James Marsden shows off fit physique and strong diving form while continuing vacation in France
James Marsden showed off his fit physique and strong diving form on Monday as he continued to enjoy his free time in Antibes, France.
The 49-year-old actor wore blue swimming trunks that showed off his rippling abs and bulging biceps as he stood on a diving board at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
The Notebook star smiled before stepping onto the diving board and jumping into the water.
James showed clean form as he entered the water with his arms outstretched and his ears tucked between his elbows.
The X-Men movie franchise star also had his toned body on display on Saturday as he cooled off with a swim at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Dive time: James Marsden showed off his fit physique and strong diving form on Monday as he continued to enjoy some time off in Antibes, France
The Oklahoma native shot to fame playing Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, in the 2000 movie X-Men and reprized the role in the 2003 sequel X2 and the 2006 movie X-Men: The Last Stand. also Cyclops in a cameo in the 2014 movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.
James also famously played the role of Lon Hammond in the 2004 romantic drama The Notebook.
His film credits also include: Superman Returns, Hairspray, 27 Dresses, The Butler, and Shock And Awe.
James starred in the Amazon Freevee series Jury Duty, portraying a parody of himself in the mockumentary.
Jury Duty premiered in April and featured Ronald Gladden, a San Diego solar contractor, who was the only one in the courtroom unaware that everyone else was an actor during a mock trial.
“It was the wildest experience I’ve ever had as an actor and one of the most rewarding experiences,” James said of playing a cocky version of himself as a judge.
“In this industry where it really feels like there isn’t a lot of original work or original ideas, this felt like something we’ve never seen before,” he added.
James also insisted that Jury Duty not become a prank show and helped Gladden create a hero’s journey.
Ripped abs: The 49-year-old actor wore blue swimming trunks that showed off his rippling abs and bulging biceps as he stood on a diving board at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Taking off: The Oklahoma native jumped off a diving board at the hotel
In the air: The star of the X-Men movie franchise spread his arms wide while diving
Going Down: The actor’s legs started to rise above his shoulders
Good times: James beamed as he walked the diving board
“We are charting a path for him to become the leader of this group of idiots and unite us all by the end of it,” he said.
“We’re playing God a little bit in this. I had to make sure it was more than just a laugh,” James added. “It had to have more heart than that. And I think so.’
Participants described an unusual filming process in which there was no set day-to-day dialogue, only possible scenarios and ideas to explore with unsuspecting Ronald as improv actors moved in or out.
‘You had to be very flexible. But I think that was the exciting part of it. I didn’t see any script pages in my head. I didn’t have a director talking into my ear. It was like being on the fly and you have to move with it. And that was really, really rewarding and fun,” says James.
There was one time when James left the secluded jury room saying he needed to go to the bathroom, and instead sneaked into the production control room to discuss funny ways to keep a screenplay going.
The cast had to make sure they didn’t push the comedy too much to avoid making Ronald suspicious. One day after things got too bizarre, the actors didn’t say anything funny and legal proceedings rumbled on to keep Ronald astray. After the reveal, Ronald and the cast have remained friendly and hung out.
French vacation: The actor has been in the south of France for a while
Water Approaching: James brought his arms together as he approached the water
Small splash: The Notebook star showed good form as he entered with a small splash
Freevee series: James is featured at a SAG-AFTRA Foundation screening of his Amazon Freevee series Jury Duty earlier this month
Mock Trial: Jury Duty premiered in April and featured Ronald Gladden, a San Diego solar contractor, who was the only one in the courtroom unaware that everyone else was an actor during a mock trial
James previously revealed that he passed on the popular male comic comedy Magic Mike.
During an appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show in 2021, the actor admitted that he regretted turning down the role he was offered in the Steven Soderbergh film.
“There have been a few things in the past that I’ve said no to that I’m glad I said no to and a few things that I might do over if I could do it again,” the actor said.
James explained that he passed on the role due to “lack of courage.”
“I was afraid I’d be cut from the movie and have all my lines cut and I’d just be an extra running around in a g-string,” he joked.
He added: “I have friends and family who still think it was a wise idea on my part not to do it because they don’t want to see me like that.”
Released in 2012, Magic Mike starred Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.
The comedy-drama centers on Tatum’s character Mike, who makes a living as a stripper at the Xquisite Strip Club in Tampa, Florida, owned by former stripper Dallas, played by McConaughey.