Klein was fortunate to be discovered by director Alexander Payne, who was in Omaha scouting for fresh young talent for his 1999 film Election.Klein's first movie role was as "Paul Metzler," a polite and dumb football player in Election.
It's been a while, we know, but seriously, what the hell?
Here is a clip of Klein's embarrassing tone-deaf audition for the movie: As his career crashed and burned, Klein's personal life was in shambles.
Katie Holmes famously dumped Klein while they were engaged to be with actor Tom Cruise in 2005.
Klein moved with his family to Omaha, Nebraska when he was 13 years old.
As a high school student, Klein was both an athlete and an actor, participating in football, swimming, and acting/theater.