American Pie ‘Stifler’ actor Seann William Scott made just $8,000 for playing iconic role in the 1999 film
- Seann William Scott only made $8000 despite his memorable character
Despite playing the iconic character of ‘Stifler’ in 1999’s American Pie, Seann William Scott only made $8000 for the whole movie.
The hit comedy cost a $11 million to make and made a massive $235m at the global box office.
Steven ‘Steve’ Stifler is one of the five main characters in the movie, and the main antagonist of both American Pie and American Pie 2 – his actions are arguably some of the most memorable.
Speaking on the Rick Eisen Show, Scott explained how it had come about that he was paid so little for a role so many people remember to this day.
Pictured: Seann William Scott made just $8000 for his role as ‘Stifler’ in American Pie
Pictured: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Scott’s co-stars
In a game of true or false, he was asked if it was true that American Pie was his first feature-length role and he was only paid $8000,.
The actor responded ‘I think so, yeah, because I remember afterwards I bought a used Thunderbird for like $5000 or maybe $6000, I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, baby’.
‘I don’t know what happened to the other $2000 because I ended up having to work at the LA Zoo as a churro guy, so maybe it was even less than $8000.’
For their roles in 2012’s American Reunion, both Seann William Scott and his co-star Jason Biggs were reportedly paid $5 million – quite a jump from the original $8k.
The hit comedy cost a $11 million to make and made a massive $235m at the global box office
What has he done since?
Seann William Scott has a glittering movie career since the release of American Pie.
He starred in ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ in 2000 and The Dukes of Hazard in 2005 – Scott’s net worth is a whopping $25 million.
Scott has also appeared in Role Models (2008), and The Rundown (2003), as well as voicing Eddie the possum in the Ice Age Movies.
However, the 1999 comedy is arguably still what the actor is known most for and probably will be for a long time.