In military uniform, Channing Tatum really made me sit up and take notice. From 2006 to 2008, I was the weekly film review and entertainment correspondent on Whoopi Goldberg's weekday morning show for Premiere Radio. One film I saw to review during that gig was Stop-Loss. Kimberly Peirce, the woman who directed Boys Don't Cry for which Hilary Swank won the Oscar for Best Actress, directed Stop-Loss. Channing Tatum played an Iraq war veteran. He and friends are affected when, after their tour of duty, one is called back into combat due to a tricky clause in the military contract.
Tatum has given us popcorn movies to enjoy. Action movies, love stories, comedies. He took center stage as the male stripper called Magic Mike. That one took off so well at the box office that a sequel has been shot. He handsome hunk will strip again.