Who turned down the lead role in American Beauty?
Sam Mendes’ directorial film debut. Chevy Chase turned down the role of Lester Burnham due to his policy of only doing family films. This movie almost became the fourth film in Oscar history to win all top five awards.
Is American Beauty A tragedy?
Summary. American Beauty, a story about Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), his family, and his neighbors, is both comic and tragic.
Does Lester sleep with Angela?
And the the only reason Lester doesn’t have sex with Angela is because she tells him she’s a virgin. It’s presented like a wake-up moment: he finally realizes that her youth is hers to experience, not his for the taking.