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Lee Daniels' The Butler


Inspired by the life of Eugene Allen, an African-American butler who witnessed the impact of some of the biggest moments of the 20th century during his 34 years of service in the White House, Lee Daniels' The Butler was one of the most successful films of 2013. Produced and directed by Lee Daniels, the historical drama featured moving performances from Forest Whitaker, who played the leading role of Cecil Gaines, as well as media maverick Oprah Winfrey, who portrayed his wife, Gloria Gaines. (Photo: The Weinstein Company)