Lee Daniels’ The Butler
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Movie4k Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Plot
Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Movie4k Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Cast
Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines
Aml Ameen portrays a young Cecil
Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines
David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines
Elijah Kelley as Charlie Gaines
David Banner as Earl Gaines
Mariah Carey as Hattie Pearl
Terrence Howard as Howard
Adriane Lenox as Gina
Yaya DaCosta as Carol Hammie
Alex Pettyfer as Thomas Westfall
Vanessa Redgrave as Annabeth Westfall
Nelsan Ellis as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jesse Williams as civil rights activist James Lawson
Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower
James DuMont as Sherman Adams
Robert Aberdeen as Herbert Brownell, Jr.
James Marsden as John F. Kennedy
Minka Kelly as First Lady Jackie Kennedy
Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Carter Wilson
Lenny Kravitz as James Holloway
Clarence Williams III as Maynard
Colman Domingo as Freddie Fallows
Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson
John Cusack as Richard Nixon
Alex Manette as H. R. Haldeman
Colin Walker as John Ehrlichman
Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda as First Lady Nancy Reagan
Stephen Rider as Stephen W. Rochon
Movie4k Watch Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Movie Info
Run Time: 2 hr. 6 min.
Directed By: Lee Daniels
Written By: Danny Strong