INTRODUCING: Lee Daniels – Filmmaker/Director/Screenplay

Most of you have NO IDEA who Lee Daniels is. That’s OK I’m about to tell and show you and I guarantee you will be surprised and amazed.. I have followed him since the 2001 Oscar win by Halle Berry for “Monster Ball”. He at LEAST parallels Spike Lee in talent, treatment of product and production and raw guts — my opinion.

“The producer and director of ‘Precious,’ ‘The Butler’ and TV’s ‘Empire,’ Lee Daniels, opens up about Hollywood, race, addiction and the time Donald Trump met with him about a film job in this candid discussion for Mavericks with Ari Melber, a series of interviews with artists, musicians and cultural icons. In an emotional moment, Daniels also reveals new details about the night Halle Berry won her ground-breaking Oscar for ‘Monster’s Ball.’ Warning, this video contains some offensive language (

Filmography[edit] Incomplete because of Wikipedia incompleteness. 


Year Title Credited as
Director Writer Producer Actor
1986 A Little Off Mark Green tick
2001 Monster’s Ball Green tick
2004 The Woodsman Green tick
Agnes und seine Brüder Green tick
2005 Shadowboxer Green tick Green tick
2008 Tennessee Green tick
2009 Precious Green tick Green tick
2012 The Paperboy Green tick Green tick Green tick
2013 Lee Daniels’ The Butler Green tick Green tick
TBA Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?[41][42] Green tick


Year Title Notes
2015–present Empire Co-creator, executive producer, director, writer
2016–2019 Star Co-creator, executive producer, director, writer


Year Title
2009 My Big Break
2010 The Black List: Volume 3

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