Legitimate movie star or just the second coming of Paul Walker?
both are hot, who cares if they can act.
I'm serious, I have no idea who that is.
I do, however, know who Channing Tatum is.
Which may or may not begin to answer your question.
They are very similar. Channing Tatum is in a better position because he is handsome but isn't quite a "pretty boy" type like Paul Walker.
That makes him easier to be appeal to both women and straight men.
And in spite of his limited acting range almost everyone that has worked with Channing seems to genuinely like him a lot. That goes far in the industry.
Paul Walker is a nice guy. Maybe not the best actor in the world, but does a ton of charity work.
R2 must be either 12 or 92. How do you be a gay man and not know who Paul Walker is??
Also Channing Tatum has street cred in the hip hop community. He talks urban.
Channing Tatum is a cracker from rural Alabama. Just what street cred do you think he has?
He's just a sleazy hustler.
He was also a male stripper. For men.
[quote]Paul Walker is a nice guy. Maybe not the best actor in the world, but does a ton of charity work.
You can say the same for Channing Tatum.
Channing also supports his gays.
Paul Walker is said to be a Mormon right, so right away that's suspect.
Channing Tatum can't act for shit, despite the fact that Hollywood is trying its darndest to "make him happen". This year alone, he'll be starring in two Steven Soderbergh movies, a romantic drama with Rachel McAdams, as well as the G.I. Joe sequel and the 21 Jump Street remake. Expect to see him everywhere.
In terms of choosiness, he makes Christopher Walken look like Daniel Day-Lewis.
Walker was hindered by the ol' closet dilemma.
Haven't heard much about CT's sex life.
Paul has the bigger dick. Channing's is tiny and the skin is burned off with scars.
Tatum was cute a few years back but hasn't aged well. And when he isn't in shape for a movie, he gets fat very quickly.
Not to mention that he can barely form sentences, much less emote.
[quote]Walker was hindered by the ol' closet dilemma. Haven't heard much about CT's sex life
What? I've never heard anything other than Walker being legitimately straight.
It is Channing who has widely been rumored to fool around with men during his stripping and modeling days.
Channing Tatum has street cred. He played a hip hop dancer in Step Up, gets urban media attention, hangs with black dudes, and speaks in an authentically hip hop manner. Moreover, Bossip named Channing one of the Top 10 White Boys Whose Babies Black Women Wouldn’t Mind Having. Channing acts and sounds like a brotha. He has swagga.
I saw the trailer for his new film The Vow, right before I saw this post. If I were Rachel Adams I'd be concerned about my career, from Ryan Gosling to him as leading man.
I would take Paul Walker any day of the week. From the neck down CT is fine, but the neck up, no. There does seem a concerted effort to make him happen and I don't get it.
He's painful to listen to and watch on screen. He'd be fine if he stuck to action movies, lots of displays of his body, less 'acting'.
DL has a lot of prissy gay ghetto dudes who are out of touch with mainstream America and tastes. That is so many kooky ideas are embraced here. CT is clearly hot.
And can't act for shit.
To break into superstardom, CT needs to ditch the nobody wife and start dating starlets, go to rehab after a very public melt down, beat up some photographers. Sitting at home isn't doing his career any favors.
Depp and Penn
Paul Walker's a "nice guy"? LOL! He's lucky he's not in jail for statutory rape. His current girlfriend (also LOL!) was 14 years old when he started dating her.
R26= Fred Phelps.
Channing Tatum is super hot. Not the best actor, but if George Clooney can get an Oscar nod, I'm not sure acting ability matters anymore.
Paul Walker is 38 now, he was born in 1973. Now I'm not saying is that true but he always use to be 7 years older than me. So he should be 40.
NY Magazine calls him a charisma vacuum in his new film. I'm wondering why Hollywood seems intent on making him happen.
He's not Martin Henderson, that's for sure!
He looks retarded to me. But, only to me. I don't find him very attractive.
Only in a fucked up DL world is Channing Tatum a not hot guy who looks retarded.
Sometimes posters here are too pathetic for words.
He does look ... special. But, let's ask this question in 3 years or so. My guess is that the answer will be "Channing who?"
[quote]But there’s something about him that seems … ever-so-lightly-brain-damaged. I mean, he’s clearly not in real life. But there’s a quality to him onscreen as if there’s something going on besides whatever else is going on in the scene; it’s an 'absent' quality
Hotter guys that do exist, R34. And, yes, he does look retarded. His eyes are very close together.
R35, typical DL response that's supposed to be witty and profound.
It was very witty and profound, R38.
The person who compared him to Josh Hartnett is spot on. I'd say he has more in common with Hartnett than Walker. Like Hartnett, he has that urban boy swagger and laid back demeanor. I think Harnett may be the better actor out the two, but Tatum is definitely hotter.
And, boy, he can dance his ass off! Step It Up was a cheesy, throwaway movie, but his dance scenes were incredible. I haven't seen a white boy move with such agility like that in film since Revolta in Saturday Night Fever. Tatum is going to be around for a while, I think. He knows his range, thus, he picks movies that suit him. Tatum knows he'll be more of a pinup movie star than an actor with serious chops.
He's having a moment but all of his movies are complete crap and he can't act.
And my god, the previews for 21 Jump Street are painfully unfunny.
Nobody will care by next year.
Holy shit r36! People in Hollywood ARE MEAN! Leave it to an agent to call someone brain-damaged and then try to turn it into a complement.
And I just watched the trailer for 21 Jump Street - EPIC FAIL.
I love r21/34/38's ongoing hissy fit because the rest of us don't find "Baby Huey" Tatum as attractive as he does.
Don't be so jealous of a hot man, r47!
[quote]Only in a fucked up DL world is Channing Tatum a not hot guy who looks retarded. Sometimes posters here are too pathetic for words.
I completely agree, but at this point I am no longer shocked when DLers utterly savage any and all very attractive male celebrities. I gave up the first time some bitch uttered, in all seriousness, that Brad Pitt was "hideous." (And that was long before he hooked up with Angelina.)
Channing Tatum is not a great actor, but he's definitely better than Paul Walker, who can't act, period. Walker is hot to death but has zero personality as well; Tatum at least seems to have a sense of humor, and he did surprisingly well on SNL last week. Contrary to R41's wannabe-schadenfreude proclamation, "The Vow" will be just as popular with straight women aged 15 to 45 as "The Notebook" was, and regardless of how much of a crapfest "G.I. Joe 2" is, it will nevertheless earn at the very least as much as its predecessor ($300 million worldwide). "21 Jump Street" actually looks funny, at least when one isn't wearing a Scrooge outfit like R41.
How long before some deluded fanboy/fanfrau declares him a future Oscar winner?
Nope, R50. And He knows it.
Give that to him: he has no pretention. He knows he can't play in the big leagues with Daniel Day Lewis, for instance, and he makes the best with what he has access to. Appears to be grateful with the B movies he is given.
People seem to appreciate his positive and modest attitude.
+ he is an eye-candy. What is wrong with that?
One review called Tatum "a very handsome steak."
[quote]Contrary to R41's wannabe-schadenfreude proclamation, "The Vow" will be just as popular with straight women aged 15 to 45 as "The Notebook" was
And I've quickly been proven correct.
Someone please tell me WEHT to Josh Hartnett? Unlike Hartnett, Channing is still around since 2005. That's seven years of decent movies whether he can act or not. He is hot,white boy with swagga and his wife is hawt too. I do like him even if he's from Alabama.
R54, he's not that hot; he doesn't really work out; he's always had weird facial hair; and his acting consists mostly of monotonic mumbling.
R55- I think he's hot. My opinion. I must say he was hotter to me before. Now not that much. But, my point is Hollywood isn't trying to still make him happen. He's happening. Has been for years now. I thought he would have fizzled out now. Yet he keeps getting good scripts and decent movies. Whereas Josh didn't last that long. I thought he would now can't even remember what he played in last.
It seems like Josh lost interest in his career just as much as Hollywood lost interest in him.
Hartnett has drug problems which impeded his career.
He definitely works out the way he can go from chunky to buff is not natural. Moreover, when he is in shape, he is quite muscular.
R56, pray tell, what are the "good scripts" that he keeps getting? The Vow? Everything I've seen him in has been mediocre or downright crap.
Walker never received the intense hype that CT is getting...at least as far as I recall. But he did look better, for sure.
Paul Walker's ass would make a good face for Channing Tatum.
Even Paul Walker's second coming might be impressive and fun to watch.
A couple of years ago Channing had scalding water poured over his penis.
It was painful for months and prevented him from having sex for a while.
I'm not sure why R49 says Paul Walker has no personality. Do you mean Paul (the actor) has no screen presence? Because Paul (the person) definitely has a personality. He's very into the environment, and runs a charity (Reach Out) that does a ton of relief work for earthquakes and other natural disasters. And unlike some celebrities, he doesn't do it for the publicity and camera crews.
R65=Mormon troll alert. How stupid of you to believe that.
Paul Walker = Channing Tatum = Tinynip Extraordinnaire
I saw Paul Walker on a Nat Geo or Discovery show about White Shark research. He goes off on these long expeditions with the crews. It was quite fascinating. He seemed like a very decent guy.
I'd hardly call that stripping, R66. It's just a guy with his shirt off.
R70, are you blind? ... and his pants open and sliding down. With a white g-string-looking bikini-type underwear on underneath.
The body is good, but still, that face. Straight up red neck. Blah.
R71, he is not stripping. He is just changing backstage. He is not in front of an audience.
He's changing backstage at a fashion show, he's not stripping.
R73, you understand that "stripping" is defined as "removing one's clothes", right?
Or do you want to continue to sound like a fucking moron?
R74 = retarded too. Jesus Christ, morons, LEARN THE FUCKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Stripping usually means taking one's clothes off on stage for money.
R75/R76 doesn't seem to get this.
No, that's just one meaning. And I think the context was pretty clear. It's clear from the photo where he is, and the camera caught him stripping off his pants.
Seriously, why the fuck are you arguing about this anyway? Just to be a dick?
No, R78, you're the one that doesn't get it.
Guys strip off their shirts. Strip off their underwear. It doesn't mean they can only do that on a stage for dollar tips.
You're a fucking moron. Go back to school, you idiot.
Bottom line is, he seems to have gotten a lot fatter since then.
Take your meds, R80. You are wrong and you were called out for it. Let's move on.
Funny no one mentions the nose job Paul Walker had after he starred in She's All That! You can tell more in the 1;30 mark.
I am not wrong. YOU are wrong. And you need to go back to school. My statement was not only accurate and true, it was a great caption for a sexy and amusing pic.
You're just an ignorant dick. You're wrong. And like a republican, you cling to being wrong adamantly even when it's pointed out clearly how wrong you are.
You're narrow, tiny, small little mind can't seem to fathom that words might have more than one strict meaning.
He is stripping. Not for money. Not for an audience. He's stripping off his pants, and the camera caught it.
You can strip paint too, without it being on stage...
R84, yes people can 'strip' off their clothes without it being for money, but you forget 2 points:
1. It is normally referred to as 'taking' off your clothes when it is not done for money
2. Because Channing WAS a stripper it makes sense to only describe him as 'stripping' if in fact that is what he is doing
A reasonable person would have assumed it to have been a pic of Channing stripping on stage.
I just saw his SNL episode and lawd, is he one hot piece of ass. He SO reminds me of one of those guys who would strip in a gay bar and go home with you if the price was right. The opening sequence when he gyrated on the stage in those tight pants and suspenders, and the stripping skit where he was dressed as a construction worker in denim short-shorts--WOAH. And he was pretty funny spoofing Matthew McConaughey, too. He's got his voice down pat.
I suspected Paul had a nose job R83. I thought the premise of that whole film was weird, how can Prinze Jr (hot as he was then) be considered hottest guy in school when he goes to the same school as Paul Walker!
Paul was very different then in general, he had a stocky Jock look.. looked so much better in his 30s.
Woah, how'd he get so doughy in like 2 weeks? Weird.
The New York Times had an article about this very subject today!
[quote]Mr. Tatum’s industry fans say he appeals to women in part because he’s attractive but not so stunning as to appear unattainable. At the same time his down-to-earth attitude, mixed with a whiff of immaturity, helps male moviegoers see him as a buddy instead of competition.
Jeez people. Jealous much. Channing is hot and everyone knows it. Get over it. You either wish you had him or could be him.
Being a southerner, and not a Mormon, Tatum has much more personality than Walker.
R90, I think you're overreacting. You sound very protective of Channing. He's decent-looking and has a successful career at the moment, but he is not the next Brad Pitt in terms of heartthrob status, nor is he the next Anthony Hopkins in terms of acting ability.
R91, cut it with the anti-Mormon nonsense. Paul Walker is not a Mormon - he rejected his parents' religion long ago and even had a child outside of marriage.
CT - not necessarily retarted. He mimics black men. Why ? Because he does not have the will to stand up and be counted. Basically he's a follower. Actually, like most whites who act black, their scared to be themselves. Sorry CT, it is what it is...
Channing IS becoming the next Brad Pitt, so get over it!!
He fucks aaah....me
Tatum is already more popular by far than Walker ever was. He also has urban culture cred, which Walker never did. He can dance and talks in a hip hop style. He has swag.
Black people love Tatum and bestow upon the ultimate compliment that he is one "fine white dude that could get it."
He was so so bad in The Vow. He has the emotional range of a tree stump.
[R90] Why does that matter to you? It seems like jealously to me...
[R97] Oh please, shut the fuck up! I'm black, most black people aren't checking for most white dudes.
Reality check, most black gay/bi dues aren't checking for white dudes so apparently there is something about him that has universal appeal...
He is S-E-X-Y!
Channing Tatum is gonna be even hotter than 2013 than he was in 2012.
From his name he sounds like he should be a 1980s Bill Higgins porn star.
I know he has a hot body, not a body that appeals to me though. He is not handsome, average nice looking at best.
I do think he has a great personality and is probably a nice guy.
He is not as goodlooking as he was 10 years ago, but he is still hot. Plus, he has swagger.
Channing Tatum is hot as shit. He oozes sex. Not the most beautiful face, but the sexiest, if that makes sense. He was built for fucking. His attitude is hot too.
An inspiration to retired rent boys everywhere.
He was charming in Side Effects.
This guy is going to look like total shit in five years. I know a guy that had his body type (looked good as long as he exercised, but gained weight easily), and by the time he was 35, he looked like shit, and by 40 he barely looked like the same person.
Just look at how fast Channings looks have went down the drain. This is him in 2008:
Paul Walker is better looking than anyone but he isn't interested in playing the fame game. He is low key and doesn't live in Hollywood. He could have been a much bigger star if he wanted, regardless of acting skills.
I'm really surprised no one is talking about his cameo in This Is The End.
I never believed Channing was bisexual or gay like people hear, but watching that scene and listening to Seth Rogen talk about what Channing was like on set...yeah I believe it now.
Link to the interview where Seth talks about Channing on set?
And Channing's cameo got probably the biggest laugh in my theater.
I've always believed the bisexual rumors just because they have been around so strongly since anyone even knew he he was. To his credit I don't think Channing has ever bothered to deny it, so whether it is true or not I appreciate the way he really doesn't give a fuck.
Seems like a great guy regardless of what you think of his looks/acting ability.
Have a listen.
If there is an UNRATED version, I'm buying it.
Paul Walker never attained the superstar status Channing now has. In "This is the End," the dudes exalt Channing as hotter than any other celebrity, the dude that every guy lusts for. I hear my straight bros talk about Channing Tatum as that dude they would do it with. Women of course cite Channing as the male sex symbol. At the same time, he doesn't take himself too seriously and is viewed as down to Earth. He is the new Brad Pitt, except cooler, and he can dance.
agreed, R118. We need to see the unrated version.
I like how Seth is no prude, in fact his humor is kind of nasty, but even he was shocked by Channing.
No wonder Emma Watson had enough and walked off set LOL
I [italic]just [/italic]watched the Rogen clip about Tatum's cameo. I love that he was willing to be that ridiculous. And I love that Michael Cera was willing to play himself as a jackass. I may have to watch this in the theater and not wait for the DVD.
It's worth the trip to the theater and go stoned if you smoke, it's even funnier.
I think Channing does well because straight women and gay men think he's hot, while straight men think he's just one of the guys. He also knows his limitations as an actor and he seems to be a genuinely nice guy.
Paul is much hotter but he has no talent and not much personality.