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​Fans Discover That Dwight From The US Office Was 'Hot' In The 1980s

Jess Hardiman

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​Fans Discover That Dwight From The US Office Was 'Hot' In The 1980s

Fans of The US Office have been surprised to learn that Rainn Wilson was 'hot' back in the 1980s, after photos from back in the day were shared online.

Wilson, 55, regularly posts throwback snaps on Instagram, but recently two of his snaps then made their way onto Twitter, where a user wrote: "All of you keep talking about Lenardo DiCaprio in the 80s or Brad Pitt in the 80. Let's talk about Rainn Wilson, Dwight from The Office."

Credit: Twitter/Instagram - Rainn Wilson
Credit: Twitter/Instagram - Rainn Wilson

The tweet was then reshared over on Reddit, where someone else said: "Young Rainn Wilson is a hot mf."

Of course, it should probably be pointed out that DiCaprio was actually only born in 1974, so would have been, er, six when the 80s began.

But the point about Wilson still stands, and with more than 20,000 upvotes on Reddit, it would appear many other people agree with the sentiment - with one writing: "Well. I love this beyond words."

Someone else said: "This is GOLD!!!!"

A third wrote: "That left pic! Wow! Although it looks like that was his peak time"

A fourth argued: "Honestly he's pretty hot whenever he's not being Dwight."

Credit: NBC
Credit: NBC

Similarly, another added: "Thing is.... Rainn Wilson is not unattractive. He's a decent looking guy, Dwight is supposed to be creepy as s**t. Rainn is an excellent actor."

Others said he looked like 'Hughie from The Boys' (aka actor Jack Quaid), Michael Shannon, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Tim Robbins or even 'a Bri'ish YouTuber'.

The photo on the left had been taken in Boston in the mid-80s, according to Wilson's Instagram caption when he first posted it.

He wrote: "Some family and I in Boston circa 1985. That's me in the sexy shorts. #TBT."

The second, meanwhile, was posted in June 2019 to mark he and his wife's 24th anniversary.

Wilson said at the time: "Today is the 24th wedding anniversary of me and the love of my life @HolidayReinhorn. She is a radiant, beautiful, strange Danish flower and I am beyond grateful to be with her on our weird, poetic journey."

In another photo, posted last year, Wilson took us back in time to the early 00s in another tribute to his partner.

He wrote: "#TBT 2001-2. Silverlake, Los Angeles. I can't think of anyone I'd rather be quarantined with... @HolidayReinhorn."

If you head over to Wilson's Instagram, you'll find plenty more where that came from, including passport photos from 1982 and 1992, his feathered hair in 1982 and even some snaps of him and his old man.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Rainn Wilson

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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