Cast 29

  1. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker

    Cecil Gaines

  2. David Banner

    David Banner

    Earl Gaines

  3. Michael Rainey Jr.

    Michael Rainey Jr.

    Cecil Gaines (8)

  4. LaJessie Smith

    LaJessie Smith


  5. Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey

    Hattie Pearl

  6. Alex Pettyfer

    Alex Pettyfer

    Thomas Westfall

  7. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Annabeth Westfall

  8. Ami Ameen

    Ami Ameen

    Cecil Gaines (15)

  9. Clarence Williams III
  10. John P. Fertitta

    John P. Fertitta

    Mr. Jenkins

  11. Jim Gleason

    Jim Gleason

    R.D. Warner

  12. Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey

    Gloria Gaines

  13. John Cusack

    John Cusack

    Richard Nixon

  14. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Dwight Eisenhower

  15. James Marsden

    James Marsden

    John F. Kennedy

  16. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman

    Ronald Reagan

  17. Minka Kelly

    Minka Kelly

    Jackie Kennedy

  18. Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  19. Jesse Williams

    Jesse Williams

    Rev. James Lawson

  20. Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz

    James Holloway

  21. Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Carter Wilson

  22. Terrence Howard
  23. Jane Fonda

    Jane Fonda

    Nancy Reagan

  24. David Oyelowo

    David Oyelowo

    Louis Gaines

  25. Yaya DaCosta

    Yaya DaCosta

    Carol Hammie

  26. Stephen Rider

    Stephen Rider

    Admiral Rochon

  27. Nealla Gordon

    Nealla Gordon

    Senator Kassebaum

  28. Rusty Robertson

    Senator Robertson

  29. Elijah Kelley

    Elijah Kelley

    Charlie Gaines

Crew 81


  1. Robin Simmerly

    Art Department Coordinator

  2. Erik Polczwartek

    Art Direction

  3. Lori Agostino

    Art Direction

  4. Jason Baldwin Stewart

    Art Direction

  5. Randall S. Coe

    Construction Coordinator

  6. Steve Martemucci

    Construction Foreman

  7. Michael Arena


  8. David Keith Broome


  9. John Lindsay


  10. Gus Coto


  11. Tim Galvin

    Production Design

  12. Kevin Ladson

    Property Master

  13. Diane Lederman

    Set Decoration

  14. Kimberly Murphy

    Set Decoration Buyer

  15. Deanna Simmons

    Set Decoration Buyer

  16. Sarah Forrest

    Set Designer

  17. Michelle C. Harmon

    Set Designer

  18. Brian A. Waits

    Set Designer


  1. Michael Stumpf

    Additional Camera

  2. Luis Lopez DeVictoria

    Additional Camera

  3. Jeffery J. Tufano

    Camera Operator

  4. Grayson Austin

    Camera Operator

  5. Andrew Dunn

    Andrew Dunn

    Director of Photography

  6. Hans Bjerno

    Hans Bjerno

    Helicopter Camera

  7. Anne Marie Fox

    Still Photographer

Costume & Make-Up

  1. Ruth E. Carter

    Ruth E. Carter

    Costume Design

  2. Dana Kay Hart

    Costume Supervisor

  3. Wendy Talley

    Wendy Talley

    Costume Supervisor

  4. Robert L. Stevenson


  5. Candace Neal


  6. Yolanda Sheridan

    Makeup Artist

  7. Debra Denson

    Makeup Department Head

  8. Beverly Jo Pryor

    Makeup Department Head

  9. Annette Farnsworth

    Set Costumer

  10. Mustapha Mimis

    Set Costumer

  11. Victoria Wood



  1. Elizabeth Himelstein

    Dialect Coach

  2. Jonah Levy

    Makeup Effects

  3. Jeff Galpin

    Jeff Galpin

    Stunt Coordinator

  4. Charlotta Forssman

    Visual Effects Editor


  1. Lee Daniels

    Lee Daniels


  2. Lisa C. Satriano

    First Assistant Director

  3. Amy Sanderson

    Script Supervisor

  4. Peter Dress

    Second Assistant Director


  1. Kevin Vale

    Digital Intermediate

  2. Joe Klotz


  3. Kat Spiess

    First Assistant Editor

  4. Ulysses Guidotti

    First Assistant Editor


  1. Len Levine

    Lighting Technician

  2. Kristopher Weaver

    Lighting Technician

  3. Trey Shaneyfelt

    Lighting Technician


  1. Billy Hopkins

    Billy Hopkins


  2. Len Blavatnik

    Len Blavatnik

    Executive Producer

  3. Harvey Weinstein

    Harvey Weinstein

    Executive Producer

  4. Bob Weinstein

    Bob Weinstein

    Executive Producer

  5. Mickey Lambert

    Location Manager

  6. Virginia McCollam

    Location Manager

  7. Buddy Patrick


  8. Cassian Elwes


  9. Lee Daniels

    Lee Daniels


  10. Laura Ziskin


  11. Jen Wall

    Production Supervisor


  1. Ruth Hernandez

    ADR Editor

  2. David Wahnon

    Dialogue Editor

  3. Heather Gross

    Foley Editor

  4. Ben Schor

    Music Editor

  5. Rodrigo Leão

    Original Music Composer

  6. Debby VanPoucke

    Sound Designer

  7. Robert Hein

    Sound Re-Recording Mixer, Supervising Sound Editor

  8. Michael Barry

    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  9. Branka Mrkic

    Supervising Dialogue Editor

Visual Effects

  1. Aniela Sidorska

    Visual Effects Producer

  2. Ted Markovic

    Visual Effects Producer

  3. Daniel Cohen

    Visual Effects Producer

  4. Ray McIntyre Jr.

    Visual Effects Supervisor

  5. Luke DiTommaso

    Visual Effects Supervisor


  1. Danny Strong

    Danny Strong


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