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Lee Daniels' The Butler

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his ``First Family'' leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.
 
  • Genres: Biography, Docudrama
  • Running Time: 132 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13 [ Disturbing Images, Language, Sexual Material, Smoking, Some Violence, Thematic Elements ]
  • Starring: Forest Whitaker [Cecil Gaines], Oprah Winfrey [Gloria Gaines], John Cusack [Richard Nixon], Jane Fonda [Nancy Reagan], Cuba Gooding Jr. [Carter Wilson], Terrence Howard [Howard], Lenny Kravitz [James Holloway], James Marsden [John F. Kennedy], David Oyelowo [Louis Gaines], Vanessa Redgrave [Annabeth Westfall], Alan Rickman [Ronald Reagan], Liev Schreiber [Lyndon B. Johnson], Robin Williams [Dwight Eisenhower], Clarence Williams [Maynard], Mariah Carey [Hattie Pearl], Nelsan Ellis [Martin Luther King Jr.], Yaya Alafia [Carol Hammie], Colman Domingo [Freddie Fallows], Minka Kelly [Jackie Kennedy], Elijah Kelley [Charlie Gaines], Alex Pettyfer [Thomas Westfall], Jesse Williams [Rev. James Lawson]
  • Directed by: Lee Daniels [Director], Danny Strong [Screenwriter], Pamela Oas Williams [Producer], Laura Ziskin [Producer], Lee Daniels [Producer], Buddy Patrick [Producer], Cassian Elwes [Producer], Michael Finley [Executive Producer], Sheila Johnson [Executive Producer], Harvey Weinstein [Executive Producer], Bob Weinstein [Executive Producer], Len Blavatnik [Executive Producer], Aviv Giladi [Executive Producer], Vince Holden [Executive Producer], Hilary Shor [Executive Producer], Adam Merims [Executive Producer], James Bruce [Executive Producer], R. Wright [Executive Producer], Liz Destro [Executive Producer], Jordan Kessler [Executive Producer], Andrew Dunn [Cinematographer], Joe Klotz [Film Editor], Tim Galvin [Production Design], Billy Hopkins [Casting], Leah Daniels-Butler [Casting], Ruth Carter [Costume Designer], Rodrigo Leao [Original Music], Jason Stewart [Art Director], Diane Lederman [Set Decoration]
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