CHANNING TATUM is one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. Tatum most
recently starred in the contemporary motion picture adaptation of 21 Jump Street
opposite Jonah Hill. Tatum and Hill are also executive producers on the project,
which is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by
Michael Bacall. The movie was released on March 16, 2012 and it has grossed over
$190 million worldwide. The sequel is currently in development.
Tatum currently stars in the Warner Bros. film Magic Mike directed by Steven
Soderbergh. The film also stars 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 centers on the world in
which Channing Tatum experienced while he was a stripper at eighteen years old.
Tatum recently wrapped production on the crime drama Bitter Pill directed by
Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine
Zeta-Jones and will be released on February 8, 2013.
Tatum is currently in production on Annapurna Pictures' 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's next project is Mythology Entertainment's White House Down, directed by
Roland Emmerich. The film centers around a Secret Service agent tasked with
saving the life of the President.
In 2012, Tatum starred in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. In this spy thriller,
Tatum stars opposite Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael
Douglas. The movie was released on January 20, 2012.
Also in 2012, Tatum starred in Sony 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
Last year, 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, written by Jamie Linden. The film has grossed over $114
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:
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
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 1980's Astoria, Queens, 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. Newsday called his performance
"charismatic" with Daily Variety going on to say that "Tatum creates a powerful
study of a self-destructive street guy trapped with no good options." Rolling
Stone stated, "Keep your eyes on newcomer Channing Tatum as Dito's loose-cannon
friend Antonio. Shirtless and oozing physical and sexual threat, Tatum stalks
his turf like Brando in Streetcar." Boston Herald referred to his performance as
"Robert De Niro-esque" and The New York Times stated, "Mr. Tatum, who has the
bullish physicality of a young Brando, is an electrifying actor, and I suspect
we'll be seeing a lot more of him after this breakout performance."
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
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.
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