Veteran actor Eric Roberts had picked up three Golden Globe nominations before his little sister, Julia, had even made her screen debut. In time, though, it would be Julia who would go on to become by far the most famous Roberts. And over the years, the siblings have had a complicated relationship. It’s one that can hardly have been helped, either, by claims that Eric made in a 2018 interview with Vanity Fair.
Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1956, Eric Roberts began his professional acting career in 1977, playing Ted Bancroft on the long-running NBC soap Another World. Then, a year later, he delivered a Golden Globe-nominated performance in the film King of the Gypsies; he would earn a second such honor in 1983 thanks to his turn in Star 80.