19 May 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If Jared Leto can win an Academy Award, why shouldn't another formerly featherweight Hollywood hunk have his turn? To be fair to Channing Tatum, the 34-year-old former male model has been turning in steadily more impressive work over the past few years, most particularly in the films he's made with Steven Soderbergh. But there are still some who would dismiss Tatum as some mere meathead, a claim that will be harder to make after his subtly sensational work in today's Cannes Film Festival premiere, Bennett Miller's fact-based drama Foxcatcher.The funny thing is that Tatum's Foxcatcher role initially seems like his most meatheaded yet, as he's playing Mark Schultz, a brutish, cauliflower-eared Olympic wrestler who broods through most social situations rather than speaking. But Tatum, a consummate physical performer, gets under the skin of Mark and goes deep. You meet Mark when he's still living in the shadow of »


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