Rainn Wilson

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Rainn Dietrich Wilson (/reɪn ˈdiːtrɪk ˈwɪlsən/; born January 20, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy Award-nominated role as egomaniac Dwight Schrute on the American version of the television comedy The Office. Wilson also voiced the alien villain Gallaxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) and starred in the police procedural Backstrom.

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Rainn Wilson #Change #Education #Society

Photo of Rainn Wilson And I do believe that the way to change a society, to uplift people - not just their spirit, but to uplift their society and economic base - is through education.
Rainn Wilson #Dad

Photo of Rainn Wilson My dad wanted to name me after Rainier Maria Rilke, the poet.
Rainn Wilson #Dad

Photo of Rainn Wilson My dad was always such a frustrated artist. He always worked very hard to support his family, doing a bunch of ridiculous jobs. He wanted to be a painter, but then he also wrote science-fiction novels in his spare time.
Rainn Wilson #Dad

Photo of Rainn Wilson The founder of the Mona Foundation actually knew my dad for years, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I really found the perfect charity. It sponsors schools and educational initiatives all over the planet.
Rainn Wilson #Faith

Photo of Rainn Wilson I'm about as big a star as the Baha'i faith has got, which is pretty pathetic.
Rainn Wilson #Famous

Photo of Rainn Wilson You meet people in Hollywood that are famous, and you're not sure what they got famous for.
Rainn Wilson #Humor

Photo of Rainn Wilson I like being a Baha'i who has an out-there sense of humor. God gives us talents and faculties, and making people laugh is one of mine.
Rainn Wilson #Humor

Photo of Rainn Wilson I think God has a tremendous sense of humor.
Rainn Wilson #Mom

Photo of Rainn Wilson My mom was an actress in the local Seattle theater doing experimental plays.
Rainn Wilson #Morning

Photo of Rainn Wilson My brain is so anxiety-prone, like a pinball machine. If I don't get up in the morning and focus my thinking, my breathing, and my being for about 12 minutes, I'm just a screwball all day long.
Rainn Wilson #Music

Photo of Rainn Wilson Music is universal too. Even deaf people like to dance, love rhythm, and can kind of pick it up.
Rainn Wilson #Religion

Photo of Rainn Wilson So much about religion has to do with rigid, sacrosanct preciousness. I don't live my life that way, and I don't feel that's what Baha'u'llah teaches.
Rainn Wilson #Sad

Photo of Rainn Wilson I know what I look like - a weird, sad clown puppet. I'm fine with that.
Rainn Wilson #Sad

Photo of Rainn Wilson Dwight is a sad clown. You've seen those paintings of sad clown.
Rainn Wilson #Dad #Science

Photo of Rainn Wilson I had bohemian parents in Seattle in the last '60s living in a houseboat. My dad wrote science fiction novels and painted big murals and oil paintings.
Rainn Wilson #Experience #Funny

Photo of Rainn Wilson I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
Rainn Wilson #Power

Photo of Rainn Wilson Life is suffering. Life is not resistance to suffering. The point of life is to suffer. This is why we're here: We're here to suffer. I believe in a higher power that compassionately allows suffering for us as a race, to grow and mature.
Rainn Wilson #Cool #Death #Positive

Photo of Rainn Wilson I really wanted to do something positive on the Internet. I wanted to try to get young people talking about, thinking about, life's big questions-make it cool and OK to wonder about the heart, the soul and free will and God and death and big topics like that, big human topics.