A Storybook Beginning
In 1999, Chris Klein was considered one of the most promising up-and-coming actors in showbiz. Klein’s acting career began with the critically acclaimed film Election. He followed that up with his role as Chris “Oz” Oestreicher in the enormously popular American Pie. With critical and box office success to his credit, Klein was nominated for several acting awards. All Chris needed now to make his life complete was a glamorous life partner.
Enter Katie Holmes. Early in 2000, Chris Klein and Katie Holmes became an item. What should have been a beautiful relationship gradually became strained as the couple worked apart for long periods of time on independent projects. As time went on, Chris and Katie’s careers began to go in opposite directions. At one point, they were engaged, but their relationship eventually ended in 2005. After leaving Chris, Katie Holmes married Tom Cruise and gave birth to his daughter, Suri Cruise. According to thinkexist.com, Chris said of Holmes and Cruise, “They look very happy together. They really do. I wish them all the best.” With Christokatie now history, Klein decided to jump headfirst back into work as he auditioned for some of the biggest movie roles available. Little did he know that the whole world would soon find out.
The Mamma Mia Mishap
In 2008, Chris Klein auditioned for a role in the blockbuster musical Mamma Mia, based on the music of ABBA. Never known for his singing, it came to nobody’s surprise that Chris did not land this gig. However, an anonymous person leaked Klein’s audition to the world. Overnight, Chris became the laughingstock of the internet as people watched his sub-par performance. Click here to see the audition for yourself. While the decision to try out for Mamma Mia may have been a mistake, in retrospect, Chris would soon allegedly make an even worse decision.
June 16, 2010: American Pie Star Arrested for Driving Pie-Eyed
Chris Klein’s freefall down the rabbit hole may have finally hit bottom when he was arrested for DUI on June 16, 2010. According to TMZ, Klein was arrested in Los Angeles with a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit of .08. TMZ also reported that Chris was convicted of DUI in 2004, which means that a second conviction would carry a mandatory minimum jail sentence of four days. Animal rights activists also joined in on the Chris Klein bashing when it was reported that Klein’s pet dog was in his vehicle at the time of his arrest. At only 31 years of age, hopefully Chris can learn from his mistake and begin to put his life and career back together.
All DUI arrest information found at the TMZ web site.
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