Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Annette Bening, Chris Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Thora Birch
Trivia: The films enigmatic tagline "Look Closer" can be seen on a card or sticker at Lester's desk. (00:04:36)
Trivia: The role of Angela Hayes was offered to Kirsten Dunst, who turned it down.
Trivia: Jessica Biel was originally cast as Jane Burnham but had to drop out due to conflicts with "7th Heaven" producer Aaron Spelling. The part then went to Thora Birch.
Trivia: Before Kevin Spacey was cast as Lester, Tom Hanks and Chevy Chase were both offered the role.
Trivia: The original movie ending had Lester Burnham remembering the events leading up to his death, and his daughter and her boyfriend going to trial for his murder.
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Lester: Janey, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go fuck himself and blackmailed him for almost $60,000. Please pass the asparagus.
After he gets beaten up by his father, Ricky looks in the mirror. On the left edge you can see a bit of the camera, then it moves away.