James Marsden is generating buzz these days as the third and final season of Dead To Me was released yesterday. Along with that, his movie, Disenchanted released 2 days ago on the popular streaming platform- Disney + and is garnering positive reviews. James has always received appreciation due to the versatility of the roles he has played till now. He has starred in various genres like comedy, romance, and thriller throughout his career.
Whether it was the hot hunk from The Nanny’s first chapter or the superhero Cyclops in the X-men movies, James has always managed to woo the public. And the fact that he is still very much active in the entertainment industry makes him so popular among people. James’ latest movie ‘Disenchanted’ premiered on November 16, 2022, on Disney +. The first film of the Enchanted franchise premiered almost 15 years ago. James played the role of Prince Edward in the movie. The sequel is being loved by the fans, and it is garnering millions of views on Disney +.
James’ Entry Into The Industry
James Marsden is a popular American actor who has acted in multiple films. He has appeared in both movies as well as television shows. His career spans over 30 years. James entered the entertainment industry by venturing into TV initially. He made appearances on multiple Tv shows, including Saved by the Bell: The New Class, The Nanny, etc. James made his debut in films when he was roped in to play the role of Steve Clark in Disturbing Behavior. This horror movie, released in 1998, received mixed reviews, but James was noticed and appreciated by critics as well as viewers.
James Grabs The Limelight
It was in 2000 when James grabbed the spotlight as he was roped in to play the role of Scoot Summers in the very popular “X-Men” franchise. This role helped him gain a lot of popularity. It has been termed as a breakout role for James, who then starred in three other movies of the “X-Men” franchise.
After this, he went on to star in several films, including The Notebook, Superman Returns, Hairspray, and Enchanted. Talking about his appearances on television, he starred in NBC’s “30 Rock”. Later his portrayal of Teddy Flood in “Westworld” made him even more popular. This series aired on HBO from 2016 to 2018. Well, if movies and Tv shows weren’t enough, James then made his OTT debut by starring in the Netflix series titled ‘Dead To Me” in 2019.
Why Is James Marsden Generating Buzz These Days?
James has been part of Dead To Me since Season 1. James played the role of Steve in Dead To Me Season 1, who was a narcissist. When the creator of the series described Steve’s character to the casting directors, they were quick to suggest James for the role. This left the creator of Dead To Me, Liz Feldman, quite surprised. She felt that James was too handsome than she had imagined Steve to be. And at the same time, she was fully convinced that James would easily refuse the role.
Still, Feldman had a word with Marsden about the same. He was already busy with another movie titled Sonic The Hedgehog. When Feldman described Steve’s character to Marsden, he was a bit skeptical. The character was a complete douchebag.
But when he got to know more about the character- the complexity and various traits he possesses, Marsden immediately accepted the role as he is someone who isn’t really scared of experimenting. Marsden has already appeared in distinct characters throughout his career. So it wasn’t going to be a major challenge. The decision proved to be quite beneficial as he won lots of praise for his acting in the series.
How Did James Return To The Next Season?
James’ character Steve died in the finale of Season 1 of Dead To Me. But he returned back to the series in a completely different character, Ben, who was the identical twin of Steve. Now you might be amused to know that Ben’s character wasn’t really planned by the creator of the series. It was an email sent by Marsden to Feldman which led to this. Basically, Marsden was quite sad as he wasn’t part of Season 2 of Dead To Me. He expressed his desire to return to Feldman. Now Feldman gave this a thought and, after some planning, decided to introduce Ben so that the talented Marsden could make an entry into the series.
The versatility and talent of James can be judged by the fact that in the next seasons, he played the role of Ben, who was the complete opposite of Steve. Ben is full of empathy and compassion. He isn’t a narcissist like Steve. James was able to portray both roles beautifully despite so much distinction between them.
James Marsden’s Net Worth
James has managed to earn a good amount of fortune as he has starred in more than 70 movies and shows. James’ net worth stands at a total amount of $10 million, and He has been part of many super-hit movies. Marsden’s X-Men movie earned a whopping $296.3 million. James starred in sequels of all the movies of the X-Men franchise, which went on to collect millions at the box office. Currently, this popular actor stays in his plush property situated in California.
He bought this Hollywood Hills Home in 2014 for a whopping $1.8 million. This luxury property was designed by the popular architect Edward H. Fickett. It is located in an exclusive neighborhood. This property is equipped with all the modern amenities like an expansive swimming pool, spa, fire pit, and intricate decorations all over. Marsden had also bought a property in Nashville, but he sold it in 2010 for $1.25 million. Furthermore, he also has two more properties in Burbank, California, which are estimated to be around $1.3 million.
James also loves to flaunt his luxury watches. He possesses a flawless collection of high-end watches. Two notable watches owned by him include the Sihh 2017, worth $565,700, and IWC 150, worth $57,800. Talking about cars, well, James surely has a nice taste. He possesses a Ferrari GTC4 Lusso car. This supercar’s worth stands at a staggering amount of $300,000.