You Can’t Not Love Channing Tatum … It’s Science
The "Magic Mike XXL' actor is a man for every kind of person. There's no way you can't not like him!June 22, 2015
Well, maybe it isn’t science, but it’s highly unlikely that you dislike Channing Tatum. Whoever you are. Because really, how could you?
In a recent reddit AMA, Channing described his method for staying in shape as: “If you eat it and it makes you happy you probably shouldn’t have it. And if you do it and it sucks you’re probably doing the right thing. But you can’t have one with out the other.” (via reddit)
… but he’s got a soft side
Among jobs like being a mortgage broker and handing out cologne, Tatum held a more endearing job. “I worked at a puppy kitty nursery in Tampa. It was incredible. I just got to play with dogs all day, and give them medication and take care of them when they’re puppies, the best stage.” (via Vanity Fair)
“Magic Mike” may feature a lot of glitz and glam, but it is based on some real life experiences and Tatum really owns that.
… but he can dive straight into the heart of a character
In between the likes of the action-packed “G.I. Joe” and the hilarious “Jump Street” reboots, Channing starred in the chilling “Foxcatcher” film based on the life of Mark Schulz and received some rave reviews for his performance.
Randy Myers for Mercury News maybe said it best: “Although it might not be a stretch for the strapping actor to play an athlete, it is a revelation to see how much he physically transforms into the hulking wrestler — how he lumbers when he walks and how he juts out his jaw.”
He takes his work very seriously
Despite suffering from dyslexia, Tatum is consistently devoted to outworking his peers. “If I have a script I’m going to read it five times slower than any other actor, but I’ll be able to tell you everything in it.” (via Vanity Fair)
… and he also takes his fun very seriously
Try not to smile at the bromance between Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. JUST TRY.
His diverse film work appeals to just about every kind of person
Between “The Vow” and “Magic Mike” (plus his cameo as the bartender in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video) he’s got the ladies on lockdown. Then there’s the crossover from “Magic Mike” and “Step Up” to all of the dancers out there. And guys? Let’s not forget the “Jump Street” reboot films, “Fighting,” or “White House Down” to name just a few. If you’re looking for some serious drama look no further than 2013’s “Side Effects.” And then of course there’s “She’s The Man” …
Oh yeah, and he wrote this epic celebratory email to Sony
Upon learning that “22 Jump Street” displaced “Ted” as the second best-ever opening for an R-rated comedy, Channing expressed his excitement in the best possible email to Sony executives (note the signature too): “F YOU TED !!!! SECOND OF ALLLL TIMMMMME BEEEOTCH!!!! COME ON JUMPSTREETERS WE GOT CATE BLANCHETT WIT DIS BOX OFFICE BITCHES!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH …”
“Sent from one or two of the voices in my head.” (via Wikileaks)