The Butler Featurette

Director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Charles Allen, the son of Forest Whitaker's real-life counterpart, reflect on Forest's performance in the movie and the man that inspired the part. Despite portraying a fictionalized character based on a real person, Forest emphasizes that when it came to portraying the White House butler, it was important that he did it "appropriately and accurately." Related Article: Lee Daniels' The Butler: History vs. Hollywood

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