Channing Tatum, 'White House Down' Star, is Perfect. Here's Why.

It's not news that Channing Tatum is an attractive man. I know it. You know it. People magazine knows it. Yet over the last year or so, to our delight, Tatum has proved that he's more than just a pretty face — he can act, dance, and be a generally awesome human being. Here are the 10 reasons we love us some Channing Tatum.

10 Reasons We Love Channing Tatum

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It's not news that Channing Tatum is an attractive man. I know it. You know it. People magazine knows it. Yet over the last year or so, to our delight, Tatum has proved that he's more than just a pretty face — he can act, dance, and be a generally awesome human being. Here are the 10 reasons we love us some Channing Tatum.

He can act.

According to initial reviews, Tatum's acting ability, as well as his chemistry with co-star Jamie Foxx, is the main reason to see this weekend's White House Down. We believe it — with roles in films as varied as Magic Mike and Side Effects, Tatum has proven that he's an actor to watch. Image: Columbia

He can dance.

Magic Mike was a good movie. It was smart, fun, and featured a surprisingly great performance by Matthew McConaughey. However, all of that was irrelevant whenever Tatum appeared on screen. Over the course of 110 minutes, he put his stripping past (more on that later) to good use, making the ladies of Tampa (and all of us) scream with joy. Image: Warner Bros.

He worked his way up.

Tatum wasn't always the mega-star he is today. He began acting way back in 2004, appearing in films like Coach Carter and She's the Man. He gained more recognition with '06's Step Up and its sequels, but it wasn't until 2010, with Dear John, that he became a recognizable name. To date, he's acted in 28 movies, with four more in the works. Image: DreamWorks

He's funny.

Did anyone expect 2012's 21 Jump Street remake to be any good? We didn't — but then Tatum, with his fantastic comic timing, blew us away. Here's hoping that sense of humor comes out again in the Jump Street sequel, set for 2014. Image: Columbia

He made this movie.

Very few people saw 10 Years when it was released in theaters last year, and that's a real shame. It's one of the smartest, sweetest movies in recent memory, thanks in part to Tatum, who was both its star and producer. Image: Anchor Bay

He doesn't take himself too seriously.

As anyone who's seen This is the End knows, (*SPOILER ALERT*) Tatum makes a hilarious cameo appearance in which he humps Danny McBride's leg, among other... things. It's unlike anything you'd expect from the actor, and it shows that he's willing to look and act deranged if it makes for good comedy. This was also proved in I Wanna Channing All Over Your Tatum, a recent music video made for Jimmy Kimmel, featuring Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Miley Cyrus, Matt Damon, and more singing about, well, channing all over your tatum.

He loves his family.

Tatum met his wife, actress Jenna Dewan, on the set of Step Up. They got engaged two years later and married in 2009. In May of this year, Dewan-Tatum gave birth to their daughter. Everyone is beautiful and happy. [Image: Instagram]

He used to be a stripper.

There's a double standard when it comes to how we view male vs. female strippers, and that's wrong. However, that doesn't stop us from appreciating Tatum's many magnificent moves. Image: Warner Bros.

He's humble.

Tatum's never shied away from talking about his flaws, admitting to Details magazine in 2012 that he's "not the best actor," and that he takes parts in movies like The Vow and Dear John in order to learn from more-experienced actors and directors, since he never studied acting in school. [Image: Screen Gems]

He's really, really, ridiculously good looking.

I mean, have you seen him? He was People's Sexiest Man Alive for a reason. While his looks aren't the only reason we love him, they certainly play a big part. A really big part. Image: People