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Eric Roberts          

Actor Known for his Roles in "Runaway Train," "The Dark Knight" and "Heroes"

Eric Roberts is an Academy Award nominee for his role in "Runaway Train" and a three-time Golden Globe nominee for "Runaway Train," "Star 80" and "King of the Gypsies." He also won a Golden Satellite Award for the 2002 season of "Less Than Perfect."

He also made a profound impact in the Emmy nominated television adaptation of Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood," directed by Jonathan Kaplan and co-starring Anthony Edwards and starred in "La Cucaracha," which won Best Film at the Austin Film Festival in 1998, and for which Eric won Best Actor in the New York Independent Film Festival that same year. Eric’s starring role in the film, "It’s My Party," received critical acclaim at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.

Eric has diversified, appearing in Sophie Muller’s "Mr. Brightside" video for The Killers, Brett Ratner’s video for Mariah Carey’s "Emancipation of Mimi" -- both award winners, and the Akon and Eminem video for "Smack That."

Other notable performances include his roles in "Final Analysis," "The Pope of Greenwich Village," "Raggedy Man," "Babyfever," "Heaven’s Prisoners," "The Specialist" and "The Grave."

Eric Roberts was in Christopher Nolan’s "Batman -- The Dark Knight" along with one of the most incredible casts ever assembled. This followed a stint on "Heroes," a job that ranks as one of Eric’s favorites. Eric strives to be associated with more comedy, and had a role in the Larry The Cable Guy movie, "Witless Protection."

Eric Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in and around Atlanta. He began his career as an actor in his late teens in New York City. In 1989 Eric won the Theatre World Award for his role on Broadway in "Burn This." He returned to the New York stage in 2003 in "The Exonerated," which he appeared in as part of their touring company as well.


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