Good question anon :) I’m actually partial to James Marsden in Death at a Funeral, Sex Drive, Disturbing Behavior, The 24th Day and most recently 30 Rock. I think James really shines in comedy so in the case of Death at a Funeral, Sex Drive and 30 Rock he really just goes all out there with his comedic side. The 24th Day and Disturbing Behavior were both thrillers with very different roles. In The 24th Day he’s a cocky character who finds himself in a bad situation after a one night stand (very different role for James) and in Disturbing Behavior, well, he’s just adorable. Then again I’m also partial to Interstate 60. That is by far the most adorable film he was in. Gary Oldman is in it as well and it’s worth taking a look at. (So technically I like pretty much all of Jimmy’s roles overall)
With Hugh Jackman I think I’d find myself in the same category in liking various roles he’s played. He was great in Real Steel, adorable in his own way in Kate & Leopold, great in Swordfish and Someone Like you as well. The Prestige was amazing with him in it. It’s not your typical role for Hugh, but he played it so well. I also thought he was adorable in Paperback Hero. It was such a light film, but he was cute in that as well in his early career. Like James Marsden I’m kind of hard pressed to find things with Hugh that I don’t enjoy. He’s a very talented actor so in each role I find something to really enjoy out of it.