Lee Daniels

  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze 17-01-2014 12:10 PM

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' were the big scorers with 10 total nods each at the Oscar nominations this year but Lee Daniels' much acclaiamed 'The Butler' failed to find a place in the coveted list of the 86th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, was looking...
  • Oprah Winfrey refused to go nude in 'The Butler' 16-11-2013 11:58 AM

    Los Angeles: Chat show queen Oprah Winfrey refused to shoot nude for 'The Butler', and she says she had many arguments with director Lee Daniels over the matter. The 59-year-old, who plays Gloria in the historical fiction drama, was adamant she wasn't going to bare her flesh in a romantic...
  • 'The Butler' opens Mumbai International Film Fest 18-10-2013 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' opened the 15th edition of Mumbai International Film Festival which today honoured renowned Greek-French filmmaker Costa-Gavras and actor-director Kamal Haasan with the lifetime achievement awards for their contribution to cinema. The historical drama is the true-life inspired story of Eugene Allen, a White House butler...
  • The Butler: Oprah Winfrey fights with director over stripping scene 04-08-2013 02:09 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress-talk show host Oprah Winfrey reveals she battled with director Lee Daniels over a steamy scene in his upcoming movie 'The Butler', after he suggested her to strip off. The 59-year-old says had gone with the filmmaker's decision, she would have been a lot less covered in her...