October 7, 2005
WHAT DID BILL MULLER KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT? (via Brandon Heathcotte):
Roberts clan includes Eric, Julia (Bill Muller, 10/07/05, The Arizona Republic)
Question: Are Eric Roberts and Julia Roberts brother and sister? Have they ever performed together? They never seem to be seen together.
Answer: Eric Roberts, who starred in The Pope of Greenwich Village in 1984 and was nominated for an Oscar in 1985 for Runaway Train, is the older brother of Julia. He helped his sister out with a part in his film Blood Red (1989), which featured Eric as an Italian immigrant who's harassed by a California big shot. That came a year after Julia gained notice as a waitress in Mystic Pizza. Later, Eric and Julia began a long feud that only recently ended. Although Eric has been demoted to the TV movie/indie circuit, Julia won an Oscar for Erin Brockovich in 2000. In 2003, Julia took a small role in a movie starring her look-alike niece Emma Roberts (Eric's daughter), playing "Julia, pregnant ticket taker" in Grand Champion, which is about a prize calf.
If his dancing around to avoid admitting that they've never been seen together isn't a dead giveaway, check out the photo that accompanies the story.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2005 12:08 PM