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Roberts in Dark Knight

04.25.2007

It's been a pretty good year for Eric Roberts. First, he signed on to star in a recurring role on NBC's hit series "Heroes." His daughter, Emma, stars in this summer's NANCY DREW. And BEST OF THE BEST is the 2,849th best-selling DVD on Amazon.com. Add to all of that the news that Mr. Roberts has just signed on to star in THE DARK KNIGHT. According to the LA Daily News, Roberts will play a "mafia kingpin" not unlike the character Tom Wilkinson played in BATMAN BEGINS. Roberts likely will play Sal Maroni, a major competitor in the mob business with Wilkinson's Carmine Falcone. Both characters appeared in "The Long Halloween," a storyline that was influential in the BATMAN BEGINS script (in fact a 48-page excerpt is included in the BATMAN BEGINS DVD). Filming, as I'm sure you've heard over and over again, is currently underway in Chicago. Thanks to Dave for the heads up on the scoop.

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Extra Tidbit: More trivia: Believe it or not, Eric Roberts was actually nominated for an Oscar. Name the film.
Source: LA Daily News

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10:31PM on 04/26/2007
Eric Roberts is Sam and Stan Sweet! (The Cable Guy is waaay underrated...)
Eric Roberts is Sam and Stan Sweet! (The Cable Guy is waaay underrated...)
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7:31PM on 04/25/2007
I have to admit Best of the Best 1 and 2 are guilty pleasures of mine so I'm excited to see him in The Dark Knight.
I have to admit Best of the Best 1 and 2 are guilty pleasures of mine so I'm excited to see him in The Dark Knight.
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6:28PM on 04/25/2007

Runaway Train

Was the movie he was nominated for an Oscar for back in 85 =D and mountaineer014 supposedly their parents split and each one took the side of a different parent. And its not that bad, coulda been worst.
Was the movie he was nominated for an Oscar for back in 85 =D and mountaineer014 supposedly their parents split and each one took the side of a different parent. And its not that bad, coulda been worst.
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5:03PM on 04/25/2007

Yay!

I like it when Eric "They Took My Thumbs, Charlie!" Roberts gets work, especially in high profile films. I was especially pleased with his work in the video for "Mr. Brightside".

Also, is it just me or does he look like he's been completely leatherized?
I like it when Eric "They Took My Thumbs, Charlie!" Roberts gets work, especially in high profile films. I was especially pleased with his work in the video for "Mr. Brightside".

Also, is it just me or does he look like he's been completely leatherized?
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3:53PM on 04/25/2007

YES!!!

I can't believe Sal Maroni is going to be in the Dark Knight! Hopefully, Falcone is out of Arkham and we can see a good 'ol fashioned mafia war between them.
I can't believe Sal Maroni is going to be in the Dark Knight! Hopefully, Falcone is out of Arkham and we can see a good 'ol fashioned mafia war between them.
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2:40PM on 04/25/2007
Eric Roberts? Veteran of hip-hop videos from Ja Rule and Akon?! The Best of the best?! Known for having a laughable carrer, where 90% of his movies were absolute shit?! Awesome! I guess Van Damme missed the audition. C'mon! Of all the actors! This so far is the only addition to this cast that I'm dissappointed in. Well, there's really no continuity without Holmes either, but that's forgivable to an extent. Ahh , whatever. This is still gonna be a great movie. Nolan has yet to dissappoint.
Eric Roberts? Veteran of hip-hop videos from Ja Rule and Akon?! The Best of the best?! Known for having a laughable carrer, where 90% of his movies were absolute shit?! Awesome! I guess Van Damme missed the audition. C'mon! Of all the actors! This so far is the only addition to this cast that I'm dissappointed in. Well, there's really no continuity without Holmes either, but that's forgivable to an extent. Ahh , whatever. This is still gonna be a great movie. Nolan has yet to dissappoint.
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12:29PM on 04/25/2007
Glad its not Julia. Bats is going to be awful busy this time around. No time for Wayne, nez pas?
Glad its not Julia. Bats is going to be awful busy this time around. No time for Wayne, nez pas?
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11:28AM on 04/25/2007

hmmm

that might be cool. When I first saw he was in Heroes I thought it would be terrible. but he is not as bad as I thought. I don't think Nolan would cast him if it was a bad fit. So lets just hope its his character we see, not the brother of Julia Roberts whom she does not talk to. By the way, anyone know why they are estranged?
that might be cool. When I first saw he was in Heroes I thought it would be terrible. but he is not as bad as I thought. I don't think Nolan would cast him if it was a bad fit. So lets just hope its his character we see, not the brother of Julia Roberts whom she does not talk to. By the way, anyone know why they are estranged?
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11:15AM on 04/25/2007

I like him

I like Best of the Best. A movie with kickboxing and two of Hollywoods greatest brothers of someone more famous. He should do fine in Dark Knight, especially if he has to cry, he is good at crying in his movies.
I like Best of the Best. A movie with kickboxing and two of Hollywoods greatest brothers of someone more famous. He should do fine in Dark Knight, especially if he has to cry, he is good at crying in his movies.
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11:00AM on 04/25/2007
does Julia Roberts even admit to his existince? Maybe Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts....have you ever seen them standing together?! GASP!!
does Julia Roberts even admit to his existince? Maybe Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts....have you ever seen them standing together?! GASP!!
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10:04AM on 04/25/2007
First Rutger Hauer, now Eric Roberts...

...somewhere, right now Christopher Lambert is drooling at the thought of potentially getting work in the next couple years.
First Rutger Hauer, now Eric Roberts...

...somewhere, right now Christopher Lambert is drooling at the thought of potentially getting work in the next couple years.
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9:47AM on 04/25/2007

Don't forget....

....he's also the older brother of one Julia Roberts and the father of Emma Roberts. I guess that could make them like the Baldwins or the Barrymores.
....he's also the older brother of one Julia Roberts and the father of Emma Roberts. I guess that could make them like the Baldwins or the Barrymores.
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9:41AM on 04/25/2007

uuuhhhh

Doesn't he have Best of the Best 20 or Dead or Alive 2 to film instead? He better step up his game.
Doesn't he have Best of the Best 20 or Dead or Alive 2 to film instead? He better step up his game.
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8:45AM on 04/25/2007
Nice cast!!!
I'm impressed with the cast of Dark Knight so far. SHaping up to be one of the best in 2008.
Nice cast!!!
I'm impressed with the cast of Dark Knight so far. SHaping up to be one of the best in 2008.
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8:43AM on 04/25/2007

The answer is

Runaway Train

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Runaway Train

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