Early returns from cinemas across the country show that American Pie 3 took over $33m over the weekend in the US. The film took a phenomenal $10,520 average from a whopping 3,172 screens, resoundingly knocking Spy Kids off the top spot.
Stifler? “Charismatic charm”?
Constantly delivering memorable performances, Seann William Scott (Steve Stifler) has proven himself a diverse talent and continues to surprise audiences with an impressive slate of projects in 2003.
Seann was most recently seen starring opposite Chow Yun-Fat in Bulletproof Monk. The story, based on the cult comic of the same name, centers on a Tibetan martial arts master (Yun-Fat) who becomes a mentor to a street-wise pickpocket (Scott).
Seann also has a scene-stealing cameo in the hit comedy Old School, opposite Will Ferrell.
In the fall of 2003, Seann stars in the action thriller The Rundown, opposite The Rock and Christopher Walken for director Peter Berg (Very Bad Things). In this Amazonian adventure movie, Scott plays “Travis,” the son of an underworld kingpin who disappears in the Amazon in search of a priceless artifact.
Beck (The Rock), the kingpin’s retrieval expert, is sent to get him. Despite their hostility—and their love for the same woman (Rosario Dawson)—the two must eventually join forces to fight the evil head (Walken) of a gold-mining corporation who is after the same treasure. The Universal film opens nationwide this fall.
In the summer of 2001, Scott reprised his classic role as “Stifler” in the box office hit American Pie 2. The film premiered as the largest box office opening ever for an R-rated film, grossing over $300 million dollars cumulatively worldwide.
In addition to his unforgettable cameo in Jay and Silent Bob, Scott also appeared in the sci-fi comedy Evolution, directed by Ivan Reitman and co-starring Julianne Moore, David Duchovny and Orlando Jones.
Scott landed his first major motion picture as wild man “Steve Stifler,” the party-throwing horny high school jock/jerk, in the initial installment of Universal’s raucous American Pie sex comedies, American Pie, directed by Chris and Paul Weitz.
He followed up American Pie with Road Trip, a story of four friends who take off to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girlfriend; the smash comedy hit Dude, Where’s My Car?, opposite Ashton Kutcher; and the thriller Final Destination.
In October of 2001, he had the privilege of hosting Saturday Night Live and he recently co-hosted the 2003 MTV Movie Awards with Justin Timberlake.
Scott has come a long way since 1995, when he worked double shifts at the local movie theater while completing high school in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.
Inspired by all the free movies he could watch, he decided that acting was his future. He finished high school a semester early and left the security of his parents, his six brothers and sisters and his small town behind to move to Los Angeles, where he still resides.
Biggs and Levy Interview Feature
It was bound to happen, sooner or later.
The raucous and lovable characters from the wildly successful American Pie and American Pie 2 have gone and done it…well, they’re planning on doing it. Really soon. In front of everyone they know. In a big way.
Jim (JASON BIGGS) and Michelle (ALYSON HANNIGAN) are getting married.
In the summer of 1999, relative unknown Jason Biggs (Jim) became one of Hollywood’s most talked about actors for his role as “Jim” in Universal’s blockbuster comedy, American Pie. Since the film’s release, Biggs has become one of the most sought-after young actors in Hollywood.
Biggs was most recently seen reprising his role of “Jim” in American Pie 2, but has been busy behind the camera with several other projects.
Upcoming films include a starring role opposite Christina Ricci in the romantic comedy Anything Else, directed by Woody Allen and to be released this September. He will also be starring opposite Ricci in the film adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel’s best-selling biography, Prozac Nation, which will be released this winter.
The actor also has a starring role in Kevin Smith’s upcoming comedy Jersey Girl, due out early next year. Previous credits include starring roles in Saving Silverman and Loser.
Last year, Biggs returned to Broadway opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone in the stage version of The Graduate.
His past television credits include co-starring roles in Drexel’s Class and Total Security. His portrayal of “Pete Wendell” on the daytime drama As the World Turns garnered him several nominations, including the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
For his role in American Pie, Jason was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards (Best Comedic Performance and Best Breakthrough Male Performance), as well as for a Blockbuster Award and a Movieline Magazine Award.
The Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey native started acting at the age of five with national commercials and modeling. At age 13, he made his Broadway debut opposite Judd Hirsch in the critically acclaimed Broadway play Conversations with My Father.
Eugene Levy (Jim’s Dad) is perhaps best known as Jim’s Dad, the go-with-the-flow parent he created in the classic American Pie and re-created in American Pie 2.
He has also co-starred in Christopher Guest’s Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman and the recent A Mighty Wind, sharing writing credits on all three films.
Levy’s other film credits include the recent Dumb and Dumberer, Like Mike, Almost Heroes, Father of the Bride 2, Multiplicity and Once Upon A Crime. Levy was also recently seen in the hit film Bringing Down the House, starring with Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.
The veteran actor began his career as both an actor and a writer on the acclaimed comedy series SCTV, on which he starred for eight seasons, portraying a gallery of memorable characters, including Earl Camembert, Bobby Bittman, Alex Trebel and Stan Schmenge.
Other television credits include Hiller and Diller, Mad About You, The Drew Carey Show, Billy Crystal’s Don’t Get Me Started, Bride of Boogedy, The Last Polka, The Enigma of Bobby Bittman (which he also wrote and directed), Maniac Mansion (which he produced), and Showtime’s Sodbusters (which he co-wrote and directed).
He recently starred in Fox television’s new series Greg the Bunny.