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Happy 40th birthday, James Marsden!

The actor is best known for his role as Cyclops in the "X-Men" films but, sadly, it's a role that required a good portion of his face to be covered up. And he was billed fourth or fifth -- or possibly even lower. For some reason, the talented and easy-on-the-eyes actor has been stuck in the supporting actor category. Although he's acted steadily and in some great films, he's one of those actors who never seems to get featured on the poster (apart from "Straw Dogs") and maybe not even in the trailer.

So hey, James, in honor of your birthday (September 18), here's a little overdue recognition. We definitely remember him as Prince Charming in "Enchanted," Corny Collins in "Hairspray," and "naked white guy tripping out" in "Death at a Funeral," so those aren't on this list.

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