12 Greatest Butlers of All Time
This week Lee Daniels’ The Butler will hit theaters. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Robin Williams, among others, the film tells the true story of Cecil Gaines (Whitaker), a low-level White House employee who served under several U.S. presidents and witnessed key historical events unfold. As Oprah explains in her JET cover story, which is on stands now, the movie highlights the great impact maids and butlers had on our country’s early history. With all this talk about great servants, JETmag.com decided to compile a list of our favorite on-screen butlers.