06/09/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Seann William Scott Wants To Shed The Curse Of Steve Stifler

It's every actor's fear: finding a role so juicy that it launches his career - and then pigeonholes him as that character for the rest of his life.

In the case of Seann William Scott, it could be called the Curse of Steve Stifler - the role of the obnoxious, oversexed teen in "American Pie" that introduced him to a mass audience. But Scott is hoping his latest film, "The Promotion," will reverse the curse.

"On the one hand, [Stifler] created a real career for me," says Scott, 31. "It gave me the opportunity to take care of my family. But it really is this one-dimensional, over-the-top, silly, stupid character. Thank God that Steve [Conrad] said, 'I can see beyond that.'"

Conrad, who wrote and directed "The Promotion," opening Friday, thinks Scott is selling himself short.

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