American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 58mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords black comedy, dark, drugs, gay, medical condition, murder, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kevin Spacey Actor Lester Burnham 1 1000001
Annette Bening Actor Carolyn Burnham 1 1000002
Thora Birch Actor Jane Burnham 1 1000003
Wes Bentley Actor Ricky Fitts 1 1000004
Mena Suvari Actor Angela Hayes 1 1000005
Peter Gallagher Actor Buddy Kane 1 1000006
Allison Janney Actor Barbara Fitts 1 1000007
Chris Cooper Actor Colonel Fitts 1 1000008
Scott Bakula Actor Jim Olmeyer 1 1000009
Sam Robards Actor Jim Berkley 1 1000010
Barry Sherman Actor Brad 1 1000011
Ara Celi Actor Sale House Woman No 1 1 1000012
John Cho Actor Sale House Man No 1 1 1000013
Fort Atkinson Actor Sale House Man No 2 1 1000014
Sue Casey Actor Sale House Woman No 2 1 1000015
Kent Faulcon Actor Sale House Man No 3 1 1000016
Brenda Wehle Actor Sale House Woman No 4 1 1000017
Lisa Cloud Actor Sale House Woman No 4 1 1000018
Alison Faulk Actor Spartanette No 1 1 1000019
Krista Goodsitt Actor Spartanette No 2 1 1000020
Lily Houtkin Actor Spartanette No 3 1 1000021
Carolina Lancaster Actor Spartanette No 4 1 1000022
Romana Leah Actor Spartanette No 5 1 1000023
Chekesa Van Putten Actor Spartanette No 6 1 1000024
Emily Zachary Actor Spartanette No 7 1 1000025
Nancy Anderson Actor Spartanette No 8 1 1000026
Reshma Gajjar Actor Spartanette No 9 1 1000027
Stephanie Rizzo Actor Spartanette No 10 1 1000028
Heather Sher Actor Playground Girl No 1 1 1000029
Chelsea Hertford Actor Playground Girl No 2 1 1000030
Amber Smith Actor Christy Kane 1 1000031
Joel McCrary Actor Catering Boss 1 1000032
Marissa Winokur Actor (Janine) 1 1000033
Dennis Anderson Actor Mr Smiley's Manager 1 1000034
Matthew Kimbrough Actor Firing Range Attendant 1 1000035
Erin Strubbe Actor Young Jane 1 1000036
Sam Mendes Director n/a 2 2000001
Bruce Cohen Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dan Jinks Producer n/a 3 3000002
Janet Yale Producer (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 3 3000003
Jonathan Styrlund Producer (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 3 3000004
Stanley Wlodkowski Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Alan Ball Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Alan Ball Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Cristen Carr Strubbe Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Tony Adler Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
E Dietrich Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Rosemary Cremona Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Peter Hirsch Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Stephanie Kime Assistant Director 2nd assistant director 163 5000006
Chris Edmonds Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Michelle Edmonds Assistant Director n/a 163 5000008
Lisa Kennedy Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000009
Christine Bonnem Location Manager n/a 193 5000010
Ana Quintana Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000011
Marilyn Giardino-Zyeh Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000012
Lisa Serra Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000013
Christa Vausbinder Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000014
Chee Ho Location Assistant locations assistant 120947 5000015
Shannon Speaker Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000016
Yoshi Enoki Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000017
Conrad Hall Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Conrad Hall Director of Photography 2nd unit director of photography 120780 6000002
David Golia Director of Photography 2nd unit director of photography 120780 6000003
Aaron Pazanti Camera Operator n/a 239 6000004
Geoffrey Haley Camera Operator video camera operator 239 6000005
Michael Thomas Camera camera loader 120798 6000006
Clyde Bryan Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000007
Suzanne Trucks Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000008
David Riley Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000009
Mike Gentile Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000010
Jennifer Carlson Video Playback 24-frame video playback technician(E=mc2) 505 6000011
Rene Gonzalez Projectionist n/a 121104 6000012
Lorey Sebastian Photography still photographer 120835 6000013
John Carney Lighting assistant chief lighting technician 798 6000014
Patrick Ralston Lighting assistant chief lighting technician 798 6000015
Phil Hetos Color Timer n/a 120921 6000016
Tariq Anwar Editor n/a 172 7000001
Christopher Greenbury Editor n/a 172 7000002
Matt Magnolia Editor editorial(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 172 7000003
Vince Filippone Avid Editor Avid assistant 120898 7000004
P Harling Avid Editor Avid assistant 120898 7000005
Simon Coke Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000006
Mark Gordon Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000007
Jeffrey Skinner Editorial Production Assistant n/a 121035 7000008
Tracey Wadmore-Smith Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000009
Larry Madaras Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000010
Thomas Newman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jordan Corngold Music assistant music editor 120781 8000002
Dennis Sands Music music scoring mixer 120781 8000003
Julian Bratolyubov Music music preparation 120781 8000004
Leslie Morris Music Contractor n/a 121013 8000005
Bill Bernstein Music Editor n/a 214 8000006
Joanie Diener Music Editor n/a 214 8000007
Chris Douridas Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000008
Thomas Pasatieri Original Music n/a 120838 8000009
Pete Townshend Song ("The Seeker") 120859 8000010
John Lennon Song ("Because") 120859 8000011
Sir Paul McCartney Song ("Because") 120859 8000012
Oscar Hammerstein Song ("Bali Ha'i") 120859 8000013
Richard Rodgers Song ("Bali Ha'i") 120859 8000014
Barry Mann Song ("On Broadway") 120859 8000015
Cynthia Weil Song ("On Broadway") 120859 8000016
Jerry Leiber Song ("On Broadway") 120859 8000017
Mike Stoller Song ("On Broadway") 120859 8000018
Paul Lavender Song song master arranger("On Broadway") 120859 8000019
Bill Withers Song n/a 120859 8000020
Bill Withers Song song producer("Use Me") 120859 8000021
Betty Carter Song n/a 120859 8000022
Rick Arbuckle Song ("Tenderfoot") 120859 8000023
Hilton Ruiz Song ("Something Grand") 120859 8000024
Ian Ball Song ("We Haven't Turned Around") 120859 8000025
Paul Blackburn Song ("We Haven't Turned Around") 120859 8000026
Thomas Gray Song ("We Haven't Turned Around") 120859 8000027
Benjamin Ottewell Song ("We Haven't Turned Around") 120859 8000028
Oliver Peacock Song ("We Haven't Turned Around") 120859 8000029
E Petralia Song ("Cancer for the Cure") 120859 8000030
Mickey Petralia Song ("Cancer for the Cure") 120859 8000031
Burton Cummings Song ("American Woman") 120859 8000032
Randy Bachman Song ("American Woman") 120859 8000033
Jim Kale Song ("American Woman") 120859 8000034
Gary Peterson Song ("American Woman") 120859 8000035
Bob Dylan Song n/a 120859 8000036
Jule Styne Song ("Don't Rain On My Parade") 120859 8000037
Bob Merrill Song ("Don't Rain On My Parade") 120859 8000038
Bobby Darin Song song/song performer("As Long As I'm Singing") 120859 8000039
Sammy Cahn Song songs("Call Me Irresponsible" "Where Love Has Gone") 120859 8000040
Jimmy Van Heusen Song songs("Call Me Irresponsible" "Where Love Has Gone") 120859 8000041
Andy Fraser Song ("All Right Now") 120859 8000042
Paul Rodgers Song ("All Right Now") 120859 8000043
Neil Young Song ("Don't Let It Bring You Down") 120859 8000044
Elliott Smith Song Performer ("Because") 120788 8000045
Peggy Lee Song Performer ("Bali Ha'i") 120788 8000046
Betty Carter Song Performer ("Open the Door") 120788 8000047
Eels Song Performer ("Cancer for the Cure") 120788 8000051
Bob Dylan Song Performer ("All Along the Watchtower") 120788 8000053
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Annie Lennox Song Performer ("Don't Let It Bring You Down") 120788 8000057
Naomi Shohan Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jan Bergstrom Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Lisa Penaranda Set Decorator set decoration coordinator 165 9000003
David Lazan Art Director n/a 183 9000004
Brook Bacon Swing Gang n/a 434 9000005
Kevin Chambers Swing Gang n/a 434 9000006
Gary Kudroff Swing Gang n/a 434 9000007
John Scott Swing Gang n/a 434 9000008
Andrea Dopaso Set Designer n/a 202 9000009
Suzan Wexler Set Designer n/a 202 9000010
Robin Richesson Storyboard Artist n/a 199 9000011
Tony Chance Storyboard Artist n/a 199 9000012
Carolyn Lassek Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000013
Ian Kay Set Dresser on-set dresser 197 9000014
Michael Casey Lead Person leadperson 120957 9000015
Mike Higelmire Lead Person leadperson 120957 9000016
Cathy Smith Assistant Art Director n/a 315 9000017
Molly Click Art Department Coordinator n/a 195 9000018
Susan Evans Art Department paint/roto artist(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120843 9000019
Nicolle Cornute Art Department paint/roto artist(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120843 9000020
Tomme Stanley Art Department paint/roto artist(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120843 9000021
Debra Zane Casting n/a 179 10000001
Terri Taylor Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000002
Raquel Osborne Extras Casting n/a 120851 10000003
Todd Homme Executive in Charge executive in charge of music 120791 11000001
Glenn Williamson Studio Executive n/a 120875 11000002
Rob Hodgson Supervisor (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120845 11000003
David Goldberg Supervisor (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120845 11000004
Martin Cohen Post-Production Executive n/a 120876 11000005
Michael Torchia Consultant personal trainer to Kevin Spacey 120784 12000001
Deborah Ricketts Research researcher 458 12000002
Marcy Froehlich Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Julie Weiss Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Hope Slepak Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000003
Sanford Slepak Costumes key costumer 120828 13000004
Carol O'Connell Hair Stylist key hairstylist 120799 13000005
Patricia DeHaney Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000006
Cydney Cornell Hair Stylist Annette Bening's hairstylist 120799 13000007
Cheri Ruff Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000008
Steve Soussana Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000009
Tania McComas Makeup Artist key makeup artist 120801 13000010
Christine Steele Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000011
Julie Hewett Makeup Artist Annette Bening's makeup artist 120801 13000012
Juliet Loveland Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000013
Alix Hester Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000014
Kanani Wolf Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000015
Lee Harris Set Costumer n/a 121008 13000016
Brian Basham ADR ADR recordist 120912 14000001
Newell Alexander ADR ADR voice 120912 14000002
Susan Boyajian ADR ADR voice 120912 14000003
Mitch Carter ADR ADR voice 120912 14000004
Robert Clotworthy ADR ADR voice 120912 14000005
Mark Cirillo ADR ADR voice 120912 14000006
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Iake Eissinmann ADR ADR voice 120912 14000009
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Bridget Hoffman ADR ADR voice 120912 14000011
Matthew Labyorteaux ADR ADR voice 120912 14000012
Edie Mirman ADR ADR voice 120912 14000013
Christina MacGregor ADR ADR voice 120912 14000014
Moosie Drier ADR ADR voice 120912 14000015
Richard Weingart ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000016
Dean Drabin ADR Mixer n/a 227 14000017
Trevor Jolly ADR Supervisor n/a 219 14000018
Thomas Younkman Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000019
Mark Ormandy Audio n/a 120810 14000020
Carl Fischer Boom Operator n/a 215 14000021
Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley Artist n/a 223 14000022
James Moriana Foley Artist n/a 223 14000023
Peter Zinda Foley Editor n/a 221 14000024
Tom Ozanich Foley Editor n/a 221 14000025
Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000026
Greg Zimmerman Foley Recordist n/a 225 14000027
Scott Millan Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000028
Bob Beemer Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000029
Paul Flinchbaugh Sound digital sound assistant 120816 14000030
Lee Lebaigue Sound digital sound assistant 120816 14000031
Scott Gershin Sound Editor n/a 229 14000033
Alan Rankin Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000034
Bryan Bowen Sound Effects Editor n/a 327 14000035
Richard Van Dyke Sound Mixer production sound mixer 230 14000036
Huston Beaumont Rigging Gaffer n/a 120937 15000001
Tom Stern Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000002
James Cox Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000003
William Young Key Grip n/a 263 15000004
Jerry King Key Grip rigging key grip 263 15000005
Kenny King Key Grip n/a 263 15000006
Tom Boone Grip n/a 365 15000007
John Emory Grip n/a 365 15000008
Ron Glenn Grip n/a 365 15000009
Thomas Noroian Grip n/a 365 15000010
James McEwen Gaffer visual effects gaffer 268 15000011
Lester Boykin Electrician n/a 450 15000012
Ross Dunkerley Electrician n/a 450 15000013
Earl Gayer Electrician n/a 450 15000014
John Lacy Electrician n/a 450 15000015
David Neale Electrician n/a 450 15000016
Andrew Towne Electrician n/a 450 15000017
Carlos Gallardo Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000018
Sergio Gutierrez Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000019
Donald Vos Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000020
Dean King Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000021
Paul Farley Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000022
Janet Lonsdale Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Debra Siegel Accountant payroll accountant 120802 16000002
Maria DeVane Post-Production Accountant n/a 120979 16000003
Tricia Kingery Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000004
Victor Haddox Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000005
Paula Abdul Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Cindy Picker Choreographer assistant choreographer 120803 17000002
Ben Scott Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Phil Culotta Stunts utility stunt 240 19000002
Joy Green Animal Trainer animal handler 120962 20000001
Joseph Ondrejko Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Charles Weaver Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Krissy Korn Craft Service n/a 120903 22000002
Fortunato Frattasio Visual Effects compositor(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 419 23000001
Matt Dessero Visual Effects compositor(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 419 23000002
John Hartigan Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000003
Jason Hansen Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000004
Wayne Incorvaia Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000005
Gene Rizzardi Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000006
Michael Thompson Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000007
Paul Sokol Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000008
Chris Walkowiak Special Effects Assistant n/a 514 23000009
Jenny Behnke Effects Assistant technician assistant(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120922 23000010
David Durham Effects Assistant technician assistant(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120922 23000011
Nicolle Gray Effects Assistant technician assistant(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120922 23000012
Sheldon Ramones Effects Assistant technician assistant(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120922 23000013
Robert Chapin 3-D Artist (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120965 23000014
John Cassella 3-D Artist (CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120965 23000015
Angela Whiting Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Lynda Reiss Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Robert Garlow Props prop maker foreman 120817 24000003
Tara Cook Assistant (to Sam Mendes) 120820 25000001
Kelly Stuart Assistant (to Bruce Cohen & Dan Jinks) 120820 25000002
Kim Mozingo Assistant (to Annette Bening) 120820 25000003
Mike Welch Assistant (to Kevin Spacey) 120820 25000004
Dana Brunetti Assistant (to Kevin Spacey) 120820 25000005
Steven Buhai Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
Gillian Waterman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Stephen Del Prete Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Anna Hayward Production Assistant n/a 275 25000009
Maurice Freeman Production Assistant n/a 275 25000010
J Sykes Production Assistant n/a 275 25000011
Jeffrey Jenofsky Production Assistant n/a 275 25000012
Mark Rabinowitz Production Assistant n/a 275 25000013
Christian Walsh Production Assistant n/a 275 25000014
George Tarrant Production Assistant n/a 275 25000015
Michael Musteric Production Assistant n/a 275 25000016
Michael Labog Production Assistant n/a 275 25000017
John Bozzalla Production Assistant runner(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 275 25000018
Jim Turner Production Associate production controller 120822 25000019
Randy Lovelady Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000020
Welch Lambeth Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000021
Marina Freeman Stand-In n/a 121015 25000022
Nichole McWhorter Stand-In n/a 121015 25000023
Damon Preston Stand-In n/a 121015 25000024
Daniel Walsh Stand-In n/a 121015 25000025
Robert Zajonc Pilot n/a 570 25000026
Lance Mancuso Medic construction first aid 120966 25000027
Jeff Couch Driver n/a 273 25000028
Hector Mendoza Driver n/a 273 25000029
Jim Johnson Driver n/a 273 25000030
Al Kaminsky Driver n/a 273 25000031
Ron Linxwiler Driver n/a 273 25000032
George Matejka Driver n/a 273 25000033
Ed Evans Driver n/a 273 25000034
Wayne Parviainen Driver n/a 273 25000035
David Trevino Driver n/a 273 25000036
Daniel Routhieaux Driver n/a 273 25000037
Bill Wolff Driver n/a 273 25000038
Paul Schwanke Driver n/a 273 25000039
Tyler Tennesen Driver n/a 273 25000040
Jon Thorgusen Driver n/a 273 25000041
Glen Polzel Driver n/a 273 25000042
Prentis Woods Driver n/a 273 25000043
Mark Yacullo Driver n/a 273 25000044
Daniel Valenzuela Driver n/a 273 25000045
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Tom Hrupcho Other paint foreman 120795 26000002
Jim Heritage Other plasterer foreman 120795 26000003
Richard Jones Other greens foreman 120795 26000004
Chris Zimmerman Other stand-by painter 120795 26000005
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Robert Brugger Other aid 120795 26000008
Dave Marquette Other recordist 120795 26000009
Tom Hardesty Other recordist 120795 26000010
Ralph Merzbach Other 24-frame playback technician 120795 26000011
Pete Townshend Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000012
Don Fly Manager general manager(CFC/MVFX--special visual effects/Los Angeles) 120827 28000001
David Linck Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax -- the typical suburban nightmare. When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to wife and daughter alike. A pandora's box of fantasies as he begins lust after his daughter's over-developed friend. But Lester Burnham is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.