BALL, ALAN American Beauty. Screenplay by Alan Ball
Los Angeles DreamWorks Pictures 1999
First Edition. Specially printed for distribution to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in consideration for nomination of the Best Screenplay. Bradbound, 8 1/2Ó x 11Ó. 100 page shooting script for the film, American Beauty, written by Alan Ball, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Wes Bentley, Mira Suvari, Peter Gallagher and Allison Janney. Fine in printed studio wrappers. American Beauty tells the story of a modern American family living the modern suburban upper-middle-class dream, but, in truth, is far from it. The film received many nominations and awards, including winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kevin Spacey), Best Cinematography (Conrad L. Hall), Best Director (Sam Mendes), and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Alan Ball), with Annette Bening being nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role.