Top 5 James Marsden Roles

James Marsden has 65 credits to his name according to IMDB, he has ranged from recurring guest roles in television shows before his bring break in the X-Men franchise. While his has yet to make a truly great lead actor in any of his films he does make a great supporting actor with nearly all of my selection being focused on another star of the films.

5. John F Kennedy – The Butler (2013)5

A small part here but a big character and one of the few Presidents that treats our hero as a true equal.

4. Steve Clark – Disturbing Behaviour (1998)4

While something is happening with the students at a school, Steve is the new kid in town who must deal with his personal problems while avoiding the transformation process the other teenagers are going through.

3. Prince Edward – Enchanted (2007)3

The hopeless Prince who follows our heroine from her fantasy world to the real world New York City, all while trying to win her heart and become King. In what is a villainous role he shows good comic timing.

2. Arthur Lewis – The Box (2009)2

Arthur works for NASA and dreams of becoming an astronaut but when his dreams are dashed he and his wife get a chance to make one million dollars at a press of the button. What follows is a string of consequences for the action.

1. Scott Summers AKA Cyclops – X-Men Franchise1

This is the most known of all his work. He plays one of the X-Men who has laser beams that he can shoot from his eyes, he is always under conflict with Wolverine which usually gives some good banter laughs but everything turns serious when lives are at risk.

Star Focus – James Marsden

marsdenJames Marsden

Age: 41

Number of Roles: 60

Biggest Films: X-Men Franchise


  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards – Best Supporting Actor in Science Fiction – X-Men (2000)

Debut Role: Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty (93)

Early Career: In the year of 1993 James made his first appearance on screen in a TV movie called ‘Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty’ after this he made a string of television guest appearance along with another television movie ‘Search and Rescue’. In 1994 James got his first film role in ‘No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn’.

No Dessert, Dad, Until You Mow The Lawn

No Dessert, Dad, Until You Mow The Lawn

Second Noah Cast

Second Noah Cast

Television Roles:

  • Saved by the Bell: The New Class (93)
  • The Nanny (93) 2 Episodes
  • Joe’s Life (93)
  • Boogies Dine (94)
  • Blossom (95)
  • Party of Five (95)
  • Touched By An Angel (95)
  • Second Noah (96-97) 22 Episodes
  • Extreme Ghostbusters (97)
  • The Outer Limits (98)
  • Ally McBeal (2001-02) 13 Episodes
  • Modern Family (2011)
  • 30 Rock (2012-13) 14 Episodes
  • Wander Over Yonder (2014)

Gossip Cast with Norman Reedus and Lena Heady

aaCareer: This led to bigger television roles and a starring role in ‘Second Noah’. In 1998 his first major film came along with ‘Disturbing Behaviour’, following this up with ‘Gossip’ alongside Lena Heady, Norman Reedus, Kate Hudson and Joshua Jackson.

Breakout Role: In 2000 the biggest role came along for him, not only a role that pushed him away from the teenage role but entering into a franchise with ‘X-Men’.


Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Career: This role didn’t help shake the teenager role leaving him to follow up the success of X-Men with teen comedy ‘Sugar and Spice’ and comedy adventure ‘Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road’. James returned to his role in X-Men for both sequels and had a supporting part in romantic tearjerker ‘The Notebook’. After finishing the trilogy of X-Men James jumped shipped to forgettable superhero film ‘Superman Returns’. James tried his hands at romantic comedies with Disney’s ‘Enchanted’ and ’27 Dresses’, before going fully mature in ‘The Box’.

The Box

The Box

Recent Years: Since 2010 James has got himself into to remakes ‘Death at a Funeral’ and ‘Straw Dogs’. Trying his hand at more supporting roles he did make a return to the X-Men franchise is ‘X-Men: Days of Futures Past’.

Next Big Role: The biggest role upcoming would be ‘Westworld’.

My Favourite Role: Cyclops – X-Men

My Least Favourite Role: Oscar- Death at a Funeral

Films I Want to See That I Haven’t Seen: Gossip, Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road, 2 Gunsinterstate

Trailer Alert – The Homesman

A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

Release Date:  5th December 2014


Two Oscar winners in the lead roles, can they deliver their very best?

Could this be in Oscar discussions?

Will I Be Watching? Yes

Will You Be Watching?

My Anticipation Rating – 70%
Will It Be Number One In UK? – No