Over the course of his career, David Duchovny has played an F.B.I. conspiracy theorist who chases extraterrestrials, an undercover suburban marketer who sleeps with the nymphomaniac posing as his daughter‚ and a former hand model who keeps his prized limb in a homemade hyperbaric chamber. His role as Goat Man in Christopher Neil’s drama Goats, adapted from the Mark Jude Poirer novel of the same name, however, may still be his most eccentric character to date. A marijuana-smoking, goat-raising misfit, Goat Man becomes an unlikely mentor to Graham Phillips’s teenage protagonist ... [Continua a leggere]
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David Duchovny on His Lebowski-Like Character in Goats, Pitying Real-Life Hank Moodys, and Another X-Files Movie
Recently we got to speak with David Duchovny and Graham Phillips about their new movie “Goats” as part of an round table session with the press. Duchovny also discussed the upcoming season of Califonication and future X-Files films.
This is such a weird character. What was it about him that appealed to you? Do you ever do a character that doesn’t gets stoned? DD- Um…yeah, I don’t think I got stoned before…let me think about… X-Files I don’t think he ever took a drink. But now…? DD- well That wasn’t serious, you don’t have to think about it (laughs) DD- Well, I’m sorry but those are the kinds of nincompoop questions I get (smiles) so I have to take them seriously when I get them I’m like ‘Oh my god’ (smiles). The question being the characte ... [Continua a leggere]
After years of playing spooky Agent Fox Mulder on TV's "The X-Files" and in two big-screen "X-Files" movies, it's only natural that David Duchovny wants to lighten the mood a little bit. The 52-year-old actor won a Golden Globe for his hilarious role as troubled novelist and unrepentant ladies' man Hank Moody on Showtime's "Californication," the sixth season of which is scheduled to air in January. Now Duchovny appears on the big screen in the quirky comedy "Goats" as Goat Man — a chill, perma-stoned wild man of the desert who has inadvertently become the father figure to the son (Graham Phillips) of the hippie (Vera Farmiga) whose garden he's been tending for years.
We sat down with Duchovny as he waxed philosophical about nature vs. technology, the legalization of marijuana, the future of "The X-Files" and why getting to play guitar with Marilyn Manson was a high point of his life.
Did you base anything about Goat Man on a real person? He's an amalgamation of many things, personally. Chris [Neil], the "Goats" director, had an actual Goat Man in his past as a kid — a father-figure type, goat-herding person in the desert. But Chris didn't write "Goats," which is the coincidence. So did Mark Poirier, who wrote the book and screenplay. Chris had pictures of his actual Goat Man, which was helpful for me. Once I got the look, I had the key. You had to handle a lot of goats in "Goats." Were there any goatastrophes on the set? I wish I had known that word! Goats a ... [Continua a leggere]
David Duchovny Talks About a Possible Third THE X-FILES Movie and What Went Wrong with THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Duchovny at the members-only Soho House in West Hollywood to chat about his indie feature Goats. In the comedy, he plays Goat Man, a goat-herding sage who has lived with Ellis (Graham Phillips) and his New Age hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) since Ellis was a child, teaching him the meaning of expanding one’s mind. While we will run the full interview tomorrow, we did want to share what Duchovny had to say about the possibility of a third The X-Files movie, especially after what writer/producer Frank Spotnitz told me about it a we ... [Continua a leggere]
On Mr. Rogers and me.
I’ve made so many mistakes. But it is my feeling that you learn from failures, so I welcome them as often as I can. My favorite mistake occurred when I was 17. I was running for the elevator at my high school when the door shut on my arm. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in the hospital. I had fainted, fallen on my face, and knocked out my two front teeth, so I spent a week in the hospital getting tests on my heart and brain. Everything appeared normal. While I was in the hospital, the only teacher who visited me was my Latin teacher, who was named Mr. Rogers, of all names. I alw ... [Continua a leggere]
Goats might be Chrisopher Neil’s first feature as director, but he’s worked for years as an acting coach and rehearsal adviser on projects as wide ranging as Adaptation, The Virgin Suicides, and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. And it’s clear that Neil has accrued quite a stellar reputation among actors, as evidenced by Goats’ impressive ensemble (which includes David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, and relative newcomer Graham Phillips.) Based on the quirky debut novel by Mark Jude Proirier (who also wrote the film’s screenplay), Goats ... [Continua a leggere]
We really have never seen David Duchovny quite like this before. Yes, that's him in the glasses. The hair, the beard -- it's just too fantastic. Writer/director Christopher Neil presented his coming-of-age drama Goats at the Sundance Film Festival Tuesday night. The story focuses on Graham Phillips, who plays Zach Florrick on the CBS drama The Good Wife. He's the one riding on Duchovny's back in the picture. But how can anyone forget the image of Duchovny with that insane beard and hair? In the movie he is known primarily as "Goat Man" due to his complex relationship with the animals. Bu ... [Continua a leggere]
"Goats," screening in Sundance’s Premieres category, debuted on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Before the screening, we talked with actors David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga and part-time Salt Lake City resident Ty Burrell, co-owner of Bar-X. The movie, directed by Christopher Neil, is the story of a teenager, Ellis (Graham Phillips), who is estranged from his father, Frank (Burrell) and mother (Vera Farmiga), but depends on the advice of the pot-growing goat-trekking sage, Goat Man (played by Duchovny). When Ellis enrolls in an East coast prep school, he begins questioning the relationships in hi ... [Continua a leggere]
Actor, writer and director David Duchovny became a household name playing Agent Mulder on the hit cult series, “The X-Files.” Now he’s achieved the rare act of starring in a second hit series– this time on Showtime. He stopped by the SiriusXM studios last week to talk about the new season of his hit show, “Californication.” What follows are some excerpts from that interview.
Ron Bennington: David Duchovny in studio with us and this is the fifth season now. David Duchovny: Yea, it’s crazy. Because we only shoot for three months it even seems like less time. When we shot The X Files it was like ten months so it seemed like five years. Ron Bennington: So three months, and you’re done so its kind of like doing a movie for you. But the cool thing is, after the first season of Californication, I was like, that’s great but we’ll never be able to do another one. But every year is like a separate movie. David Duchovny: Every year there’s ... [Continua a leggere]
La lista dei film partecipanti alla categoria Premieres del Sundance Film Festival 2012 è stata da poco annunciata. Uno dei titoli in rilievo, per la sua singolare stravaganza, è senza dubbio Goats: una commedia corale che narra la storia di un ragazzino di 15 anni, interpretato da Graham Philips (Un'impresa da Dio, Ben 10 - Corsa contro il tempo, The Good Wife), che lascia la sua casa poco convenzionale nel deserto di Tucson per frequentare la Gates Academy, un disciplinato liceo della East Coast Statunitense. Sarà proprio al liceo che inizierà a farsi domande s ... [Continua a leggere]
LOS ANGELES — It’ll be a busy shopping season at next month’s Sundance Film Festival, whose star-studded premieres are up for grabs by potential theatrical distributors. Some premieres usually enter the independent-film showcase with U.S. distribution already lined up. But festival director John Cooper said all the premieres that Sundance announced Monday will be looking for distributors. “I don’t think that’s ever happened before,” said festival director John Cooper. “It makes for a much more exciting buyer’s market, I think. At ... [Continua a leggere]
Special Event with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord on Jan. 26
Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The fact that most of the Premieres have been produced completely independently further underscores the resourcefulness and tenacity of filmmakers in this cli ... [Continua a leggere]
Dopo averlo seguito nella leggendaria serie X-Files e nella controversa Californication, lo abbiamo ben identificato. Di seguito, una intervista esclusiva per Esquire.
Questa intervista è stata una specie di appuntamento con accompagnatore. Appuntamento professionale e a lunga distanza, è chiaro. Ma si può conoscere molto di più di una persona anche se lo si conosce sotto sorveglianza. Ed il carisma di David Duchovny supera di gran lunga la fragile connessione telefonica e la supervisione del suo agente, che, prima di cominciare, mi ha avvertito che l’attore di X-Files e Californication non avrebbe risposto a nessuna domanda sulla sua vita privata, sulla sua ex moglie, né a niente del genere.Dopo avergli assicu ... [Continua a leggere]