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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Robin Williams as "Dwight Eisenhower"

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Robin Williams in the news

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Streaming Now: 'Grace & Frankie,' 'Men in Black II,' and More

Posted by
Alana Altmann on May 8th 2015, 8:00AM

May 8th 2015, 8:00AM

Simon Pegg & Robin Williams Can Do 'Absolutely Anything' in New Trailer

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 4th 2015, 9:15AM

May 4th 2015, 9:15AM

Disney's 'Aladdin' Never Looked Better Than in This 'Diamond Edition' Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 5th 2015, 8:00AM

Feb 5th 2015, 8:00AM

A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Musical Is Coming

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2015, 8:50AM

Jan 23rd 2015, 8:50AM

Robin Williams, 'Game of Thrones' Top 2014's Google Searches

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Dec 16th 2014, 6:30AM

Dec 16th 2014, 6:30AM

Ben Stiller Meets Lancelot in 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb' (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 2nd 2014, 10:00AM

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:00AM

The 'Night at the Museum 3' Trailer Teases a Wild, Pun-Filled Last Ride for Robin Williams

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 12th 2014, 11:15AM

Nov 12th 2014, 11:15AM

Zelda Williams Honors Late Father Robin Williams With New Tattoo

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 23rd 2014, 11:05AM

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:05AM

20 Surprising 'Law & Order: SVU' Guest Stars (VIDEO)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 24th 2014, 11:00AM

Sep 24th 2014, 11:00AM

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter With Anti-Bullying Message

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 2nd 2014, 1:30PM

Sep 2nd 2014, 1:30PM

Emmys 2014 Recap: Was This a Rerun?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 26th 2014, 12:34AM

Aug 26th 2014, 12:34AM

Emmys 2014: Watch Billy Crystal's Moving Tribute to Robin Williams (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Aug 25th 2014, 6:36PM

Aug 25th 2014, 6:36PM

9 Things to Expect During the 2014 Emmys

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 22nd 2014, 7:30AM

Aug 22nd 2014, 7:30AM

Billy Crystal Will Lead a Robin Williams Tribute at the Emmy Awards

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Aug 20th 2014, 12:00PM

Aug 20th 2014, 12:00PM

Best of Late Night TV: Bruce Willis's Corn Eating, Tiger Woods Plays 'Facebreakers' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Aug 19th 2014, 3:00AM

Aug 19th 2014, 3:00AM

Here's How Robin Williams Changed TV

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 15th 2014, 8:45AM

Aug 15th 2014, 8:45AM

Robin Williams' Wife Reveals He Was Suffering From Parkinson's

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 14th 2014, 10:30AM

Aug 14th 2014, 10:30AM

Harvey Weinstein Recalls a Favorite Robin Williams Memory From 'Good Will Hunting' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 14th 2014, 10:00AM

Aug 14th 2014, 10:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Robin Williams Talk Show Highlights and Tributes, 'House of Cue Cards' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Aug 13th 2014, 2:53AM

Aug 13th 2014, 2:53AM

Ben Affleck Pays Tribute to Robin Williams: 'He Made My Dreams Come True'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 12th 2014, 11:40AM

Aug 12th 2014, 11:40AM

Robin Williams' Most Memorable Roles: Movies We'll Never Forget

Posted by
Chris Jancelewicz on Aug 12th 2014, 6:40AM

Aug 12th 2014, 6:40AM

Remembering Robin Williams With the Animator Who Brought 'Aladdin's Genie to Life (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 12th 2014, 5:00AM

Aug 12th 2014, 5:00AM

Robin Williams Dead at 63

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Aug 11th 2014, 3:01PM

Aug 11th 2014, 3:01PM

The 'Night at the Museum 3' Trailer Is Crazy Fun (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 30th 2014, 9:15AM

Jul 30th 2014, 9:15AM

A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Is Finally Happening

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Apr 17th 2014, 10:30AM

Apr 17th 2014, 10:30AM

The Best Movie Presidents of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 17th 2014, 4:00AM

Feb 17th 2014, 4:00AM

'That's Just Absurd': A Movie Virgin Watches 'Mrs. Doubtfire' for the First Time

Posted by
Katie Calautti on Nov 22nd 2013, 6:00AM

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:00AM

Divorce, Money Problems Fueled Robin Williams's Return to TV

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 17th 2013, 11:00AM

Sep 17th 2013, 11:00AM

Robin Williams on 'Happy Feet Two' and Mork's 'Star Wars' Origins

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 17th 2011, 7:30AM

Nov 17th 2011, 7:30AM

Robin Williams: Won't Host Oscars, Billy Crystal 'May' Be Interested

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Nov 9th 2011, 10:10AM

Nov 9th 2011, 10:10AM

Casting Call: Christopher Meloni Flies to 'Man of Steel,' Ray Liotta Plays a Bad Cop, More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 26th 2011, 6:00AM

Jun 26th 2011, 6:00AM

Were These True Believers Heroic -- or Crazy?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

Nov 22nd 2010, 9:00AM

Biggest Celebrity Geeks: They Love Comics and 'Star Trek' Just Like You and Me

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Aug 11th 2010, 5:00PM

Aug 11th 2010, 5:00PM

Shelf Life: Insomnia

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Jul 20th 2010, 1:02PM

Jul 20th 2010, 1:02PM

The 10 Most Ridiculously Mismatched Movie Couples

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Mar 9th 2010, 1:00PM

Mar 9th 2010, 1:00PM

New on DVD & Blu-ray: Week of March 9

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Mar 9th 2010, 1:00AM

Mar 9th 2010, 1:00AM

Our Favorite Romantic Scenes: The Fisher King

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 14th 2010, 5:15AM

Feb 14th 2010, 5:15AM

Disney Scraps 'Wild Hogs 2'

Posted by
Bob Cannon on Dec 17th 2009, 1:15PM

Dec 17th 2009, 1:15PM

Disney Chief Axes 'Wedding Banned'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 15th 2009, 12:45PM

Dec 15th 2009, 12:45PM

Disney Says "I Don't" to 'Wedding Banned'

Posted by
Bryan Enk on Dec 14th 2009, 9:15AM

Dec 14th 2009, 9:15AM


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