Channing Tatum's dramatic weight loss

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2015
Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum lost 15lbs in one day while training for 'Foxcatcher'

Channing Tatum lost 15lbs in one day.

The 'Foxcatcher' actor underwent a gruelling regime to portray wrestler Mark Schultz in the movie and admits he and co-star Mark Ruffalo resorted to extreme lengths to get into the shape they needed to be in.

He said: "I dropped 15lbs in a day. You have a ton of water in your skin and stomach and Ruff and I figured out how much weight we could lose in the gym.

"I was not feeling very well after that."

The 34-year-old hunk admires his character from the film because wrestling takes much more discipline than acting.

He explained: "To win Olympic gold, you train from childhood. There's no just jumping in, saying, 'I'm really gifted.' It's a day-in, day-out obsession."

Channing never formally studied acting so views his work on movie sets as his training.

The former stripper told heat magazine: "I had on the job training. Each film has been a school term. It's an expensive education."

Though the 'Magic Mike' actor is enjoying a strong career, he still regrets roles he lost out on.

He said "I've not cried about losing a part but I really, really wanted 'John Carter'. It's one of those that got away."


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bennett Miller
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo
  • UK release: 9 January 2015

Mark Schultz (Tatum) is a gold-medal-winning Olympic wrestler who exists in the shadow of his more successful older brother Dave (Ruffalo); then eccentric billionaire John du Pont (Carell) offers to become Mark's sponsor. Based on a true story, it's an ominous study of psychological torment, with career-best performances…

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