CHANNING TATUM (Burt Gurney) is currently in Quentin
Tarantino's critically acclaimed film The Hateful Eight. The cast includes
Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and
Jennifer Jason Leigh. The Weinstein Company released the film on December 25,
Recently, Tatum reprised his role as Mike Lane in Magic Mike XXL. The film was
directed by Greg Jacobs and written by Tatum and Reid Carolin. The film also
starred Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez and Kevin Nash. Magic Mike
XXL was released by Warner Bros. on July 1, 2015. Magic Mike was directed by
Steven Soderbergh and released on June 29, 2012.
In 2014, Tatum starred in Sony Pictures Classics' critically acclaimed
Foxcatcher. The film was directed by Bennett Miller and also starred 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,
and murdered Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Tatum portrayed Dave's brother, Mark
Tatum reprised his role as Jenko in 22 Jump Street, the blockbuster hit sequel
to 21 Jump Street, opposite Jonah Hill and directed by Chris Miller and Phil
Lord. The film was released on June 13, 2014 and grossed over $330 million
Tatum's voice was heard in the 20th Century Fox animated film The Book of Life,
directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. Other voices in the film included Zoe Saldana
and Diego Luna. The film was released on October 17, 2014.
In 2013, Tatum starred in Sony Pictures' White House Down, directed by Roland
Emmerich. The film also starred Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and
Richard Jenkins. That same year, Tatum also starred in the crime drama Side
Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film also starred Rooney Mara, Jude
Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones and was released by Open Road Films on February 8,
Tatum starred in the 2011 crime-thriller The Son of No One, opposite Al Pacino
and Katie Holmes. Also in 2011, Tatum starred in the Roman epic adventure The
Eagle opposite Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.
In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Screen Gems box office
hit Dear John, based on the adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller. Lasse
Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed the adapted script by Jamie
Linden. The film grossed over $114 million worldwide.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in the 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. Tatum also appeared in the 2013
sequel, G.I Joe 2: Retaliation.
Earlier in 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrence Howard in the Universal
Pictures and Rogue Pictures film Fighting, directed by Dito Montiel. In 2008,
Tatum starred in the Paramount Pictures drama Stop-Loss, by critically acclaimed
director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) and producer Scott Rudin.
Tatum received an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a Gotham Award
nomination for his powerful role in the 2006 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 Montiel at the Sundance
Film Festival. The film was written and directed by Montiel and was based on his
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 to adulthood. His father is portrayed by Chazz Palminteri and Tatum
played the role of Antonio, Dito's best friend.
In March 2006, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in the DreamWorks Studios
film She's the Man. This film was directed by Andy Fickman and produced by
Lauren Shuler Donner. In August of that same year, Tatum starred in the box
office hit Step Up, directed by Anne Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman. The
film centered around Tyler Gage, (Tatum) a street-smart juvenile delinquent who
gets sentenced to community service at a high school for the performing arts.
In 2014, Tatum announced his production company, Free Association, with his two
partners, Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Free Association has a feature-film
development deal with Sony and Warner Bros. amongst other studios. On the
television side, Free Association added a television development deal with MRC.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los
Angeles, California with his wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and their daughter.
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