The Butler

American historical drama film
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Directed by Lee Daniels
Produced by Lee Daniels
Cassian Elwes
Buddy Patrick
Pam Williams
Laura Ziskin
Screenplay by Danny Strong
Lee Daniels
Starring Forest Whitaker
Oprah Winfrey
Liev Schreiber
John Cusack
Jane Fonda
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Terrence Howard
Lenny Kravitz
James Marsden
David Oyelowo
Alan Rickman
Mariah Carey
Robin Williams
Music by Rodrigo Leão
Cinematography Andrew Dunn
Editing by Joe Klotz
Studio Laura Ziskin Productions
Windy Hill Pictures
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Release date(s) August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million

Lee Daniels' The Butler is a 2013 American historical drama movie directed by Lee Daniels.[1] It is based on Eugene Allen, who served as a White House butler during eight American presidencies from 1952 to 1986.[2] It was the last movie produced by Laura Ziskin.[3]

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SynopsisEdit

The fictional Cecil Gaines is based on Eugene Allen who worked at the White House during eight presidential terms from 1952 to 1986. He started as a "pantry man," was promoted to butler, and then Maître d'hôtel.

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Awards
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Hollywood Film Awards Best Director Lee Daniels Won
Spotlight David Oyelowo Won
People's Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic Movie Nominated
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress Oprah Winfrey Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oprah Winfrey Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Forest Whitaker Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Oprah Winfrey Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture Forest Whitaker Pending
Best Actress in Supporting Role Oprah Winfrey Pending
Best Art Direction & Production Design Diane Lederman, Tim Galvin Pending

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