Before he found his passion in cinema, actor Channing Tatum had worked as a construction worker, a stripper, a mortgage broker and a salesman. Tatum rose to fame with the 2006 dance film ‘Step Up’. His role in ‘Step Up’ turned him into a recognizable figure worldwide. Following that, he went on to star in a number of commercially successful movies in the coming years. He was chosen as one of Tear Sheet magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Faces” of October 2001. In November 2012, People Magazine crowned him as the Sexiest Man Alive.
During his early years as a young boy growing up in a small town in Alabama, he joined different kinds of sports – soccer, football, and basketball. He was passionate about football and earned a full athletic college scholarship to a school in West Virginia. Tatum is trained in Kung Fu and Gor-Chor Kung Fu. He has modeled for several well-known international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Gap, Aeropostale, Dolce and Gabbana and Emporio Armani. He has also appeared in a number of popular commercials including that of Pepsi, Eagle and Mountain Dew.
Tatum made his debut with the drama film ‘Coach Carter’ (2005). He was a part of the very popular TV series ‘CSI: Miami’ (2002) where he played the role of Bob Davenport. Tatum also starred in ‘She’s The Man’ opposite, Amanda Bynes in 2006. Business Insider called it the greatest modern Shakespearean remake. He has starred in ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ (2009) and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ (2013) as Duke. Both the films failed to impress critics but earned more than $300 million each at the box office. Some of his other well-known films include ‘Dear John’ (2010), ‘The Vow’ (2012), ‘Magic Mike’ (2012). Interestingly, ‘Magic Mike’ is a film which depicts his personal experience as a male stripper in Florida. He has also starred in few noteworthy films like ‘Magic Mike XXL’ (2015), ‘21 Jump Street’ (the film adaptation of the ‘21 Jump Street’ TV series), ‘22 Jump Street’ (2014), ‘Foxcatcher’ (2014), ‘The Hateful Eight’ (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Logan Lucky (2017).
In 2014, Channing Tatum co-starred with Steve Carell in ‘Foxcatcher’. It is based on the story of John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Tatum was all set to portray the X-Men character Remy LeBeau / Gambit in a solo movie, set within the X-Men universe. Tatum would have produced the film as well, but the movie was canceled on May 2019. He has a keen interest in producing movies. He has opened his own production companies – 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment. ‘Earth Made of Glass’ was their first production. So now you must be wondering what is the next Channing Tatum movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Channing Tatum films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Channing Tatum movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
3. Free Guy (2020)
Channing Tatum is set to star in the American science fiction flick, ‘Free Guy’. The director of this action-comedy is Shawn Levy. The film is written by Matt Lieberman. The plot centers around a bank teller discovering that he is a character in an open-world video game called Free City, a game that would soon go offline. The film is currently in the post-production stage. ‘Free Guy’ is gearing up for a worldwide release on July 3, 2020. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the central protagonist. The cast includes some other big names as well, including Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Camille Kostek, and of course, Channing Tatum.
2. America: The Motion Picture (TBA)