As I mentioned on the blog recently, Channing Tatum was chosen as one of GQ Magazine's 2007 Men of the Year in the December 2007 issue. The magazine features three separate covers you can see below with former President Bill Clinton, the current James Bond Daniel Craig, and rapper/producer Kanye West. You can click here to see the entire list of honorees for this year.
Channing Tatum's article can be found on page 249 of the magazine in the middle of the Tom Hanks Icon of the Year spread. You can click on the image below to see a high quality scan of the article, and you can also read the entire article text under the image.
GQ's Man of Next Year - Channing TatumAs I was looking through the magazine, I was also happy to find Channing Tatum's real-life girlfriend Jenna Dewan featured in a Women on the Verge article that shows a history of women they have chosen with breakout performances.
We're calling it right now --- 2008 will be Channing Tatum's year. Tatum first broke out as an overprotective neighborhood tough in 2006's A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, exuding grown-up menace and serious pathos in one of those grimy indie performances that can so often go wrong. Film buffs noticed. So did Hollywood execs. And the 27 year-old has been working pretty much nonstop ever since. In 2008, Tatum has a trifecta of Big Serious Movies hitting theaters: He'll play a cop in Battle in Seattle (about the 1999 WTO protests)l a kid who gets dragged into the world of underground street fighting in Fighting (yes, that's the title; it's directed by Dito Montiel, who directed Tatum in Saints); and an active-duty soldier in Kimberly Peirce's Boys Don't Cry follow-up, Stop-Loss. "He's fundamentally masculine, " says Peirce. "And he has all kinds of raw talent. For Hollywood, he's just there for the taking." From where we stand, it looks like he's already taken. And next year's when we'll witness the results. --- DAN FIERMAN
The photo featured in the article shows Jenna in the sexy Marc Hom photoshoot she did for GQ last year when she was chosen as the October 2006 Woman on the Verge.
I have also added all of the high quality scans of Channing and Jenna's articles from GQ to the Magazine Scan set in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped photo gallery. Enjoy!