Idle hands are the Devil's playground.
In view of that, just maybe Chris Klein's nod to reprise his role in the successful "American Pie" franchis is a blessing in disguise.
Though his career started out promising, the actor's bid for superstardom fell short when the troubled talent got derailed by a couple of DUI's, which forced him to pine on the sidelines in rehab 'til he sobered up.
Klein's break in the business was not only typical - but a bit cliche - in many respects.
A hot-shot director saunters into town to scout a location for his upcoming flick - and ends up discovering an unknown actor strolling down the hall - while attending high schoo.
Before you can say - "overnight success" - Klein is being whisked around Tinsel Town in stretch limos and his acting career is about to skyrocket.
Unfortunately, he gets side-lined because of a thirst for the old demon rum!
Typical Hollywood actor's rags-to-riches story, eh?
But, there was one thing that set Klein apart from his contemporaries.
Unlike his competitive acting buddies - the kid from nowhere - is genuine!
When I attended a screening of a couple of flicks Klein starred in at the New Beverly Cinema last year - where he appeared for an insightful Q & A with a couple of luminaries in the industry (Director Jason Reitman and Jennifer Grey) I was struck by that fact right-off-the-bat.
Mr. Klein was down-to-earth and displayed a keen sense of humor.
Pretty hunky, too.
But, can he handle meatier roles?
Maybe, but for now he appears to be satisfied chowing down on a piece of humble pie!
Break a leg, Chris!
Reitman busy hand-ons auteur!
Dirty Dancer with great sense of humor!