Butler (The)

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Genre : Drama
Type : Biopic
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2013
Format : Feature
Running time : 125 (in minutes)

Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen, here called Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), 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.

by Lee Daniels

USA, 2013, Feature, Drama, 2hr05mins

Forest Whitaker stars as The Butler
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,
Mariah Carey as Cecil Gaines' Mother
David Banner as Cecil Gaines' Father
Oprah Winfrey as Cecil Gaines' Wife: Gloria
David Oyewelo as Cecil Gaines' son: Louis
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Cecil's fellow butler
Lenny Kravitz as Cecil's fellow butler
Terrence Howard as the Gaines' family friend
Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan,
Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy
and many others

Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels ("Precious") directs the script from Emmy®-award winning writer Danny Strong ("Game Change").

Prod / Dist: The Weinstein Company

Official Sites:
Website - http://leedanielsthebutlermovie.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/leedanielsthebutler
Twitter - http://twitter.com/weinsteinfilms


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