Lee Daniels' The Butler

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Movie Trailer and Poster for Lee Daniels' The Butler. Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo lead an all-star cast in the Eugene Allen biopic The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels (Precious). See the movie trailer, photos and movie poster for The Butler below. The story chronicles the life of White House head butler Eugene Allen as Cecil Gaines (Whitaker). Over the course of his career, Allen served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986 and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

The Butler movie poster
  • Release Date: December 6, 2013 (Re-release)
  • Release Date: October 18, 2013
  • Studio: The Weinstein Company
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Adaptation
  • Director: Lee Daniels
  • Screenwriter: Danny Strong, Lee Daniels
  • Official Website: TheButlerMovie.com
  • Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, James Marsden, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Nelsan Ellis, Zac Efron, Woody Harrelson, Nicole Kidman, Jesse Williams
  • Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min.
  • MPAA Rating: (PG-13) for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.


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. Academy Award® nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE).

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The Butler – Movie Trailer

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