Making "Foxcatcher" wasn't fun for Channing Tatum. And he's the kind of guy who likes to have fun.
He was named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 2012 — not an honor for any actor who takes himself too seriously. This year he did a TV show with survival expert Bear Grylls in which the two snacked on a scorpion and spent a night spooning on a sheer rock cliff. He co-owns a bar in New Orleans called Saints & Sinners, for God's sake.
So he had trouble reeling in his daffy energy on the set of "Foxcatcher." Director Bennett Miller even had to reprimand him a few times.
"Bennett is a stay-in-it guy — he really wants you to live it. There's...