ON TOP: Channing Tatum's Gone From Exotic Dancer To Movie Star, And He's Just Getting Started

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It doesn’t seem so long ago that Channing Tatum was little more than Good-Looking Guy X in the latest dancing ensemble flick.

But it’s time to start taking Tatum seriously.

As he continues to reveal a strong eye for collaborators, improve his choice of roles and develops his acting abilities, Tatum looks like he’s about to enter the golden age of his career.

His next movie “The Son of No One” — his third team-up with director Dito Montiel — comes out tomorrow. And there are more big roles on the horizon.

Channing Tatum grew up in Alabama and Mississippi and, after declining a football scholarship to Glenville State College in West Virginia, moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model scout. He began modelling professionally and quickly became one of the most desired male models working.

What might be the true breakout role for Tatum is still on the horizon, though. A little background: before he started modelling, Tatum worked as an exotic dancer in Florida. After he blew up, he decided he wanted to make that experience into a film.

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