Sam Mendes – AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)

American Beauty

With Kevin Spacey in one hand and an award winning screenplay in the other, Mendes has a winning formula to create a classic film. A mid-life crisis, rose petals and five Academy Awards, AMERICAN BEAUTY was the first of seven films Sam Mendes has directed. Winning an Oscar for Best Direction assured Mendes to keep directing; his next film, ROAD TO PERDITION starring Tom Hanks, was also well received with six Oscar nominations. Mendes also went on to direct Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD as well as 007’s latest ventures SKYFALL and SPECTRE, which is due to come out later this year.

SON OF A GUN arrives in cinemas from 30th January 2015.