Who turned down the lead role in American Beauty?
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.
What is American Beauty Rated R for?
Intense movie about teen suicide; violence, sex.
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.