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  • Eric Roberts

    Born on April 18, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi

awards & nominations

Runaway Train (1985)

Eric Roberts as "Buck"

Escaped convicts (Jon Voight, Eric Roberts) and a stowaway girl (Rebecca De Mornay) ride an unmanned diesel speeding out of control through Alaska.

Academy Award (1985) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1985) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Star 80 (1983)

Eric Roberts as "Paul Snider"

When sleazy Paul Snider (Eric Roberts) stumbles upon pretty high school beauty Dorothy Stratten (Mariel Hemingway), he knows she is star material. Paul becomes her manager and husband, and under his guidance Dorothy grows to fame as a Playboy Playmate. But when Dorothy begins pursuing an acting career, the jealous Paul finds himself elbowed out of the picture by more famous men. Dorothy's career rises as Paul's mental state declines, leading ultimately to tragedy.

Golden Globe (1983) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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