Butler, The (2013 F Whitaker by Lee Daniels)

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Historical

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1636 (Rank from 2013: # 77)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 26.32%
Regular 47.37%
Half-Popped 26.32%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Forest Whitaker (Cecil Gaines)
  • David Banner (Earl Gaines)
  • Alex Pettyfer (Thomas Westfall)
  • John Cusack (Richard Nixon)
  • Robin Williams (Dwight Eisenhower)
  • James Marsden (John F. Kennedy)
  • Alan Rickman (Ronald Reagan)
  • Minka Kelly (Jackie Kennedy)
  • Liev Schreiber (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • Mariah Carey (Hattie Pearl)
  • Jesse Williams (Rev. James Lawson)
  • Lenny Kravitz (James Holloway)
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. (Carter Wilson)
  • Terrence Howard (Howard)
  • Jane Fonda (Nancy Reagan)
  • Oprah Winfrey (Gloria Gaines)
  • Vanessa Redgrave (Annabeth Westfall)
  • Michael Rainey Jr. (Cecil Gaines (8))
  • David Oyelowo (Louis Gaines)
  • Ami Ameen (Cecil Gaines (15))
  • LaJessie Smith (Abraham)
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • Lee Daniels (Director)