Seann William Scott was one of the most famous faces of his time after landing his iconic role in American Pie. But, his career seems to have come to an abrupt end.
Here's where he is now. Brace yourself. This is heartbreaking.
In 1999, Seann William Scott had just landed his most successful role yet as Steve Stifler in American Pie.
via: Getty ImagesThe star was at the top of his game - skyrocketing into the public eye.
He became a permanent fixture on the big screen.
via: imdbAnd his role in the American Pie series became firmly cemented as one of the most iconic in pop culture.
But, in recent years...
via: Getty ImagesSeann seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth.
Which begs the question...
via: Getty ImagesWhere is he now?
Seann began his on-screen career by appearing in several television commercials.
via: Getty ImagesSupporting himself by working at Home Depot between acting jobs.
His efforts soon paid off...
via: Getty ImagesAnd in 1996, he made his first on-screen appearance as Moondoggie on The WB's sitcom Unhappily Ever After.
He only appeared in one episode...
via: Getty ImagesBut, it created the launchpad for much bigger things.
Enter: American Pie
via: imdbSeann bagged the supporting role of Steve Stifler in the first movie of what would become a hugely successful franchise.
The comedy became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.Garnering a cult following among young people.
The star has revealed something pretty shocking about the gig, though.
via: Getty ImagesSeann was paid $8000 for his role in the first flick - a far cry from the wage packet he was on by the end of the franchise.
The movie was a box office win.
via: imdbGrossing over $235 million worldwide in revenue. That's some major bucks!
So, of course, the movie was slated for 3 more sequels.
via: Getty ImagesSeeing Seann reprise his infamous role once again.
American Pie 2 came in 2001...
via: imdbFollowed by American Wedding in 2003.
The cast of American Pie then reunited in 2012...
via: imdbWhich finally saw Stifler get his own back on Finch.
This movie also saw Seann get quite the pay rise...
via: Getty ImagesThe star received a reported $5 million salary and a percentage of the profits for his performance in American Reunion.
The actor was well and truly on his A-game.
via: Getty ImagesHe didn't just enjoy success with American Pie, either. Throughout the '00s, Seann became something of a big screen native.
The Minnesota native starred in the cult classic Final Destination...
via: Getty ImagesAs well as starring alongside Ashton Kutcher in Dude, Where's My Car?
Not to mention...
via: imdbHis notable success in Role Models alongside Paul Rudd.
But, as the decade wore on...
via: Getty ImagesSeann somewhat faded into the background.
The once-prolific actor slowed things down a lot in the '10s.
via: Getty ImagesAnd work seemed to dry up for the star. Although, the star has recently made some of his own confessions about why this is...
He's only appeared in half a dozen live-action movies since reprising his most famous character in 2012.
via: Getty ImagesThe actor tried numerous times to get away from his "funnyman" style character and prove his serious acting credentials.
For instance, in 2014, he appeared in Courteney Cox's directorial debut, Just Before I Go.
via: imdbUnfortunately for Seann, critics weren't so kind, with Variety describing the film as a "dismal, tonally disastrous small-town farce."
Many credit Seann's lack of success following American Pie as being typecast.
via: Getty ImagesAt his peak, Seann was cast as the goofy heartthrob high schooler, party boy, or college jock, despite being his late 20s and 30s when he took most of those roles.
Due to not expanding his horizons early on...
via: Getty ImagesHe has struggled to get away from that persona.
It seems like Seann is well aware of this, though.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2010, he told MTV News that his role as Steve Stifler may have hindered his career: "I had so much fun and loved the character, [but] I don't want to be known as that character forever." Sadly, it can be hard to get Hollywood to take you seriously once you've been pigeonholed, so to speak.
Aside from box office disasters and short-lived TV stints...
via: Getty ImagesSeann has become an increasingly private person. For example, he's one of the few Hollywood stars without an Instagram profile.
He took this secrecy to new heights in 2019 when his rep confirmed that he'd walked down the aisle...
via: Getty ImagesBut didn't confirm his spouse.
Behind the scenes, Seann has also been dealing with some personal issues.
via: Getty ImagesIn March 2011, the actor entered rehab. According to TMZ, the actor voluntarily entered a treatment facility for unspecified health and personal issues, staying for thirty days before heading off to film the final installment of American Pie.
Amid all of this, the actor admitted to not being offered many parts.
via: Getty ImagesWhile promoting sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers in 2017, the actor was asked by Yahoo Movies why it had taken 3 years for him to appear in front of the cameras again.
He gave an admirably honest answer, and it's kind of heartbreaking...
via: Getty Images"I'm not a guy who's ever had tons of offers. I've always had to fight for an opportunity. And so it's a risk. Sometimes you go, 'OK, there's a lot of potential for this to be good. I just have to go in and try to do the best that I can.' And that's all you do. But I also don't want to do a bunch of movies that I know are gonna suck," he admitted.
But Seann also blames another thing for his lack of work.
via: Getty Images"In the beginning of my career, they were making way more comedies, there was a real appetite for comedy. [Recently] there have been a lot of really good comedies that have come out, but they're just not doing [well] at the box office. They're not making as many as they did at the beginning [of my career] ... I had more opportunities."
Despite staying out of the limelight in recent years...
via: Getty ImagesSeann says he would be fully on board for another American Pie reunion.
He wouldn't hesitate to return to past glories.
via: Getty ImagesIf a fifth American Pie was to ever be greenlit, the actor told Movieweb this, in 2019: "I love those guys so much. And like, obviously, if I was worried about being typecast, I wouldn't have done four of those movies ... I just think it's always funny to see Stifler at different stages of his life. So to see him in his mid-forties just sounds really funny to me."
As for whether that would actually happen?
via: Getty Images"But I don't know. I haven't really heard anything."