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1,720 Ratings

Leaving Las Vegas

Directed by Mike Figgis
United States, 1996
Drama, Romance


Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

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Leaving Las Vegas Directed by Mike Figgis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1996 | Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1996 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1995 | 2 wins including: Best Director

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