Who: David Duchovny. Princeton and Yale educated, PhD dropout. Special Agent Fox Mulder, F.B.I.’s most unwanted
Why: He’s Fox Mulder!
When: S2 of the X-Files +, most of last year when I became obsessed with the show again
Level of Obsession: I may have saved a cup he drank out of when I worked at the Golden Globes and he left it on the table at rehearsal. And if I did I left it with an even more obsessive fan I was friends with in LA when I moved away
“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): Ice when he and Scully examine each other’s necks for sub-cutaneous worms. Duane Barry/Ascension/One Breath Scully Abduction Arc: the grief, devastation, rage, guilt and terror over his missing partner (bonus points for the crying slide down the doorframe in OB). “I don’t wanna wrestle” in Detour
David was also in the craptastic Kalifornia with Brad Pitt. This is actually how my friends and I knew him best so when we met him at a charity event in LA we were less “oooh X-Files!” and more “oooh we love Kalifornia!” He graciously signed my photo “Don’t pick up hitchhikers.” I met him again the following year and he was a wee bit tipsy. That time he offered “wanna see my Brad Pitt impression?” then started doing drunken-Brad-Pitt-in-Kalifornia-impressions for our benefit! So that + amazing chemistry with Gillian Anderson = why I forgive him the sex scandals, the frequent lawsuits with anyone/everyone for XF money, leaving the show in S8 but still getting top billing in the opening credits when he did appear, and that really awful look he was sporting last year with the gauntness and the long stringy hair.