Lee Daniels

  • Fox orders shows from Lee Daniels, Steven Spielberg May 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: A family drama about a hip-hop business empire from filmmaker Lee Daniels and a coming-of-age series from Steven Spielberg will be part of Fox's 2014-15 season, the network said Tuesday. Daniels, the director of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and "Precious," is writing, directing and producing "Empire," starring Terence Howard...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze January 17, 2014

    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 to...
  • Oprah Winfrey refused to go nude in 'The Butler' November 16, 2013

    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 scene...
  • 'The Butler' opens Mumbai International Film Fest October 18, 2013

    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 August 4, 2013

    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 scene...
  • Nicole Kidman: Violence is more shocking than sex January 19, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Nicole Kidman says she finds violence more shocking than intimate scenes in films. The actress, who is seen in an infamous urination scene where her character has to take the bite out of Zac Efron's jellyfish sting in 'The Paperboy', said she was not uncomfortable in the...