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Channing Tatum Covers GQ Magazine August 2009

Channing Tatum Covers GQ Magazine August 2009

Newly married Channing Tatum takes the August 2009 cover of GQ magazine lookin’ hot hot hot. Check out what the 29-year-old actor, who married his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan on Saturday, had to say:

On his Uncle Bruce’s 300-acre ranch in Wetumpka (33 miles northeast of Montgomery, Alabama): “[It's my] favorite place on the planet, by far. ‘Cause it’s real, you know?”

On how he fell into Hollywood: “I got crazy lucky. Like, sometimes I think I won the lottery or something. At times it feels like the bottom’s gonna fall out. Just ’cause I don’t really know how I got here. But I just keep moving forward, and it just keeps getting better and better.”

On his movies Step Up and Coach Carter: “[They're called] tweeners—you know, those midlevel-budget movies that just kinda do good.”

On G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, out August 7: “This is, like, my first step out into the whole commercial realm. I hope it does okay.”

On being proud of his presidential pick in Alabama, which is largely Republican: “I don’t care. If they don’t like me because I voted for Obama, then f— them. I like horses and I like Obama. Nothin’ wrong with hat.”

Peep shirtless Channing below and check out the full article/slideshow at GQ.com!

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46 Comments

# 1

Please stop using Obama as a way to make yourself seem cooler. There´s nothing cool about it.
That´s if the next president would turn out to be japanese—should all japanese people brag about that?

He sure as hell won´t make it in Hollywood.

# 2

how fake are his abs…. wasnt it a couple of weeks ago we saw him all flabby???

# 3

He looks hot. I thought he was from New Jersey or something. I get that “Mark Wahlberg’ vibe from him.

I’m glad he can stick up for his [political] beliefs.

# 4

he has a nice body but his face looks too ape-ish.

# 5

Dear Lord, thank you for creating Channing Tatum. :)

# 6
ganymede30324 @ 07/14/2009 at 10:49 am

Wow. GQ did an excellent job of airbrushing him!

# 7

@marvel: I was just thinking the same thing. How old are these pictures? OR why must everything be so photoshopped?

# 8

Man.. he has a great body.. but Gosh..

What the hell is going on in hollywood.. When did a great body and face take the place of TALENT.. come on people. I can’t name many male or female Stars that have more going for them then a face and a body.. Look at the movies released this year.. Most of them are just CRAP… popcorn.. fluff..

the Oscars are adding 5 more movies to their list to make 10 best films.. I think they are going to have a hard time getting 10.. So sick of women posing near naked and men taking off their shirts like it is a screen test..

WHERE IS THE TALENT.. Gosh this is just getting out of hand..

# 9

@bella:

I honestly dont know why..

@black:

Oh get over yourself. He was asked a question and he answered it. You’re a bit too touchy.

@marvel:

I don’t think they’re fake at all. He had to do some serious stunts for GI Joe — hence the abs.

@karen:

I know what you mean. All the “hot” actors and actresses right now don’t “act” very well. It seems like pretty faces, nice bodies and gossip grabbing are what is considered “talent’ now. How sad. No offense to C.T. he is very good looking and I would think his abs are real becuase of the work for the G.I. Joe movie.

@karen:

OMG! I sooo agree with you!! The word ‘Talent’ is no longer used in Hollywood. Very sad!!

Obama has already ruined this nation….the beginning of the demise of America.

what dim bulb

he got back his body! i still remember some photos of him being chubby in the beach.. well the face i dont like it a lot

Well if you have seen pics of him from recently..no hes not flabby at all..matter of fact check out his wedding photos, rehearsal photos etc..hes no where near being flabby, hes just as thin as these new GQ pics. That is his real body.

Someone give me abs like his please!!!!!

This whole Obama-talk simply is annyoing for alot of reasons—–first and foremost, he comes across as a mediwhore rather than a president.

He talks and looks like an idiot (he always reminds me of a monkey, not being discriminatory, he just looks like it)- but hey, Bush actually was a true idiot (though, he at least had some comedy potential to make up for it).

Alot of people only seemed to have voted for him simply because of his skincolour. To show just how revolutionary they are—especially after an office-holder like Bush.

Actors and singers these days use him as an fashion statement. And that´s what´really getting on my nerves.

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To make this clear, I am not saying or regarding all this as a political discussion.

I simply comment on it as I would on every annoying actor and singer there is.

Obama, and all those idiots who use him to polish their image, simply get on my nerves.

He’s human just like anyone else and may gain weight from time to time. When he was looking a bit thicker, I recall him jogging. So I’m sure he’s probably fit again. Love him because he’s so human and looking hot in the pics!

He is gorgeous!!

I love his Prada shirt and tie on the cover!

Well, i must say that OMG! He’s Soooooooooooo HOT!!!!!!

lol channing. he’s a great dude. i have to argue with his use of the word commercial though, because lots of people know gi joe and will go to see this film. maybe what he means is that the other films he’s in are catered to a certain age group that has a huge marketabilty potential, which is the same sort of thing you can say about comic book fans…even if it is niche. also he always says the same thing when he’s interviewed or not because i already knew that was the answer to most of those questions. dude is 100 a straight up dude and nothing fake about his demeanor. yay channing.

so much about photoshop…

omg omg omg!!! congrats Jenna! ahaha))
he’s gorgeous!
hope she will keep him in good shape for us))

by golly………..

GARD DAYM HOTNESS!!! Daym him for cheating on me & getting married l;akdsjfkl;adfjs

youlikeme @ 07/14/2009 at 5:46 pm

he looks hot AS USUAL

@whatever:

It’s funny that you forgot this country has already been in demise for the past eight years. Starting with this “endless war” called “War of WMD’s.” Where are the WMD’S? Oh I forgot, they never existed.

This economy didn’t bomb overnight nor will it be fixed overnight.
Just to give you some news from the homefront. I have dropped will over $2500 dollars within the last 30 days in discretionary income in retail sales. That’s the must in total that I have spent within the last 18 months. Trust me it has been very hard. I held back because of fear of being laid off. My company has trimmed all unnecessary expenses and several jobs. We pretty much have no benefits whatsoever. But, the greatest benefit is having a job period.

Well, I’m glad to report, my corporation reported a profit last month.
7 of my 9 friends who have been laid off within the last 4 months have all found jobs. Another 4 are several days from closing on their first house. Happy that they will be receiving the $8000 credit from the government.

You see, most American are still afraid and nervous, but still remain optimistic about this country and the president. We get it. Republicans want this country to fail because they are proven FAILURES in life. Does Palin ring a bell? What about Bushie boy?
So get a clue and a life you low life b^tch.

P.S. Cali, I hope my 2500 helps somehow. Stay optimistic.

Oh and as far as Channing goes, gosh I have always been attracted to him. I even love the new chubby look. I happy for him and Jenna. I;ve admired their low key relationship. I wish the best for them.

WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THESE ALABAMA PPL IN HOLLYWOOD… AND I DON’T MEAN IN MOVIES… I’M TALKIN ABOUT THE ACTUAL TOWN. IT’S LIKE, THEY’RE BRED TO MOVE TO HOLLYWOOD.
“MY GRANDPAW’S COUSIN WHO’S MY MAMA’S STEPSON IS GOIN TO HOLLYWOOD Y’ALL…. SO I’M MOVIN ON UP! AND I’M GONNA MARRY ME A DITZY FOREIGN GIRL TRYIN TO GET HER VISA IN THE PROCESS! HOPE SHE DON’T PLAN ON HAVIN BABIES REAL SOON… I DON’T THINK MY BEDTIME GAL PALS WOULD LIKE IT!

“AND I DON’T THINK MY SUGA DADDIES WOULD LIKE TOO MANY BABIES EITHER. YA KNOW I GOTTA BE MAKIN ME SOME MONEY SOMEHOW…”

Ok, what I don’t get is why he is ALWAYS shirtless! I mean seriously, he is a very great body…. Nice chest, nice abs, nice nipples, and everything else about it is great. But why does he always have to be shirtless? I don’t remember ever seeing him really with a shirt on! He has a great body, but he’s not even that cute.

MY HEART MELTED WHEN I READ THIS. I will always remain a loyal fan.

@christine:

ok your reponse makes absolutely no sense…who cares if hes from Alabama..what does that have to do with anything! And his wife is not a foreignor, shes lebanese and from the US…

Todas las notas que quieras en traducidas al español!

god did He’s best job on this man. not only on the outside ( that is, by far, the most handsome man i’ve ever seen ) but in the inside too! he’s super sweet and altho i’m super jealous.. jenna is very lucky to have such a great man beside her. she desirves him, and he desirves her cuz they are simply perfect for each other.

but anyways… he’s SUPER HOT! i’d do anything for him.

how is possible God create a man so sexy like Channing Tatum ?! he is so hot!:D Very good job GQ!;p

christine @ 07/19/2009 at 2:36 pm

@brandi:
BRANDI, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ALABAMA GUYS AND EVERYONE IN HOLLYWOOD KNOWS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT… THE MEN HAVE THE STEREOTYPE OF SLEEPING WITH MANY GIRLS BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER MARRIAGE BOTH IN THE SOUTH AND HERE ON THE WEST COAST WHERE MANY MANY PEOPLE FROM ALABAMA MOVE HERE TO HOLLYWOOD TO FULFILL “A DREAM”. SECONDLY, IF YOU’VE LIVED IN HOLLYWOOD LIKE I HAVE, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE PLACE IS FILLED WITH FOREIGNERS LOOKING TO MAKE A BUCK OR JUST TO VISIT OR LIVE IN HOSTILES. I HAVE QUITE A FEW FRIENDS FROM ALABAMA AND ALL OF THEM HAVE PULLED TRICKS! INLCUDING ON FOREIGN GALS (E.G., CARIBBEAN GIRLS, ETC) AND A TON OF OTHER THINGS I’D RATHER NOT MENTION IN DETAIL IF YOU DON’T GET THE WHOLE “GAY FOR PAY” SCENARIO I WAS IMPLYING UP ABOVE IN MY PREVIOUS STATEMENT.

christine @ 07/19/2009 at 2:43 pm

OH AND BY THE WAY, IN CASE YOU “DON’T GET IT”… I WAS NOT SAYING ALL ALABAMA GUYS DO THE WHOLE GAY FOR PAY (MALE PROSTITUTION TO PAY FOR DRUG ADDICTION OR FOR HOMELESSNESS, ETC) IN HOLLYWOOD. BUT IT IS THE NORM IN HOLLYWOOD AMONGST MANY GUYS WITH NO MONEY. AND THAT’S ALSO HOW SOME OF THEM GET INTO SHOW BUSINESS. YOU DO REALIZE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS RUN BY MANY MANY RICH GAY MEN. WATCH LEONARDO DICAPRIOS “BASKETBALL DIARIES” (BASED IN NYC) TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENS IN LA…..

his abs are fake? yeah, obviously yhu haven’t seen him in fighting, i’m pretty sure they arent fakee(:

Everyone that dosnt like channing tatum…. are just jelous bitchess… i love him!! (: and his acting!! (:

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