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Which actors got the biggest pieces of cash pie for American Reunion?

Oct. 5, 2011by: Paul Tassi

While you would think that half the cast of AMERICAN REUNION was doing the film for publicity alone, as there aren't too many skyrocketing careers in the group, THR has an interesting story about which actors got paid how much to reprise their roles.

Reportedly Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott got $5M each, while How I Met Your Mother's Alyson Hannigan got $3M. Eugene Levy, who has been milking the series on DVD for years is also getting $3M.

Somewhere in a range between $500K and $750K are Chris Klein, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Natasha Lyonne, Jennifer Coolidge, Mena Suvari and Shannon Elizabeth.

Then we have poor Tara Reid, who reportedly took the $250K initially offered to her. Guess she needs a better agent, or at least a few friends from the cast who could have clued her in as to what standard was. I mean Natasha Lyonne is getting $500K to be in this? Really?

Seann William Scott is still on occasion a leading man, so I understand his payout. Biggs is the star of the show, and despite his absence of other notable films, he was in a power position to get that much cash. I'm a little surprised Hannigan isn't getting the same amount, as she's the only one currently starring in something extremely successful, and is practically the second lead in these films, but I guess women just get paid less in Hollywood, which is an unfortunate fact of the industry.

Extra Tidbit: I didn't realize Shannon Elizabeth was confirmed to come back as she's been left out of the promo shots.
Source: THR

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2:54PM on 10/05/2011

Wow...

It's like Chris Klein has been aging for seven other people since the last movie...
It's like Chris Klein has been aging for seven other people since the last movie...
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9:22PM on 10/05/2011
You would to if Tom Cruise stole your girlfriend.
You would to if Tom Cruise stole your girlfriend.
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1:18PM on 10/05/2011
They all pretty much need the money except Alyson and Sean.
They all pretty much need the money except Alyson and Sean.
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9:31PM on 10/05/2011
Cruise should do an unannounced cameo and punch Chris Klein in the face.
Cruise should do an unannounced cameo and punch Chris Klein in the face.
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2:30PM on 10/05/2011

Wow.

thats why i wish i was an actor.
thats why i wish i was an actor.
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6:07PM on 10/05/2011

Pay Raise!!!!...

Hey, ever at $250K Tara Reid is getting a pay hike from the crap she's been putting out lately!
Hey, ever at $250K Tara Reid is getting a pay hike from the crap she's been putting out lately!
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10:38PM on 10/05/2011

It's kind of ironic

Chris Klein held out on American Wedding because he thought he deserved more money. Now he's coming back and making less than a fifth of some of his co-stars' salaries. That's what happens when you're a douchebag. (If you haven't already, please Google his Mamma Mia audition.)
Chris Klein held out on American Wedding because he thought he deserved more money. Now he's coming back and making less than a fifth of some of his co-stars' salaries. That's what happens when you're a douchebag. (If you haven't already, please Google his Mamma Mia audition.)
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1:39PM on 10/06/2011
Alyson Hannigan is the most talented.
Alyson Hannigan is the most talented.
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2:36AM on 10/06/2011
I don't know how I feel about the cast, but maybe the film will be a nice little reunion and some of these guys will retain what we loved about them in the first film. My real question is: how the hell did they clean Tara up enough for her to be in this?
I don't know how I feel about the cast, but maybe the film will be a nice little reunion and some of these guys will retain what we loved about them in the first film. My real question is: how the hell did they clean Tara up enough for her to be in this?
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2:31PM on 10/05/2011

BTW

they all look the same kind of LOL
they all look the same kind of LOL
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6:19PM on 10/05/2011
That's about $20 million for salary alone. Call me skeptical, but I don't see the film making much more during its theatrical run.
That's about $20 million for salary alone. Call me skeptical, but I don't see the film making much more during its theatrical run.
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