Lee Daniels' The Butler Image

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Summary: Lee Daniels' The Butler looks at the life of a White House butler who served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986 and had a unique front-row seat during a tumultuous period of American history.
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Runtime: 132 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking
Official Site: http://www.weinsteinco.com/sites/leedanielsthebutler/
Production: Lee Daniels Entertainment
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 14, 2014
Director Credit
Lee Daniels Director
Writer Credit
Danny Strong Written By
Lee Daniels Writer
Wil Haygood Article: "A Butler Well Served By This Election"
Principal Cast Credit
Alan Rickman Ronald Reagan
Cuba Gooding Jr. Carter Wilson
David Oyelowo Louis Gaines
Forest Whitaker Cecil Gaines
John Cusack Richard Nixon
Lenny Kravitz James Holloway
Liev Schreiber Lyndon B. Johnson
Melissa Leo Mamie Eisenhower
Oprah Winfrey Gloria Gaines
Robin Williams Dwight Eisenhower
Terrence Howard Howard
Vanessa Redgrave Annabeth Westfall
Cast Credit
Alan Rickman Ronald Reagan
Alex Pettyfer Thomas Westfall
Aml Ameen Cecil Gaines (15)
Clarence Williams III Maynard
Cuba Gooding Jr. Carter Wilson
Dana Michelle Gourrier Helen Holloway
David Banner Earl Gaines
Forest Whitaker Cecil Gaines
Isaac White Charlie Gaines (10)
James Marsden John F. Kennedy
Jane Fonda Nancy Reagan
Jesse Williams Rev. James Lawson
Jim Gleason R.D. Warner
Joe Chrest White Usher
John Cusack Richard Nixon
John P. Fertitta Mr. Jenkins
LaJessie Smith Abraham
Liev Schreiber Lyndon B. Johnson
Mariah Carey Hattie Pearl
Melissa Leo Mamie Eisenhower
Michael Rainey Jr. Cecil Gaines (8)
Minka Kelly Jacqueline Kennedy
Nelsan Ellis Martin Luther King Jr.
Robin Williams Dwight Eisenhower
Terrence Howard Howard
Vanessa Redgrave Annabeth Westfall
Producer Credit
Adam Merims Executive Producer
Adonis Hadjiantonas Executive Producer
Alan Collis Executive Producer
Allen Frederic Co-Executive Producer
Andrew Herwitz Associate Producer
Ari Daniel Pinchot Co-Executive Producer
Aviv Giladi Executive Producer
Bobby Sain Associate Producer
Brett Johnson Executive Producer
Buddy Patrick Producer
Cassian Elwes Producer
Charles Sauveur Bonan Co-Executive Producer
Christina Papagjika Associate Producer
Danny Strong Executive Producer
David Jacobson Co-Producer
David Ranes Executive Producer
Earl W. Stafford Executive Producer
Elizabeth Destro Executive Producer
Eric Falkenstein Associate Producer
Harry I. Martin Jr. Co-Executive Producer
Hilary Shor Executive Producer
Horatio Bacon Associate Producer
James T. Bruce IV Executive Producer
Jonathan Rubenstein Co-Executive Producer
Jordan Kessler Executive Producer
Julia Barry Co-Producer
Kim Leadford Co-Executive Producer
Laura Ziskin Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Len Blavatnik Executive Producer
Manos Gavras Associate Producer
Matthew Salloway Executive Producer
Michael Finley Executive Producer
Pamela Oas Williams Producer
R. Bryan Wright Executive Producer
Sheila C. Johnson Executive Producer
Sheila Johnson Executive Producer
Simone Sheffield Co-Producer
Valerie Hoffman Co-Producer
Vince Holden Executive Producer
Wil Haygood Associate Producer
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