Lee Daniels' The Butler Cast

  • Forest Whitaker

    "I hardly ever lose my temper," says this native of Longview, Texas. Which is a good thing considering he's a big guy, big enough to be an all-league defensive tackle while playing college...

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  • Oprah Winfrey

    When Oprah talks about a book, sales soar; when Oprah's displeased about something, everyone knows it. Oprah Winfrey’s public influence is undeniable. The number of honors attached to her name is...

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  • John Cusack

    Born in Evanston, Illinois, John Cusack is one of the few actors who managed to successfully graduate from the "Brat Pack" of the '80s by proving he can effectively carry a film. He feels his success...

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  • Jane Fonda

    The first-born child of screen legend Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Fonda's life has been marked not only by incredible success, but controversy and even tragedy. When she was...

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  • Cuba Gooding, Jr.

    After Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father got a hit single with his band The Main Ingredient, his family moved from the Bronx to Los Angeles and their lifestyle changed due to the extra cash flow. After his...

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  • Terrence Howard

    Terrence Howard started his career on the small screen when he first nabbed a small appearance on the series Family Matters and Coach. Other opportunities followed with a showing on Picket Fences...

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  • Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz was born in Brooklyn, New York City to Sy Kravitz and Roxie Roker. When he turned ten years old, his family moved to L.A. because his mother landed a role in the TV show The...

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  • Melissa Leo

    Melissa Chessington Leo, aka Margaret May II or Margaret May is an Academy Award-nominated actress best known for playing the tough-minded Detective Sgt. Kay Howard on the award-winning TV series...

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  • David Oyelowo

    Born on April 1, 1976 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, David Oyelowo is of Nigerian descent. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where he finished with honors,...

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  • Vanessa Redgrave

    The lights go down and the spotlight targets the center of the curtain, which rises, revealing Sir Laurence Olivier. As he address the audience he informs them all of the arrival of famous actors'...

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  • Alan Rickman

    Date of Death: January 14, 2016 Alan Rickman was born to Irish and Welsh parents in Hammersmith, London, England. His father, who was a painter and decorator, died of cancer when the actor was...

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  • Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber has made a name for himself in both leading roles in independent films and character parts in mainstream features. Born in San Francisco, Schreiber was raised on New York's Lower East...

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  • Robin Williams

    Date of Death: August 11, 2014 From the moment this comedian jumped out of the TV screen at audiences as the lovable alien in Mork and Mindy, it seemed that a star had been born. What no one was...

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  • Alex Pettyfer

    Born in England, Alex Pettyfer is the son of actor Richard Pettyfer and former model Lee Robinson. He began modeling when he was seven and after performing in school plays, including the role of Willy...

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Lee Daniels' The Butler

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  132 min.
Release Date: August 16, 2013
DVD: January 14, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.04
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Cast: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Leo, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams, Alex Pettyfer