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Lester Burnham (Character)
from American Beauty (1999)

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American Beauty -- Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

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Lester is a sexually frustrated man who is seperated from his wife but still living with her... See more »

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  1. American Beauty (1999) Played by Kevin Spacey
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  1. "20 to 1"
        - Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) TV episode, Played by Kevin Spacey
  2. The 1999 European Film Awards (1999) (TV) Played by Kevin Spacey

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From American Beauty (1999)
[Carolyn is introducing Lester to the Real Estate King]
Carolyn Burnham: My husband, Lester.
Buddy Kane: It's a pleasure.
Lester Burnham: Oh, we've met before, actually. This thing last year, Christmas at the Sheraton...
Buddy Kane: [pretends to remember] Oh yeah, yes...
Lester Burnham: It's OK, I wouldn't remember me either.
Carolyn Burnham: [laughs nervously] Honey, don't be weird.
Lester Burnham: OK honey, I won't be weird. I'll be whatever what you want me to be.
[Lester kisses Carolyn wildly, then looks at the Real Estate King]
Lester Burnham: We have a very healthy relationship.
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