Robin Williams and Anton Yelchin
Robin Williams and Anton Yelchin in House of D.
Credit: Lions Gate Films

If you want something fast, ask for it on an apple box.

You can get an apple box faster than anything else on a set, maybe faster than anything anywhere in the world.

Encourage everybody to collaborate.

You’ll hear some terrible shit, but you’ll also get some ideas you’d never think of in a million years. Good ones.

Nap at lunch.

Cast your ass off.

It’s all in the casting.

Don’t hire a focus puller whose nickname is “Buzz”.

If you’re hot, do close-ups in your underwear.

Be polite.

Be a good man.


Whisper to your actors.

Hire your wife.

Filmography for David Duchovny

Trust the Man (2005)
House of D (2004)
Connie and Carla (2004)
Full Frontal (2002)
Zoolander (2001)
Evolution (2001)
Return to Me (2000)
The X Files (1998)
Playing God (1997)
Kalifornia (1993)
Chaplin (1992)
Venice/Venice (1992)
Beethoven (1992)
Ruby (1992)
The Rapture (1991)
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)
Julia Has Two Lovers (1991)
Bad Influence (1990)
Denial (1990)
New Year’s Day (1989)
Working Girl (1988)