We love the real Channing Tatum (and how well he pulls off a cardigan—check below for proof), so it's pretty appealing to see him racking up a few different movies that mirror his real life experiences. The obvious case is Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh's developing film based on Tatum's experiences as a 19 year-old stripper (which he discusses here). Another example would be this Friday's release, 21 Jump Street, in which Tatum plays a former high school athlete (and his costar Jonah Hill plays a character based on his high school experiences as well).
Tatum discusses the topic of being a high school "jock" in this month's issue of British GQ Style, on sale now. "Being successful in sports in high school, you take that away, you don’t have that anymore, it’s like... what do you do now? How am I special? I don’t know anymore. You try to find it in other places. You try and excel at other things to get that feeling back of doing good."