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Celebrate 'The X-Files' 20th Anniversary With 20 Famous Guest Stars

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Happy 20th anniversary, "The X-Files"! Over its nine seasons on the air, "The X-Files" welcomed many now-famous faces as guest stars. There were future Oscar winners, singers, character actors and almost every star of "Breaking Bad."

To celebrate "The X-Files'" big 20th anniversary -- yes, Mulder and Scully started their search for the truth 20 years ago -- we've assembled a list of 20 famous guest stars who crossed paths with the elite FBI agents assigned to the unexplained. Note, this isn't a full guest star list, just 20 famous faces who appeared on "The X-Files."

Ryan Reynolds, "Syzygy" (1996)
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Octavia Spencer, "Millennium" (1999)
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Bryan Cranston, "Drive" (1998)
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Michael Buble, "Piper Maru" (1996), "Apocrypha" (1996)
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Beth Grant, "Signs & Wonders" (2000)
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Felicity Huffman, "Ice" (1993)
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Tony Shalhoub, "Soft Light" (1995)
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Lucy Lawless, "Nothing Important Happened Today: Part 1 & Part 2" (2001)
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Jack Black, "D.P.O." (1995)
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Mimi Rogers, "The End" (1998), "The Beginning" (1998), "Two Fathers" (1999), "One Son" (1999), "Biogenesis" (1999), "The Sixth Extiniction" (1999), "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati" (1999)
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Laurie Holden, "Herrenvolk" (1996), "Teliko" (1996), "Tunguska" (1996), "Unrequited" (1997), "Zero Sum" (1997), "Patient X" (1998), "The Red and the Black" (1998), "One Son" (1999), "Requiem" (2000), "The Truth: Pats 1 & 2" (2002)
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Luke Wilson, "Bad Blood" (1998) *This is Gillian Anderson's favorite episode*
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Lily Tomlin, "How The Ghosts Stole Christmas" (1998)
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Ed Asner, "How The Ghosts Stole Christmas" (1998)
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CCH Pounder, "Duane Barry" (1994)
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Aaron Paul, "Lord of The Flies" (2001)
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Jane Lynch, "Lord of The Flies" (2001)
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Dean Norris, "F. Emasculata" (1995)
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Kathy Griffin, "Fight Club" (2000)
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Michael McKean, "Dreamland," (1998), "Dreamland II" (1998), "Three of a Kind" (1999), "Jump the Shark" (2002)
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BONUS: David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in his red speedo with recurring guest star Nicholas Lea.

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!

Gillian Anderson on "The X-Files'" legacy

How Mulder and Scully led to "Homeland"

An "X-Files" insider's biggest regret

How "The X-Files" influenced "Breaking Bad"

The entire nine-season run of "The X-Files" is currently streaming on Netflix.

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