American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-09-15
  • User Rating: 8.0/10 from 11665 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sam Mendes
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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 with his daughter's attractive friend.

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  • Kevin Spacey

    as Lester Burnham
  • Annette Bening

    as Carolyn Burnham
  • Thora Birch

    as Jane Burnham
  • Wes Bentley

    as Ricky Fitts
  • Mena Suvari

    as Angela Hayes
  • Peter Gallagher

    as Buddy Kane
  • Allison Janney

    as Barbara Fitts
  • Chris Cooper

    as Colonel Fitts
  • Scott Bakula

    as Jim Olmeyer
  • Sam Robards

    as Jim Berkley
  • Barry Del Sherman

    as Brad
  • Ara Celi

    as Sale House Woman #1
  • John Cho

    as Sale House Man #1
  • Fort Atkinson

    as Sale House Man #2
  • Sue Casey

    as Sale House Woman #2
  • Kent Faulcon

    as Sale House Man #3
  • Brenda Wehle

    as Sale House Woman #3
  • Lisa Cloud

    as Sale House Woman #4
  • Alison Faulk

    as Spartanette #1
  • Krista Goodsitt

    as Spartanette #2
  • Lily Houtkin

    as Spartanette #3
  • Carolina Lancaster

    as Spartanette #4
  • Mona Leah

    as Spartanette #5 (as Romana Leah)
  • Chekesha Van Putten

    as Spartanette #6 (as Chekesa Van Putten)
  • Emily Zachary

    as Spartanette #7
  • Nancy Anderson

    as Spartanette #8
  • Reshma Gajjar

    as Spartanette #9
  • Stephanie Rizzo

    as Spartanette #10
  • Heather Joy Sher

    as Playground Girl #1
  • Chelsea Hertford

    as Playground Girl #2
  • Amber Smith

    as Christy Kane
  • Joel McCrary

    as Catering Boss
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur

    as Janine - Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl
  • Dennis Anderson

    as Mr. Smiley's Manager
  • Matthew Kimbrough

    as Firing Range Attendant
  • Erin Cathryn Strubbe

    as Young Jane
  • Thomas J. Armstrong

    as Sale House Man #4 (uncredited)
  • Bruce Cohen

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Elaine Corral Kendall

    as Newscaster (uncredited)
  • David C. Fisher

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • James Hunter

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Spencer Kayden

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Tom Miller

    as Advertising Executive (uncredited)
  • Ronald Reagan

    as President Ronald Reagan (archive footage) (uncredited)
Directing Sam Mendes Director
Costume & Make-Up Julie Weiss Costume Design
Production Debra Zane Casting
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Art Naomi Shohan Production Design
Camera Conrad L. Hall Director of Photography
Production Dan Jinks Producer
Editing Tariq Anwar Editor
Art David Lazan Art Direction
Editing Christopher Greenbury Editor
Production Bruce Cohen Producer
Production Alan Ball Co-Producer
Production Stan Wlodkowski Co-Producer
Visual Effects David Goldberg Visual Effects Supervisor
Lighting Gerald A. King Rigging Grip
Directing Ana Maria Quintana Script Supervisor
Production Deborah Ricketts Researcher
Visual Effects Rob Hodgson Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Geoffrey Haley Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Alix Hester Set Costumer
Sound Scott Martin Gershin Supervising Sound Editor
Camera Lorey Sebastian Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Marcy Grace Froehlich Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Chris Douridas Music Supervisor
Sound Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley
Costume & Make-Up Julie Hewett Makeup Artist
Art Joe Ondrejko Construction Coordinator
Visual Effects Janet Yale Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Jonathan F. Styrlund Visual Effects Producer
Costume & Make-Up Hope Slepak Costume Supervisor
Sound Thomas Pasatieri Orchestrator
Crew Paula Abdul Choreographer
Editing Tracey Wadmore-Smith First Assistant Editor
Camera Aaron Pazanti Camera Operator
Camera Clyde E. Bryan First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Carol A. O'Connell Key Hair Stylist
Lighting Huston Beaumont Rigging Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Patricia DeHaney Key Hair Stylist
Art Molly Click Art Department Coordinator
Sound Scott Millan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bill Bernstein Music Editor
Sound Joanie Diener Music Editor
Sound Bryan Bowen Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tania McComas Makeup Artist
Art Jan K. Bergstrom Set Decoration
Art Cat Smith Assistant Art Director
Sound Alan Rankin Sound Effects Editor
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Editing Larry Madaras First Assistant Editor
Crew John Hartigan Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Cydney Cornell Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kanani Wolf Set Costumer
Production Cristen Carr Strubbe Unit Production Manager
Sound Jackie Gonneau ADR & Dubbing
Crew Pete Townshend Thanks
Crew Nicole Kidman Thanks
Directing Tony Adler Assistant Director
Crew Ben Scott Stunt Coordinator
Crew Phil Culotta Utility Stunts
Crew Lisa Dennis Post Production Supervisor
Crew David Linck Unit Publicist
Lighting Ross Dunkerley Electrician
Directing Rosemary C. Cremona Assistant Director
Sound Trevor Jolly ADR Supervisor
Art Christian Zimmermann Standby Painter
Crew A. Welch Lambeth Transportation Coordinator
Crew Jim Turner Production Controller
Editing Phil Hetos Color Timer
Production Janet Lonsdale Production Accountant
Crew Rob Garlow Propmaker
Visual Effects Ralph Merzbach 24 Frame Playback
Crew Pia Mehr Studio Teachers
Crew Krissy Korn Craft Service
Sound Dennis S. Sands Scoring Mixer
Art Richard W. Jones Greensman
Sound Carl Fischer Boom Operator
Crew Jeff Couch Driver
Crew Randy Lovelady Transportation Captain
Production Christine Bonnem Location Manager
Sound Thomas O'Neil Younkman First Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Richard Van Dyke Production Sound Mixer
Crew Mike Piccirillo Set Production Assistant
Crew Kevin Du Toit Post Production Assistant
Camera Bill Young Key Grip
Crew René González Projection
Editing Jeffrey Skinner Editorial Production Assistant
Art Chris Samp Painter
Visual Effects John Cassella 3D Artist
Art Lynda Reiss Property Master
Crew Holiday Freeman Stand In
Crew Matt Magnolia Visual Effects Editor
Art Andrea Dopaso Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ian Kay Set Dressing Artist
Visual Effects Olivier Sarda Digital Compositors
Visual Effects Paula Bonhomme Visual Effects Coordinator
Camera Dana Kroeger Additional Camera
Production Christa Vausbinder Production Coordinator
Camera Conrad W. Hall Second Unit Director of Photography
Camera David Golia Second Unit Director of Photography
Sound Mark Gordon Dialogue Editor
Sound Simon Coke Dialogue Editor
Camera Michael Thomas Camera Loader
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Camera Mike Gentile Second Assistant Camera
Production Terri Taylor Casting Assistant
Production Chee Ho Location Assistant
Production Jeff Lovely Location Coordinator
Production Steven R. Molen Production Executive
Visual Effects Matt Dessero Visual Effects Compositor
Production Victor A. Haddox Assistant Accountant
Art Tony Chance Storyboard Artist
Crew Jason Hansen Special Effects Assistant
Camera Kelly Diehl Libra Head Technician
Production Debbie-Lynn Siegel Payroll Accountant
Crew Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc Pilot
Sound James Moriana Foley Artist
Production Raquel Osborne Extras Casting
Production Steven Buhai Production Assistant
Directing Stephanie Kime Second Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Buffy Zerefski Assistant Makeup Artist
Sound Greg Zimmerman Foley Recordist
Lighting John Carney Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Directing Peter E. Hirsch Second Assistant Director
Sound Dean Drabin ADR Mixer
Lighting James M. Cox Chief Lighting Technician
Crew Jerry Miscevich Special Effects Technician
Visual Effects Travis Baumann Compositing Artist
Art Angela M. Whiting Assistant Property Master
Camera Carlos M. Gallardo Dolly Grip
Art Brook Bacon Swing
Camera Paul Farley Best Boy Grip
Production Lisa Marie Serra Post Production Coordinator
Production Matt Walker Production Secretary
Costume & Make-Up Sanford Slepak Key Costumer
Production Yoshi Enoki Jr. Assistant Location Manager
Production Shannon Speaker Assistant Production Coordinator
Sound Brian Basham ADR Recordist
Editing Vince Filippone Assistant Editor
Production Maria DeVane Post Production Accountant
Art Suzan Wexler Set Designer
Art Robin Richesson Storyboard Artist
Art Mike Higelmire Leadman
Directing Chris Edmonds Second Unit First Assistant Director
Crew Dana Brunetti Actor's Assistant
Crew Kim Mozingo Actor's Assistant
Art Michael Casey Leadman
Art Lisa Penaranda Set Decorating Coordinator
Writing Alan Ball Writer