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American Beauty (1999) Filming Locations

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American Beauty (1999) Filming Locations

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American Beauty (1999) Filming Locations

The 1999 classic American Beauty, starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening and Thora Birch, was mainly filmed in California, specifically in Los Angeles. Many of the filming locations used in the movie are located in cities such as Canoga Park, Torrance, Burbank, Chatsworth, and South Bay, Los Angeles, predominantly located in California.

Mr Smily’s

Lester gets a job at Mr Smily’s, which happens to be a Carl’s Jr., located on Saticoy Street in the city of Winnetka, California.

google street view: 20105 Saticoy St Canoga Park, CA 91306

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Lester’s House

The house where Lester lives is a beautiful home located on Homedale St, in the posh city of Brentwood, Los Angeles. (This house may be privately owned.)

google street view: 11388 Homedale St Los Angeles, CA 90049

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House # 2

Another house location used in the movie is located on the Warner Bros Ranch Back-lot, located in Burbank, California.

google earth view: Warner Bros. Ranch – Blondie Street

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 “The High School”

The high school used in the movie is a real high school called South High School located in Torrance, California on the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).

google street view: 4801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505

‘Colonel’s House’

Two separate houses were used as the Colonel’s House. One house was located on S Windsor St in Los Angeles, and the other is located on the Warner Bros. Ranch back-lot in Burbank, CA.

330 S Windsor Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90020 &

 Warner Bros. Ranch – Blondie Street

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‘American Beauty’

When: 10/01/1999DreamWorks SKG

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

Directed By: Sam Mendes

Written By: Alan Ball

First Published: Apr 21, 2016, 5:00

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

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