American Beauty Cast

  • Kevin Spacey

    Born in South Orange, New Jersey, Kevin Spacey's family moved to the West coast when he was a baby and raised him in Los Angeles. A self described "little terror," he was sent to Northridge Military...

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  • Annette Bening

    The youngest of four children born in Topeka, Kansas, Annette Bening was raised in San Diego and studied at the local college, completing her drama degree at San Francisco State University. Following...

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  • Thora Birch

    Named after the Norse god of lightning, Thora Birch was encouraged early on to pursue an acting career. Going only by her first name, Birch managed to get jobs doing television advertisements and...

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  • Wes Bentley

    Born the second son of two Methodist preachers in Arkansas, Wes Bentley was encouraged by his mother to apply to Juilliard, where he spent a year studying acting and earning his first roles in...

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  • Mena Suvari

    Born the youngest of four in Newport, Rhode Island, Mena Suvari began modeling at the age of 12 and soon after began doing guest spots on various TV shows such as Boy Meets World and Minor...

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  • Peter Gallagher

    Peter Gallagher was born in Armonk, New York. While attending Tufts University, he sang with an a cappella group called the Beelzebubs. Gallagher spent his summers appearing with area theater...

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  • Allison Janney

    Born in Dayton, Ohio, Allison Janney's dreams of becoming an Olympic figure skater were shattered when she ran through a glass door and was badly injured. Her mother, who had studied acting at the...

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  • Scott Bakula

    Born in St. Louis, Missouri to musical parents, Bakula started a rock band by the fourth grade and had even written lyrics for a couple of songs. He later sang with the St. Louis...

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  • John Cho

    Born in Seoul, South Korea, John Cho was raised in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Degree in English/Literature. One of his first acting jobs was a role...

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American Beauty

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  122 min.
Release Date: September 17, 1999

Current rating: Rating: 4.07
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Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards, John Cho