Jeff Burton

Channing Tatum

April 16, 2009

Channing Tatum might have danced his way into the hearts of teenage girls in Step Up, but he has spent the last year bare-knuckle boxing, running out of burning buildings, and tussling with bad guys—all in the name of transforming the big-budget blood sport of acting in action movies into a kind of soulful, physical art. Will he succeed? Or will the forces of darkness prevail?