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Biography #2

Klein made his professional acting debut opposite Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon in Election, Alexander Payne's satirical comedy set in an Omaha high school. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Klein had moved to Omaha at age 13. During his senior year, Klein literally bumped into Payne as he was scouting Klein's high school as a possible location for Election. After an audition, Payne cast him as Paul Metzler, an easy-going football star with a broken leg who runs for student council president. Klein received a Chicago Film Critics nomination as Most Promising Newcomer for his performance. Election won Independent Spirit Awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and was nominated for the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay.

Klein next starred in the 1999 box-office hit American Pie, then starred opposite Leelee Sobieski and Josh Hartnett in the romantic drama Here on Earth and with Heather Graham in the comedy Say It Isn't So. He can next be seen in the upcoming Vietnam War picture We Were Soldiers, opposite Mel Gibson, Dylan Walsh, Barry Pepper and Madeleine Stowe, and in director John McTiernan's update of the 1975 film Rollerball.

updated 01-Jan-2000