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Rainn Wilson's Favorite Movies

By admin Published: October 2, 2008


Maybe I should say, his favorite movies that are in the TCM catalog and allowed a promotional tie-in with his movie "The Rocker." Anyway, he will be the guest programmer on TCM on Oct. 14 and chose four music-related movies: "High School Confidential," "Singin' in the Rain," "The Gene Krupa Story" and "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T." But what would Dwight Schrute have picked?

Announcement after the jump.

Two-time Emmy® nominee and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Rocker) is coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to present a few of his favorite films in the October edition of the network’s GUEST PROGRAMMER series. Each month on this movie showcase, TCM invites a celebrity to exchange star status for a role as a devoted fan of classic film by picking a few favorite movies and sharing with viewers what he or she has come to love about each one. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET) Wilson will sit down with TCM host Robert Osborne to present four memorable films – all of which are related to music, like his recent film The Rocker.

Wilson has chosen the following films for his chance in the TCM programmer’s chair: High School Confidential (1958 – 8 p.m.), starring Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling, John Drew Barrymore, Mamie Van Doren, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackie Coogan and Michael Landon, in the cult classic about drugged-out teens; The Gene Krupa Story (1959 – 9:30 p.m.), with Sal Mineo starring as the legendary jazz drummer struggling with a drug habit; Singin’ in the Rain (1952 – 11:15 p.m.), with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen in the classic musical tale about the advent of sound motion pictures; and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953 – 1:30 a.m.), starring Hans Conried in the Dr. Seuss’ fantasy about land in which a cruel teacher kidnaps children and forces them to practice piano.

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