|Forest Whitaker stars in "The Butler" with Robin Williams|
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The Butler starring Forest Whitaker with Oprah Winfrey at Digiplex Destinations
“You hear nothing. You see nothing.
You only serve.”
"The Butler" stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film portrays the compelling personal story of the Butler who served as an eyewitness to decades of dramatic change that swept America.
“The Butler” is based on the life of the late Eugene Allen, an African American butler who served eight presidents and rose to the position of White House maître d’ after arriving from the Deep South. The film portrays a butler, Cecil Gaines following his tragic upbringing plagued with racial violence. He ultimately learns his trade at a hotel in Washington, D.C. where he is discovered and tapped to work as a Butler for the White House.
Amidst the evolution of racial politics in America, Forest Whitaker gives a passionate portrayal of the challenges The Butler faces balancing his highly prestigious position with his family at the height of the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement.
A star studded cast includes Forest Whitaker as "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Mariah Carey, Vanessa Redgrave, Terrance Howard, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber and John Cusack.