Regardless of it being an enormous hit, American Pie solely earned co-star Seann William Scott a surprisingly low wage.
Whereas American Pie was one of many largest comedy hits of the nineties, grossing over $235 million on an $11 million price range (and thousands and thousands extra on DVD), certainly one of its stars acquired a reasonably paltry wage. Seann William Scott, who stole the film because the breakout character Stifler, was a newcomer to films on the time and, based on a latest interview, solely earned $8000 for his function.
In keeping with Deadline, Scott informed T.V. host Rick Elsen that he was so broke after the film that he went to work on the L.A. Zoo as a Churro man. He spent many of the verify shopping for a used Thunderbird, saying that whereas it appears like little or no cash, “it was some huge cash for me on the time.”
At any price, Scott was quickly in a position to give up his LA Zoo job as Stifler grew to become a breakout character, incomes him a number one roles within the comedies Highway Journey and Dude The place’s My Automotive (which can quickly get a sequel), which got here out a yr later. Stifler additionally grew to become a staple of the American Pie sequence, incomes a cool $5 million for the newest movie, American Reunion. In keeping with THR, his co-stars weren’t so fortunate in that final film, with solely Biggs, Eugene Levy and Alyson Hannigan incomes comparable cash. Different stars from the sequence solely earned within the $500-700,000 vary, with Tara Reid solely incomes $250,000.
Apparently, the franchise remains to be fairly evergreen for the studio, spawning a slew of DTV sequels, and plans are apparently within the works for a fifth movie (though it might seemingly be tamer), with it arising on the primary film’s twenty fifth anniversary.
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