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    Born on September 18, 1973 in Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

James Marsden as "John F. Kennedy"

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

James Marsden in the news

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Best of Late Night TV: Julia Roberts' Last Kiss With Letterman, Rebel Wilson Plays 'Whisper Challenge'

Posted by
Gina Carbone on May 14th 2015, 2:50AM

May 14th 2015, 2:50AM

'X-Men' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 8th 2015, 11:00AM

May 8th 2015, 11:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Sofia Vergara's Hilarious Attempt at 'Catchphrase,' Carly Fiorina Owns Seth

Posted by
Gina Carbone on May 6th 2015, 3:20AM

May 6th 2015, 3:20AM

Kristen Wiig Wins Big in 'Welcome to Me' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Feb 20th 2015, 9:20AM

Feb 20th 2015, 9:20AM

Best of Late Night TV: Emma Stone's 'Box of Lies,' Pros and Cons of 'The Walking Dead' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Oct 15th 2014, 3:15AM

Oct 15th 2014, 3:15AM

'The Best of Me' Trailer: A Sexy High School Reunion From Nicholas Sparks

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 6th 2014, 1:30PM

Jun 6th 2014, 1:30PM

Elizabeth Banks Is Desperate in Our Exclusive Red Band 'Walk of Shame' Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Apr 23rd 2014, 11:00AM

Apr 23rd 2014, 11:00AM

9 James Marsden Movies You (Probably) Forgot He Was In

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 18th 2013, 6:12AM

Sep 18th 2013, 6:12AM

'Robot & Frank' Clip: Frank Langella Hates Hikes

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Aug 15th 2012, 9:16AM

Aug 15th 2012, 9:16AM

James Marsden: 'Nobody Sets Out to Make a Bad Movie'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Dec 21st 2011, 3:50AM

Dec 21st 2011, 3:50AM

In Honor of 'Straw Dogs,' 5 Other Movies You Might Not Realize Were Books First

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Sep 15th 2011, 4:00PM

Sep 15th 2011, 4:00PM

James Marsden Talks 'Straw Dogs' and the Art of Remaking Classic Films

Posted by
Bryan Cairns on Sep 14th 2011, 9:10AM

Sep 14th 2011, 9:10AM

TIFF Red Carpet: Jennifer Garner Shows Off Her Baby Bump

Posted by
Scaachi Koul on Sep 14th 2011, 8:30AM

Sep 14th 2011, 8:30AM

Trailer: James Marsden Takes on Alexander Skarsgard in Bloody 'Straw Dogs' Remake

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 16th 2011, 7:00AM

May 16th 2011, 7:00AM

'Hop' Review: The Easter Bunny Lays an Egg

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Apr 1st 2011, 5:20AM

Apr 1st 2011, 5:20AM

Quick Hits: 'Pulp Fiction' on 'House,' Saturn Award Nominees

Posted by
Peter Hall on Feb 24th 2011, 12:20PM

Feb 24th 2011, 12:20PM

Early Edition: Paul Greengrass Travels to 'Memphis'; Remakes of 'Loft,' 'Soapdish' Due

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 24th 2011, 3:00AM

Feb 24th 2011, 3:00AM

'Tomorrow, When the War Began' and the Mega Popular Australian Franchise You've Probably Never Heard Of

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 13th 2010, 9:32AM

Sep 13th 2010, 9:32AM

Review: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Posted by
John Gholson on Jul 28th 2010, 5:03PM

Jul 28th 2010, 5:03PM

Review: Death at a Funeral

Posted by
William Goss on Apr 16th 2010, 5:03AM

Apr 16th 2010, 5:03AM

'Death at a Funeral' Movie Reviews

Posted by
Chris Jordan on Apr 15th 2010, 12:00PM

Apr 15th 2010, 12:00PM

Disney to Conjure More 'Enchanted'

Posted by
Scott Harris on Feb 4th 2010, 5:30AM

Feb 4th 2010, 5:30AM

James Marsden Injures the Easter Bunny

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 25th 2010, 1:02PM

Jan 25th 2010, 1:02PM

Movie Casting: Naomi Watts Finds Her 'Dream House'; James Marsden Joins 'I Hop'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Jan 25th 2010, 5:12AM

Jan 25th 2010, 5:12AM

'Death at a Funeral' Trailer Causes Death to Fun

Posted by
William Goss on Dec 5th 2009, 12:03PM

Dec 5th 2009, 12:03PM

The Box: Our Verdict

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Dec 4th 2009, 12:14AM

Dec 4th 2009, 12:14AM

Review: The Box

Posted by
William Goss on Nov 6th 2009, 7:30AM

Nov 6th 2009, 7:30AM

Check out the New Poster For Richard Kelly's 'The Box'

Posted by
Mike Moody on Jul 17th 2009, 12:14PM

Jul 17th 2009, 12:14PM

First Trailer for Richard Kelly's 'The Box'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jun 24th 2009, 3:32PM

Jun 24th 2009, 3:32PM

The Jeff Buckley Showdown: Pattinson v. Franco v. Marsden v. Leto

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 15th 2009, 8:32AM

Jun 15th 2009, 8:32AM

James Marsden Grabs the Lead in the 'Straw Dogs' Remake

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 23rd 2009, 11:15AM

Apr 23rd 2009, 11:15AM

'The Box' Moves Up from Thanksgiving to Halloween

Posted by
William Goss on Mar 19th 2009, 10:15AM

Mar 19th 2009, 10:15AM

Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence Join 'Death at a Funeral' Remake

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Mar 8th 2009, 1:03PM

Mar 8th 2009, 1:03PM

Fan Rant: Please Stop Kickin' 'The Box'

Posted by
William Goss on Feb 25th 2009, 5:03AM

Feb 25th 2009, 5:03AM

Confirmed: Arcade Fire Scoring Richard Kelly's 'The Box'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jan 7th 2009, 11:45AM

Jan 7th 2009, 11:45AM

Richard Kelly's Thriller 'The Box' Delayed (Again)

Posted by
William Goss on Nov 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

Nov 23rd 2008, 8:02AM

Review: Sex Drive

Posted by
William Goss on Oct 17th 2008, 9:20AM

Oct 17th 2008, 9:20AM

Watch This: First Ten Minutes of 'Sex Drive'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 16th 2008, 9:40AM

Oct 16th 2008, 9:40AM

James Marsden Interview

Posted by
Angie Argabrite on Oct 14th 2008, 2:00AM

Oct 14th 2008, 2:00AM

Watch This: R-Rated 'Sex Drive' Clip

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 5th 2008, 2:45PM

Sep 5th 2008, 2:45PM


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