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Cult sci-fi show The X Files has been off the air for six years, but David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating another paranormal case in the new film The X Files: I Want To Believe.
Duchovny, 47, is married to actress Tea Leoni and they have two children.
Here he answers questions about his career and the significance of the series.
WOULD YOU RATHER BE RICH AND FAMOUS OR POOR AND ANONYMOUS?
Fame for me at this point is something I can’t make go away; I just don’t want it to be infamy. I love what I do, I get paid well, I’m happy with my life and am very grateful, but I don’t do it for the fame. I understand fame, I accept it and I get it, but as an introvert it makes me uncomfortable. But you know, poor pitiful me – whatever – it’s just tough!
WHAT WERE YOUR DREAMS AS A CHILD?
The X-Files: I Want to Believe, with a reported budget of $30M, made over a third of its money back in three days by grossing $10.2M this weekend in the United States. The movie opens worldwide on August 1.
I just saw The X-Files: I Want to Believe. After 15 years of loving and believing in the show and being disappointed in the last season and how it ended, thank you. Thank you for the perfect ending to a perfect television viewing experience. If your intention was to have the last scene be a private love letter to the hardcore fans, you succeed. Everyone else had left the theater and it was just me and my husband. In that moment I felt special and spoken to. It was beautiful. If that wasn’t your intention, I’ll never know, but will continue to believe it was.
The film critic I trust the most movie-going dollars? Mr. Roger Ebert. And this is what he has to say about The X-Files: I Want to Believe:
By Roger Ebert
“The X-Files: I Want to Believe” arrives billed as a “stand-alone” film that requires no familiarity with the famous television series. So it is, leaving us to piece together the plot on our own. And when I say “piece together,” trust me, that’s exactly what I mean. In an early scene, a human arm turns up, missing its body, and other spare parts are later discovered.
The arm is found in a virtuoso scene showing dozens of FBI agents lined up and marching across a field of frozen snow. They are led by a white-haired, entranced old man who suddenly drops to his knees and cries out that this is the place! And it is.
Now allow me to jump ahead and drag in the former agents Mulder and Scully. Mulder (David Duchovny) has left the FBI under a cloud because of his belief in the paranormal. Scully (Gillian Armstrong) is a top-level surgeon, recruited to bring Mulder in from the cold, all his sins forgiven, to help on an urgent case. An agent is missing, and the white-haired man, we learn, is Father Joe (Billy Connolly), a convicted pedophile, who is said to be a psychic.
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