Here's Why Eugene Levy Says Getting Recognized For "American Pie" Got To Be Pretty "Tedious"

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Eugene played Jim's dad in the iconic film franchise.

Eugene Levy spent a lot of his life getting recognized for his role in American Pie — and it sounds like it got annoying after a while!

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While looking back on his career, Eugene says that for a long time, he was only known for his role in the iconic franchise.

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"The American Pie thing got a bit tedious," Eugene admitted in an interview with the Guardian.

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He says it even got to a point where people were bringing him apple pies wherever he went.

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"People would bring me apple pie every time I went into a restaurant or to a wedding," Eugene said. "Which is kind of funny, but it did happen a lot."

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Nowadays, Eugene is better known for playing the patriarch of a different family in his role as Johnny Rose in Schitt’s Creek.

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"Now, it’s Schitt’s Creek," Eugene shared. "All over the world. People came up and talked about the show in pretty much any location we visited."

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It sounds like finally being recognized for something else was a big relief for Eugene!

You can read all that Eugene had to say here.

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