Category Archives: Vanessa Redgrave

The Butler. Forest Whitaker. Oprah Winfrey. Trailer.

A look at the life of Eugene Allen, 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 film is inspired and based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about a black man — Eugene Allen — who served as White House butler under eight presidents for over thirty years.