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Eric Roberts is a Actor and Associate Producer American born on 18 april 1956 at Biloxi (USA)

Eric Roberts

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Birth name Eric Anthony Roberts
Nationality USA
Birth 18 april 1956 (68 years) at Biloxi (USA)

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with King of the Gypsies (1978), earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor Debut. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). Through the 1990s and 2000s he maintained dramatic film and TV film roles while appearing in TV series. His TV work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less than Perfect and a recurring role on the NBC drama Heroes. His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers. He achieved recent recognition for his feat of acting in over 150 films between 2013 and 2015.


Roberts's daughter Emma Roberts, with his then-girlfriend Kelly Cunningham, was born on February 10, 1991. Emma eventually became an actress as well, making her major-film debut at age 10 in the 2001 drama Blow.

On January 12, 2001, Roberts visited The Howard Stern Radio Show with his wife during a segment called "The Gossip Game" with Mike Walker of the National Enquirer. He confirmed that he and Julia had been estranged for several years. The source of the estrangement had been his past drug abuse and her siding with his ex-girlfriend over the custody of his daughter. In 2004, he told People magazine that he and his sister were reconciled when he visited her in the hospital after she gave birth to twins.

Roberts is a vegan and supporter of animal rights.

Arrests and drug problems
In 1987, Roberts was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana, and resisting arrest after he tried to assault a New York police officer. He spent 36 hours in jail, pleaded guilty to harassment, and had all other charges dropped.

In February 1995, Roberts was arrested for shoving his wife, Eliza Garrett, into a wall. He subsequently announced that he was giving up drug use entirely.

In 2010, Roberts appeared as a cast member in the fourth season of the VH1 reality television series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, for dependency on medical marijuana. His wife, Eliza, and his stepson, Keaton Simons, appeared in episode 6 to discuss the effects of his addiction on their lives.

Best films

The Expendables (2010)
The Specialist (1994)
Runaway Train (1985)

Usually with

Jon Gunn
Jon Gunn
(2 films)
Kane Hodder
Kane Hodder
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Eric Roberts (129 films)

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Head Full of Honey, 2h29
Directed by Til Schweiger
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer, Jacqueline Bisset, Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi
Roles Dr. Holst
Rating55% 2.761262.761262.761262.761262.76126
Nick et Sarah vivent près de Londres avec leur fille de 10 ans, Tilda. Ce couple, qui connait pas mal de problèmes, va devoir accueillir Amadeus, le père de Nick. Ce dernier, veuf depuis peu, est atteint de la maladie d'Alzheimer et ne peut plus vivre seul. Amadeus va ensuite partir en voyage à Venise, sur les traces de son passé, avec sa petite-fille.
Maximum Impact, 1h49
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Kelly Hu, Alexander Nevsky, Marc Dacascos, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tom Arnold
Roles Robert Jacobs
Rating23% 1.1820551.1820551.1820551.1820551.182055
Une équipe d'agents russes et américains s'assemblent pour sauver la petite-fille du Secrétaire de la Défense américain. Kidnappée par un syndicat du crime asiatique, sa disparition pourrait déclencher une crise financière mondiale.
Ayla: The Daughter of War, 2h5
Origin Turquie
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Murat Yıldırım, Çetin Tekindor, Taner Birsel, Erkan Petekkaya, Eric Roberts, Meral Çetinkaya
Roles Major General Coulter
Rating81% 4.0991454.0991454.0991454.0991454.099145
Süleyman, un jeune soldat de la Brigade turque du Commandement des Nations unies en Corée, est envoyé en Corée pour participer à la guerre qui oppose les Coréens du Sud aux Coréens du Nord. Il y trouve un enfant coréen dont les parents ont été tués durant un massacre et décide d'en prendre soin. Au fil du temps, les deux se considèrent comme père et fille. Mais Süleyman doit s'en séparer et tente désespérément de la retrouver durant plusieurs années.
The Institute, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer, Pamela Anderson, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace
Roles Dr. Torrington
Rating42% 2.105542.105542.105542.105542.10554
En 1893 à Baltimore, la jeune Isabel Porter s'introduit dans l'Institut Rosewood, à la suite de la mort subite de ses parents, et subit des expériences extrêmes de lavage de cerveau et de contrôle de l'esprit par l'insidieux Dr Cairn.
Six Gun Savior
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Eric Roberts, Luciana Carro, Martin Kove, Matthew Ziff, Manu Intiraymi, Tim Russ
Roles The Devil
Rating33% 1.686651.686651.686651.686651.68665
When Lane McCrae (Kaleo Griffith) comes upon the outlaw who slaughtered his kin (Blaine Gray), the ensuing showdown renders him mortally injured. Subsequently he is paid a visit by the Devil (Eric Roberts), who proposes a bargain that would spare the lives of both he and his brother Cody (Adam LeClair), but then instead deploys him as a bounty hunter for the everlasting place of fire, and in this role replacing his predecessor. Meanwhile Zathera (Lorraine Ziff), the embodiment of death, roams the planet, so it's up to Lane and Hawk (Matthew Ziff) with whom he teams up and their posse, to shut her down so that she does not vanquish human kind. However they are not the only party pursuing Zathera - out in the field are several others who wish to find Zathera and do away with her!
The Opposite Sex
Directed by Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Mena Suvari, Geoff Stults, Eric Roberts, Kristin Chenoweth, Dana Ashbrook, Kenan Thompson
Roles Mr. Campbell
Rating45% 2.2685852.2685852.2685852.2685852.268585
Vince (Geoff Stults) is a driven divorce attorney that is unwilling to commit to any one woman. However, when he meets Jane (Mena Suvari) he finds that she's equally driven and is intrigued when the two decide to take on a series of bets.
A Remarkable Life
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Chris Bruno, Daphne Zuniga, Helen Slater, Marie Avgeropoulos, Mark Margolis, Dylan Bruno
Roles Jack
Rating47% 2.3778152.3778152.3778152.3778152.377815
La virilité de Lenny est remise en question, lorsque sa femme Tracy le quitte pour une femme médecin nommée Iris.
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), 1h42
Directed by Tom Six
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Prison films
Actors Dieter Laser, Tom Six, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts, Bree Olson, Robert LaSardo
Roles Governor Hughes
Rating27% 1.3711051.3711051.3711051.3711051.371105
Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), a psychotic prison warden, watches the end of The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) with his accountant Dwight Butler (Laurence R. Harvey). Bill says that he hates the films as his feet are massaged by his assistant, Daisy (Bree Olson), who says she quite enjoyed them. Bill sexually assaults Daisy, by sucking his fingers, and then inserting them into her vagina, and claims that women should not be allowed an opinion, much to the dismay of Dwight, who tries to pitch a 'brilliant idea', but is interrupted by a phone call.
A Fatal Obsession
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Eric Roberts, Tracy Nelson
Roles Michael Ryan
Rating42% 2.109082.109082.109082.109082.10908
A mother and teen daughter believe they have at last found safe refuge from their abusive husband and father Michael. Michael, enraged by their escape, will do anything to find them. After undergoing drastic plastic surgery, he assumes a new unrecognizable identity, and the hunt for his family begins.
L.A. Slasher, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Actors Mischa Barton, David Bautista, Andrew Roane Dick, Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Frank Collison
Roles The Mayor
Rating33% 1.6550951.6550951.6550951.6550951.655095
Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them. A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, "L.A. Slasher" explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent - purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior.
American Sharia, 1h15
Directed by Omar Regan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Buddy films
Actors Baba Ali, Eric Roberts, Omar Regan
Roles Officer Richardson
Rating46% 2.342242.342242.342242.342242.34224
Officer Richardson (Eric Roberts) profiles every Muslim he sees as a terrorist. He goes on an arrest frenzy, which makes the community activists, Jihad (Adam Saleh) and Osama (Sheikh Akbar) take to the streets and rally the people to stand up for their rights.
Amityville Death House, 1h15
Directed by Mark Polonia
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Eric Roberts
Roles The Warlock
Rating24% 1.2329251.2329251.2329251.2329251.232925
"When Tiffany and her friends arrive in the town of Amityville to check on her ailing grandmother, they discover an ancient witch's spirit possesses the old house. One by one the demon curse, empowered by the Dark Lord (Eric Roberts) destroys the descendants of those who condemned his servant to death over 300 years ago, ultimately possessing the bodies of the innocent, and transforming them into hideous creatures of destruction."
Golden Shoes, 1h29
Origin USA
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Eric Roberts, Vivica A. Fox, John Wesley Shipp, John Rhys-Davies, David DeLuise, Dina Meyer
Roles Frank
Rating37% 1.856571.856571.856571.856571.85657
Christian, un garçon passionné de football, se voit offrir des chaussures magiques. Ses capacités dans ce sport s’en voient alors décuplées.
Inherent Vice, 2h28
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone
Roles Michael Z. Wolfmann
Rating65% 3.2999553.2999553.2999553.2999553.299955
In 1970, Shasta Fay Hepworth visits the rickety beach house of her ex-boyfriend, Larry "Doc" Sportello, a private investigator and hippie/dope head in Gordita Beach, a fictional town in Los Angeles County. Shasta tells him about her new lover, Michael Z. "Mickey" Wolfmann, a wealthy real estate developer. She asks Doc to help prevent Mickey’s wife and her lover from having Mickey abducted and committed to an insane asylum.
Lovelace (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Adam Brody
Roles Nat Laurendi
Rating61% 3.098463.098463.098463.098463.09846
Events surrounding Linda's relationship with Chuck and the production of Deep Throat are portrayed twice. The first portrayal includes no violence or intimidation, making her life look perfect, but the second portrayal reveals the truth and what really happened, including scenes of domestic abuse and intimidation by Traynor.