Winner Of Five Academy Awards …look closer at the most talked about film of the year. Intelligent, provocative and wickedly funny, American Beauty has struck a chord with audiences around the world and become a defining achievement in cinematic history. …look closer at the most honored film of the year. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, American Beauty appeared on over 275 Top 10 lists and was named Best Picture of the Year by over 65 critics. In an extraordinary directorial debut, Sam Mendes (Directors Guild of America Award) teamed with screenwriter Alan Ball (Writers Guild of America Award) to capture unparalleled praise among critics and audiences alike. …look closer at the most acclaimed cast of the year led by brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening as the indelible Lester and Carolyn Burnham, a seemingly ordinary couple in an anonymous suburban neighborhood whose marriage -- and lives -- are slowly unraveling. From beginning to startling end, American Beauty has been deemed a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rod Dreher, New York Post) that will entertain and challenge audiences to …look closer for years to come.

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American Beauty (1999)

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Drama · 2h 2m · 9/8/1999

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Winner Of Five Academy Awards …look closer at the most talked about film of the year. Intelligent, provocative and wickedly funny, American Beauty has struck a chord with audiences around the world and become a defining achievement in cinematic history. …look closer at the most honored film of the year. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, American Beauty appeared on over 275 Top 10 lists and was named Best Picture of the Year by over 65 critics. In an extraordinary directorial debut, Sam Mendes (Directors Guild of America Award) teamed with screenwriter Alan Ball (Writers Guild of America Award) to capture unparalleled praise among critics and audiences alike. …look closer at the most acclaimed cast of the year led by brilliant performances from Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening as the indelible Lester and Carolyn Burnham, a seemingly ordinary couple in an anonymous suburban neighborhood whose marriage -- and lives -- are slowly unraveling. From beginning to startling end, American Beauty has been deemed a "flat-out masterpiece" (Rod Dreher, New York Post) that will entertain and challenge audiences to …look closer for years to come.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

DreamWorks, Jinks/Cohen Company

Budget

$15,000,000

Revenue

$356,296,601
Part Of
Cast
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Kevin Spacey

Lester Burnham
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Annette Bening

Carolyn Burnham
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Thora Birch

Jane Burnham
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Wes Bentley

Ricky Fitts
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Mena Suvari

Angela Hayes
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Peter Gallagher

Buddy Kane
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Allison Janney

Barbara Fitts
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Alison Faulk

Spartanette #1
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Chris Cooper

Colonel Fitts
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Lisa Cloud

Sale House Women #4
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Sam Robards

Jim Berkley
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Ara Celi

Sale House Woman #1
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John Cho

Sale House Man #1
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Fort Atkinson

Sale House Man #2
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Sue Casey

Sale House Woman #2
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Kent Faulcon

Sale House Man #3
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Brenda Wehle

Sale House Women #4
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Scott Bakula

Jim Olmeyer
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Ronald Reagan

President Ronald Reagan (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Barry Del Sherman

Brad
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Krista Goodsitt

Spartanette #2
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Amber Smith

Christy Kane
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Carolina Lancaster

Spartanette #4
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Mona Leah

Spartanette #5 (as Romana Leah)
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Chekesha Van Putten

Spartanette #6 (as Chekesa Van Putten)
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Emily Zachary

Spartanette #7
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Nancy Anderson

Spartanette #8
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Reshma Gajjar

Spartanette #9
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Stephanie Rizzo

Spartanette #10
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Heather Joy Sher

Playground Girl #1
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Tom Miller

Advertising Executive (uncredited)
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Lily Houtkin

Spartanette #3
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Joel McCrary

Catering Boss
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Marissa Jaret Winokur

Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl (Janine)
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Dennis Anderson

Mr. Smiley's Manager
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Matthew Kimbrough

Firing Range Attendant
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Erin Cathryn Strubbe

Young Jane
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Bruce Cohen

Bartender (uncredited)
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Elaine Corral Kendall

Newscaster (uncredited)
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David C. Fisher

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Chelsea Hertford

Playground Girl #2
Crew
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Sam Mendes

Director
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Alan Ball

Writer
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(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/2/2002

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8/7/2007

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1/1/2013

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9/21/2010

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American Beauty

(DVD)

12/4/2000

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1/8/2013

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(DVD)

8/7/2007

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(Blu-ray)

9/21/2010

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American Beauty

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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