James Marsden at the “SWAPtoberfest” Celebration

Posted on October 11, 2013

James Marsden attends the “SWAPtoberfest” celebration for the launch of the new Activision game “Skylanders SWAP Force” at Pedestrian Plaza in Times Square in New York City.





[Photo Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images]

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  • Diego!

    WTF is going on here??? He looks like Justin Bieber!!! OH NO!! James fire all your crew! NOW!

    • stephbellard

      Please. Justin Bieber wishes he was that FINE.

  • I call bullshit. I swear he looks AT LEAST 10 years younger from when we last saw him. Devil!!!

    • RedRaven617

      I was thinking the same thing. He must be shot up with Botox. Too bad, I love his laugh lines and his forehead wrinkles.

    • Morgendorffer

      Seriously, what happened to the grey in his hair? It looked good!

  • Karen Belgrad

    As soon as I saw his name, I knew it’d be a Whiteboard post… it really was invented for him and his special brand of bland, right?

    • Imasewsure

      He comes off as really really nice… and really really dull

      • Karen Belgrad

        He’s the guy you go to the homecoming dance with… before sneaking off to the guy with a Harley Davidson

        • Imasewsure

          Yes…. the one your mom has a crush on (she never meets the ones you actually “date” of course)

  • MilaXX

    Meh, he’s a’ight.

  • mjude

    I have no clue who he is.

    • H2olovngrl

      He is the Prince from Enchanted and Corny Collins from Haispray. Oh, and Cyclops from X-Men. He is better in the funny roles in my opinion. He does camp very well and is really good at working against his pretty boy looks.

      • poggi

        Yes, also think he does comedy better. I really liked him on 30 Rock, but he is nearly unrecognizable here.

      • omg_dora

        He was awesome in Enchanted. I find his looks too doll-like or CGI to be really attractive, but that made him perfect for the role of the douchey Disney prince.

    • Karen Belgrad

      He’s the one who’s not Ryan Gosling in the Notebook.

  • hughman

    “My name is Kenneth Parcell and welcome to your tour of NBC!”

    • Imasewsure

      I’m seeing it. Good pull

  • He still looks young, he must have good GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENES! (Sorry, comic book girl 4eva.)

  • NOLA_gal

    I am ALWAYS disappointed when I click on this guy’s name, because I expect him to be Spike (James Marsters), and of course he’s not. Not his fault, though, he’s just too blah.

    • formerlyAnon

      Jinx. I was typing the same thing just as you were posting, apparently.

      • NOLA_gal

        Well, at least we’re keeping hope alive! Maybe it’ll be Spike the next time!

  • formerlyAnon

    EVERY time I see his name my brain supplies “James Marsters” and I get all excited. And then I see this perfectly fine but nowhere near AS fine James Marsden fellow and I gotta say, it’s a let down every time.

    • J. Preposterice

      I have the same exact problem.

    • NOLA_gal

      I just re-looked at his photos and want to emphasize the hugeness of the let-down. Boy, if there was ever someone who was the antithesis of James Marsters….

      • formerlyAnon

        To be fair, a select few get those cheekbones. In combination with those lips. I marvel at how, if you take the pieces apart he *ought* to be too pretty, but he’s not.

  • Lucas

    Did he get some botox or something?

  • jlk1980

    Ok, so I opened this page off of Facebook, then went to finish reading something for work. When I came back to this page, I thought I was looking at Perez Hilton. Who did this to James!?

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  • Rand Ortega

    He’s just so…squeeky. If you rubbed his face you’d hear that sound when glass is really clean.

  • elirt

    🙁 He’s lost way too much weight. Put a little weight back on. It’ll be good for you and you’ll healthier.

  • boweryboy

    His forehead is huge which gives him this weird, creepy stalker-ish look. Otherwise bland boring Express clothing with not a single covetable item.

  • YoungSally

    crazy eyes

  • There are step-and-repeats for releases of video games?? Jesus, I’m getting old.

  • quiltrx

    His face looks oddly stretched over his skull…not sure if it’s botox, lost weight, or what, but it’s all out of proportion. And I’m pretty sure his hair isn’t that color.

  • Ms_Flyover

    If we can admit to irrational celebrity hate on this board, I will herein cop to (somewhat) irrational celebrity crush – despite that jacket.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    He looks very “refreshed” if you know what I’m saying. Maybe he’s just well rested, or maybe he’s had some “dental work” of the Kathy Griffin variety.

  • seelebrennt

    he’s been refreshed, right? he cannot possibly be aging this well; it looks like he’s going in reverse. i still love him though.

  • valerie747

    Is that GREEN carpet or astroturf?

  • AdamBR

    Wow…he looks so different! I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing though. I don’t see the surgeon’s handiwork anywhere, unlike others who think otherwise (maybe I’m just bad at spotting it). He visibly lost weight, shaved, changed his hairstyle…

  • demidaemon

    I’m more confused by the fact that he is attending this event. What is his relationship to this game made for emptying parents’ pockets?