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The Dark Knight

Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.

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Snow White: A Deadly Summer

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor.

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Saved By the Light

In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 400 credits, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B.

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The Child

His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers. Early life .

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Six Gun Savior

Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Bredemus (1934-2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977), one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces.

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Best of the Best

Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972.

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Best of the Best 2

Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Film career Mainstream films and television .

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Sharktopus

Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. .

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The Pope of Greenwich Village

Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies (1978) and Star 80 (1983).

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Spreading Darkness

Roberts' other starring roles included Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody's Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), By the Sword (1991), Best of the Best 2 (1993), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998), Purgatory (1999), and Stiletto Dance (2001).

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The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who Television film in the role of the Master.

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Stealing Las Vegas

His recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill.

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Doctor Who

Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less Than Perfect.

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The Butcher

Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, and reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything".

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King of the Gypsies

In 2002 Roberts portrayed an FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as its sequel "Down 4 U".

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All American Christmas Carol

He portrayed Seth Blanchard on the second season of the Starz series Crash, from 2009.

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The Perfect Summer

Since 2014 Roberts has played the recurring character Charles Forstman in the TV legal drama Suits. .

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The Coca-Cola Kid

In 2015, he appeared in season 5 of Lost Girl, a Canadian TV show on Showcase, as the main character, Bo's, father. .

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The House Across the Street

Roberts featured in season 4 of the hit American TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine in which Roberts portrayed the character Jimmy Figgis. .

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Runaway Train

He is featured as Uncle Shadrack, head of a Romani family, in 2012's "The Finder" on FOX.

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Route 65 Nashville

Roberts shared an apartment with Maurice Rizzo Jr.

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Rude Awakening

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor.

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The Immortals

In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 400 credits, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B.

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23 Minutes to Sunrise

His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers. Early life .

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Fatal Desire

Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Bredemus (1934-2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977), one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces.

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In Cold Blood

Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972.

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In the Blink of an Eye

Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Film career Mainstream films and television .

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The Unknown Son

Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. .

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The Nature of the Beast

Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies (1978) and Star 80 (1983).

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'79 Parts

Roberts' other starring roles included Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody's Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), By the Sword (1991), Best of the Best 2 (1993), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998), Purgatory (1999), and Stiletto Dance (2001).

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The King's Guard

In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who Television film in the role of the Master.

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The Alternate

His recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill.

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Dante's Hell Documented

Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less Than Perfect.

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Wild Things in Europe 3D

Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, and reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything".

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Endangered Species

In 2002 Roberts portrayed an FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as its sequel "Down 4 U".

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Lazarus Rising

He portrayed Seth Blanchard on the second season of the Starz series Crash, from 2009.

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The Devil's Dozen

Since 2014 Roberts has played the recurring character Charles Forstman in the TV legal drama Suits. .

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Escaping the Holocaust

In 2015, he appeared in season 5 of Lost Girl, a Canadian TV show on Showcase, as the main character, Bo's, father. .

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Down Angel

Roberts featured in season 4 of the hit American TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine in which Roberts portrayed the character Jimmy Figgis. .

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2 Bedroom 1 Bath

He is featured as Uncle Shadrack, head of a Romani family, in 2012's "The Finder" on FOX.

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Deadline

Roberts shared an apartment with Maurice Rizzo Jr.

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So This Is Christmas

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor.

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Purgatory

In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 400 credits, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B.

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The Flying Dutchman

His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers. Early life .

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Eric Roberts

Eric Anthony Roberts (born April 18, 1956) is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80 (1983). Roberts' performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In a career spanning over forty years, Roberts has amassed more than 400 credits, including Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Specialist (1994), Cecil B. DeMented (2000), National Security (2003), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), The Expendables (2010) and Inherent Vice (2014). His equally varied television work includes three seasons with the sitcom Less Than Perfect, as well as recurring roles on the NBC drama Heroes and the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as well as Saved By the Light, the legal drama Suits, and Fox's The Finder.

His sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, and daughter Emma Roberts, also have acting careers.

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Early life

Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Betty Lou Bredemus (1934-2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977), one-time actors and playwrights, who met while touring a production of George Washington Slept Here for the armed forces. In 1963, they co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, off Juniper Street in Midtown. They ran a children's acting school in Decatur, Georgia while they were expecting Julia. Roberts' mother became a church secretary and real estate agent, and his father, a vacuum cleaner salesman. Roberts' younger siblings, Julia Roberts (from whom he was estranged until 2004) and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are also actors.

Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972. Eric stayed with his father Walter in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters. Walter died of cancer in March 1977. Lisa, Julia and Betty moved to Smyrna, Georgia, after the divorce. In 1972, Betty married Michael Motes, and had a daughter with him in 1976, Nancy Motes, who died February 9, 2014, at age 37, of an apparent drug overdose. Motes was abusive and often unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life.

Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent.

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Mainstream films and television

Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977.

Roberts received Golden Globe Award nominations for his early starring roles in King of the Gypsies (1978) and Star 80 (1983). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train; the award went to Don Ameche in Cocoon. In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This.

Roberts' other starring roles included Raggedy Man (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody's Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), By the Sword (1991), Best of the Best 2 (1993), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998), Purgatory (1999), and Stiletto Dance (2001). He also had major supporting roles in the films Final Analysis (1992), The Specialist (1994), and Shannon's Rainbow (2009). He played the Archangel Michael in The Prophecy II (1997).

In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who Television film in the role of the Master. When SFX listed previous Masters in Doctor Who, the magazine said of Roberts: "Out-acted by a CGI snake in the same production." In a darkly comic touch, the onscreen wife of Roberts' human character, who is killed by her newly possessed husband (who is taken over by the Master in the form of the above-mentioned CGI snake), is played by his real-life wife. He also co-starred in the 1996 television mini-series version of "In Cold Blood," in the role of Perry Smith; he was nominated as Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television. He starred in C-16 for its entire 1997 to 1998 run. He starred opposite John Ritter in the movie Tripfall in 1998.

His recent projects include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, DOA: Dead or Alive and Royal Kill. He appeared in The Dark Knight as Sal Maroni, a Gotham City Mafia boss who hires The Joker to kill the titular superhero and a renegade mob accountant.

Roberts co-starred on the ABC situation comedy Less Than Perfect. He appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami as Ken Kramer, a murderer on death row convicted of killing a young couple. Another notable TV appearance was the episode "Victims" of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where he played Sam Winfield, a former cop turned vigilante. In the same year, he was also guest starred on The L Word as Gabriel McCutcheon, the father of Shane McCutcheon. In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part miniseries Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles.

Roberts voiced the Superman villain Mongul in the animated series Justice League, and reprised his role in Justice League Unlimited in the episode "For the Man Who Has Everything". He performed the voice of Dark Danny in Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom. He appeared in the first season of Heroes as Thompson, an associate of Mr. Bennet. He then reprised the role in the third-season episode "Villains" and in the fourth-season "The Wall".

In 2002 Roberts portrayed an FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as its sequel "Down 4 U". Roberts also appeared in The Killers' music video for their song "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" as well as in the music videos for Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and "It's Like That". In 2006, he appeared in the video for Akon's "Smack That", featuring Eminem. In 2007, he appeared in the video for Godhead's "Hey You". In 2015 he appeared in the Rihanna video "Bitch Better Have My Money" and in Chris Cornell's video for "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart." He appeared as a panelist on the television game show Hollywood Squares. In February 2009, Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, who starred with Roberts in The Pope of Greenwich Village, said he hoped that Roberts would soon be offered a role which would resurrect his career in the way that The Wrestler rejuvenated Rourke's.

He portrayed Seth Blanchard on the second season of the Starz series Crash, from 2009. In 2009, Roberts appeared as himself in "Tree Trippers", a season five episode of Entourage. He is portrayed as a mushroom and drug fanatic as he gives the boys mushrooms and joins them to Joshua Tree National Park to trip as they contemplate Vince's next movie decision. It was announced in June 2010 that he would be joining the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless starting July 12. In 2010, he appeared in the action film The Expendables. Later that year, he appeared alongside Steve Austin and Gary Daniels, his co-stars from The Expendables, in the 2010 action film Hunt to Kill. December 2010 saw the premiere of the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which documented Roberts' struggle with dependency on medical marijuana. Roberts starred in the 2012 mystery thriller Deadline, playing the role of politically incorrect reporter Ronnie Bullock.

Since 2014 Roberts has played the recurring character Charles Forstman in the TV legal drama Suits.

In 2015, he appeared in season 5 of Lost Girl, a Canadian TV show on Showcase, as the main character, Bo's, father.

Roberts featured in season 4 of the hit American TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine in which Roberts portrayed the character Jimmy Figgis.

He is featured as Uncle Shadrack, head of a Romani family, in 2012's "The Finder" on FOX. Recently he also featured in video of Enrique Iglesias' latest track "El Baño" as a Bar Tender.

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Personal life

Roberts shared an apartment with Maurice Rizzo Jr. In the late 1980s. 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, actress Eliza (daughter of David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett) 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 reconciled when he visited her in the hospital after she gave birth to twins.

Roberts is a vegan and supporter of animal rights.

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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, into a wall. He subsequently announced that he was giving up drug use entirely.

In 2011, 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.

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