Mara Marini Weighs In...

Parks and Recreation actress and comedian Mara Marini puts two of Hollywood's sexiest heroes head to head in our weekly debate and asks you to decide: Who's hotter?!

Who's Hotter: Channing Tatum or Henry Cavill


Channing Tatum

While growing up, I always preferred my brother’s G.I. Joe to my Ken Doll… and Channing is the epitome of the sculpted action figure. Muscular, manly, macho… and those moves!!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve played the Ginuwine scene from Magic Mike on loop. (If you don’t know what I’m referring to, you are missing out on cinematic gold. I strongly suggest you rent the movie and/or immediately watch that scene on YouTube.) Not only is he a dreamboat, but he is hilarious, talented and seems to be so indubitably in love with his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum. She must have been a Mother Theresa-type in a past life… and is quite possibly the luckiest woman on earth.

Henry Cavill

As much as I adore Channing, Henry sits right next to him on the I-Wish-He-Was-My-Boyfriend Totem Pole. I have adored him ever since drooling over his character, Charles Brandon, on The Tudors. He has a certain je ne sais quoi… and I had a feeling (just like the rest of the world) that he would be the next big thing. I was thrilled when I found out he would be playing Superman. Some real "manly men" finally taking the stage! I don’t know about you, but I think he would be an excellent choice for the next James Bond. Channing has the moves, but Henry has that English accent! It’s a tough choice, kids.


Channing Tatum: He can dance (Magic Mike), do comedy (21 Jump Street), romance (The Vow), drama (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) and be an action star (G.I. Joe). He’s also been nominated for a handful of People’s Choice, MTV and Teen Choice awards.

Henry Cavill: So far, I have only seen him in period pieces and as Superman… but he was wonderful in those.


Channing Tatum: He leads a very healthy lifestyle, has no arrests that I know of, no rehab stints and seems to be quite the family man with their new baby, Everly.

Henry Cavill: I love that he still likes to play video games with his family. He seems very grounded and not too caught up in the fame game.

Channing Tatum during childbirth: I had a "crying fit" >>


Channing Tatum: Fitness: Refer to Magic Mike.

Henry Cavill: See Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill: Get to know the new Man of Steel >>


Channing Tatum: I've only heard wonderful things from people who have worked with him. He also gives to several different causes and charities.

Henry Cavill: I’ve only heard nice things. I know the media is trying to paint him out to be a bit of a Lothario, but I don’t think that is the case.


Channing Tatum: Many photos of the cute couple walking their dogs.

Henry Cavill: He had a pet parrot. Awww.


Channing Tatum: He attended college on a football scholarship. He dropped out, but at least he tried.

Henry Cavill: He apparently knows nine languages and can speak four fluently. Impressive!


Channing Tatum: He says the No. 1 secret to their successful marriage is honesty. He has been with Jenna since they met on Step Up in 2006. From what I understand, he is faithful and they are very much in love… so much so, that there still is a lot of PDA. Lucky, lucky girl.

Henry Cavill: It seems like he tried with Gina Carano. He put in two weeks with Kaley Cuoco. Maybe he just hasn’t met his match yet? I read an interview that he prefers blondes…? [Coughs loudly. Waves hand in the air.]


About Mara Marini

Mara Marini

Mara Marini is a Canadian film, television and theater actress perhaps best known for her recurring role as Brandi Maxxxx on the hit NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. Marini has also appeared in a number of indie comedy and horror films. In 2013, she launched a popular digital comedy video series called Inside Dating on, will soon be guest-starring on Disney's Kickin' It and shooting a politically incorrect feature comedy this fall. For more information on Mara, check out her official website, follow her on Facebook or on Twitter at @popgloss.

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Comments on "Who's hotter: Channing Tatum vs. Henry Cavill"

immortal September 05, 2013 | 2:01 PM

Henry Cavill is by far the words hottest man, I mean he is just so y don't know how you can compere him to Channing Tatum.

angelica September 04, 2013 | 10:47 AM

Henry all the way. No competition..

Ana August 25, 2013 | 8:48 PM

I am laughing with the comments of Freckles,who cares if he speaks 9 or 3 languages???and that Chaning is a dog lover, Henry also is a dog lover i like Channing and he is very athletic,but Henry also look at him in inmortals or mos,see photos righ know of Channing is looking fat but still being hot,like judith said hot is not just body is also how you treat people,And how is Henry with women, he is so reserved doesnt like to take attention and that is cute Sorry but see who is winning look at the comments Henry wins

Judith August 25, 2013 | 8:38 PM

Wow long time ago when i saw a movie of Channing with Amanda Bynes was in love with Channing,but when i see Henry on Tudors i said who is this attractive guy? sorry Channing but Henry Wins so faaar ,like everybody said being hot is not just body,is more than that, i see Henry on interviews how he is whit his fans oh my god a truly gentleman thanks god cause know everybody wants to know more of Henry

Trinity August 21, 2013 | 5:38 PM

Henry is more my type of man who can be my BFF and partner for life and he has that gentle personality and sincere spirit. I wish him well in this journey.

Jenna August 20, 2013 | 11:34 AM

Henry Cavill, no contest. He is the epitome of male perfection. Plus, he is the REAL Edward Cullen. Just ask Stephenie Meyer.

Hailey August 20, 2013 | 11:23 AM

For once the majority is right. HENRY FTW!

Caroline August 20, 2013 | 11:02 AM

Do you even need to ask? HENRY CAVILL. Duh! He's the hottest guy ever. Plus, he's nice, down-to-earth, funny, all-man and an amazing actor. Channing Tatum, on the other hand, is good-looking, granted, but he's not perfect-looking like Henry. Plus, he's too for me. He said he would ---- George Clooney. Ew!

Alexxis72 August 14, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Definitely Henry Cavill. He's the most perfect man I've ever seen in my whole life. He's a gentleman and a sweet soul. I love him!

Jazz August 13, 2013 | 9:59 PM

The winner here is Gina Carano. She got the chance to made love with Channing in Haywire and made love with Henry in real life for over a year!Lol.. I want her life:-)

peachy August 12, 2013 | 5:55 PM

i saw Magic Mike (the man can really dance) and The Vow (i love that film), Channing really did great. He is a family man, kudos for him. He is one of the hottest actor for me. But Henry is the best. You need to check "The immortals" He gave his best in that movie. Better than MOS. He looked hot on that film. For me it is Henry!

diane deschenes August 12, 2013 | 12:13 PM

chan is the hottest!!!!!!!!!!!!

Henrietta August 12, 2013 | 2:11 AM

To me, Tatum is about as appealing as a potato. He might be a really good guy, but he looks like a big, no-necked lug. He has a d'uh face, too. A man is more than his muscles. As for Henry, ahhhhhh...gorgeous!

Nicole August 11, 2013 | 12:28 PM

I literally love both of these guys, but Henry is one of the most attractive men EVER! Channing is lovable and after seeing Magic Mike, will always be the man that made me yell out loud in a movie theater! Henry is on the rise and Channing is leveling off - EDGE - Henry.

Allie August 10, 2013 | 5:35 PM

Henry Cavill does it for me. NO ONE comes close to him in any wy shape or form. I love Henry Cavill and in the end that's all that matters to me. By the way Channing WHO??????

Narcissus August 10, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Henry off course, he's so hot, I am mad about him since I saw him in The Borgias.

whatever August 10, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Henry is Gorgeous from head to toe. He also have s y voice. Channing just have a okay body and face. Overall in my book, my husband Henry Cavill is the

Nadia August 09, 2013 | 11:00 PM

I like both, but Henry is just divine. It's like God said "let there be perfection". He's humble, super nice to his fans, talented smart & beautiful . He had me at Hello in Man of Steel. My friend & I could not focus once Henry came up on screen. Saw MOS 4 times also. A coworker said watch The Tudors, & Immortals. Lordy Lordy now we're both hooked for good. For those harping about him & Kaley, Regular people go on a few dates all the time. It does not work out & they move on. The difference is the media is not hounding you & making CRAP up about you TO MAKE MONEY which is their ONLY objective.

Jude August 09, 2013 | 8:23 PM

Henry Cavill all the way...

Sparta64 August 09, 2013 | 5:09 PM

Even though I think Channing is handsome, he just doesn't do it for me. Henry is like a work of art and on top of that just seems so humble and intelligent as well as a very nice person all around. Love his sculpted jawline and he has one of the best smiles I've ever seen and one of the greatest laughs I've ever heard. Love the gorgeous curly/wavy hair when he isn't wearing it as short. He's gorgeous and made just a fabulous Superman.

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