Five Favorite Films

Eric Roberts' Five Favorite Films

by | April 22, 2016 | Comments

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Eric Roberts is one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and prolific actors — the last time we added it up, he had starred in hundreds of projects. His most current film is Compadres, an action comedy about revenge and computer hacking. With such a varied filmography himself, what five films make the cut as his favorite?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 83%

I love this movie because I love anything Bill Hader does. And he’s especially great here. Everyone is at their funniest, and Mila Kunis is at her best. Wonderful moments and innuendo.

Harold and Maude (1971) 85%

I’ve just always loved everything Hal Ashby does. This movie is a strange thing of beauty.

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) 90%

A great film that happens to feature my wife, Eliza. And even my stepson Keaton Simons is in it! (Eliza was pregnant when she played “Brunella” in Animal House). Animal House captured a time and a corner of our world perfectly.

Unfaithful (2002) 50%

Adrian Lyne is a genius of a filmmaker. This film captures truth in moments. It is the finest performance ever from these actors, every single one of them.

Three Days of the Condor (1975) 87%

Written by one of my fathers-in-law. You feel like you experience the truth behind what government presents to us.


Compadres opens April 22nd in limited release.

  • Jan Terri

    Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts’ father.

    • Dennis Clark

      Brother

      • Jan Terri

        You are thinking of John Roberts.

        • Dennis Clark

          Eric Roberts was born in 1956. Julia was born in 1967. Eric would have been 11 when Julia was born making it biologically unlikely that he would be her Dad. Not trying to be a smart a** just giving you the correct info. Google or Wiki can confirm this.

          • Jan Terri

            I think you are getting confused about Emma Roberts. She is the daughter. I am an expert.

          • Heath Cowart

            Emma Roberts is the daughter of Eric Roberts, who is the brother of Julia Roberts. Make sense?

          • Jan Terri

            You are thinking of John Roberts.

          • BadKitty

            John Roberts isn’t even related to Eric Roberts.

          • Jan Terri

            I know. That’s why you are wrong.

          • BadKitty

            About what? Eric Roberts is the father of Emma Roberts and the brother of Julia Roberts. You’re the one who keeps bringing up John Roberts for some weird reason.

          • Jan Terri

            I never said John Roberts was related to Eric Roberts. This is what you were thinking and so I corrected you.

          • BadKitty

            Go back and look at the whole conversation.
            You said “Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts’ father.”
            Dennis said, “Brother.”
            You said, “You are thinking of John Roberts.”
            Dennis said, “Eric Roberts was born in 1956. Julia was born in 1967. Eric would have
            been 11 when Julia was born making it biologically unlikely that he
            would be her Dad. Not trying to be a smart a** just giving you the
            correct info. Google or Wiki can confirm this.”
            You said, “I think you are getting confused about Emma Roberts. She is the daughter. I am an expert.”
            Heath said “Emma Roberts is the daughter of Eric Roberts, who is the brother of Julia Roberts. Make sense?”
            I said (to Heath) “You’ve got it”
            You said, “You are thinking of John Roberts.”
            I said “John Roberts isn’t even related to Eric Roberts.”
            You said, “I know. That’s why you are wrong.”

            I said, “About what? Eric Roberts is the father of Emma Roberts and the brother
            of Julia Roberts. You’re the one who keeps bringing up John Roberts for
            some weird reason.
            You said, “I never said John Roberts was related to Eric Roberts. This is what you were thinking and so I corrected you.”

            So you brought up John Roberts after Dennis said Eric Roberts was Julia Roberts’ brother. Then you kept saying “You’re thinking of John Roberts” just about every time anyone said anything. No one was thinking about or talking about John Roberts but you. Who is he, and why did you bring him up in the first place?
            By the way, Eric Roberts IS Julia Roberts’ brother, not her father.

          • Jan Terri

            I was pointing out where others were wrong.

          • BadKitty

            Who was wrong, and where?
            They were all correct.
            After all, you started out saying that Eric Roberts was Julia Roberts’ father.
            THAT was wrong.
            When Dennis said Eric was Julia’s brother, you said he was thinking of John Roberts.
            No, Eric IS Julia’s brother.

          • Jan Terri

            John Roberts should not even be in this discussion.

          • BadKitty

            I know … you brought him up after the second comment!
            No one else was talking about John Roberts, no one else had mentioned him.
            Why did you bring him up?

          • Jan Terri

            Dennis Clark brought him up.

          • BadKitty

            No. You said Eric Roberts was Julia Roberts’ father.
            Dennis said, “Brother” (because he’s her brother, not her father).
            Then you said, “You’re thinking of John Roberts.”
            That is the first time he was mentioned, and you were the one who mentioned him.

          • Jan Terri

            Dennis Clark was thinking of John Roberts. I feel like we are going in circles.

          • BadKitty

            We are. What makes you think he was thinking of John Roberts?
            He was telling you that Eric Roberts was Julia Roberts’ brother, because you had just said he was her father. Which he isn’t.
            You just pulled John Roberts’ name out of thin air, when no one else was talking about him.

          • Jan Terri

            You’ll need to ask him.

          • BadKitty

            Ah, I get it. You’re psychic.
            You “knew” he was thinking about John Roberts when he told you that you were wrong saying that Eric was Julia’s father. When he told you that Eric Roberts was Julia Roberts’ brother, he was, according to you, for some strange reason “thinking” of John Roberts. Who wasn’t even part of the conversation until you mentioned him.
            Nobody was talking about him except you.
            But you psychically “knew” he was thinking about someone who we weren’t talking about, and who wasn’t even related to any of the people we were talking about.
            Okay.

          • Dennis Clark

            I was thinking about John Roberts. My bad.

          • Jan Terri

            Don’t worry about it. I’m glad we can all agree that Eric Roberts is Julia Roberts’ father and John Roberts isn’t related at all.

          • Dennis Clark

            Agreed.

          • Jan Terri

            I feel like you are trolling me now. Have a good life.

          • BadKitty

            I’m just trying to figure out what you’re talking about, and thought you were just joking around or trolling ME. Apparently you don’t even realize you’re not making sense. Seek help.

          • BadKitty

            You’ve got it!

  • I like his choices as well. Different and wild. Give the guy a big role and maybe some accolades for a change.

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