2) David Duchovny
He is probably most familiar to television viewers as Fox “Spooky” Mulder in the X-files, where he investigated paranormal cases of all sorts, especially those that put his and his partner’s lives at risk. His television breakout role as a DEA agent on Twin Peaks undoubtedly helped him establish his persona as a darkly humored, poker-faced investigator. Fans will also know him for his small roles in the film, Beethoven (1992)—where he shares a hilarious scene with the massive dog—and as the hapless journalist in the independent film, Kalifornia (1993). Few will know, however, that Duchovny went to Princeton and obtained a Bachelor’s in Literature. He then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Literature at Yale. He was on the way to becoming a feted poet and writer, and getting his doctorate, when his passion for acting overtook all plans for further education.