The stunning is featured looking fine as hell in some suits, and even a turtleneck, in the latest GQ, and while there's something about this boy all gussied that does serious things to me, we must never forget what he looks like nude! Basically, there's no way I'm covering anything Marsden related without also looking at his James and the Moderately-Sized but Still Perfect Peach, which you can check out in the gallery below.
The entire GQ article focuses on the fact that 43-year-old James Marsden has made a career out of being a non A-list A-lister, and begins with the actor's self-proclaimed career synopsis:
If I'm in the movie and there's another dude, we know how the movie ends: Losing the girl to some other guy who's got a little more charisma than him.
Marsden's impressive acting history features everything from blockbusters such as X-men and Superman Returns to tearjerker The Notebook to critically acclaimed drama The Butler (and of course The D Train where he ), yet if James was marooned on an island the world may never notice. That might all change when he returns to the small screen with the anticipated quirky western Westworld.
There's something going on in the GQ article where Marsden specifically requests that the interview take place in the same car that James Dean died in, which leads to this musing from author Anna Peele:
As we drive, I wonder if this was a ploy to borrow some edge—a danger loaner from someone who's got plenty to someone who could maybe use more.
It turns out, however, that Marsden's career goals don't align with that sentient in any capacity, and that the footsteps he actually wants to follow in belong to none other than Matt Damon. The best part of the entire interview is that in declaring his admiration for Matt Damon's career, and shunning the notion of cultivating any sort of bad boy media image, Marsden basically calls Damon a walking Ambien pill:
I will take boring anytime. I love boring! Are you kidding me? Matt Damon has been one of my favorites forever. He always elevates every bit of material, and then you don't hear a thing about him. It's like, ‘No, I pretty much wear a T-shirt every day of my life, and I don't really have any dirt.' I love that. If you were to ask me what career I would choose, I'd be like, ‘That. One hundred percent.'
HAHA! James Marsden is adorably self-deprecating for the entire interview, and while I don't understand how someone who looks and acts like James Marsden could even begin to mutter the next sentiment, he does mention "lying out of (his) ass," which makes me think of something else I'd like to be doing to his ass (RE: eat it like a bowl of Wheaties), so it still resonates:
If I wasn't me... I'd look at my stuff and go, ‘He's been in everything. Turn on the cable, and he's on there. Good movie, bad movie, good movie, bad movie.' We all want to be great. Of course. Everybody wants that. I'd be lying out of my ass if I told you that I didn't want to be. When I was younger, I used to feel like, ‘Yeah, there are certain roles out there that may go to other actors who are bigger than me and have more pull.' And that can be frustrating.
James Marsden has only gone nude in one flick, 2010's Death at a Funeral, and I can't help but wonder if he brought out those creamy cans more often if he might not be the-guy-who-was-in-the-thing. Check out all of the sexy suit shots as well as James Marsden's butt in the gallery. Whatever your opinion is on this guy - if you even have one - you have to admit he's insanely, ridiculously, unfathomably handsome!