Eric Roberts’ movies don’t exactly read like a list of Best Picture winners.
But still, the brother of Julia Roberts is bound to have been in some decent films – and that he has.
His movie career may be going a little slow, which is probably why he signed up for Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, but he’s still had some pretty notable pictures in his filmography.
And we’re about to take you through the very best of them. So, sit back, have a read, and prepare to say ‘oh, so that’s where I know that guy from them!’
The Dark Knight
This is probably the film where you know Eric from.
In Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece, Eric had a pretty integral role as mafia boss Maroni. Maroni was a core member of a group of gangsters Christian Bale’s Batman and Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon were trying to take down.
In the film, Eric had several scenes with Heath Ledger – who of course played the Joker and won an Academy Award for it.
In The Expendables, Eric played James Munroe – an ex-CIA officer.
Eric appeared in the film alongside some pretty heavyweight Hollywood names – including Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, and more.
It’s fair to say that his list of co-stars is probably more impressive than the list of movies he’s been in.
Not many of you will probably know this film, but Eric may just label this movie as his greatest accomplishment in his filmography.
In 1985, Eric Roberts played prison-escapee Buck McGeehy alongside Jon Voight. And Eric was nominated for the Best Supporting Academy Award for his performance in the picture. That was his first and only Oscar nomination in a film career spanning over 500 film credits.
He may have lost the Oscar to Don Ameche (Cocoon) but, still, being an Oscar-nominated actor is something he can be proud of.
For any of you who have seen this, you will know it’s a pretty weird film. But it’s something of a masterpiece, as are all Paul Thomas Anderson movies.
Joaquin Phoenix starred in the main role in the neo-noir comedy-drama crime film, but Eric Roberts had a supporting role, too.
In the film, Eric played Michael Z. “Mickey” Wolfmann. And that’s pretty much all we can say about that.
Okay, okay. This isn’t technically a movie. Well, it’s not a movie at all.
It is, of course, a TV show – but it’s a pretty famous one.
Princess Meghan Markle has made this show more famous than it probably ever hoped to be, but Eric Roberts had a recurring role for eight episodes as Charles Forstman. This show is actually on Netflix, so if you want to familiarize yourself with Eric, head there!
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