This is an excerpt from the plot summary of American Beauty:

At the same time, Lester is quietly approached in his garage while working out by a distraught Col. Fitts, who has been out in the rain. Lester attempts to comfort Col. Fitts who kisses him, believing him to be a homosexual based on what he had seen earlier. Despite his homophobia, Fitts is revealed to be a closeted gay man. Lester rejects this advance calmly as a misunderstanding, and Fitts leaves, humiliated. (Wikipedia)

There was no reason for Fitts to kill Lester after knowing that Lester was not a gay and he had no sexual relation with his son, Ricky.
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Hi Jackson,

I think Fitts kissed, not killed, Lester.
FeathersHi Jackson,

I think Fitts kissed, not killed, Lester.

Hi Feathers,

No, Fitts kills Lester in the end of the movie. Have you seen American Beauty?
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Yeah, I have DVD. I don't remember the ending, though, obviously... Let me see...
Hey Feathers,

I'm waiting. Are you from China?
Hey again. Nope -- I'm Japanese.

You are right, Jackson! It's such a quiet, peaceful death, I didn't even notice... let alone wonder why Fitts has to kill Lester. Just a wild guess -- to prove his manliness to himself..?? He's collected the gun for the same reason, perhaps... ? How do you think?
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FeathersHey again. Nope -- I'm Japanese.

You are right, Jackson! It's such a quiet, peaceful death, I've never wondered why Fitts has to kill Lester. Just a wild guess -- to prove his manliness to himself..?? He's collected the gun for the same reason, perhaps... ? How do you think?
Hi Feathers,

What kind of manliness he had to prove when he was already a man?
Oh, it was just a wild guess. If I remember correctly, Fitts has been the epitome of rigor, sternness. ... umm, so what, you may ask, but I don't know...! (sorry)

I hope other members give their thoughts.
FeathersOh, it was just a wild guess. If I remember correctly, Fitts has been the epitome of rigor, sternness. ... umm, so what, you may ask, but I don't know...! (sorry)

I hope other members give their thoughts.

Hey Feathers,

There is nothing to be sorry about. I know you were just making a wild guess. Well, your wild guess has a point in it, can you get what it is?
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