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If you watched David Duchovny's screen work and that dry sarcastic wit, you would never imagine that his dissertation at Yale was supposed to be 'Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose.' Ultimately, he left the confines of the Connecticut Ivy school halls to pay his full attention to his acting dreams. He finish his undergraduate work as an award-poet at Princeton and managed only a Masters Degree in English Literature from Yale. Ha!
His passion for the theater arts developed into a full blown desire to make television and movies his career path. By 1991 and with the expected apprenticeship in commercials fulfilled, Duchovny landed a decent part in the popular television series 'Twin Peaks.' Next came bit parts in movies that landed him a significant role opposite Brad Pitt in the cult classic 'Kalifornia.'
As his exposure became more resolute, so did his chances when he landed the juicy role as FBI Agent Fox Mulder for the television series 'The X Files.' His portrayal of a no-care FBI agent and the chemistry that he shared with his partner Gillian Anderson propelled the series to heights worldwide. As he was investigating UFO sightings and paranormal occurrences, Duchovny could always manage to crack wise and keep his humor in spite of dangerous situations. It was always as if he didn't care.
Twice Duchovny has appeared in movies reprising the role of Agent Mulder. In 1998 and again in 2008, the production folks took advantage of the huge success and loyal following to produce The X Files and then the X Files: I Want to Believe for the silver screen.
His latest venture comes on a wild television series called Californication. It does involve a lot of the fornication part. But that's why we buy cable. Duchovny seems to continuously get himself into binds with women – his wife and daughter included – when all the time he is just an innocent and naughty bystander with sexual addict tendencies.