25. MENA SUVARI AS ANGELA HAYES IN AMERICAN BEAUTY (1999)In American Beauty, Mena Suvari is the reason why we hope our future daughters join their high school’s cheerleading team. Because, shit, if a balding square like Kevin Spacey can attract an athletic dancer as cute as her, we’ll have an entire squad’s worth of female pep rally advocates on our jock. Pats self on the back.
Not that we’d ever take it further than salutations and flirtations—they don’t call it “jail bait” for nothing. But knowing that hot-piece teens are interested certainly fills a middle-aged man with additional self-confidence. Spacey’s character, for example, thinks he’s the man after Suvari, playing his daughter’s best friend, blatantly comes on to him. He knows it, she wants it, and we’re just left feeling envious.