Channing Tatum: 6 Favorite Film Roles
Step Up (2006)
Audiences got their first real exposure to the young star in this 2006 mini-franchise starter, which arguably started the current pop-culture obsession with dance offs. Tatum plays Tyler Gage, an aspiring dancer from the wrong-ish side of the tracks (naturally) who gets a chance to realize his dreams as a professional dancer at an arts school – in between falling for the school’s resident hottie of course. What could have been just the hip-hop version of Dirty Dancing is surprisingly more than that, with Tatum’s envious dance moves stealing the show.