Lee Daniels on "The Butler"

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Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker star in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Director Lee Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong discuss their new movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” It tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines, who serves during eight presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986, and traced the civil rights movement. The film was inspired by Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post article “A Butler Well Served by This Election” about the real life of former White House butler Eugene Allen. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” opened nationwide August 17.