Director: Lee Daniels
Writer(s): Danny Strong
Cast: Gorest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack
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 man’s 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.
“A brilliantly truthful film on a subject that is usually shrouded in wishful thinking, mythmongering and outright denial.”-A.O. Scott
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