updated 01/12/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/12/2012 AT 9:55 AM ET
Who needs acting school when you’ve got the looks, the determination and the sheer likability of Channing Tatum?
“I know I’m not the best actor. But I hope my characters are getting better,” Tatum, 31, says in the February issue of Details, explaining that he’s had to learn more from experience than instruction.
“I didn’t go to acting school,” he says, “so my knowledge of story, filmmaking and character comes from just being on set and doing it.”
Tatum has been an avid learner, and is refreshingly unpretentious when it comes to his choice of acting projects – even if it means doing romantic comedies like Dear John, with Amanda Seyfried, and The Vow, with Rachel McAdams.