He’s got a degree from Princeton and a masters from Yale — it’s safe to say the dude’s read a few books in his time. His PhD doctoral thesis in Magic and Technology in Contemporary Poetry and Prose remains unfinished, but if it wasn’t for his pesky acting career getting in the way he probably would have been a scholar instead. I wonder if he’s read any Jackie Collins? I’ll have to lend him some of my well-thumbed tomes next time I see him. Beloved of Sci-fi nerds globally due to his long-running role as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, Duchovny is also representative of a shift in 90s teenage crushes from baby-faced Mark Owen-alikes to a more stoical and considered type of grown up masculine screen presence. His subsequent treatment for sex addiction lead to his being cast as the Golden Globe-winning lead in Californication — as a sex addict. Charmed life, I’m sure.
(For Henners and Boge. Argue amongst yourselves, kids. xx)