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Forest Whitaker joins the ranks of memorable movie manservants with 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' By Glenn Kenny Special to MSN MoviesNo man is a hero to his valet, the saying goes. But plenty of valets, or butlers, have been heroes to moviegoers. The real-life Cecil Gaines, portrayed by Forest Whitaker in "Lee Daniels' The Butler," seems likely to work his way into viewers' hearts, what with his position at the White House and having worked under so many interesting presidents. The movie might also answer the incidental question "Is Richard Nixon in Fact the Role John Cusack Was Born to Play?" Before that movie opens, let's have a look at other memorable manservants of the silver screen. Bing: Watch a trailer for 'The Butler' | Learn more about real-life White House butler Cecil GainesWant more movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies on Twitter.(Forest Whitaker in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"/The Weinstein Co.)
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