Channing Tatum's dramatic weight loss

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

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

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
  • 130 min
  • 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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