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Channing Tatum Is Officially the Biggest Star in Hollywood

Channing Tatum Is Officially the Biggest Star in Hollywood

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According to Vanity Fair, that is.

Vanity Fair's 21st annual Hollywood issue is the whitest (and most boring) thing I've seen this Oscar season since [insert nearly any best picture nominee here]. Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, and Reese Witherspoon front the triptych cover shot by Annie Leibovitz, which might lead one to ask: When in gay hell did Channing Tatum become the biggest movie star on the planet?

The once-and-future stripper, ex-Sexiest Man Alive, and current shirtless elf drew strong reviews for Foxcatcher, effectively leaving his days as a hoofer who stepped up behind him. Yes, Channing's come a long way from his vaguely homoerotic Out magazine cover model days (although we caught up with him in 2012 to prove it as well), setting a prime example of Hollywood's recent bro-ification, if you will.


Look no further than last year's best actor Oscar winner, ultimate bro and Tatum's Magic Mike co-star, Matthew McConaughey. Now too good for a road trip stripper movie, McConaughey's respectability as an actor opened the door for other bros with a penchant for removing their shirts to join cinema's trophy-snatching elite. Is it really a matter of time before Channing gets nommed for an Oscar? Or Chris Pratt -- the other biggest (bro) star in the world -- walks away with an indie drama, statuette in hand?

On the inside of VF's H-town issue, The Imitation Game's Benedict Cumberbatch strikes a pose with the only actor of color featured, Selma's David Oyelowo, while Anna Wintour must be giddy with excitement that Sienna Miller is finally happening after 10 years of throwing her on nearly every cover of Vogue. The Theory of Everything and fellow Jupiter Ascending star Eddie Redmayne is perhaps the only other familiar face to grace the cover (but who put Miles Teller in the corner?), but all that may change with the Oscars airing later this month.

Of course, the only nomination that matters belongs to Julianne Moore, who after years of crying her way into the hearts of movie lovers may finally secure her first Academy Award for her lauded performance in Still Alice. It would've been nice to see the 54-year-old perched atop the Tatum, but Moore already had her heyday on the Hollywood issue cover back in 2004 (and an Out100 ally cover star in 2010). Channing, however, had his hands full.

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