American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-09-15
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 6959 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Jinks/Cohen Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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
  • Chris Cooper

    as Colonel Frank Fitts
  • Allison Janney

    as Barbara Fitts
  • Peter Gallagher

    as Buddy Kane
  • Scott Bakula

    as Jim Olmeyer
  • Sam Robards

    as Jim Berkley
  • Barry Del Sherman

    as Brad Dupree
  • John Cho

    as Sale House Man #1
  • Hal Fort Atkinson

    as Sale House Man #2
  • Kent Faulcon

    as Sale House Man #3
  • Ara Celi

    as Sale House Woman #1
  • Sue Casey

    as Sale House Woman #2
  • Brenda Wehle

    as Sale House Woman #3
  • Lisa Cloud

    as Sale House Woman #4
  • Amber Smith

    as Christy Kane
  • Joel McCrary

    as Catering Boss
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur

    as Janine
  • Dennis Anderson

    as Mr. Smiley's Manager
  • Matthew Kimbrough

    as Firing Range Attendant
  • Erin Cathryn Strubbe

    as Young Jane
  • 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
  • Chekesha Van Putten

    as Spartanette #6
  • 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
  • Elaine Corral Kendall

    as Newscaster (uncredited)
  • David C. Fisher

    as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Tom Miller

    as Advertising Executive (uncredited)
  • Bruce Cohen

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