Having appeared in a wide range of films over the course of his still young career, James Marsden continues to carve out a distinctive place in Hollywood. In 2012 Marsden completed a trio of independent films, two of which premiered at Sundance 2012. He’ll be seen in “Robot and Frank” with Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, Frank Langella and Liev Schreiber – a comedy about a curmudgeonly older dad whose grown-up kids install a robot as his caretaker.
Also premiering at Sundance was “The Bachlorette” in which he starred opposite Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher. He also will be seen starring in “Loft” which centers around five friends who share a loft for their extramarital affairs and begin to question one another after the body of an unknown woman is found in the property. The third feature film he has wrapped is “As Cool As I Am” opposite Claire Danes. The story revolves around a smart teenage girl who comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who were teenagers when she was born.
Currently, Marsden is can be seen in the Sony Screen Gems remake “Straw Dogs” for director Rod Lurie opposite Kate Bosworth. In it, Marsden plays L.A. screenwriter “David Sumner” who relocates with his wife (Bosworth) to her hometown in the deep South. Soon after they arrive, tensions build and a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Previously, he starred opposite Cameron Diaz in Richard Kelley's psychological thriller film "The Box". He and Diaz play a suburban couple with a young child who receive a mysterious box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. He also was previously seen in “Death At A Funeral” opposite Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence for Sony Screen Gems, directed by Neil LaBute. He plays the boyfriend to Zoe Saldana’s character, who finds himself a “fish out of water” at a family funeral, after mistakenly taking the wrong drugs. Marsden also starred alongside Katherine Heigl in the box office hit "27 Dresses," a romantic comedy for Fox 2000 and Spyglass Entertainment. In 2007, Marsden received rave reviews for his singing and acting range in both the box-office smash "Enchanted" opposite Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey for Disney and in Adam Shankman's box-office hit musical "Hairspray" opposite John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pheiffer and Christopher Walken. Marsden played Corny Collins, the host of the TV dance show.
Marsden was also seen in "Superman Returns" for director Bryan Singer as 'Richard White,' a new rival for the affections of 'Lois Lane.' Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh and Frank Langella also starred. Marsden's diverse film credits include Cyclops in the X-men trilogy, the Nick Cassavetes romantic drama "The Notebook," “Sex Drive, “ "Disturbing Behavior," "10th and Wolf," and "Sugar and Spice."