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“Rollerball was definitely a dud,” says Klein, matter-of-factly. There’s a lot of reasons for it, but it certainly wasn’t for lack of effort on my part.”After Rollerball tanked, things hit a snag for Klein, resulting in a two-year gap in his acting resume from 2003-05.“The studio opportunities started to slow down,” he says.“I was 21-years-old, working on a movie with a budget of 3 million, and working with John Mc Tiernan, who did Die Hard, Predator, and The Hunt For Red October. “The teenage heartthrob thing had fizzled, and I was moving into my mid-twenties.In the film, Klein’s Oz character is, along with wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, an NFL sportscaster, and lives in a luxurious beach house in Malibu with Mia, a ditzy, pill-popping model, played by 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden.
And the much-anticipated fourth film in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion, is hitting theaters.
“I realized I had to get it straight and realize what the f--k was going on because the me that I knew was slipping away,” said Klein in a sit-down interview with The Daily Beast. During his senior year of high school, he played Tony in the school’s production of the musical West Side Story. Alexander Payne, an up-and-coming filmmaker behind the abortion-themed black comedy Citizen Ruth, was scouting locations for his upcoming high-school comedy, Election.
His relationships with family, friends, and representation were strained. I was a 31-year-old man with bills to pay, a dog to take care of, and my mother sick with worry. An accomplished athlete—he played football, swam on the swim team, and dated a cheerleader—Klein had always dreamed of becoming an actor since his days performing in community theater and singing in church choirs back in Illinois.
It doesn’t hurt that the movie is the best installment in the Pie franchise since the 1999 original, and Klein, exhibiting some impressive dance moves—and abs—steals nearly every scene he’s in.“Tonally, it feels like the first movie and that’s special,” he says, cracking a smile.
“For me, it’s such a beautiful celebration of a franchise that really highlights my career from then to the present day.