Do you know who is the hardest-working man in Hollywood? Probably, it’s someone who just wants to work and loves what he does. We talk about a talented actor, Eric Roberts. According to Vanity Fair’s calculations, he appeared in 74 movies in a single year alone. Can you imagine this?
Eric Roberts on his path to success
Few people know that as a child, Eric suffered from “horrible stuttering”. He was literally getting stuck every time he had to speak on public.
Not just once or twice but every time I opened my mouth. For years, the whole class found it amusing. They would laugh, and it killed me.
It was acting that actually helped Eric cope with his fear. He found that when he memorized lines, he could speak without stuttering. At that time, young Roberts decided to devote his life to acting and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Eric got a lucky ticket when he met a casting director, Marion Dougherty. That’s how Roberts described Dougherty:
She was the most successful, most famous, most career-changing, casting director that’s ever been. She made star after star after star.
Following Marion’s recommendation, Eric was auditioned for the movie King of the Gypsies, which became the biggest breakthrough in his acting career.
The hardest-working man in Hollywood
What it’s like to work on 74 films in a single year? Eric Roberts took a new milestone by appearing in 74 movies according to Vanity Fair. How could he possibly do that? Eric Roberts says:
I went from being a joke that’ll do anything to being ‘Is there anything he can’t do?’
Eric’s love for his work, his dedication, and his proved talent helped him build a pretty successful career in Hollywood. However, there are always some people who say Eric will always stay in a shadow of his famous sister, Julia Roberts.
Eric Roberts on his relationship with Julia Roberts
Why did his sister Julia Roberts become one of the biggest stars in the world, and he didn’t? Eric got used to hear these question hundreds of time.
Eric and Julia have a complicated story. It’s always a bit difficult to reach success in Hollywood. You need to compete with a lot of young actors, but Eric has never thought he would be in a race for popularity with his own sister.
It was Eric who introduced Julia to one of the most famous film producers in Hollywood. Thanks to his brother, Julia Roberts got her life-changing role in the Pretty Woman. Once, Eric revealed his thoughts on this matter:
If it wasn’t for me, there would be no Julia Roberts and no Emma Roberts as celebrities, as actresses, and I’m very proud of that.
Despite a lot of rumors about Eric and Julia’s complicated relationship, the famous brother and sister confess they are really close and feel very protective of each other. The actor said:
Everyone in my world needs a break sometimes, and that must have included Julia at some stage. But I am crazy about my sister. Love her, adore her. She is precious to me, and we have times of great closeness.
We hope everyone who thought Eric Roberts to be a moderate actor and envious brother will change their opinion about him. Eric has worked really hard and selflessly to become what he is now.