The Butler

The Butler


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Drama , Made in Europe


2h 12min

Age rating



Forest Whitaker
Cecil Gaines
Oprah Winfrey
Gloria Gaines
David Oyelowo
Louis Gaines
Lenny Kravitz
James Holloway
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Carter Wilson
Robin Williams
Dwight Eisenhower
James Marsden
John F. Kennedy
Minka Kelly
Jackie Kennedy
Liev Schreiber
Lyndon B. Johnson
Alan Rickman
Ronald Reagan
Jane Fonda
Nancy Reagan
John Cusack
Richard Nixon
David Banner
Earl Gaines
Elijah Kelley
Charlie Gaines
Jesse Williams
Rev. James Lawson
Mariah Carey
Hattie Pearl
Alex Pettyfer
Thomas Westfall
Vanessa Redgrave
Annabeth Westfall
Yaya DaCosta
Carol Hammie
Michael Rainey Jr.
Cecil Gaines (8)
Ami Ameen
Cecil Gaines (15)
Jim Gleason
R.D. Warner
Stephen Rider
Admiral Rochon
Nealla Gordon
Senator Kassebaum
Rusty Robertson
Senator Robertson
Duane Cothren
Military Social Aide (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter
Self (archive footage)
Rosalynn Carter
Self (archive footage)
Gerald Ford
Self (archive footage)
Barack Obama
Self (archive footage)
Colman Domingo
Freddie Fallows
Joe Chrest
White Usher


A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

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