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The Cast of Lee Daniels' The Butler Shines on the Red Carpet

  • Aired: 1/6/2013
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An array of Hollywood's biggest stars hit the red carpet to celebrate the New York premiere of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler.' The all-star cast was assembled by director Lee Daniels to tell the story of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight presidents from 1952 to 1986. Gaines' character, played by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, was loosely based on real life butler Eugene Allen. In preparing for the role, Whitaker attempted to honor all the men who worked with Allen.

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