Is American Beauty worth watching?
In any case, American Beauty remains an Oscar worthy movie, in part, because of the flawless acting of Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey, who play two iconic roles even though they’re essentially playing clichés, which is a super under-appreciated accomplishment. Seriously, think about it.
Why did American Beauty win an Oscar?
At the 1999 Academy Awards, the film won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Spacey), Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography (for Conrad Hall). The film was nominated for and won numerous other awards and honors, mainly for the direction, writing, and acting.
What happened at the end of American Beauty?
Angela asks Lester how he is, and he realizes that he feels genuinely happy. Angela leaves the room, and someone shoots Lester, killing him. In a closing montage, Colonel Fitts is revealed as the killer, and Lester describes his epiphany about the beauty of ordinary life.