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What's It Like Being Married to Oprah? | Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey

Forest Whitaker on Being Oprah Winfrey's Husband in The Butler

Originally posted 08/07/2013 06:00PM

Marriage is a beautiful thing, especially when you're married to Oprah Winfrey.

"It was an amazing experience for me," says Forest Whitaker, who plays Winfrey's onscreen husband in Lee Daniels' The Butler, opening Aug. 16.

The movie, based on the real-life story of a man who worked at the White House for 34 years under eight consecutive presidents, juxtaposes the couple's home life against the turbulent times of the 1950s and '60s.

"[Oprah] was so committed to our relationship," said Whitaker as he was promoting the film in New York City on Monday.

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Oprah Winfrey Returns to the Silver Screen in The Butler

Originally posted 05/09/2013 02:35PM



Oprah's back – on the big screen, that is – in The Butler.

Based on the life of Eugene Allen, the White House head butler who served eight presidents during a 34-year career, the film stars Forest Whitaker playing a character called Cecil Gaines. Oprah plays his wife, Gloria Gaines.

As shown in the intriguing two-minute, thirty-second trailer, the OWN network mogul, 59, shows off the acting chops that once earned her an Oscar nomination, for 1985's The Color Purple.

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Cannes Film Festival Opens May 15: See What's Premiering Now | Emma Watson, Matt Damon

Cannes Film Festival Opens May 15: See What's Premiering Now

Originally posted 04/19/2013 12:45PM

Hollywood aime Cannes.

With the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicking off May 15 (and running through May 26) – and with The Great Gatsby opening the festival – stars will flock to the French Riviera to promote their latest films.

But before the festival starts, create your own must-see list after checking out what will be premiering by watching these clips.

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Do You Recognize Robin Williams as a President? | Robin Williams

Robin Williams Plays President Eisenhower (No Joke)

Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM

Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.

As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.

And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.

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Forest Whitaker to Announce Academy Award Nominations | Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker to Announce Academy Award Nominations

Originally posted 01/20/2009 06:55PM

Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will announce this year's Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

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Forest Whitaker Named Best Actor at British Oscars | Forest Whitaker

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Forest Whitaker Named Best Actor at British Oscars

Originally posted 02/12/2007 08:00AM

Forest Whitaker won Britain's version of an Oscar on Sunday night – and almost forgot to thank his wife during his acceptance speech.

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Toronto Diary: Who's Got Oscar Buzz?

UpdatePosted 09/18/2006 11:50AM

Toronto Diary: Who's Got Oscar Buzz?

Originally posted 09/16/2006 06:00AM

Every year, partway through the Toronto Film Festival, I breathe a sigh of relief, thinking, "Whew, we can have an Oscars race this year after all."

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Originally posted 06/10/1999 12:00AM

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