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Cinema: HEAD TO head: BRAD PITT & DAVID DUCHOVNY.

Two of the most idolised men in Hollywood share the screen in Full Frontal this week. Written and directed by Steven Soderbergh, it is being touted as an unofficial sequel to his 1989 hit, Sex, Lies And Videotape. The film revolves around seven people with nothing in common whose lives collide. But who is the top dog in LA - Brad or Dave?

BRAD PITT

BORN: December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

PEDIGREE: A clever lad, Brad was involved in sports, debating, student government and musicals before attending the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. He then decided he preferred life on the stage and while waiting to make his break, he supported himself by driving strippers around in limos, moving refrigerators and dressing as a giant chicken while working for El Pollo Loco. 8/10

HOUND DOG? Universally acknowledged as one of the most beautiful men on the planet, Pitt is a serial monogamist. He was engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow and dated both Geena Davis and Juliette Lewis before marrying Jennifer Aniston in July 2000, breaking a million hearts in the process. The couple haven't had any kids yet, but they both want a family, so expect the patter of tiny feet very soon. 9/10

BEST IN SHOW? His future is so bright, Brad needs to wear shades. He got his break in Thelma And Louise (1991) and impressed audiences in Se7en (1995). He isn't scared of making difficult films - 1999's Fight Club was seen as a gamble that paid off - and he is now paid upwards of pounds 11m a film. He's got two more releases this year - Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind and Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas - and there are no signs that his star is starting to wane. 9/10

VERDICT: 26/30

There's no doubt about it. This guy is the Supreme Champion, the absolute dog's.

DAVID DUCHOVNY

BORN: August 7, 1960 in New York City.

PEDIGREE: Super-bright David earned an undergraduate degree from distinguished Princeton University, then went on to earn a graduate degree in English Literature at Yale. A life of academia didn't appeal and, while at Yale, he began commuting to New York to study acting. He was soon appearing in off-Broadway plays and in 1987 abandoned his doctoral studies to pursue acting full time. 8/10

HOUND DOG? A cleft chin, puppy dog eyes and his dead-pan sense of humour make David a bit of a pull for the ladies. He dated Sheryl Lee in his youth, but has been happily married to actress Tea Leoni for six years. The couple have two children - Kyd Miller who is ten months, and four-year-old Madeline West. 7/10

BEST IN SHOW? David is best known for his long-running stint as Fox Mulder in The X Files. Since leaving the TV series, his film career has been patchy. He's had a lead role in Return To Me (2000) alongside Minnie Driver, and was the star of sci-fi caper Evolution (2001), which was universally derided. But things could be looking up with three films - including a new X Files movie - in the works. 6/10

VERDICT: 21/30

David's career seems to be on the up, but he'll never have the box office pull of Brad.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 23, 2003
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