Jonah Hill And Channing Tatum Just Got Their Bromance On
When we think about dynamic movie duos of the past decade, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s 21 Jump Street characters Schmidt and Jenko spring straight to mind.
Perhaps the only on-screen under-cover cops we’ve ever actually resonated with, the tragic yet lovable pair put on an epic performance that was arguably the conduit for Hill’s rise to icon status and Tatum’s transition from Hollywood hunk to funny guy.
And now we can rest assured their bromance doesn’t just exist on-screen. Because at the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards in New York last week, Tatum and Hill sealed their friendship with a noogie and a cuddle when Tatum presented Hill with the Film Innovator of the Year award.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Magic Mike star shared a couple of priceless anecdotes with the crowd before presenting Hill with the gong.
“About a decade ago, Jonah called me up and he was like, ‘Sup?’ And I was like, ‘Sup?’ And he was like, 'Wanna do a movie?'" said Tatum.
He went on to explain that Hill’s movie pitch went something like this: “'So I have a terrible idea for a movie. Want to hear it?'"
"I was like, 'Yeah, I want to do terrible movies, so shoot,’” laughed Tatum.
Earning quadruple its budget at the box office and spawning an equally successful sequel, it’s safe to say that by putting his trust in Hills ‘terrible’ movie, Tatum’s gamble on the Jump Street franchise paid off.
"I had one condition before doing the movie,” Tatum went on to admit. “I had never done a comedy before and I didn't want to not be funny. I guess a lot of people laughed at my movies, but probably not intentionally.”
"I made Jonah promise that he was going to make me funny, and he promised. I consider myself one of the first people that Jonah directed.”
The quintessential new-age gentleman, Hill accepted the award by saying, "Thank you, Channing. I love you."
Hill was given the award for his work both in front of and behind the camera, most notably his recent directorial debut, the coming-of-age skate movie Mid90s which the WSJ boldly calls ‘one of the best movies of the year.’
While there's no official Middle East release date yet for Mid90s, it’s earned Hill a bucket-load of praise and, starring man-of-the-minute Lucas Hedges, it can really (hopefully) only be a matter of time before the nostalgia-drenched masterpiece hits this region.
In the meantime, please enjoy these pics of Hill and Tatum showing us what a bromance should look like in 2018.
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Life is so weird and crazy. The Movie business is so weird and crazy. Last night I got an incredible honor from @wsjmag and received their Innovator in Film Award. To be up there amongst @ralphlauren @davidchang @iamruthecarter and other heroes of mine in so many different fields was a dream come true. But most of all, my old friend @channingtatum flew in to give me this award. I don’t get to see him nearly as much as I’d like to and that sucks. But the idea that he would take the time out to give me this and be there for me, made me feel a feeling of friendship and joy that reminds you how special life can be. It’s not about anything besides the beautiful people you meet along the way . And one of the best there is, is @channingtatum . Love u buddy.