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One quiet voice can ignite a revolution

LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served seven 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 manas life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and many more. Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels (PRECIOUS) directs and Emmy-award winning Danny Strong (GAME CHANGE) wrote the script.

  • 2 hr 12 minPG13
  • Aug 16, 2013
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • Oprah WinfreyGloria Gaines

  • Terrence HowardActor

  • Vanessa RedgraveAnnabeth Westfall

  • Minka KellyActor

  • Robin WilliamsActor

  • Mariah CareyHattie Pearl

  • Melissa LeoActor

  • Alan RickmanActor

  • David OyelowoLouis Gaines

  • Cuba Gooding Jr.Actor