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People in Film | Channing Tatum
Posted November 18, 2010 to photo album "People in Film | Channing Tatum"
The star of The Eagle’s physical and emotional career.
Channing Tatum | His Body of Work
In 2006, in his first starring role as the gang leader Antonio in Dito Montiel’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Tatum defined a new type of star. A. O. Scott exclaimed in his New York Times review, “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 Step Up and She’s the Man, Tatum proved himself versatile in doing both comedy and dance. In Fighting, his second outing with director Dito Montiel, Tatum proved that his graceful moves could be both lyrical and deadly. In the Denver Post, critic Lisa Kennedy identified this beguiling mix of body and soul: “Tatum's performance…leads us to praise men of brute innocence. The former model, who hails from Mississippi, is becoming a great pitchman for masculine tenderness… His surprising sensitivity is slowly making him a star.”