American Beauty

98
  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1999
  • Running time: 122 min
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

Original Release

09/17/1999

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Cast

Annette Bening Carolyn Burnham
Kevin Spacey Lester Burnham
Thora Birch Jane Burnham
Allison Janney Barbara Fitts
Mena Suvari Angela Hayes
Wes Bentley Ricky Fitts
Chris Cooper Colonel Fitts
Scott Bakula Jim Olmeyer
Peter Gallagher Buddy Kane
Sam Robards Jim Berkley
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sam Mendes

Writers

Alan Ball

Cast

Annette Bening Carolyn Burnham
Kevin Spacey Lester Burnham
Thora Birch Jane Burnham
Allison Janney Barbara Fitts
Mena Suvari Angela Hayes
Wes Bentley Ricky Fitts
Chris Cooper Colonel Fitts
Scott Bakula Jim Olmeyer
Peter Gallagher Buddy Kane
Sam Robards Jim Berkley
Barry Del Sherman Brad
John Cho Sale House Man #1
Kent Faulcon Sale House Man #3
Ara Celi Sale House Woman #1
Sue Casey Sale House Woman #2
Brenda Wehle Sale House Women #4
Lisa Cloud Sale House Women #4
Amber Smith Christy Kane
Joel McCrary Catering Boss
Marissa Jaret Winokur Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl

Producers

Editors

Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury

2000 Oscar Best Picture Won
2000 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
2000 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
2000 Oscar Best Director Won
2000 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Won
2000 Oscar Best Cinematography Won
2000 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
2000 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
2000 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
2000 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2000 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Won
2000 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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