Best Picture Of The Year!
National Board of Review, Rolling Stone
About the Author
Academy Award®-winner for Best Original Screenplay, screenwriter Alan Ball counts American Beauty as his first produced feature film screenplay. He previously served as co-executive producer and writer for the television series Cybill, and also wrote for the sitcom Grace Under Fire. He was the creator of the critically acclaimed Golden Globe-winner for Best Television Series Six Feet Under, and served as the HBO series' executive producer.
Sam Mendes made his Oscar®-winning directorial debut with American Beauty. One of today's most celebrated theater directors, Mendes's stage triumphs include the Tony-award winning revival of Cabaret, The Blue Room, the revival of Gypsy, and the original stage production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. His latest films include Road to Perdition and Jarhead.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This script is wonderful. It shows the struggle of one, trying to get his life back on track. This also was superbly written.
I loved the movie to death, and I loved 'American Beauty(the shooting script series)' I think that this is one of the movies and books that will surely be heard about years from now!