The Professional Jerk

How the American Pie lowlife became a cult hero

He didn't mean to create the devil. He just wanted a job. But when Seann William Scott quit his gig stocking shelves at Home Depot to audition for the 10-line part of Steve Stifler in 1999's teen-sex comedy American Pie, he unwittingly invented the icon of the Generation Y frat boy, the Eustace Tilly of the Maxim set. Scott's Stifler, who returns this Friday in the Pie franchise's third installment, American Wedding, is a rich kid dedicated to humiliating those who appear to be his friends. In the first film, he slipped a laxative to a public bathroom--averse buddy at school....

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