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Veteran refuses to show 'The Butler' in his movie theaters

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The owner of two Kentucky movie theaters is refusing to show "Lee Daniel's The Butler" because Jane Fonda is in the film.

Ike Boutwell is a Korean War veteran who trained pilots during the Vietnam War. He owns two theaters in Kentucky. Boutwell says Fonda's statements against the Vietnam War is the reason why he won't show any movie she's in at his theaters.

He says he's gotten support from other veterans. 

"As I came to work this morning, there was a pick up truck in front of this theater and an older guy got out with his Vietnam hat on. He wanted to know if I was Mr. Boutwell, wanted to know if I needed any help, he'd be glad to help," says the owner.

'Lee Daniel's The Butler' starring Forest Whitaker is about a butler who served eight U.S. Presidents. Oprah Winfrey plays his wife.

The film was inspired by the real-life account of Eugene Allen, who worked as a White House butler for 34 years.

Jane Fonda plays Nancy Reagan. 

It opened number one in the box office.

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