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David Duchovny: ‘Angelina Jolie Owes Me Her Hollywood Success’

He believes he saw her potential early on when they worked together in ‘Playing God.’

David Duchovny feels he played a part in Angelina Jolie’s rise to fame.

Duchovny and Jolie starred together in ‘Playing God’ in 1997. The actor recently joined Sirius XM’s Radio Andy and revealed that he was involved in the casting process for the film and felt that Jolie was a star the moment he saw her. He said:

“I feel like I discovered Angelina Jolie. Yeah, cause I was casting, I was part of the casting. I didn’t discover her, but… she came in, and I just knew she was a movie star, and I told everybody [that] we’ve gotta cast her.”

‘Playing God’ also featured Timothy Hutton and was directed by Andy Wilson. The official casting credits went to Elaine J. Huzzar and Johanna Ray. The movie is about a disgraced surgeon who reinvents himself as a doctor for criminals.

The full interview is below.

Jolie Was Starring In Music Videos Before

Jolie started her career in music videos in the early ’90s. You can see one of them above.

She appeared in the movies ‘Hackers’ (1995) and ‘Foxfire’ (1996). After ‘Playing God,’ Jolie’s big break came with her role as Gia Carangi in HBO’s ‘Gia.’ She then starred in ‘The Bone Collector,’ ‘Girl, Interrupted’ (for which she won an Oscar), ‘Gone in 60 Seconds,’ and ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.’

Duchovny is now promoting his new project, ‘Reverse the Curse.’ He wrote, directed, and stars in this movie about a man who tries to cheer up his sick father by pretending that the Boston Red Sox are having a winning season.

You can watch the trailer for the movie below.

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