Lee Daniels' The Butler

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution.

  • Genre: Drama, History, Biography
  • Director: Lee Daniels


Inspired by true events, The Butler tells the story of chief White House butler Cecil Gaines who served eight American presidents over three decades, including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan. Working intimately with these world leaders, from this unique vantage point, Cecil witnessed radical transformations in American history – from the civil rights movement to the war in Vietnam to the escalation of the Cold War – and how those changes affected his life and family. 

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