Lee Daniels' The Butler Movie Special

A lifetime of service paved the way for a generation of leaders

Posted: 08/09/2013 12:30 PM EDT

Directed by Lee Daniels with an all-star cast to include Oprah, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Lenny Kravitz, Robin Williams and Terrence Howard, Lee Daniels' The Butler chronicles the life of Eugene Allen, who has bared witness to history and the ins and outs of the Oval Office.

Allen served during seven presidential administrations and became an inspiration to each of them during the Civil Rights era. As Cecil Gaines, Forrest Whitaker is at the forefront of the touching film. Showing a lifetime of service has paved the way for a number of generations.

Lee Daniels' The Butler: A Time of Change provides an eye-opening behind-the-scenes look at The Butler. Tune in Friday, August 9 at 7:30P/6:30C.

(Photo: The Weinstein Company)