Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels' new film 'The Butler' is the latest movie to depict a former president of the United States—or five in this case. From George Washington to George W. Bush, here is a look at some stars who have played POTUSes past through the years.

‘The Paperboy’

The actress tells Marlow Stern about her deranged nympho role, finding love again after Tom Cruise, and channeling Grace Kelly.

Off Screen

Director Lee Daniels stormed the festival with The Paperboy—and its buzzy Nicole Kidman urination scene. He talks to Richard Porton about race, Hollywood, and gay love in the 1970s.

Precious star Gabby Sidibe tells Kathie Lee and Hoda about her speedy rise to fame, and how even as a newcomer, she had some constructive criticism for director Lee Daniels. Today Show

Fall’s most anticipated film tells the story of an abused teen—but its director’s odyssey is almost as remarkable. Stephen Farber talks to Precious’ Lee Daniels about his early life in the Philadelphia projects, finding Sapphire’s book, and casting Mo’Nique.

Precious, directed by Lee Daniels, has been nominated for Best Picture. Gabourey Sidibe, its lead, is a long-shot for Best Actress, but Mo'Nique is considered a lock for Best Supporting Actress.