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Published 11 17, 2014
Year : 2013
Release date : 29 November 2013
Genres: Biography, Drama,
Director : Lee Daniels,
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood,
Stars: Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Michael Rainey Jr., LaJessie Smith, Mariah Carey,
Time: 132 min.
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The Butler (full title Lee Daniels' The Butler) is a 2013 American historical drama film directed and produced by Lee Daniels and written by Danny Strong.Loosely based on the real life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schrieber, Robin Williams, and Clarence Williams III. It was the last film produced by Laura Ziskin,who died in 2011.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.In 2009, as an elderly Cecil Gaines recounts his life story, while waiting at the White House to meet the newly inaugurated president.In 1926, at the age of seven, Gaines is raised on a cotton plantation in Macon, Georgia, by his sharecropping parents. One day, the farm's owner, Thomas Westfall, rapes Cecil's mother, Hattie Pearl. Cecil's father confronts Westfall, and is shot dead. Cecil is taken in by Annabeth Westfall, the estate's caretaker and owner's grandmother, who trains Cecil as a house servant.