7. Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum as Dash McMahon in The Lost City

Considering Channing Tatum is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable leading men, this entry may seem odd. However, just think for a moment about the sheer amount of excellent movies Tatum has starred in, consider the already impressive length of his career, and mentally track his career trajectory. Just because he’s well-known, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t underrated.

There’s no point beating around the bush: Channing Tatum is a very handsome man. This has contributed to the idea that Tatum is essentially eye candy and little else, and that’s not only an incredibly harmful and belittling attitude, but it’s one that fails to account for his deceptive range. Of course, his most high-profile roles have arguably come in films like Step Up and Magic Mike, but there’s far more to Tatum than his impressive (and sometimes suggestive) dancing.

Roles in 21 Jump Street and The Lost City go some way to showcasing Tatum’s genuine comedic chops – he can elicit a belly laugh just as well as any Saturday Night Live alum any day of the week – and films like Foxcatcher, Public Enemies, and Dear John all demonstrate his dramatic ability. In fact, looking over Tatum’s filmography demonstrates the range and depth of his talent, and when his career is considered as a whole, it becomes increasingly clear just how often he’s overlooked. Despite often being dismissed all too easily for his looks, Channing Tatum is an incredibly talented actor who remains severely underrated despite his huge career successes.