Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger.— Channing Tatum
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I was not good in school. I could never read very fast or very well. I got tested for learning disabilities, for dyslexia. Then I got put on Ritalin and Dexedrine. I took those starting in the eighth grade. As soon as they pumped that drug into me, it would focus me right in.
Someday you'll miss her like she missed you.
Someday you'll need her like she needed you. Someday you'll love her and she won't love you.
I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions.
I think that the divorce rate's over 50% for a reason.
I don't think people are taking enough time now to really see if they can make it work and live together.
I think all jocks have a sensitive side.
It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.
I auditioned for a Pepsi commercial, and I got it, and that was incredibly fun.
So I thought, Well, maybe I should try this acting thing.
Everyone's a nerd inside. I don't care how cool you are.
I sort of became infatuated with soldiers.
I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow.
Sometimes a thong completely betrays you.
I don't know what you're going through life doing if you're not really trying to collect some really great memories.
Just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.
I would like magical palm tree that had a lot of shade with instead of coconuts there's just peanut butter jelly sandwiches with cheetos underneath. And my wife that is always happy and possibly naked.
With my career in general, I feel like I'm finally getting to do the roles that I've always wanted to do. It's a slow build; you can't ever get the roles that you want in the beginning of your career because you don't have the buzz or the heat, or whatever the hell it is you need for the agents and the studios to be happy.
I like vintage stuff. I go through a vintage store and find things that I feel like I fit right into them because of all the years that they've been used.
I'm not a fighter. I'm not a tough guy at all. I walk away from fights.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn to me are the two best actors of all time.
I'm just glad to have the pleasure to be in an era that they're acting while I'm acting. They're probably the best actors in my mind.
My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.
I don't know if I'm very complicated at all.
I wish I was. I wish I was one of these deep, intricate people. But I just love having fun really.
For a time, it would work well. then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. "I'll never do it to my child".
I don't want any sports anymore, except fighting which is the only sport I really watch - whether it's boxing or UFC. I don't know why. I think maybe it's an aspiration I didn't get the chance to explore more, but I don't think my father expected anything from me, I think it's more what I put on myself.
Girls were always my biggest distraction in school.
Truthfully, this is how I approach my workout: I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be. If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I'm happy. When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look - it's useable, functional muscle.
I'm not a comedian. I can play off of people, but I'm not that guy. I don't want people being like, 'Yeah, he should have stuck with drama.' It would not be my choice to have critics mumbling that.
With dancing, you have to know spatial movement with somebody.
It is steps. It's literally steps and knowing how close to be or how far away. You have to have the beat in the right place with the camera.
Well, the first and only time I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn't do it again. But I know a lot about guns, so I go to the gun range and stuff like that with friends sometimes.
I don't ever get the great looking lawyer roles because I've got a thick neck from playing football.
I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn't do it again.
American audiences love period pieces.
America doesn't have a lot of old things. It's a new country so I think we're a little bit fascinated by that.
Someone who doesn't take herself too seriously and can be a goofball.
Because everyone's a nerd inside, I don't care how cool you are.
I'm thankful for weird people out there 'cause they're some of the most creative people.
I was undervalued so I stopped stripping.
I was 18 years old and I worked three jobs. This was just one of them, and I really enjoyed performing. It was probably my first performing job ever. I really like to dance, obviously, but then I didn't really love taking the clothes off at the end.
I believe in love. I believe in good stories. I play really hard on the weekends because I like to have those stories. My wife and I go off and do craziness all the time. We're just like, 'What can we go get into this weekend?' Then we have other ones where we just sit and do nothing and then we have work that we do. It's all memories.
I consider myself a decent athlete but when I started to train martial arts like Kung Fu, I realised it had nothing to do with how athletic you are. It's all mental. It's what you know, how you use it and your mental toughness and composure. It's incredible.
As much as you can love someone, is as much as you can hate someone.
It goes in equal and opposite directions. Like if you love someone so much and they hurt you so bad, then that is as equal as to how much you can have rage for them.
I've been on so many movies. Generally, I haven't gotten to be on the ground level. As of two years ago, in 'Dear John,' I got to really be on the ground floor. I wasn't a producer. I felt like I put the work in, and I did have a lot of sway on what got fixed, reshoots, so on and so forth. It felt really good.
I can't do the same movies all my life.
I'm conscious of that. But it's a trade-off. 'Dear John' allowed me to do movies I've wanted to do. You learn to balance it out. I'm still learning. Only now am I getting to do the kinds of movies that I have wanted to do. So it's a steady climb. You don't jump into a Soderbergh film.
I see caring for somebody as a creative outlet.
I like drawing little faces and writing little stories and hiding them in places. I don't think it's that hard to be thoughtful, especially when you do care about the person.
I did kung fu from when I was nine to 13.
You have to be really careful but you want to be able to make it look eventually as though it's just a part of you. So, you train over and over and over again.
I like smaller films better. I don't know why. I think it's the intimacy and there's not this avalanche. It is an avalanche, but it's really myopic. It's really small.
Modeling was successful for me. I didn't have to wait tables or anything like that, so that was nice. And I got to see the entire world.
I have a theory that as nice and sweet as you can be equates to how dangerous you can be.
I think the best thing to try to do is allow your daughter or your son to know that they can come to you for anything. If you can break down that wall so they don't feel embarrassed by telling you things, that's half the battle.
I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive. Yes, I think that those issues are very interesting to play in a character, and they're prominent issues in life, and I think people can relate to them.
I think people when they think of comedic actors they forget that they are people with a point of view and experiences and depth.
There are so many things I want to do.
Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily, I have a lot more time.
I've cried a hundred times at The Notebook.
My wife cries and that makes me cry, and she makes me promise we're going to die in bed together. I'm like: "That's weird, I don't want to talk about that."
It comes down to the experience of it.
The more you fight, the more you know, the more you can use in the ring.
In all the movies I'm in love with someone in my head.
There's always love in a film somewhere. It doesn't matter even if it's an action movie.
I learned to dance at quinceañeras - big [15th] birthday parties for Spanish girls. It was always funny to bring the white guy out [on the floor] and let him look like a fool.