Lee Daniels' The Butler

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  • PG-13
LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and... read more
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LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more.

Original Release

08/16/2013

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Cast

Forest Whitaker Cecil Gaines
Oprah Winfrey Gloria Gaines
Matthew McConaughey
John Cusack Richard Nixon
Alan Rickman Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda Nancy Reagan
David Banner Earl Gaines
Michael Rainey Jr. Cecil Gaines (8)
LaJessie Smith Abraham
Mariah Carey Hattie Pearl
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lee Daniels

Writers

Danny Strong, Lee Daniels, Wil Haygood

Cast

Forest Whitaker Cecil Gaines
Oprah Winfrey Gloria Gaines
Matthew McConaughey
John Cusack Richard Nixon
Alan Rickman Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda Nancy Reagan
David Banner Earl Gaines
Michael Rainey Jr. Cecil Gaines (8)
LaJessie Smith Abraham
Mariah Carey Hattie Pearl
Alex Pettyfer Thomas Westfall
Vanessa Redgrave Annabeth Westfall
Clarence Williams III Maynard
John P. Fertitta Mr. Jenkins (as John Fertitta)
Jim Gleason R.D. Warner
Robin Williams Dwight D. Eisenhower
James Marsden John F. Kennedy
Minka Kelly Jacqueline Kennedy
Liev Schreiber Lyndon B. Johnson
Jesse Williams James Lawson

Producers

Charles Sauveur Bonan Executive Producer
Lee Daniels Executive Producer
Cassian Elwes Executive Producer
Allen Frederic Executive Producer
Adonis Hadjiantonas Executive Producer
Wil Haygood Executive Producer
David Jacobson Executive Producer
Sheila C. Johnson Executive Producer
Jordan Kessler Executive Producer
Kim Leadford Executive Producer
Christina Papagjika Executive Producer
Jonathan Rubenstein Executive Producer
Simone Sheffield Executive Producer
Earl W. Stafford Executive Producer
Danny Strong Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Pamela Oas Williams Executive Producer
Laura Ziskin Executive Producer
Len Blavatnik Executive Producer
Liz Destro Executive Producer
Michael Finley Executive Producer
Aviv Giladi Executive Producer
Vince Holden Executive Producer
Brett Johnson Executive Producer
Adam Merims Executive Producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot Executive Producer
Matthew Salloway Executive Producer
Hilary Shor Executive Producer
R. Bryan Wright Executive Producer
James T. Bruce IV Executive Producer
Harry I. Martin Jr. Executive Producer
David Ranes Executive Producer
Maxime Normandin Executive Producer
Demian Gregory Executive Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Cassian Elwes Producer
Buddy Patrick Producer
Laura Ziskin Producer
Horatio Bacon Producer
Julia Barry Producer
Len Blavatnik Producer
James T. Bruce IV Producer
Liz Destro Producer
Eric Falkenstein Producer
Michael Finley Producer
Manos Gavras Producer
Aviv Giladi Producer
Andrew Herwitz Producer
Valerie Hoffman Producer
Vince Holden Producer
Brett Johnson Producer
Harry I. Martin Jr. Producer
Adam Merims Producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot Producer
David Ranes Producer
Bobby Sain Producer
Matthew Salloway Producer
Hilary Shor Producer
R. Bryan Wright Producer
Wil Haygood Producer
David Jacobson Producer
Christina Papagjika Producer
Simone Sheffield Producer
Pamela Oas Williams Producer

Editors

Brian A. Kates, Joe Klotz

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