From Shirtless Monday: Seann William Scott

Left over from my “Shirtless Mondays” posting, one of the three actors I showed shirtless there: Seann William Scott, grinning and showing off his really really ripped body, while doing a shirt-lifting number. (David Paetkau and Matt Passmore were the other two).

I picked these three to write about because I’d seen them all at work on a single day, enjoyed their performances, thought they deserved some notice as solid and reliable actors who were not, however, star names, and, yes, appreciated their inclinations towards showing off their bodies.

On to Scott, who I saw in the sweet comedy movie Role Models, where he shared top billing with Paul Rudd. But almost everybody who sees a photo of Scott recognizes him immediately from a comedy role he played 25 years ago: “Stifler!”

Role Models. Very briefly, from Wikipedia:

Role Models is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Wain about two energy drink salesmen who are ordered to perform 150 hours of community service as punishment for various offenses. For their service, the two men work at a program designed to pair kids with adult role models. The film stars Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jane Lynch and Elizabeth Banks.

A theatrical poster:


Scott on the left, Rudd on the right, posed with their charges: for Scott, a foumouthed street kid played by Bobb’e J. Thompson; for Rudd, a nerdy teenager played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

On Scott, from Wikipedia:

Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the American Pie series of teen sex comedies. He has appeared in a range of genres, including the horror film Final Destination (2000), the road-comedy film Road Trip (2000), the stoner comedy film Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000), the science fiction comedy Evolution (2001), the action films Bulletproof Monk and The Rundown (both 2003), the action comedy film The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), the comedy Role Models (2008), the buddy cop film Cop Out (2010), the hockey comedy film Goon (2011) and Crash in the Ice Age franchise.

Scott is a very physical actor, always in motion, and seems to choose his (many and diverse) roles primarily on the basis of how much activity they call for. He also has a ready smile, seen in the shirtless shot in my previous posting. And he loves to show off his body. Here’s one of a set of cock-tease shots from earlier in his career, before he got really ripped — but he’s still slim and lean:


Now for his most famous role, as Stifler in American Pie — with a name no doubt selected to suggest that he was always ready to get stiff for sex. On the movie:

American Pie is a 1999 teen sex comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical series. The film was a box-office hit and spawned three direct sequels: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). The film concentrates on five best friends (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler (who has already lost his virginity), the guys make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation. The title is borrowed from the pop song of the same name and refers to a scene in the film, in which the lead character is caught masturbating with a pie after being told that third base feels like “warm apple pie”.

A theatrical poster:


Even from the poster — with its slogan “There’s something about your first piece” — you can see it revels tastelessly in teen sex. And so it does, hilariously. But with many very sweet touches.

In the center in the poster is Jason Biggs as Jim Levenstein, the protagonist of the film; the girl with the flute is Alyson Hannigan (of later fame in the Buffy tv series); and Seann William Scott as Stifler is at the upper right.

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