Then-wife Téa Leoni plays young Tom's mother, while Robin Williams plays a janitor who's also the boy's best friend."As for [discovering] Anton, I didn't want to work with a 13, 14 year old," Duchovny said in a 2005 interview with Tail Slate."His name was brought up to me early, but I said I don't want to work with a kid that I can only work with for six hours a day...And I actually ran out and stopped him and his mother and said, 'What do I have to do to get you say you're going to do my movie, before you leave me right now?' It was like trying to get a girl's number at a bus stop. He's freakishly mature, artistic, and I learned things from him." (2007): Streaming with Amazon Prime, Yelchin played a trouble-making rich kid who feigns various psychoses and ailments in order to get his hands on prescription drugs to sell.He was best know for his roles in the This supernatural fantasy, based on Dean Koontz's series of novels, didn't get the theatrical release it deserved after legal battles relating to marketing spend.That's a massive shame, because it could have been a credible YA franchise starter.Yelchin plays hero Odd – a short-order cool cook who's sensitive to spirits and spends his time righting the wrongs of the dead.Willem Dafoe is his police chief mentor, with Addison Timlin his much loved girlfriend, Stormy.
Director Drake Doremus shot hours and hours of footage over four weeks and almost all the dialogue between Yelchin and Jones was improvised, giving the movie an incredibly real and intimate feel.
He was best known to theatergoers for his essential role as Chekov in the rebooted and never looked back, spending the rest of his life doing what he knew as a child he was meant to do.
And while there should have been much more of a career for fans to savor, Yelchin left the world with a fascinating array of work behind him—including the still-to-be released (2004): Streaming with Amazon Prime, Yelchin's breakout role came playing the 13-year-old version of David Duchovny's troubled ex-pat artist, Tom, who takes a look back at his life to figure out the source of his issues in this drama, which was also Duchovny's feature directorial debut.
Butut I finally gave in and agreed to see Anton, because everyone kept talking about him.
And when he came in, it was just like, 'That's the man I'm going to marry.' That's the boy, that's him, and I was so scared of losing him."I thought, this kid is undeniable, and if I let him go Spielberg's going to have him in a day and offer him money I can't give him.