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American Beauty (1999) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Sam Mendes

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Alan Ball ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Kevin Spacey ... Lester Burnham
Annette Bening ... Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch ... Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley ... Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari ... Angela Hayes
Peter Gallagher ... Buddy Kane
Allison Janney ... Barbara Fitts
Chris Cooper ... Colonel Fitts
Scott Bakula ... Jim Olmeyer
Sam Robards ... Jim Berkley
Barry Del Sherman ... Brad
Ara Celi ... Sale House Woman #1
John Cho ... Sale House Man #1
Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson ... Sale House Man #2
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Sale House Woman #2
Kent Faulcon ... Sale House Man #3
Brenda Wehle ... Sale House Women #4
Lisa Cloud Lisa Cloud ... Sale House Women #4
Alison Faulk Alison Faulk ... Spartanette #1
Krista Goodsitt Krista Goodsitt ... Spartanette #2
Lily Houtkin Lily Houtkin ... Spartanette #3
Carolina Lancaster Carolina Lancaster ... Spartanette #4
Mona Leah Mona Leah ... Spartanette #5 (as Romana Leah)
Chekesha Van Putten ... Spartanette #6 (as Chekesa Van Putten)
Emily Zachary Emily Zachary ... Spartanette #7
Nancy Anderson Nancy Anderson ... Spartanette #8
Reshma Gajjar ... Spartanette #9
Stephanie Rizzo Stephanie Rizzo ... Spartanette #10
Heather Joy Sher ... Playground Girl #1
Chelsea Hertford Chelsea Hertford ... Playground Girl #2
Amber Smith ... Christy Kane
Joel McCrary ... Catering Boss
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Mr. Smiley's Counter Girl (Janine)
Dennis Anderson Dennis Anderson ... Mr. Smiley's Manager
Matthew Kimbrough ... Firing Range Attendant
Erin Cathryn Strubbe Erin Cathryn Strubbe ... Young Jane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Cohen ... Bartender (uncredited)
Elaine Corral Kendall ... Newscaster (uncredited)
David C. Fisher David C. Fisher ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Tom Miller ... Advertising Executive (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan ... President Ronald Reagan (archive footage) (uncredited)

Produced by 

Alan Ball ... co-producer
Bruce Cohen ... producer
Dan Jinks ... producer
Stan Wlodkowski ... co-producer

Music by 

Thomas Newman

Cinematography by 

Conrad L. Hall

Film Editing by 

Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury

Casting By 

Debra Zane

Production Design by 

Naomi Shohan

Art Direction by 

David Lazan ... (as David S. Lazan)

Set Decoration by 

Jan K. Bergstrom

Costume Design by 

Julie Weiss

Makeup Department 

Cydney Cornell ... hair stylist: Ms. Bening
Patricia DeHaney ... key hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney-Le May)
Julie Hewett ... makeup artist: Ms. Bening
Juliet Loveland ... makeup artist: second unit
Tania McComas ... key makeup artist
Carol A. O'Connell ... key hair stylist
Cheri Ruff ... hair stylist: second unit
Steven R. Soussanna ... hair stylist: second unit (as Steve R. Soussana)
Christine Steele ... makeup artist (as Christine M. Steele)
Debra-Lee Davidson ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Buffy Zerefski ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Lisa Dennis ... post-production supervisor (as Lisa Dennis Kennedy)
Cristen Carr Strubbe ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Tony Adler ... first assistant director
Rosemary C. Cremona ... second assistant director (as Rosemary Cremona)
Carey Dietrich ... first assistant director
Chris Edmonds ... first assistant director: second unit
Michelle Edmonds ... second assistant director: second unit
Peter E. Hirsch ... second assistant director
Stephanie Kime ... second second assistant director

Art Department 

Brook Bacon ... swing gang
Michael Casey ... lead person (as Michael P. Casey)
Kevin Chambers ... swing gang
Tony Chance ... storyboard artist
Molly Click ... art department coordinator
Andrea Dopaso ... set designer
Chris Fix ... propmaker
Rob Garlow ... propmaker foreman (as Robert Garlow)
Jim Heritage ... plasterer foreman
Mike Higelmire ... lead person (as Michael Higelmire)
Tom Hrupcho ... paint foreman
Richard W. Jones ... greens foreman
Ian Kay ... on-set dresser
Gary Kudroff ... swing gang
Carolyn Lassek ... on-set dresser
Lance Mancuso ... construction first aid
Joe Ondrejko ... construction coordinator
Lisa Penaranda ... set decoration coordinator
Lynda Reiss ... property master
Robin Richesson ... storyboard artist
John A. Scott III ... swing gang
Catherine Smith ... assistant art director
Suzan Wexler ... set designer
Angela M. Whiting ... assistant property master (as Angela Whiting)
Chris Zimmerman ... stand-by painter
Ted Haigh ... graphic artist (uncredited)
Allen Lafferty ... propmaker (uncredited)
Martin Milligan ... props (uncredited)
Angela O'Neill ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Maureen Osborne ... buyer (uncredited)
Chris Samp ... painter gang boss and stand-by painter (uncredited)
Parker Swanson ... additional props (uncredited)
Craig Zumbroegel ... propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Brian Basham ... adr recordist
Bob Beemer ... re-recording mixer
Bryan Bowen ... sound effects editor
Simon Coke ... dialogue editor
Noyan Cosarer ... re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin ... adr mixer
Carl Fischer ... boom operator
Paul Flinchbaugh ... digital sound assistant
Scott Martin Gershin ... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Mark Gordon ... dialogue editor
Trevor Jolly ... adr supervisor
Lee W. Lebaigue ... digital sound assistant (as Lee LeBaigue)
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
James Moriana ... foley artist
Thomas O'Neil Younkman ... first assistant sound editor
Mark Ormandy ... additional sound
Tom Ozanich ... foley editor
Alan Rankin ... sound effects editor
Richard Van Dyke ... production sound mixer
Richard Weingart ... adr mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist (as Jeffrey B. Wilhoit)
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist
Peter Zinda ... foley editor
David Abrahamsen ... sound (uncredited)
Sean England ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Tom Lalley ... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Dan Lipe ... cable person (uncredited)
James Marchione ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Jason Hansen ... special effects assistant
John C. Hartigan ... special effects coordinator
Wayne Incorvaia ... special effects assistant
Eugene P. Rizzardi ... special effects assistant (as Gene Rizzardi)
Paul Sokol ... special effects assistant
Michael Thompson ... special effects assistant
Chris Walkowiak ... special effects assistant (as Christopher Walkowiak)
Jerry Miscevich ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Jenny Behnke ... visual effects technical assistant: CFC/MVFX
John Bozzalla ... visual effects runner: CFC/MVFX
John Cassella ... 3D artist: CFC/MVFX (as John Cassella Jr.)
Robert Chapin ... 3D artist: CFC/MVFX
Nicolle Cornute ... paint/roto artist: CFC/MVFX
Matt Dessero ... visual effects compositor: CFC/MVFX
David Durham ... visual effects technical assistant: CFC/MVFX
Susan Evans ... paint/roto artist: CFC/MVFX
Donald Fly ... visual effects general manager: CFC/MVFX (as Don Fly)
Fortunato Frattasio ... visual effects compositor: CFC/MVFX
David Goldberg ... visual effects supervisor: CFC/MVFX
Nicolle Gray ... visual effects technical assistant: CFC/MVFX
Rob Hodgson ... visual effects supervisor: CFC/MVFX
Matt Magnolia ... visual effects editorial: CFC/MVFX
James M. McEwen ... visual effects gaffer: second unit (as James McEwen)
Sheldon Ramones ... visual effects technical assistant: CFC/MVFX
Tomme B. Stanley ... paint/roto artist: CFC/MVFX
Jonathan F. Styrlund ... visual effects producer: CFC/MVFX
Janet Yale ... visual effects producer: CFC/MVFX
Travis Baumann ... compositing artist (uncredited)
Paula Bonhomme ... visual effects coordinator: CFC/MVFX (uncredited)
Gregory Creaser ... digital timer: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Matt Linder ... digital artist (uncredited)
Olivier Sarda ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts 

Phil Culotta ... utility stunts
Ben Scott ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Huston Beaumont ... rigging gaffer
Tom Boone ... grip
Lester Boykin ... electrician
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
John Carney ... assistant chief lighting technician
James M. Cox ... chief lighting technician: second unit (as James Cox)
Ross Dunkerley ... electrician
John Emory ... grip
Paul Farley ... best boy grip: second unit
Carlos M. Gallardo ... dolly grip (as Carlos Gallardo)
Earl Gayer ... electrician
Mike Gentile ... second assistant camera: second unit
Ron Glenn ... grip
David Golia ... director of photography: second unit
Sergio Gutierrez ... dolly grip: second unit
Geoffrey Haley ... camera operator: video camera
Conrad W. Hall ... director of photography: second unit
Dean M. King ... best boy grip (as Dean King)
Gerald A. King ... rigging key grip (as Jerry King)
Kenneth E. King ... key grip: second unit (as Kenny King)
John Lacy ... electrician
Ralph Merzbach ... 24 frame playback technician: second unit
David H. Neale ... electrician (as David Neale)
Thomas Noroian ... grip
Aaron Pazanti ... camera operator
Patrick G. Ralston ... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
David Riley ... first assistant camera: second unit
Lorey Sebastian ... still photographer
Tom Stern ... chief lighting technician
Michael Thomas ... camera loader
Andrew Towne ... electrician (as Andy Towne)
Suzanne Trucks ... second assistant camera (as Suzanne M. Trucks)
Donald J. Vos ... best boy grip (as Don Vos)
Bill Young ... key grip
Richard Brooks Burton ... aerial first assistant camera (uncredited)
Kelly Diehl ... libra head technician (uncredited)
Rick Grover ... grip (uncredited)
Rick Harris ... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Dana Kroeger ... additional camera operator (uncredited) / second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Peter McAdams ... grip (uncredited)
Michael McCormack ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Robert J. Reilly ... production grip: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Raquel Osborne ... extras casting
Terri Taylor ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Marcy Grace Froehlich ... assistant costume designer (as Marcy Froehlich)
Lee Harris ... set costumer: second unit
Alix Hester ... set costumer
Hope Slepak ... costume supervisor (as Hope B. Slepak)
Sanford Slepak ... key costumer
Kanani Wolf ... set costumer

Editorial Department 

Martin Cohen ... post-production executive
Vince Filippone ... assistant editor: avid
Pj Harling ... assistant editor: avid (as P.J. Harling)
Phil Hetos ... color timer
Larry Madaras ... first assistant editor
Lisa Marie Serra ... post-production coordinator
Jeffrey Skinner ... editorial production assistant
Tracey Wadmore-Smith ... first assistant editor
Leigh Brooks ... editing technician (uncredited)
Kevin Du Toit ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Location Management 

Christine Bonnem ... location manager
Yoshi Enoki Jr. ... assistant location manager
Chee Ho ... location assistant
Jeff Lovely ... location coordinator (uncredited)

Music Department 

Bill Bernstein ... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov ... music preparation
Jordan Corngold ... assistant music editor
Joanie Diener ... music editor
Chris Douridas ... music supervisor
Tom Hardisty ... music recordist (as Tom Hardesty)
Todd Homme ... executive in charge of music
David Marquette ... music recordist
Leslie Morris ... music contractor
Thomas Pasatieri ... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Bill Bernstein ... musician: detuned mandolin (uncredited)
George Budd ... musician: processed bass flute and phonograph (uncredited)
Julie Butchko ... music clearance (uncredited)
Rick Cox ... musician: banjo ukelele and bass tin whistle (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician: mandola, appalachian dulcimer and lap steel guitar (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov ... musician: arpeggiated violin (uncredited)
Michael Fisher ... musician: tablas, lim-kim drums and bird calls (uncredited)
Sean M. Hickey ... music preparation (uncredited)
Steve Kujala ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Thomas Newman ... musician: piano/saxophone (uncredited)
Chas Smith ... musician: pedal steel guitar (uncredited)
Steve Tavaglione ... musician: flute and ewi (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Jeff Couch ... driver
Ed Evans ... driver
Jim Johnson ... driver
Alan Kaminsky ... driver (as Al Kaminsky)
A. Welch Lambeth ... transportation coordinator
Ronald Linxwiler ... driver (as Ron Linxwiler)
Randy Lovelady ... transportation captain
George R. Matejka ... driver
Hector Mendoza ... driver
Wayne Parviainen ... driver
Glen R. Polzel ... driver
Danny Routhicaux ... driver (as Daniel Routhieaux)
Paul Schwanke ... driver
Tyler Tennesen ... driver
Jon Thorgusen ... driver
David Trevino ... driver (as Dave Trevino)
Daniel Valenzuela ... driver
Bill Wolff ... driver
Prentis Woods ... driver
Mark Yacullo ... driver
Jeff Kidman ... transportation office manager (uncredited)

Other crew 

Paula Abdul ... choreographer
Newell Alexander ... adr voice
Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Susan Boyajian ... adr voice
Robert D. Brugger ... first aid (as Robert Brugger)
Dana Brunetti ... assistant: Mr. Spacey
Steven Buhai ... production assistant
Jennifer Carlson ... 24 frame video playback technician
Mitch Carter ... adr voice
Mark Cirillo ... adr voice
Robert Clotworthy ... adr voice
Tara B. Cook ... assistant: Mr. Mendes
David Cowgill ... adr voice
Stephen P. Del Prete ... production assistant
Maria DeVane ... post-production accountant
Moosie Drier ... adr voice
Ike Eisenmann ... adr voice (as Iake Eissinmann)
Holiday Freeman ... stand-in (as Marina Freeman)
Maurice 'Moe' Freeman ... production assistant (as Maurice Freeman)
Marilyn Giardino ... script supervisor: second unit (as Marilyn Giardino-Zyeh)
Jackie Gonneau ... adr voice
René González ... projectionist (as Rene Gonzales)
Joy A. Green ... animal handler
Victor A. Haddox ... assistant accountant (as Victor Haddox)
Anna E. Hayward ... production assistant
Bridget Hoffman ... adr voice (as Bridgette Hoffman)
Jeff Jenofsky ... production assistant
Patricia S. Kingery ... assistant accountant (as Tricia Kingery)
Krissy Korn ... craft service: second unit (as Krissy C. Korn)
Michael Labog ... production assistant: second unit
Matthew Labyorteaux ... adr voice
David Linck ... unit publicist
Janet Lonsdale ... production accountant
Christina MacGregor ... adr voice
Nichole McWhorter ... stand-in
Pia Mehr ... studio teacher
Edie Mirman ... adr voice
Cindy Montoya-Picker ... assistant choreographer (as Cindy Picker)
Christie Moreau ... adr voice
Kim Mozingo ... assistant: Ms. Bening
Michael Musteric ... production assistant: second unit (as Michael J. Musteric)
Damon Preston ... stand-in
Ana Maria Quintana ... script supervisor
Mark Rabinowitz ... production assistant
Deborah Ricketts ... researcher
Debbie-Lynn Siegel ... payroll accountant (as Debbie Lynn Siegel)
Shannon Speaker ... assistant production coordinator
Kelly Stuart ... assistant: Mr. Cohen and Mr. Jinks
J. Ben Sykes ... production assistant
George L. Tarrant Jr. ... production assistant
Michael Torchia ... personal trainer: Mr. Spacey
Jim Turner ... production controller
Christa Vausbinder ... production coordinator
Matt Walker ... production secretary
Christian Walsh ... production assistant
Daniel J. Walsh ... stand-in
Gillian Martin Waterman ... production assistant
Charles Weaver ... craft service
Mike Welch ... assistant: Mr. Spacey
Tim Werle ... first aid
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... pilot: second unit
Chris Douridas ... voice (uncredited)
Jason Dudek ... production assistant (uncredited)
Chloe Hunter ... photo double (uncredited)
Casey Leveque ... advertising artist (uncredited)
Chris Miller ... technical consultant (uncredited)
Steven R. Molen ... production executive (uncredited)
Mike Piccirillo ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Anthony Snow ... photo double (uncredited)

Thanks 

Nicole Kidman ... special thanks
Pete Townshend ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

See also

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