Chris Klein is basically just around so we can kick him, repeatedly

22 April 2010 -Hollywood, California - Chris Klein. TCM Classic Film Festival - A Star Is Born -Arrivals held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Photo Credit: T. Conrad/AdMedia

It’s safe to say that Chris Klein’s career is over. The brief foray into being some kind of solid character actor who made the transition from teen films to adult roles has ended. No one wants him after his second DUI arrest, and his subsequent two-month-long rehab stay. No one even cared that he was sentenced to four days in jail for his DUI, four years of probation, and take alcohol classes for 18 months. His lawyer even tried to make Chris sound like a hero, telling a media outlet, “Chris took immediate responsibility for what he did and has used this experience in such a positive way to get help and confront an addiction to alcohol. He deserves enormous credit for stepping up and getting it done.” Enormous credit? He could have killed someone.

Surprisingly enough, the drinking and the legal issues aren’t really the reason why Chris will likely never work again – it’s his crappy acting, and the fact that he’s basically a joke in Hollywood. Maybe his career was over as soon as his horrible, coked-up, crazed audition tape for Mamma Mia was leaked. So maybe this new video is kicking a dude when he’s down. Perhaps. But it’s still kind of funny. Someone compiled all of Chris’s dialogue from Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, and it is epic in its bad acting and hilarity:

Everything Chris Klein Says in “The Legend of Chun Li” from Jeff Rubin on Vimeo.

I’ll admit it: I laughed. So, yeah. He’s over. This is probably the last post about him ever, unless he kills someone. God I hope this is the last post.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Actor Chris Klein attends the 2nd annual Golden Globes party saluting young Hollywood held at Nobu Los Angeles on December 8, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wasn’t there also a story about him and how absolutely douchey/controlling/abusive he was to girls he dates?

  2. la_chica says:

    you know…it is possible for you to just say “this is the last post” and then never post about him again.

    Can you do that with Lindsay Lohan while you’re at it? I’m so sick of that slag getting press. Walking around in slutty outfits with botoxed lips is not news.

  3. EllenP says:

    I posted this comment yesterday on Pajiba – he’s one of many, many actors who need to find other careers, or drop out of sight for awhile – self exile is better than being shunned.

  4. Kaiser says:

    Praise – Ginnifer Goodwin made some cryptic comments about him being an a–hole right after they broke up, and I think Chris is the one who first damaged Katie Holmes – which left her vulnerable to Xenu.

  5. ch says:

    what´s wrong with his eyes? he doesnt blink once!

  6. scotchy says:

    he looks the part,
    the part of a douche that is.

    oh and i do believe its FRIDAY!!!!!!

    how long do we have to wait for the happiest moment of the week?

  7. geenie says:

    Ahh…I feel bad for him. I disagree though, he still has a chance with comedies or romantic comedies. He should stay away from serious roles and especially musicals. Did anyone ever see the movie ‘Just Friends?’ That was funny.

  8. ch says:

    THE wednesday hunks were difficult to top

  9. Team Bethenny says:

    He’s had girlfriends?? Then why’s he burying the needle on my gay-dar?

  10. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    He was terrible in When We Were Soldiers. Great movie, except for him.

    Jon Hamm was in that movie. Just had to mention that!

  11. scotchy says:

    @ch, i know but i have faith in kaiser and CB they will bring some goodies!

  12. mln says:

    God that was awful was he ever a good actor?? I never saw that Dawson’s Creek show. He should have just gone to college and been an accountant or something.

  13. ch says:

    we have faith in celebitchy
    deliver please

  14. Iggles says:

    OMG that was horrible!! He sucks! He’s the poor man’s Keanu Reeves (Was he channeling Jack from “Speed”?)

    This may sound mean.. but he needs bangs and facial hair to cover up his 5-head and puffy face. His head is huge!

    And poor Kristin Kruik! From Smallville to starring in this crapfest with Chris Klein. What happened to her career???

  15. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow, I just watched the vid of the Streetfighter movie…

    …it’s almost as if he’s TRYING to be a super-cheese, over-the-top character, deliberately delivering his lines in such a ridiculously over-dramatic way.

    like, Ben Stiller in Starsky and Hutch. Stiller’s was intentional…this one, not so much, I think.

  16. ch says:

    @iggles i always thought the girl in smallvile would do big bussiness, shes very pretty and not bad actrees at all

  17. Stronzilla says:

    American Dreamz. A film way ahead of its time that has since been buried in the subsequent years of American Idol, X Factor, America’s Got Talent. Watch it. He wasn’t half bad. Hugh Grant was great. Mandy Moore nailed Carrie Underwear down to a T.

  18. Eileen says:

    Wow. That was painful to watch. Literally.

  19. Poopie says:

    it’s Suri’s daddy !!

  20. K-MAC says:

    just watched the Mama Mia audition tape…YIKES! that was scary bad….the dude needs a lot of help and time away from the spot light.

  21. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    @Min- To my knowledge he was not on Dawson’s Creek, at least not that I remember. I think I saw most of the episodes, and unless I was totally unaware, he was not on it.

  22. Jazz says:

    It will be the last post about him, unless it’s discovered he’s Suri’s daddy.

  23. spinner says:

    He is Gay. Katie went from Bearding Chris to bearding Tom. I guess that makes Katie a professional Beard!! YAY!!

  24. angie fan says:

    Why is he trying to sound like Clint Eastwood in those Spaghetti westerns? He sounds ridiculous and his acting is horrendous!

  25. Dan says:

    that video has been around for a long time, surprised you just picked it up. but yeah hes is unintentionally hilarious in the film (unless that was what they were really going for?)

  26. CLove says:

    Not a Chris Klein supporter, but he was heeelarious as Dusty Dinkleman in ‘Just Friends,’ as was that hot piece o’ ass Ryan Reynolds.

  27. Bob Costas says:

    Wow that was a terrible video. It looked/sounded like Christian Slater and Jason Lee had some sort of mutant baby born 4 months premature.

  28. Ursaline says:

    I was actually forced to sit through this entire piece of crap movie by my husband. The whole thing was awful.

    I don’t think he is beyond ever coming back, but he really needs to take a break and get himself together. I think it’s sad, though. You can see him trying in the Mamma Mia video and maybe somehow in another time/place he could have been good in a funny way.

    I agree about the Dusty Dinkleman character. It was great seeing him poke fun at himself.

  29. Bee says:

    In this, and that audition tape, he looks like he’s higher than a kite flying down the California freeway. Get clean Chris, you have a child that you’re pretending isn’t yours to ignore.

  30. GatsbyGal says:

    I actually saw the Street Fighter Chun-li movie with him in it. It was hands down the WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

    And what made it so bad was HIM.

    I don’t know why he didn’t just put a gun to his head the minute he saw the script. Worst dialogue ever.

  31. anon33 says:

    @Bob Costas:

    HOLY CRAP that was funny.

  32. JoGirl310 says:

    He’s great at Joey Tribbiani’s “Smelling The Fart” school of acting, though. I’ll give him that!

  33. girl says:

    He was, umm, strange, in Election. It is like he can do one affectation relatively well (acting stupid) then the director acts accordingly.

  34. Shy says:

    Amazing. Thank you. I totally understand the ROLE that was written. Well basically there are hundreds of those types. But it could be ok if someone would play it correct. Some MAN. But that “acting” from Chris was so hilariously bad that it’s beyond laugh. He looked like some 15-years old teenager who pretends that he is super cool adult cop. All the time i felt sorry for other actors who had to share the screen with him in this movie :)

  35. postaldog says:

    Hate to say it, but they actually missed a few lines of dialog. There’s a back and forth at the police station after the bar fight that was pretty over the top.
    I sort of assumed that was what he was going for in the role . . . but maybe he’s just a crappy actor. Never paid enough attention to him to form an opinion.

  36. nnn says:

    i really think Suri has taken after….him

  37. Whitey Fisk says:

    Iggles, too funny!

    And JoGirl, I forgot about the “smelling the fart” method. Perfect comparison!

  38. bettie says:

    Why hate on this poor guy so much? Cause losers want to feel better about themselves? HOW sad. WHat’s Really SAD is that there are actors who

    are A-List or B-list who have terrible acting skills yet somehow they are actively working? GO FIGURE.

  39. Cheyenne says:

    @GatsbyGal: Don’t blame “Street Fighter” on him. He sucked but so did almost everybody else in the film. The whole script sucked. Kristen Kreuk can’t act her way out of a wet paper bag. Neither can Robin Shou although I thought he was kind of cute. The whole damn movie was godawful.

  40. CaseyCannolis says:

    He’s got the bat-shit crazy-eyes, eagle-hair and horrible acting skills of Nick Cage, but with none of the irony or charm. Be seeing him in the news for years to come, via mug shots. Adios, career.

  41. accountant says:

    He looks cool
    his eyes are more like of alien eyes
    ooooo