Chris Pratt is like the subtly hot outdoorsman who sits on the corner stool at your neighborhood brewery and Channing Tatum is the made-for-movies chiseled Hollywood golden boy. How is a girl to choose?
The magic started in a small town in Alabama, where Channing Tatum was born, and continued in the Mississippi bayou where Tatum spent much of his childhood wrestling alligators. OK, an alligator, but it’s still impressive. School wasn’t much fun for the shirtless heartthrob — he struggled with dyslexia and ADHD. What he lacked in academic ability, he made up for physically. When Tatum was a teenager, his family moved to Tampa, Florida where Tatum brought his A-game to the football, baseball, track and soccer field. He was also a ninja at martial arts. All of this physical prowess garnered him the distinction of “most athletic” in high school.
Christopher Michael Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota and grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington. He was no slouch when it came to athletics either — the guy we’ve come to love as Park and Recreation‘s Andy, was a state wrestling champ. While most of us are aware that Tatum had his share of odd jobs before making it big (including his infamous stint as a stripper), Pratt also has an interesting resume. He worked in Bubba Gump’s Restaurant in Hawaii where he met Rae Dawn Chong, who helped Pratt get his acting career going.
It might be easier to ask what Tatum isn’t good at. He’s the poster child for male perfection, he’s funny and he’s a family man. His movies have been incredibly successful — Magic Mike, The Vow and Jump Street 21 all earned over $100 million in a six-month period. That means we can add stinking rich to our list of “Things about Channing Tatum that make our heart skip a beat.”
Pratt is that affable, super-hot-because-he’s-not-in-your-face-about-it guy who trips our trigger because he’s attainable. He looks like the guy who would walk across a business mixer and actually ask you out. Pratt rivals Tatum in his ability to pick movies that get noticed. For three years in a row, Pratt appeared in movies that received Oscar nominations for best picture — Moneyball in 2011, Zero Dark Thirty in 2012 and Her in 2013.
The man behind the muscles recently revealed that he is trying to curb his party-boy ways. In an interview with GQ, Tatum mentioned that he may be a “high-functioning alcoholic” but that since his daughter was born, he’s cut back. He plans on quitting altogether for the Magic Mike sequel. Tatum’s hobbies include sculpting and poetry.
Pratt is an outdoorsman to the core (a trait that also inches Pratt up the oh-so-hot meter). The Parks and Recreation hunk loves to snowboard, fly fish and work on cars. Is there anything hotter than a guy who can defy gravity, catch your dinner and fix your car?
Known for his chiseled, well, everything, Tatum admits to getting a little chunky recently. In February he was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed that he was “fappy.” He told Ellen, “I’m very fat and happy right now… I’ve been working for two straight years, and now it’s some really needed downtime.”
When Pratt had to gain weight for his role in Delivery Man, he was up for the challenge. He told SheKnows that the first 20 pounds was sympathy weight when his wife Anna Faris was pregnant. From there, his philosophy became, “If it’s there, eat it. And then I would order two entrees at every meal. I would always have dessert, and I would drink the darkest beer on the menu.”
Tatum wasn’t just the voice behind Superman in The LEGO® Movie, he’s a super man at home too. When he was awarded People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2012, he shared the spotlight with wife Jenna Dowan Tatum, mentioning her at every opportunity. That is sexy. Now he shares that devotion with baby daughter Everly. In the same interview with Ellen DeGeneres where he admitted to being “fappy” he also gushed about his new bundle of joy. “Ah, man. She’s 8 months old now. She’s saying, ‘Da, da, da, da, da.’ I don’t think she knows what it means just yet, but it doesn’t matter.”
When Interview asked Pratt about his wife, his effusive reply spoke volumes. “Anna — that’s where I’m truly pinching myself, because that’s not fiction. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, my wife is really cool, really hot, and really funny, oh my God.’ What happened? I just want to know what terrible things happened in my previous life that gave me the fortune to have this happen.” Mr. and Mrs. Pratt welcomed their son Jack Pratt into the world in Aug. 2012, and have publicly announced that they are excited about growing their family in the future.
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