Having appeared in a wide range of films over the
course of his career, JAMES
MARSDEN (Fred) continues
to carve out a distinctive
place in Hollywood with both
comedic and dramatic roles.
Later this year, Marsden
will appear, opposite Kate
Bosworth, in Screen Gems'
remake of Straw Dogs, for
director Rod Lurie. In the
film, Marsden plays Los Angeles 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. He will also
star, opposite Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal,
Catherine Keener and Tracy Morgan, in David O.
Russell's upcoming film Nailed. Marsden will play
the Biel character's small-town boyfriend. Biel stars
as a naive waitress who gets a nail shot into her head,
causing erratic and outrageous behavior, and heads to
Washington, D.C., to fight for better health care.
Most recently, Marsden appeared as a guest star in
an episode of the award-winning comedy Modern
Family. He played Mitchell and Cameron's mysterious
neighbor who was quite the charmer. He also
recently appeared in Neil LaBute's Death at a
Funeral. He received a 2010 Teen Choice Award
nomination for Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer for
his role as the Zoe Saldana character's boyfriend, who
finds himself a fish out of water at a family funeral.
He previously starred, opposite Cameron Diaz, in
Richard Kelly's psychological thriller The Box. In
2008, he starred alongside Katherine Heigl in the
box-office hit 27 Dresses, a romantic-comedy for Fox
2000 Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment. In 2007,
Marsden received rave reviews for his singing and
dancing in Disney's box-office smash Enchanted,
opposite Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams and Patrick
Dempsey, and in Adam Shankman's box-office hit
musical Hairspray, opposite John Travolta, Queen
Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken.
Marsden played Corny Collins, the host of a television
Marsden was also seen in Bryan Singer's
Superman Returns as Richard White, a new rival for
the affections of Lois Lane. Kevin Spacey, Kate
Bosworth, Brandon Routh and Frank Langella also
starred in the film.
Marsden's diverse film credits include the X-Men
trilogy, as Cyclops; the Nick Cassavetes romantic
drama The Notebook; Merchant Ivory's Heights; Sex
Drive; Disturbing Behavior; 10th and Wolf; and
Sugar & Spice.
Marsden currently resides in Los Angeles with his
wife and two children.
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