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American Beauty

...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 (Director's 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.
Production Year1999
DVD release2000-10-24
Running Time121 minutes
Aspect Ratio2.35
AudioEnglish DD (Dolby Digital) 5.1 Surround
English DTS (Digital Theater Systems) 5.1 Surround
English DD (Dolby Digital) Dolby Surround
Commentary DD (Dolby Digital) Stereo
ActorsKevin 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 #4
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
Romana Leah as Spartanette #5
Chekesa 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 Sher as Playground Girl #1
Chelsea Hertford as Playground Girl #2
Amber Smith as Christy Kane
Joel McCrary as Catering Boss
Marissa Winokur as Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl (Janine)
Dennis Anderson as Mr. Smiley's Manager
Matthew Kimbrough as Firing Range Attendant
Erin Strubbe as Young Jane
Elaine Kendall as Newscaster (uncredited)