Inspired by a true story, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, the devoted husband, father and White House butler who served seven presidents during some of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the 20th century. Oprah Winfrey co-stars with a stellar supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams in this powerful drama form the Oscar nominated director of Precious.

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The Butler (2013)

PG-13

Drama · 2h 12m · 8/16/2013

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Inspired by a true story, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, the devoted husband, father and White House butler who served seven presidents during some of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the 20th century. Oprah Winfrey co-stars with a stellar supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and Robin Williams in this powerful drama form the Oscar nominated director of Precious.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Laura Ziskin Productions, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions, Windy Hill Pictures

Budget

$30,000,000

Revenue

$115,922,175
Part Of
Cast
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Forest Whitaker

Cecil Gaines
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David Banner

Earl Gaines
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Michael Rainey Jr.

Cecil Gaines (8)
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LaJessie Smith

Abraham
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Mariah Carey

Hattie Pearl
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Alex Pettyfer

Thomas Westfall
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Vanessa Redgrave

Annabeth Westfall
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Aml Ameen

Cecil Gaines (15)
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Clarence Williams III

Maynard
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John P. Fertitta

Mr. Jenkins (as John Fertitta)
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Jim Gleason

R.D. Warner
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Oprah Winfrey

Gloria Gaines
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Isaac White

Charlie Gaines (10)
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David Oyelowo

Louis Gaines
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Joe Chrest

White Usher
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Colman Domingo

Freddie Fallows
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Adriane Lenox

Gina
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Terrence Howard

Howard
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Tyson Ford

Elroy
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Cuba Gooding Jr.

Carter Wilson
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Lenny Kravitz

James Holloway
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Pernell Walker

Lorraine
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James DuMont

Sherman Adams
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Robert Aberdeen

Herbert Brownell
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Robin Williams

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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John Cusack

Richard Nixon
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Olivia Washington

Olivia
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Yaya Alafia

Carol Hammie
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Jesse Williams

James Lawson
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Margaret M. Owens

Woolworth Diner Patron #1
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Eric Ducote

Woolworth Diner Patron #2
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James Marsden

John F. Kennedy
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Minka Kelly

Jacqueline Kennedy
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Chloe Barach

Caroline Kennedy
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Danny Strong

Freedom Bus Journalist
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Clara Hopkins Daniels

Freedom Bus Rider
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Elijah Kelley

Charlie Gaines (15-18)
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Liev Schreiber

Lyndon B. Johnson
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Dana Gourrier

Helen Holloway
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Shirley Pugh

Malcolm X Goer
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Bill Newman

Pastor
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Nelsan Ellis

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Colin Walker

John Ehrlichman
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Alex Manette

Bob Haldeman
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Mo McRae

Eldridge Huggins
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Alan Rickman

Ronald Reagan
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Jane Fonda

Nancy Reagan
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Rusty Robertson

Senator Robertson
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Nealla Gordon

Senator Kassebaum
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Stephen Rider

Admiral Rochon
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John L. Armijo

Eisenhowers Military Adviser (uncredited)
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Jon Arthur

BET Videographer (uncredited)
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Rex Baker

Protester (uncredited)
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Joshua Braud

Josh (uncredited)
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Blake Burt

Protester (uncredited)
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Carroll Burt

Man at Water Fountain (uncredited)
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Jonathan Aaron Butler

College Student (uncredited)
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Tom Cain

Arresting Officer (uncredited)
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Edward J. Clare

Two Star General (uncredited)
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JJ Coker

James Baker (uncredited)
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Markeith Coleman

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Ross P. Cook

Embassy Protester (uncredited)
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Duane Cothren

Military Social Aide (uncredited)
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Haylie Creppel

White House Child (uncredited)
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Steven J. Daniels

Protestor (uncredited)
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Justin Edward Davis

Pool Teenager (uncredited)
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Donna DuPlantier

Barbara Gaines (uncredited)
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Adrienne Esteen

Protestor (uncredited)
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Guy Fernandez

Black Panther (uncredited)
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Justin Gant

Diner Attacker (uncredited)
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Ray Gaspard

Pat Buchanan (uncredited)
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Tyler Gibbs

Jim counter mgr (uncredited)
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Russell M. Haeuser

Redneck Bar Patron (uncredited)
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A. Michelle Harleston

D.C. Bus Station Passengers Parent (uncredited)
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Sadarias Harrell

DC Bus Rider / Prisoner / Rioter (uncredited)
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Rodney Hebert

White House Engineer (uncredited)
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Donna Hubbs

1930's Lady Served Martini (uncredited)
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Rahsaana Ison

Woman in Waiting Room (uncredited)
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David Jensen

MacGeorge Bundy (uncredited)
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Jim Johnson

Eisenhower Dinner Guest (uncredited)
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Mark Joyce

Barfly (uncredited)
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Elton LeBlanc

Admiral, US Navy (uncredited)
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Wanda Leigh

Lady Bird Johnson (uncredited)
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Sam Malone

Young Abraham (uncredited)
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John R Mangus

Mississippi Jail Guard (uncredited)
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Starlette Miariaunii

College Student (uncredited)
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Dorian Morrison

Rioter (uncredited)
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Mary Katherine Oglesby

White House Child (uncredited)
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Monicah Owino

Church Congregation Member (uncredited)
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Darryl Perrilloux

Washington DC Rioter (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Poitier

White House Butler (uncredited)
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Renato Powell

Kitchen Chef (uncredited)
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Philippe Radelet

Houseman (uncredited)
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Tarra Riggs

Sophie Wilson (uncredited)
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Xosha Roquemore

Foxy (uncredited)
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Corrina Roshea

White House Guest (uncredited)
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Aaron Saxton

Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Carl Singleton

White House Butler (uncredited)
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Chaz Smith

Reagan Reception Attendee (uncredited)
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Kay Smith

Diane Nash (uncredited)
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Jim Sojka

White House Engineer (uncredited)
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Marco St. John

Chief Justice Warren Burger (uncredited)
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Jason Stanly

Reagan Marine Color Guard (uncredited)
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Valerie Strecker

Excelsior Hotel Guest (uncredited)
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Craig Tate

Hobo (uncredited)
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Shirley Tregre

Mob Woman (uncredited)
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Joseph Uzzell

Angry Mob Member (uncredited)
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Bob Walker

JFK VIP Friend (uncredited)
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Dean J. West

White House Reporter (uncredited)
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Michael Whitener

(uncredited)
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Jake Wynne-Wilson

Reagan's Body Man (uncredited)
Crew
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Danny Strong

Writer
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Lee Daniels

Director
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Wil Haygood

Writer
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The Butler, Lee Daniels'

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1/15/2014

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The Butler

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The Butler

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1/14/2014

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The Butler

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Lee Daniels' The Butler

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1/14/2014

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Lee Daniels' The Butler

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1/14/2014

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