Channing Tatum’s dances for his GQ ‘Man of the Year’ award: would you hit it?

We’ve been talking about “The Year of Charming Potato” (credit: Pajiba) all week. So far, I haven’t got sick of talking about how much I love him. So far, I have enjoyed every second of this. Some of you Channing h8rs think that by accepting Channing as movie star/heartthrob/box-office phenom, you’re admitting that we, as a society, might be setting the bar too low. I’m not saying you guys are wrong. I’m just saying that I enjoy Channing for what he is. I don’t think he’s pretentious, and he’s not trying to sell me a $500 t-shirt or convince me to believe in his political philosophy. God knows if he even has a political philosophy. I just think he seems like a sweet guy. And I love him.

Anyway, GQ sent us some stuff from Channing’s “GQ Man of the Year: Movie Star of the Year” pictorial and interview. Before I get to the interview excerpts, please, I beg you, just watch this video of Channing dancing around for GQ. It’s adorable.

Can you imagine any other “movie star” being that silly/sweet/sexy? Brad Pitt wouldn’t. George Clooney wouldn’t. Michael Fassbender wouldn’t. Channing’s background is as a dancer and model – he knows how to work a camera. He knows how to give a photographer an interesting photo. Charming Potato is Charming.

Anyway, the interview excerpts are sparse, but I like the “grind it” quote. Channing is epic.

Channing Tatum on his busy filming schedule and the career advice he received from “very successful, smart actors”: “They were like: ‘Grind it. If you love it, grind it.’ I did. And a lot of people who didn’t grind it, it’s not that they’re not in a good place, but I’m in a better place.”

…on his motivation to star in The Vow: “I did The Vow because I really love being in love.”

…on having a gym on the set of White House Down for himself and Jamie Foxx: “We have a trailer we go in and do meatheadish things.”

[From GQ]

I read the full piece over at GQ, and those really were all of the significant quotes. He really said that – “I did The Vow because I really love being in love” – and only that about The Vow. He really talked about his career trajectory and his work ethic in “grind it” terms. He really uses words like “meatheadish”. He is a good ol’ boy after my heart, y’all.

Photo credit: Sebastian Kim / GQ.

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39 Responses to “Channing Tatum’s dances for his GQ ‘Man of the Year’ award: would you hit it?”

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  1. Abby says:

    aww what a nice story to wake up to. :-) Thanks y’all!

  2. Astrid says:

    Oh My! Yeah that’s good. Thank you

  3. Miss Kiki says:

    So hard. Like I would actually ruin him.

  4. marie says:

    yes, yes I would. After seeing him dance to Ginuwine, no question..

  5. martiney says:

    Good photoshop in the first pic. It makes him look less potato-ey.

  6. Blake says:

    That video of him dancing just made me a Channing Tatum fan for life. *swoon*

  7. Toot says:

    Meathead knows he’s a meathead, but he seems sweet.

  8. Sarah says:

    Can’t get the link to work!!! Now I’m depressed :(

    He looks much better here than on the People cover. Now I’m off to buy GQ for the first time. And yes, I’d be all over him

  9. Nya says:

    I find nothing about him charming.

  10. Jurate says:

    That’s why he is Man of the Year :)

  11. Jennifer Aniston says:


  12. victoria1 says:

    i think he made my biscuit tingle from that video.

  13. abby says:

    shiiiiiiiit I’ve been wantin to hit that since his step up days. just love his cute smile and his sexy moves

  14. Christina says:

    He really grew on me when I saw 21 Jump Street. He is very funny, and yes hot obviously. Then I saw Magic Mike…enough said. He does seem like a nice , sweet regular guy. A nice sweet regular guy with a GIANT sexy body, who can move his ass like no other…why would anyone not like him?? The answer to the question is: YES, all day and night long. Unnff.

  15. Dani says:

    Yayyyyy I love me some Potato!

  16. MJsinAustin says:

    no, because he’s married.
    but if he wasnt… HELL YEAH!

  17. Shelly says:

    Meh…he does nothing for me.

  18. seVen says:

    Oh yes, he’s my forever dong. I’d hit it many times over.

  19. savedbykittylitter says:

    No , he doesnt do it for me , I’d rather Tom Hardy.

  20. j.eyre says:

    Men who can dance are generally moved to the Hit List.

  21. Grace says:

    He looks like a very nice guy but Matt Bomer and Chris Hemsworth still exist so I’d have to say no for man of the year.

  22. Anoni Mus says:

    He’s sweet, has great moves, nice body BUT, sorry, doesn’t do it for me at all. You can have him ladies.

  23. mw says:

    He does nothing for me and I find his dancing conceited and contrived just like everything else he does.

  24. Nina says:

    Yes, Kaiser, you’ve nailed it… he’s not pretentious, isn’t whoring himself out selling Asian condiments or credit reports, he’s focused on making the most of an exceptional opportunity. Plus, he’s trying to take some roles that let him (even briefly) out of the meathead box he’s so often stuck in… anyone seen Public Enemies? Stop Loss? The Eagle? Haywire? so I have to give him props for that. And the man can move… very sexy, very adorable IMO.

  25. rose says:

    I love that he loves getting fat between roles.

    My favorite line from his is”Life is too short to miss out on loving thing as a Cheesebuger”

    won me over

  26. Moi says:

    Nope. i don’t get it. He looks like Adam Lambert’s brother.

  27. I would says:

    Love love love him! He’s adorable! :)

  28. Unbeweavable says:

    Oh I would hit it. Hard.

    He has grown on me over the last few years too. And I agree, his acting has gotten better.

  29. CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

    For truths sake, Brad Pitt has shot a funny dancing video for GQ magazine spread as well as dancing commercials.

    Lets not forget Burn After Reading funny dancing or Fight Club.

    Carry on.

  30. missiecoco says:

    I fall more in love with this man every day. His lucky wife who he openly adores, so sweet. Men – watch & learn this is how it’s done!