American Beauty

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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.

  1. Alan Ball

    Author, Screenplay

  2. Sam Mendes


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kevin Spacey

    Kevin Spacey

    Lester Burnham

  2. Annette Bening

    Annette Bening

    Carolyn Burnham

  3. Thora Birch

    Thora Birch

    Jane Burnham

  4. Wes Bentley

    Wes Bentley

    Ricky Fitts

  5. Mena Suvari

    Mena Suvari

    Angela Hayes

  6. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper

    Colonel Frank Fitts

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $356,296,601.00


Release Information

  • September 8, 1999
    R, Premiere
  • September 15, 1999
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • September 17, 1999
    R, Theatrical (limited)
  • October 1, 1999
    R, Theatrical



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