Starring a cast of mostly unknowns, and reviving the raunchy teen comedy genre that had been dead and buried for more than a decade, no one knew what to expect of American Pie when it debuted back in the summer of Some have come back down to Earth hard, while others are just getting started. Universal Pictures.
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Chris Klein (Chris “Oz” Ostreicher)
When Jay Pharoah wants to become the most versatile actor in the world, he turns to experts to teach him new skills. Watch the video. It's the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister. Jim and his friends are now in college, and they decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun. Erik and Cooze start college and pledge the Beta House fraternity, presided over by none other than legendary Dwight Stifler. When Erik Stifler gets a free pass to do whatever he wants from his girlfriend, he and his two best friends head to see his cousin Dwight for the Naked Mile and a weekend they will never forget. Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.
Jason Biggs (Jim Levenstein)
It's been 20 years since audiences lost their minds over a film where five friends try to lose their virginity and we haven't been able to look at an apple pie the same way since. Back when American Pie first premiered in the summer of , no one could have predicted how much this gross-out film would make at the box office, eventually spawning an entire generation of teen sex comedies which all tried to recapture its crass yet heartfelt spirit. Buy now American Pie — four-film collection. While a whole American Pie franchise soon followed, the cast themselves have enjoyed various degrees of success in other projects since. After Biggs thrust himself into the lead role and an apple pie for good measure , his career went through a few ups and downs in the years that followed, appearing in just a few Kevin Smith movies and little else of note. Biggs will next star in a new Fox sitcom called Outmatched , as well as the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob reboot, reuniting Jason with director Kevin Smith once again. After imbuing the 'kind jock' trope with unexpected warmth in American Pie , Klein's career led to some big opportunities in films like Election and We Were Soldiers , but these soon petered out in favour of smaller indie releases.
It was the sleeper hit of that no one saw coming, especially the studio, Universal, which sold off the foreign rights in an attempt to recoup its budget. Big mistake. Warm apple pies do not count. The majority of the stars have returned for the direct sequels, American Pie 2, American Wedding and American Reunion , while trying to avoid being type-cast for their iconic roles in the teen sex comedy. But some experienced personal hardships, including Russian Doll star Natasha Lyonne , while others found second careers as musicians, professional poker players and live-tweeters of The Bachelor.