In this new era of actor financial transparency, actor Seann William Scott has revealed the paltry amount he was paid to appear in a hit 1999 comedy American pie.
Scott told TV chat show host Rick Elsen that he earned $8,000 for his work on the film, which went on to earn $235 million at the box office.
The actor revealed in the interview that it “was a lot of money for me at the time” and revealed that he had splashed out.
“I remember afterwards I bought a used Thunderbird for about $5,000 or maybe $6,000, I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, baby,'” he said. “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.”
Scott, who hails from Minnesota, played the role of wild lacrosse player Steve Stifler, also known as Stifmeister. Scott continued to work with the hit sex-teen comedy franchise, going on to earn $5 million for his role in 2012 American Reunification. He recently filmed a DoorDash commercial in character with co-star Jason Biggs.
He has also starred in films Dude Where’s my car (2000), Final Destination (2000), Trip (2000), Development (2001), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Mr. Woodcock (2007) and Role models (2008). He has voiced the character Crash in four ice age animated feature films and two ice age television offer.
Along with Scott and Biggs, the franchise also starred Eugene Levy, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jennifer Coolidge.
Scott revealed in a recent Comicbook.com that a fifth sequel to the original film is in talks.