Seann William Scott has been making us laugh since we fell in love with him as Stifler in American Pie. Now, he’s a comedy staple even though he has a plethora of other non-comedic roles. Today, let’s focus on the roles that made us laugh the most.
Stifler in the American Pie Franchise
This was the role that got Scott a place in all of our hearts! In the American Pie franchise, he plays Stifler an unfiltered, over-the-top guy. He owns some of the most iconic moments in the franchise, including chasing Jim (Jason Biggs) down with a dildo, that “Maniac” dance sequence, and his reaction to finding out Finch banged his mom.
Chester in Dude, Where’s My Car?
“Dude, what does mine say?” If you’re anything like us, you can probably hear that scene just from seeing the still image above. This is the ultimate stupid comedy and it’s one of my all-time favorites. Scott and Ashton Kutcher are the dynamic duo we didn’t know we needed until this movie dropped. I recently rewatched the movie and forgot just how funny they are together. Can we get another Kutcher-Scott pairing, please?
Wheeler in Role Models
Scott may not be the funniest one in this comedy (sorry, we’ve gotta give that to Bobb’e J. Thompson who plays Ronnie) but the combination of him with Thompson and Paul Rudd makes this one a classic. Sure, we wouldn’t leave him with our children even for a court-appointed mentor program but the result is laugh-out-loud funny.
Travis in The Rundown
In The Rundown, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays Beck, who’s tasked with bringing Travis (played by Scott) to his father. That sounds like a simple premise but, of course, it wasn’t an easy trip. Travis is a ridiculously spoiled brat on an island where he thought he could steer clear of any wrongdoings. As you can see in the clip I shared, Scott’s character was a sarcastic character who got by on luck — a lot.
Dave in Cop Out
If you flip through Scott’s filmography, he started to steer clear of his goofy roles so he’d be less pigeonholed as that type. So, in The Rundown and Cop Out, he took on more sarcastic villains with a side of humor. Personally, I think these roles really suit him and show his acting chops more than just the strictly comedic roles. While this role isn’t a big one, he nails this scene with Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis.
What’s your favorite Seann William Scott role?