Sexy Channing Tatum covers the new issue of Details Magazine

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Actor Channing Tatum covers the latest issue of DETAILS. The Alabama-bred actor’s new films show he’s down for almost anything: comedy (21 Jump Street), action (Haywire), romance (The Vow). He’s also into downing shots of bourbon before popping off a few rounds at a firing range, helping out a stranded stranger, and teaching his dog the life-and fly routine from Dirty Dancing. DETAILS interviewed the one Hollywood actor who is actually having the time of his life for the cover story of the magazine’s February issue, which features photos by Norman Jean Roy. The issue hits stands nationwide on January 17.

On shooting guns with his dad as a child…

“When I was a kid, we lived on the bayou in Mississippi. My dad would throw a beer can into the water and have me shoot at it. Once, when I was really little, we had this huge double-barrel shot-gun, and when I tried it, it literally blew me off the dock.”

On his past projects and learning process…

“You gotta do the Dear Johns. You gotta do The Vow… I’m conscious about why I did those parts, those movies,” Tatum says after jokingly apologizing for my having had to watch them. He says he took the roles for the sake of his education, which is, of course, an industry trope. But it’s one he delivers with such sincerity that it’s impossible not to absolutely take him at his word. “I wanted to learn from Rachel on The Vow,” he says. “I wanted to learn from Lasse Hallström on Dear John—he did The Cider House Rules and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. I didn’t go to acting school, so my knowledge of story, filmmaking, and character comes from just being on set and doing it… I know I’m not the best actor,” he says. “But I hope my characters are getting better.”

On his film aspirations…

“I really don’t want to be in anymore movies that I don’t produce. Unless it’s with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don’t have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it. But what I really want to do is direct.”

On his late nights, often until 4 A.M., brainstorming at the office…

“Jenna’s not always happy when I come home that late, but I’ve just got to get it out.”

I like him. I saw ‘Dear John’ and I totally broke down into sobbing fits in the theater. (If you didn’t cry when he was reading his dad the letter in the hospital, then your heart is made of coal!) I’m happy for his success, he seems like a really good guy.

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