James Marsden honored by school district
Actor James Marden says the resources afforded him as a drama student while attending high school far exceeded the experiences of his peers in Hollywood.
Marsden spoke of the importance of strong arts programs in public schools as he was inducted into the Putnam City Schools Foundation’s 2010 Wall of Fame Tuesday. The 36-year-old attended Putnam City North High School in west Oklahoma City.
Marsden, whose films include “X-Men,” ”The Notebook,” and the recent comedy “Death at a Funeral,” says most of his peers didn’t have a stage to perform on, “much less a 1,600-seat performing arts center.”
He says his experiences in school productions of “Juvie,” ”Good News” and “The Good Doctor” helped set the course for his career and gave him the self-confidence to believe he could achieve whatever he wanted.
Source: Associated Press