The Most Embarrassing David Duchovny Photo Shoots

Happy birthday to X-Files star David Duchovny, who turns 56 today. The Californication actor’s dry wit and straight-faced style makes him a fan favorite — and Duchovny’s approach probably came in handy when he became a ‘90s-era pin-up. In the upper echelons of the terrible-photo-shoots universe, Duchovny’s name is right up there with other all-timers like Leonardo DiCaprio and New Kids on the Block. We imagine Duchovny’s humor kept him sane while posing in the ridiculous poses and absurd clothes (or lack thereof) that we spotted in these embarrassing photos. We love you, Spooky Mulder!