MTV Movie Awards: Channing Tatum to receive Trailblazer Award

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Channing Tatum will literally be a trailblazer as he is set to become the first man to receive the Trailblazer Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on April 13.

The award, given by the channel “for boldly paving the way with his unique and diverse path in the film industry,” will be presented by a pregnant Mila Kunis — his co-star in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Jupiter Ascending. Past recipients of the award, now in its third year, have included Emma Watson and Emma Stone.

“Channing Tatum is the quintessential leading man for the MTV audience,” said Stephen Friedman, president of MTV. “He proves that an action hero can have both a quick wit and a large heart. Whether he’s baring his soul in The Vow, his chest in Magic Mike, or his humor in 21 Jump Street, Channing proves that by committing everything, you can accomplish anything.”

In addition to Jupiter Ascending, Tatum will reprise his role as Jenko in 22 Jump Street in June and will soon begin production on the sequel to Magic Mike.

The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, will air April 13 at 9 p.m. ET.


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