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May 4, 2008 | Jason Chow, Special to The Times
RAINN WILSON is standing on the rooftop of a low-rise loft building downtown on an unseasonably cold summer night. The wind is whipping the long hair of his wig onto his face, and that, combined with his slacker ensemble of an untucked blue shirt, jeans and sneakers, gives the impression that Wilson is a relic of the late '80s. The look, of course, is part of the joke.
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February 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Get ready to see a whole lot more of Rainn Wilson than you ever would have imagined. The costar of NBC's "The Office" says he dropped trou for a few comedy sketches he taped as host of the Spirit Awards, the Oscars of independent film. "When I signed up I said, 'I'm not a stand-up comedian. I'm happy to tell jokes and stuff but it's not really what I do,' " Wilson said in an interview Wednesday.
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March 22, 2007 | Fred Schruers, Special to The Times
RAINN WILSON -- perhaps better known to you as sycophantic, promotion-obsessed paper salesman Dwight Schrute on NBC's "The Office" -- has a dream for his deluded character. Dwight will marry his love interest Angela (Angela Kinsey), procreate feverishly and create, in Baron Von Trapp fashion, a dynasty of singing Schrutes. "They could sing Amish war anthems, if such a thing exists," says Wilson. "The two of them would be such a fun train wreck to watch," says Kinsey.
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March 22, 2007 | Fred Schruers
Rainn Wilson, wife Holiday Reinhorn and son Walter live in Agoura Hills, an equestrian community where former Army brat Reinhorn, a devoted rider, can pursue her passion. As for Wilson, the sci-fi geek has morphed into a tennis bum -- albeit a bum with a "Star Wars" sensibility. "I just started studying with Zach Kleiman, who teaches the inner game of tennis [popularized in "The Inner Game of Tennis" by instructor Timothy Gallwey].
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December 24, 2006 | Elizabeth Snead
-- Elizabeth Snead * Warming up in the minors Hollywood's seemingly ceaseless small awards shows are good practice for young Oscar hopefuls. 2. At the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Awards on Dec. 14, "Little Children's" Patrick Wilson broke into song ("Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' ") when he won. 3. "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Emily Blunt admitted that playing a spiteful, bossy fashion snob "wasn't a reach." 4.
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July 23, 2006 | Susan King
IN just a few short years, Rainn Wilson has become one of the busiest character actors working on television and film. The tall, bespectacled Seattle native first came to attention as the eccentric mortuary intern Arthur Martin on HBO's "Six Feet Under" and currently provides a lot of the deadpan laughs in the NBC comedy series "The Office," based on the 2001 BBC hit. His Dwight Schrute, the officious, weaselly assistant to the regional manager of a Scranton, Penn.
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