Eric Roberts is an Academy Awards nominee for his
role in Runaway
Train and a three-time Golden Globes 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 Capoteís 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. Ericís starring role in
the film, Itís My Party
, received critical acclaim at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival .
Eric has diversified very recently,
appearing in Sophie Mullerís Mr.
Brightside video for The
Killers, Brett Ratnerís video for Mariah Careyís Emancipation of Mimi Ė Both
award winners, and the Akon
and Eminem video for
Smack That .
Other notable performances include his
roles in Final Analysis,
The Pope of GreenwichVillage,
Raggedy Man, Babyfever, Heavenís
Prisoners, The Specialist and The
Eric Roberts was recently seen in Christopher Nolan ís Batman Ė
The Dark Knight , along
with one of the most incredible casts ever assembled.
This follows a stint on Heroes Ė A job that ranks as
one of Ericís favorites. Eric strives to be associated
with more comedy, hence will be appearing in a Larry The Cable Guy movie, Witless Protection.
Eric Roberts was born in Biloxi,
Mississippi and grew up in and around Atlanta,
Georgia area. 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.