It’s no surprise Channing Tatum was announced People’s Sexiest Man Alive this year. Every one of his big movies of 2012 from “21 Jump Street” to “Magic Mike” earned well over $100 million at the worldwide box office.
Tatum’s been in the spotlight for much of the last decade most known for his dancing moves in the “Step Up” franchise.
However, before he took over the Hollywood screen, he performed on a few different stages.
From college drop out to dancing alongside Ricky Martin, see how Tatum broke out in the biz.
Tatum dropped out of college despite receiving a full scholarship to Glenville State College in West Virginia to play football.
He then took on a multitude of jobs including construction work, mortgage broking, and a Dillard's cologne salesman. Tatum even spent time as a stripper before he began modelling.
Early 2000s: Tatum has modelled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Armani, Dolce & Gabana, and Vogue magazine.
The sequel to 'G.I. Joe' was brought back to the drawing room in part to give Tatum a bigger role in the film.
Tatum told Details magazine in February he didn't want to star in any other films he's not directly a part of making.
'Unless it's with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don't have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it.'
He's currently listed as producer of six of his next 13 titles.
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