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"American Beauty" Love It Or Leave It
American Beauty .
"People seem to either really like or really hate 1999's "American Beauty". I, for one, loved it. This quiz delves into some of the details of the movie and actors also. Have fun!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which of the following was the film's tagline?
"a man on a mission"
"roses have thorns"
"life in the suburbs"
What did Ricky Fitts tell Angela Hayes that he filmed simply "because it was beautiful"?
A plastic bag floating in the wind
Jane Burnham's naked body in the window
His mother staring blankly out of the window
A dead bird
Who played Jim Olmeyer in "American Beauty"?
This one is an interesting twist of destiny. Billed only as "Mr. Smiley's counter girl" this actress went away from the film to win a Tony Award as Best Actress in a musical a few years later. Her name is Marissa Jaret Winokur. Which play won her that Tony?
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Seussical: The Musical
Lester, in the midst of all his peculiar angst, bought himself a new car. It was one that held a lot of memories for him. And it certainly wasn't new; just used and in great shape. What kind of car?
1970 Pontiac Firebird
A mint VW bus
1971 Chevy Camaro
1968 Ford Mustang
Who said, "I know you think my Dad's harmless, but you're wrong!"?
Tom Hanks was initially considered for the role of Lester. He skipped on it (too bad as it could have been his third Academy Award). Someone else was up for the part, too. Which of these?
What city was "American Beauty" set in?
It was never revealed
Here's my favorite question on this quiz: Lester Burnham's name is an anagram of a well known fictional character's prior dilemma. It all makes sense, and was done completely on purpose. Which book does his unscrambled name come from?
The anagram means nothing
The Wind In The Willows
What are the last words heard in "American Beauty"?
"It all begins again..."
"You will someday."
"There is a dangerous beauty in all of it."
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Compiled May 22 13