James Marsden

James Marsden

Highest Rated: 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

Lowest Rated: 9% Accidental Love (2015)

Birthday: Sep 18, 1973

Birthplace: Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

A native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he was born on September 18, 1973, Marsden grew up with a sister and two brothers. Following a short stint at Oklahoma State University, he dropped out of school to move to Los Angeles and pursue his interest in acting. Marsden's move led to work as a Versace model and to a brief role as the original Griffin on Fox's Party of Five (the part would later be taken over by Jeremy London), as well as brief stints on a variety of other TV series. Marsden's growing fan base got another boost when he was cast alongside Katie Holmes and Nick Stahl in David Nutter's Disturbing Behavior; despite the film's lackluster performance, in part abetted by an overabundance of teen horror films, Marsden was able to nab the plum role of Cyclops in Singer's X-Men. One of the most highly anticipated films of 2000, it allowed the actor to work alongside the likes of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin, and Famke Janssen. Marsden's rising popularity was reflected in his busy schedule the following year; among his projects was Sugar and Spice, a black comedy that cast him opposite fellow up-and-comer Mena Suvari. In 2003 Marsden would once again appear as Cyclops in the big-budget X-Men sequel, X2. Marsden continued to work steadily insuch films as The Notebook and Heights before returning for trhe third installment of the X-Men franchise. Although he appeared again as Cyclops, he in fact scored more screen time in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns playing Lois Lane's husband who must contend with the fact that his wife is in love with the man of steel. He also played opposite Amy Adams in Enchanted a romantic fable that combined live-action with animation. Marsden would go on to enjoy a growing leading-man status, appearing in movies like The Box, Death at a Funeral, and a remake of Straw Dogs. Marsden would also appear in a memorable arc on 30 Rock.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% Sonic the Hedgehog Tom Wachowski 2020
29% Shock and Awe Warren Strobel 2018
No Score Yet Pharmacy Road Actor 2017
89% Tour De Pharmacy Actor 2017
No Score Yet Henchmen Actor 2016
36% Into The Grizzly Maze Rowan 2015
53% The D Train Oliver Lawless 2015
74% Welcome to Me Rich 2015
9% Accidental Love Scott 2015
10% Unfinished Business Jim Spinch 2015
14% The Loft Chris Vanowen $4.5M 2015
No Score Yet Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Best of Me: Tears of Joy Edition Actor 2015
10% The Best Of Me Dawson $22M 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Prince Ishitsukuri $0.5M 2014
12% Walk Of Shame Gordon $40.3K 2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Jack Lime $76.9M 2013
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler John F. Kennedy $116.7M 2013
64% 2 Guns Quince $73.6M 2013
14% As Cool As I Am Chuck 2013
30% Small Apartments Brendan 2013
56% Bachelorette Trevor $0.5M 2012
86% Robot & Frank Hunter $3.3M 2012
42% Straw Dogs David Sumner $10.4M 2011
25% Hop Fred O'Hare $108.1M 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Diggs $43.5M 2010
42% Death at a Funeral Oscar $16.1M 2010
No Score Yet Conan: Red Nails Actor 2010
44% The Box Arthur Lewis $114.9M 2009
45% Sex Drive Rex $8.4M 2008
40% 27 Dresses Kevin $76.9M 2008
93% Enchanted Prince Edward $127.8M 2007
91% Hairspray Corny Collins $118.9M 2007
19% 10th & Wolf Tommy 2006
75% Superman Returns Richard White $200.2M 2006
57% X-Men: The Last Stand Scott Summers/Cyclops $234.4M 2006
57% Lies & Alibis Wendell Hatch 2006
64% Heights Jonathan $1.1M 2005
53% The Notebook Lon Hammond $81.1M 2004
21% The 24th Day Dan 2004
85% X2: X-Men United Cyclops $214.9M 2003
No Score Yet Interstate 60 Neal Oliver 2002
64% Zoolander John Wilkes Booth $44.8M 2001
28% Sugar & Spice Jack Bartlett $12.4M 2001
81% X-Men Cyclops $156.2M 2000
34% Disturbing Behavior Steve Clark 1998
No Score Yet Campfire Tales Eddie 1998
No Score Yet Bella Mafia Luka 1997
No Score Yet On the Edge of Innocence Jake Walker 1997
No Score Yet Public Enemies Arthur `Doc' 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2020
2018
2016
86% Westworld
2015-2018
Teddy Flood 2020
2018
2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2020
2019
2018
2015
86% Dead to Me
2019
Steve 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
Appearing 2015
2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2013
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Criss 2013
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2010
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2012
86% Modern Family
2009
Barry 2011
No Score Yet W.I.T.C.H.
2004-2006
Voice 2006
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Glenn Foy 2002
2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
1998
No Score Yet Mrs. America
2020
PHIL CRANE
50% Second Noah
1997
Ricky

QUOTES FROM James Marsden CHARACTERS

Charlie says: Do you think that God had anything to do helpin' the Ruskies?

David Sumner says: God?

Charlie says: Yeah.

David Sumner says: U-u-h... (chuckles)

Charlie says: Why is that funny?

David Sumner says: Because that God would help a nation of atheists?

Charlie says: He works in mysterious ways.

David Sumner says: Most dangerous line ever uttered.

David Sumner says: (to Amy) Get your Daddy's gun and shoot anyone that's not me.

David Sumner says: Just so you know, someone broke into our house and killed our cat.

Chris says: What makes you think that Flutie was killed? Didn't just die.

David Sumner says: Well, generally cats don't hang themselves.

David Sumner says: Hey, Charlie, there is somethin' in the Bible I do believe.

Charlie says: What's that, sir.

David Sumner says: "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife."

Charlie says: I believe in that, too. But what happens when thy neighbor's wife covets you?

David Sumner says: I'll bet that was your daddy's chair.

Amy Sumner says: Every chair was my daddy's chair.

Jack Lime says: I'm Jack Lame

Jack Lime says: I'm Jack Lame.

Wolverine says: Hey! it's me.

Cyclops says: prove it!

Cyclops says: Prove it!

Wolverine says: you're a dick.

Wolverine says: You're a dick.

Cyclops says: okay.

Cyclops says: Okay.

Amy Sumner says: Those straw dogs were practically lickin' my body outside, so...

Amy Sumner says: Those straw dogs were practically lickin' my body outside, so.

David Sumner says: I applaud their good taste.

Amy Sumner says: It's not funny.

David Sumner says: Well, maybe you should wear a bra.

David Sumner says: Baby. You don't have to learn chess to please me.

Amy Sumner says: I'm not learnin' chess to please you, baby. I'm learnin' so I can kick your *ass*.

Amy Sumner says: I'm not learnin' chess to please you, baby. I'm learnin' so I can kick your ass.

Neil Oliver says: There's this theory. Given an infinite universe and infinite time all things will happen. That means every event is inevitable, including those that are impossible.

Trevor says: I just want to give you what you want.

Regan says: What do I want?

Trevor says: You want someone to put you in your place.

Jane Nichols says: I am a very - good - caulker.

Kevin says: Likes caulk. (He says into his recorder.)

Kevin says: Likes caulk. [he says into his recorder]

Storm says: Wolverine: Hey, it's me. Cyclops: Prove it. Wolverine: You're a dick. Cyclops: Okay.

Wolverine says: Wolverine: Hey, it's me.

Wolverine says: Hey, it's me.

Cyclops says: Prove it.

Wolverine says: You're a dick.

Cyclops says: Okay.

David Sumner says: (last lines) I got 'em all.

David Sumner says: [last lines] I got 'em all.

David Sumner says: (first lines) Norm, what are you doin', man. Geez!.

David Sumner says: [first lines] Norm, what are you doin', man. Geez!

Kevin says: What color is that? Vomit?

Diggs says: I love being a spy dog!

Diggs says: This is like petsco meet's vegas.

Diggs says: What's up,dog?

Sam O'Hare says: * Ready to eat Jellybean *

Sam O'Hare says: [ready to eat Jellybean]

Fred says: Don't eat that!

Sam O'Hare says: * Stares *

Sam O'Hare says: [stares]

Fred says: ....You might not like the flavor...

Fred says: ....You might not like the flavor.

Sam O'Hare says: Ughh..* Eats Jellybean *

Sam O'Hare says: Ughh... [eats Jellybean]

Fred says: Uhhhhh...

Sam O'Hare says: Watermelon!

Wolverine says: Hey, it's me.

Cyclops says: Prove it.

Wolverine says: You're a dick.

Cyclops says: Ok.

Cyclops says: Okay.

Robert Philip says: There's no way of helping her. She's done for true love's kiss.

Prince Edward says: What?

Robert Philip says: It's the most powerful thing in the world.

David Sumner says: There is one thing in the Bible I do believe. "Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife."

David Sumner says: There is one thing in the Bible I do believe. 'Thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife.'

Charlie says: Well, I believe in that too. But what happens when thy neighbor's wife covets you?

Diggs says: I always look this good.

Diggs says: Sweet!

Diggs says: Looks like somebody's been playin' fetch with the ugly stick.

Catherine says: The MacDougall Twins!

Diggs says: The what?

Sam says: Butch, you look like you lost some weight.

Diggs says: I'm sorry. My name's Diggs and I always look this good.

Butch says: Where's Kitty Galore?

Calico says: Um, she's uh, I-- who?

Diggs says: Lemme at him!

Calico says: Aaah!

Calico says: Ah!

David Sumner says: I will not allow vilonce against this house

David Sumner says: I will not allow violence against this house.

Elaine says: Because your going to be a father

Elaine says: You're going to be a father.

Oscar says: I'm pregnant?

Ian Lafferty says: There is, there is a girl. That I've been kinda...

Rex says: Alright, I'm listening, where'd you meet her?

Ian Lafferty says: Um, on the, online.

Rex says: [Slams car breaks on] What? For fuck's sakes Ian, don't you watch dateline? She's probably a guy. Some fat, old dude who wants to ram you in the tailpipe.

Wolverine says: Hey, hey, it's me.

Wolverine says: Hey, it's me.

Cyclops says: Prove it.

Wolverine says: You're a dick.

Cyclops says: Okay.

Cyclops says: Storm, fry him.

Cyclops says: Storm, fry him!

Magneto says: Oh yes, a bolt of lightning into a huge copper conductor. I thought you lived at a school?

Magneto says: Oh, yes! A bolt of lightning into a huge copper conductor. I thought you lived at a school.

Rachel Wagner says: (about going to Bishop Flats) - Maybe this isn't a good idea.

Rachel Wagner says: (about going to Bishop Flats) Maybe this isn't a good idea.

Steve Clark says: Think of it as our first date.

Gavin Strick says: Like that?

Steve Clark says: What is it?

Gavin Strick says: It's bona fide jitterbug. It's my buddy, Rachel. Cook's Ridge trash...She's a great chick, but she's Cook's Ridge trash.

Gavin Strick says: It's bona fide jitterbug. It's my buddy, Rachel. Cook's Ridge trash. She's a great chick, but she's Cook's Ridge trash.

Gavin Strick says: Here's where it gets really nasty. Lorna runs with that group there, the Blue Ribbons.

Steve Clark says: What's that?

Gavin Strick says: It's a community group of good kids. Have bake sales, car washes. Kiss a lot of adult sphincter.

U.V. says: Blue Robots.

Gavin Strick says: Here, here. Those three guys: Cradle Bay's answer to Manson, McVeigh and O.J. Trent Whalen, Andy Effkin, Robby Stewart.

U.V. says: I bet you didn't know that toast came in three flavors.

Gavin Strick says: This group's music of choice: The hum of perfection, the buzz of ambition. Drug of choice: Life, the pursuit of clean living...at the expense of all who sniffle at the hem of their gowns.

Gavin Strick says: This group's music of choice: The hum of perfection, the buzz of ambition. Drug of choice: Life, the pursuit of clean living at the expense of all who sniffle at the hem of their gowns.

U.V. says: Freaks, so chic.

Gavin Strick says: Then you got kids like me and U.V. Lames who like our metal heavy, our Marlboros light. Music of choice: Harvester of Sorrow, Language of the Mad. Drug of choice: What do you got?

U.V. says: Freaks all week.

Gavin Strick says: That's it. Lesson over. Class dismembered. Welcome to Cradle Bay High, Stevie Boy...Welcome to my nightmare.

Gavin Strick says: That's it. Lesson over. Class dismembered. Welcome to Cradle Bay High, Stevie Boy. Welcome to my nightmare.

Rachel Wagner says: Listen, the last ferry leaves at eleven thirty. Just tell me you have a razor plan?

Steve Clark says: I am making this sh*t up as I go.

Dorian Newberry says: You like Kurt Vonnegut?

Steve Clark says: I don't get it.

Dorian Newberry says: Haven't you ever wanted to just disappear, lunch boy? Poof, you're gone? You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're "really" stupid.

Dorian Newberry says: Haven't you ever wanted to just disappear, lunch boy? Poof, you're gone? You'd be surprised how interesting people become when they think you're 'really' stupid.

Steve Clark says: (after seeing Chug in a fight) - What was that about?

Steve Clark says: (after seeing Chug in a fight) What was that about?

Rachel Wagner says: Toxic jock syndrome.

Steve Clark says: (after seeing Chug in a fight) - What was that about?

Steve Clark says: (after seeing Chug in a fight) What was that about?

Steve Clark says: Don't do this! Maybe they can be helped!

Dorian Newberry says: No they can't. And neither can I. (shows the gunshot wound to his stomach)

Steve Clark says: Be the ball.

U.V. says: (U.V. isn't sure if Steve Clark is now one of the Blue Ribbons) - Wait man, what's the capital of North Dakota?

U.V. says: (U.V. isn't sure if Steve Clark is now one of the Blue Ribbons) Wait man, what's the capital of North Dakota?

Steve Clark says: How the f**k should I know?

U.V. says: All right. You're cool man.

Steve Clark says: I had no idea the evil was this pervasive?

Rachel Wagner says: Gavin thinks some sinister force has taken over the Cradle Bay meatheads.

Steve Clark says: A sinister force?

Rachel Wagner says: You know - evil. Nowhere to turn, no one to trust, altogether ooky.

Rachel Wagner says: You know, evil. Nowhere to turn, no one to trust, altogether ooky.

Prince Edward says: I'm handsome even when I sleep?

Prince Edward says: Nathaniel likes the way I leap?

Amber Von Tussle says: You have to vote for a person, Corny, not one of the Himalayas.

Corny Collins says: Always the charmer, Amber.