dennis Quaid, Ewan
McGregor, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas.
Tatum is currently in production on The Vow,
opposite Rachel McAdams. The film revolves around
the real-life story of New Mexico newlyweds who are
involved in a car crash. The wife slips into a coma and
is cared for by her devoted husband. When she comes
to, without any memory of her husband or their
marriage, he attempts to win her heart again. The film
is directed by Michael Sucsy and produced by
Tatum recently wrapped production on the crime
thriller The Son of No One, in which he stars opposite
Al Pacino and Katie Holmes. In the movie,
directed by Dito Montiel, Tatum plays the role of
Jonathan White, the son of a cop killed in the line of
duty, who as a teenager committed a horrible crime,
only to be bailed out by a detective who was his
father's former partner.
Tatum was most recently seen starring opposite
Amanda Seyfried in Sony Screen Gems' box-office hit
Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks best seller. He
plays a soldier on leave from the army who meets and
falls in love with a young woman (Seyfried). Lasse
HallstrĂ¶m directed the adapted script by Jamie Linden,
and the film grossed more than $100 million worldwide.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in Paramount
Pictures' box-office hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,
directed by Stephen Sommers. Tatum starred opposite
Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid.
In April 2009, Tatum starred, opposite Terrence
Howard, in the Rogue film Fighting, directed by Dito
Montiel. Channing starred as Sean MacArthur, a young
man struggling to survive on the streets of New York,
when he is discovered by a veteran street hustler
(Howard) and lured into the dangerous world of underground
In March 2008, Tatum starred in the Paramount
Pictures drama Stop-Loss, directed by critically
acclaimed director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry).
In 2006, Tatum received a Film Independent Spirit
Award 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 Directing
Award—Dramatic 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. The film
was directed by Andy Fickman and produced by Lauren
In August 2006, Tatum starred in the box-office hit
Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by
Adam Shankman. The film centers on Tyler Gage
(Tatum), a street-smart juvenile delinquent who gets
sentenced to community service at a high school for the
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in
Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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