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Rainn Wilson, From 'Office' Drone To 'Rocker' Star

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Rainn Wilson, From 'Office' Drone To 'Rocker' Star

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Rainn Wilson, From 'Office' Drone To 'Rocker' Star

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While his Office character may enjoy weaponry, Rainn Wilson's own pastimes are more sedate. Instead of acquiring crossbows and throwing stars, he avidly collects art. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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While his Office character may enjoy weaponry, Rainn Wilson's own pastimes are more sedate. Instead of acquiring crossbows and throwing stars, he avidly collects art.

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While his Office character may take himself seriously, actor Rainn Wilson seems to be all about the laughs. Wilson plays beet-farming, archery-loving middle-management kook Dwight Shrute on the NBC hit television series. Now, Wilson is trading his crossbow for a guitar in the new film The Rocker.

In The Rocker, Wilson plays a failed hair-metal musician. After he's kicked out of his band, the group goes on to achieve great success. But when he joins his nephew's garage band, he gets a second chance at fame.

Wilson made his breakthrough as an actor playing an eccentric mortician on the HBO series Six Feet Under. He has also appeared in the films Almost Famous, Galaxy Quest, and Juno.