James Marsden

(James Paul Marsden)

James Marsden
James Marsden
  • Born: September 18, 1973
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Model

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James Paul Marsden is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Touched by an Angel, and Party of Five. He gained prominence with his portrayal of Scott Summers / Cyclops in the X-Men film series and starred in 2006's Superman Returns. Since 2016, Marsden has starred as gunslinger Teddy Flood, a sentient android, in the HBO science fiction-western thriller series Westworld, as part of the main ensemble.

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A lot of guys I know are into this whole scarf trend. Not my thing. I prefer to update and personalize my style with the smaller things, like a pocket square or, again, with the shoes. All in the details.
As an actor, you always think your last job is your last job, and you're always doubting yourself and worried that people will see you're a fraud.
Boy, if Garth Ennis had created a religion, I would sure like to be a part of that. It just makes sense, the way he tackles things in it. It's really heavy stuff and it's incredibly well written. Religion & God
Early in your career, you feel like there is a formula, a path you have to take. You have to do this movie because this person directed it and you have to be associated with these people. In some ways, I have thrown that out.
Every time I read a script, I see the movie in my head, and I try to see the best movie in my head because everybody interprets the movie differently. Time
I am constantly hustling and finding new things. You try to manage so you don't look back and see huge gaps of time that you missed with your family. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I am starting to get into this whole idea of caring about what I wear. There was a time in my life when I could not care less about fashion. Life ;Time
I decided I should go after the roles I like, that I am inspired by, and then, if I am having a good time, chances are that people will like watching you. Time
I didn't know what my passion was until I discovered the dramatic arts in junior high and high school and I realized, 'Oh, I like this. This is something I feel like I'm good at.' But, the idea of moving to Hollywood and becoming an actor was really unrealistic.
I didn't want to go get a job or get a degree in business or marketing, or whatever all my friends were getting degrees in. Business, Commerce & Finance
I have always been good at auditioning, but maybe because I had a good trick at the beginning. I would pretend that my agent gave me the wrong scene or lines. They would take pity on me and hand me the right scene. I would act like I had never seen this before - and then do pretty well considering I had already rehearsed it.
I have always weirdly seen myself as more of a character actor. I have never been suave. I could never see myself playing James Bond. I suppose I could fake it, but I am certainly not James Bond in real life. Life
I was with my wife for five years before we got married, so we've been together since I was 22.
I was with my wife for five years before we got married. At some point, she was ready to take the next step, and I would say, 'I'm committed to you now; nothing's going to change.'
I would not think twice about being part of any incarnation of the 'X-Men' films.
If expectations are low, you can only impress people. But if expectations are there for you to be the leading guy, and you've been paid X amount of money, you're on a tightrope, and all of a sudden, you're looking down. Money, Coins & Minting
If you have fun and keep a good attitude, people want to work with you. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If you're an attractive guy, everyone thinks you're successful just because of the way you look. I hate that.
If you're lucky enough to pick what you do, that's the greatest career you can have. Ultimately, that's my goal: to have choices.
It would be cool to be invisible, but I'm afraid of what people would say about me if they didn't know I was there. Some things are better left unknown.
It's about balance. Do a movie that's good for your career, then do a one that gets good box office.
It's hard enough to just be a good actor. When you're on set, there's everything going against you. There are walkie talkies going off, the camera is creaking and moving, there are boom mics, and you have to hit your mark and make sure you don't shadow the other person's face. It's a really technical process.
I've always loved watches my whole life. When I was growing up, I always thought of having a great watch as that next step - of making it, of a rite of passage. Life
Over the years, I've learned that you can have fun with the fabrics and other elements, but if it's not tailored right, you'll blow it.
The more ridiculous the character is, the more sincerity you have to bring to it.
To me, the more bizarre the character, the more I'm attracted to it.
When I was younger - up until I was 19 years old and in college - I was surrounded with people in high school who felt like they knew what they wanted to do with their lives, and that was intimidating to me because I didn't.
When you're making a film, it's a very technical process. You do things over and over again, and you have to hit your marks and your light and all that stuff.
You can find all types of men anywhere, but a smart man will always make you feel important and understood. And a woman can always tell when a man does it genuinely and effortlessly.

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