The Butler 10 years old

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution.

The Butler

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.


The Butler Cast

Name Character
Minka Kelly She was 33, now 43 years old as Jackie Kennedy
Forest Whitaker He was 52, now 62 years old as Cecil Gaines
Cuba Gooding, Jr. He was 45, now 55 years old as Carter Wilson
Terrence Howard He was 44, now 54 years old as Howard
John Cusack He was 47, now 57 years old as Richard Nixon
Liev Schreiber He was 45, now 56 years old as Lyndon B. Johnson
David Oyelowo He was 37, now 47 years old as Louis Gaines
Vanessa Redgrave She was 76, now 86 years old as Annabeth Westfall
Alan Rickman He was 67, 69 years old when he died as Ronald Reagan
Oprah Winfrey She was 59, now 69 years old as Gloria Gaines
Alex Pettyfer He was 23, now 33 years old as Thomas Westfall
Robin Williams He was 62, 63 years old when he died as Dwight Eisenhower
James Marsden He was 39, now 50 years old as John F. Kennedy
Jane Fonda She was 75, now 85 years old as Nancy Reagan
Yaya DaCosta She was 30, now 41 years old as Carol Hammie
Clarence Williams III He was 73, now 84 years old as Maynard
Mariah Carey She was 44, now 54 years old as Hattie Pearl
Jesse Williams He was 32, now 42 years old as Rev. James Lawson
Michael Rainey, Jr. He was 12, now 23 years old as Cecil Gaines (8)
Lenny Kravitz He was 49, now 59 years old as James Holloway
David Banner He was 39, now 49 years old as Earl Gaines
Elijah Kelley He was 27, now 37 years old as Charlie Gaines
Nealla Gordon as Senator Kassebaum
Jim Gleason He was 49, now 59 years old as R.D. Warner
Stephen Rider He was 63, now 73 years old as Admiral Rochon

The Butler Crew

Name Department
Laura Ziskin as Producer. She was 63 (61) years old when She died Production
Andrew Dunn as Director of Photography. He was 63 (now 73) years old Camera
Robert Hein as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 117 (86) years old when He died Sound
Robert Hein as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 117 (86) years old when He died Sound
Ruth E. Carter as Costume Design. She was 53 (now 63) years old Costume & Make-Up
Matthew W. Mungle as Prosthetic Supervisor. He was 56 (now 67) years old Costume & Make-Up
Robert L. Stevenson as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Leah Daniels Butler as Casting. She was 47 (now 58) years old Production
Joe Klotz as Editor. He was 13 (now 23) years old Editing
Erik Polczwartek as Art Direction. Art
Tim Galvin as Production Design. Art
Cassian Elwes as Producer. He was 54 (now 64) years old Production
Lee Daniels as Director. He was 53 (now 63) years old Directing
Lee Daniels as Producer. He was 53 (now 63) years old Production
Jason Baldwin Stewart as Art Direction. Art
Danny Strong as Writer. He was 39 (now 49) years old Writing
Marko A. Costanzo as Foley. He was 54 (now 64) years old Sound
Ruth Hernandez as ADR Editor. Sound
Diane Lederman as Set Decoration. Art
Jeff Galpin as Stunt Coordinator. He was 45 (now 55) years old Crew
Lisa C. Satriano as First Assistant Director. Directing
Deanna Simmons as Set Decoration Buyer. Art
Ari Daniel Pinchot as Producer. Production
Buddy Patrick as Producer. He was 29 (now 39) years old Production
Jeffery J. Tufano as Camera Operator. Camera
The Butler poster
The Butler (10 years)

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution.

  • Release day: Friday, August 16, 2013
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • Budget: 25000000.00
  • Revenue: 115922175.00