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Rainn Wilson on Playing Another Misfit – This Time, a Vigilante to Boot – in ‘Super’

Let’s get one thing straight: Rainn Wilson, the lanky, bespectacled star of NBC’s The Office, doesn’t worry about typecasting.

A self-described “über-geek” who grew up cheering on superheroes like the Green Lantern before turning his attention almost exclusively to science fiction, Wilson, 45, says he enjoys playing misfits like Dwight Schrute, the uptight Office drone – or, as Wilson puts it, “fascist nerd” – who rambles on endlessly about his beet farm and boasts exhaustively about his skills as a karate master and surveillance expert.

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