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Eric Roberts Biography

Eric Roberts born Eric Anthony Roberts is an award winning American actor known for films such as King of the Gypsies, Wolves of Wall Street, RunAway Train , Deadline and Sicilian Vampire. 

He has earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in RunAway Train  as well as several other awards. He is an avid supporter of animal rights and leads a vegan lifestyle.

Eric Roberts Age

He was born on April 18, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississipi, United States. He is 62 years old as of 2018.

Eric Roberts Height

He is 1.78m tall.

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His father was Walter Grady Robert and his mother was Bety Lou Bredemus. They co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop and also ran a children acting school situated in Decatur, Georgia. He has two sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gilan, both of them grew up to be successful actresses.

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Robert and his sisters were exposed to the theatre scene early as they grew up surrounded by actors. This had a great effect on them and made them as good as they are.

As a child, he used to stutter though when he memorized speeches, he spoke well and delivered them well.

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Julia Roberts in his younger sister who is an actress.

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He got married to Eliza Garret Roberts in August 16, 1992. He was initially involved  in a relationship with American model Sheila Kennedy. He then dated Sandy Dennis from 1980 to 1985 and he was in a relationship later with Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, an American actress. As from 1988 to 1991, he dated Kelly Cunningham whom he got a daughter called Emma Roberts.

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Kelly Cunningham is his ex-girlfriend whom he dated as from 1988 to 1991. He has a daughter, Emma Roberts with her.

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As of January 2019, he has been blessed with three children, a son Keaton Simons and a daughter Morgan Simons with his wife Eliza Garret Roberts and a daughter called Emma Roberts with Kelly Cunningham whom he dated from 1988 to 1991.

Is Eric Roberts Gay

He is not gay. He is straight and he is married to Eliza Garret.

Eric Roberts Career

In 1976, he started appearing in the soap opera Another World. It earned him popularity for it was a success but he did not not enjoy that job. He later was discovered by agent Bill Treusch who helped him land on his first film role in the movie, King Of The Gypsies, a movie that was directed by Frank Pierson. This movie was a great hit and it earned him his first award nomination.

He appeared in a lead role in Raggedy Man a 1981 American drama and soon after, he was involved in a road accident that left him with a bruised brain, broken bones and injuries on his face that changed his looks in some way. The change in his look led to a change in the kind of roles that he played. He began playing villains roles with one of his known performance, Star 80, the 1983 film. This film earned him the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor.

He then later appeared in other films like The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody’s Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998) and Purgatory (1999). Besides the film industry, he has appeared in several TV programs such as The Drew Show, The Hunger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Less than Perfect and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He appeared in The Expendables, a 2010 American movie directed by Sylvester Stallone.

He earned a lead role in the film Deadline, a 2012 American mystery drama film. His supporting role in the American legal drama series Suits has been one of his most recent significant work in TV. This show premiered in 2011, Robert appearing as Charles Forstman in season 4 and 5 in 2015 – 2015.

Eric Roberts Movies | Eric Roberts Tv Shows | Eric Roberts Films

Films

Year

Title

Role

2018

Stalked by My Doctor: Patient’s Revenge

Dr. Albert Beck

Papa

Dr. Eric Owens

Head Full of Honey

Dr. Hoist

2017

Unbridled

Roger Donigal

Ayla: The Daughter of War

General Coulter, U.S. General Officer

Maximum Impact

Robert Jacobs, the U.S. Secretary of State

2016

Stalked by My Doctor: The Return

Dr. Albert Beck

Compadres

Dalton

Six Gun Savior

The Devil

The Red Maple Leaf

Secret Service Agent

A Trip to Jamaica

Sonny

2015

Moments of Clarity

Hal Spreadum

Stalked by My Doctor

Dr. Albert Beck

Skin Traffik

The Executive

No Deposit

Gerry Gaci

American Sharia

Officer Richardson

A Fatal Obsession

Michael Ryan

Ktown Cowboys

Al

The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Governor Hughes

L.A. Slasher

The Mayor

Sicilian Vampire

Detective Louis Marshall

The Condemned 2

Frank Tanner

2014

SEAL Patrol

Mr. Cromwell

Inherent Vice

Michael Z. “Mickey” Wolfmann

The Opposite Sex

Mr. Campbell

Starcrossed

Rommel Lazarus

2013

Wrong Cops

Bob

Lovelace

Nat Laurendi

Assumed Killer

Taxi Driver

A Talking Cat!?!

Duffy the Cat

Paranormal Movie

Dr. Lipschitz

Pop Star

Mr. Esposito

White T

Ricardo

The Cloth

Father Tollman

The Hot Flashes

Lawrence Humphrey

Assault on Wall Street

Lawyer Patterson

Before I Sleep

David

Frank Hamer

Dante’s Hell Animated

Dante

2012

Silver Case

Senator

Deadline

Ronnie Bullock

Snow White: A Deadly Summer

Grant

Bloodwork

The Mark

Cooper

2011

Chillerama

General Bukakke

2010

Enemies Among Us

Cobbs

The Expendables

James Munroe

2009

The Steam Experiment

Grant

Rock Slyde

Jake the Deliveryman

Shannon’s Rainbow

Mitchell Prescott

Royal Kill

Dad

Crimes of the Past

Robert Byrne

The Butcher

Merle Hench

In the Blink of an Eye

Captain Jones

2008

Witless Protection

Wilford Duvall

The Dark Knight

Sal Maroni

Dark Honeymoon

L.A. Guy

2006

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Older Antonio

Phat Girlz

Robert Myer

Hollywood Dreams

Thomas Kurt

DOA: Dead or Alive

Donovan

One Way

Nick Swell

Aurora

Mr. Brown

2005

Confessions of an Action Star

Police Chief

The Civilization of Maxwell Bright

Arlis

2004

Six: The Mark Unleashed

Dallas

The Last Shot

Himself

2003

National Security

Nash

Endangered Species

Lt. Mike “Sully” Sullivan

2002

Spun

The Man

Wolves of Wall Street

Dyson Keller

2001

Mindstorm

David Mendez

Raptor

Sheriff Jim Tanner

Con Games

Officer Hopkins

2000

Tripfall

Mr. Eddie

Race Against Time

James Gabriel

The Alternate

The Replacement

Cecil B. Demented

Honey’s Ex

Sanctimony

Lieutenant

Mercy Streets

Rome

1999

Restraining Order

Robert Woodfield

Wildflowers

Jacob

Façade

Colin Wentworth

Hitman’s Run

Tony Lazorka / John Dugan

1998

The Prophecy II

Michael

La Cucaracha

Walter Pool

Making Sandwiches

Julia

1997

The Odyssey

Eurymachus

The Shadow Men

Bob Wilson

Most Wanted

Assistant Deputy Director Spencer

1996

It’s My Party

Nick Stark

Public Enemies

Arthur Dunlop

Power 98

Karlin Pickett

Heaven’s Prisoners

Bubba Rocque

The Cable Guy

Himself

American Strays

Martin

Past Perfect

Dylan Cooper

1995

The Nature of the Beast

Adrian (Dusty)

Saved by the Light

Dannion Brinkley

1994

Babyfever

Anthony

Freefall

Grant Orion

The Hard Truth

Chandler Etheridge

Sensation

Ian Burton

The Specialist

Tomas Leon

Love Is a Gun

Jack Hart

1993

Best of the Best II

Alex Grady

Voyage

Gil Freeland

Love, Cheat & Steal

Reno Adams

1992

Final Analysis

Jimmy Evans

1991

Lonely Hearts

Frank

By the Sword

Alexander Villard

1990

The Ambulance

Josh Baker

Descending Angel

Michael Rossi

1989

Rude Awakening

Fred

Blood Red

Marco Collogero

Best of the Best

Alex Grady

1986

Slow Burn

Jacob Asch

Nobody’s Fool

Riley Hood

1985

The Coca-Cola Kid

Becker

Runaway Train

Buck McGeehy

1984

The Pope of Greenwich Village

Paulie

1983

Star 80

Paul Snider

Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts

1981

Raggedy Man

Teddy

1980

Paul’s Case

Paul

1978

King of the Gypsies

Dave

Television

Year

Title

Role

2017

Grey’s Anatomy

Robert Avery

My Cat from Hell

Himself

2016

The Wrong Roommate

Floyd Mezner

Scorpion

Mick Doherty

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jimmy Figgis

Swedish Dicks

Chip

Code Black

Vincent ‘Vince’ Savetti

2015

Hawaii Five-0

Richard Sheridan

The Player

Pauly Agostino

Lost Girl

Hades/Jack

2014–2015

Suits

Charles Forstman

2014

Glee

Fundraiser Coordinator

Justified

Agent Miller

2013–2015

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Brother Daniel Larson

2013

Deadtime Stories

Crazy Merlin

2012

The Finder

Uncle Shadrack

Femme Fatales

David Bannion

Bullet in the Face

Racken

L’onore e il rispetto 3

Tom Di Maggio

Das Kind

Robert Stern

2011

The Young and the Restless

Vance Abrams

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Andy Armus

Burn Notice

Reed Perkins

2010

Sharktopus

Dr. Nathan Sands

Chuck

Packard

2009

Edgar Allan Poe’s Ligeia

Vaslov

Crash

Seth Blanchard

2008

Fear Itself

Harry Siegal/Harry Bender

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Roy Hubert

The Cleaner

Ray Crin

Entourage

Himself

Cyclops

Emperor Tiberius

2007

Pandemic

Mayor Dalesandro

2007–2010

Heroes

Agent Thompson

2006–2007

The L Word

Gabriel McCutcheon

2006

Fatal Desire

Joe

2005

Danny Phantom

Dark Danny (voice)

CSI: Miami

Ken Kramer

2004

Miss Cast Away

Maximus Powers

2003

L.A. Confidential

Pierce Patchett

2002

Justice League and Justice League Unlimited

Mongul (voice)

Roughing It

The Foreman

Witchblade

Lupo

2002–2005

Less than Perfect

Will Butler

2001

The King of Queens

Strohmeyer

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sam Winfield

The Andy Dick Show

Prisoner

Walking Shadow

Police Chief DeSpain

2000

Falcone

Raymond ‘The Madman’ Ricci

1999

Purgatory

Blackjack Britton

Lansky

Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel

Touched by an Angel

Nick Stratton

Spawn

Petey (voice)

Heaven’s Fire

Dean McConnell

The Hunger

Jean

1997

Frasier

Chet (voice)

The Odyssey

Eurymachus

Oz

Richard L’Italien

1996

Doctor Who

The Master / Bruce

Dark Angel

Walter D’Arcangelo

The Drew Carey Show

Steven

In Cold Blood

Perry Smith

1990

Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride

Sean McLeary

1974

How to Survive a Marriage

1964

Another World

Ted Bancroft

Eric Roberts Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Eric Roberts Accident

He was involved in a road accident that left him with a bruised brain, broken bones,  roughed up his face and resulted in some neurological damage. The accident left him in a coma for 3 days and it took him several months of therapy to recover..The change in his look led to a change in the kind of roles that he played. He began playing villains roles with one of his known performance, Star 80, the 1983 film.

Eric Roberts Suits

Suits is an American drama television series that was created and written by Aaron Korsh. The series premiered on June 23, 2011. He plays his role as Charles Forstman in season 4 and 5 in 2015 – 2015.

Eric Roberts Batman | Eric Roberts Dark Knight

The dark knight is a 2008 American superhero film co-written, co-produced and directed by Christopher Nolan. It is based on the DC Comics character Batman.  He plays  Sal Maroni, an Italian mafia boss who takes over Carmine Falcone’s mob

Eric Roberts Expendables

The Expendables is a 2010 American action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone and directed Sylvester Stallone. He plays as James Munroe in this film.

Eric Roberts Runaway Train

Runaway Train is a 1985 American independent thriller film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. He plays as Buck McGeehy in this film. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in this film.

Eric Roberts South Park

South Park is American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network. He appears In Season 2 as an actor in an America’s Most Wanted reenactment, playing the part of Kevin.

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Eric Roberts Star 80

Star 80 is an American film based on Playboy model Dorothy Stratten who was murdered by her husband Paul Snider in 1980. He plays as Paul Snider in this film.

Eric Roberts The Master

The Master is a recurring character in the British science fiction TV series called Doctor Who. This character has been played severally by different actors since its introduction in 1971. Eric took on this role in 1996.

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Erick Roberts Interview

Eric Roberts Interview: Catching Up with One of Hollywood’s Busiest Actors

Source:  smashinginterviews.com

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Eric, how are you?

Eric Roberts: I’m good, doll. How are you? Where are you from?

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): I’m in Birmingham, Alabama.

Eric Roberts: Oh good, girl. I’m out of New Orleans and Atlanta.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): If your IMDb (Internet Movie Database) is accurate, you must be the busiest actor on the planet!

Eric Roberts: You know, I have a great life, and I am kind of a workaholic. With the industry going through this huge flux, I’ve discovered that it’s as much fun to go help an unknown as it is to be in The Expendables.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Do you gravitate now more toward independent films?

Eric Roberts: I don’t really gravitate toward anything specifically. I just do what’s there, and when it’s independent, okay. When it’s not, it’s not. But all they really are now are independent. I think I heard a number. I don’t know if this is true or not. But I was told this by somebody I tend to believe, that there were 12 movies last year from studios as opposed to when I was 20 years old in 1978 when my first movie came out and there were 300 studio movies. I don’t know those numbers. I haven’t checked them. But it makes sense to me. They don’t know what to do with the industry. We have so many more places to put our product, but we don’t even make the films in Hollywood anymore. It’s so weird.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Is there a particular genre you prefer?

Eric Roberts: I’m always evolving. I’m always changing. When I was a youngster and first got into movies, from 20 to 30 it was realism, realism, realism. Then I liked the gangsters a lot for the next 10 years. I just had fun doing that. Now it’s a wild, wild west again in that the studios are now whole states.

Take Louisiana. It’s a movie studio (laughs). All over that state they’re making movies, hundreds of movies, hundreds of TV shows literally. It’s just crazy. The industry is evolving. But I don’t think it knows where it’s going yet.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): New Orleans is certainly a great city to make horror films.

Eric Roberts: Oh yeah. Are you kidding? Look at the settings (laughs).

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): You basically broke into show business with the daytime drama Another World.

Eric Roberts: Right, right, right. I did that show in 1976. I was their first Ted Bancroft, then I had a movie career. I stayed friends with the producer, and I did a few episodes on The Young and the Restless a few years ago and just had a good time. But I can say honestly, as a guy who’s been very successful and have been called a good actor, that’s the hardest work there is.

Soap opera acting. It’s the hardest work for an actor on the planet! Oh my God! You get a whole new script pretty much every day because you’re always rewriting. If you have a big part, you have dialogue nonstop, and it’s always evolving. It’s always changing. It makes you nuts unless you have a great photographic memory.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Do you have a photographic memory?

Eric Roberts: I do not. I just work hard (laughs).

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Do you have anything coming up on television right now?

Eric Roberts: I don’t know. IMDb tracks that for me. When I wonder what I’m doing, I go to IMDb and they tell me, or I go to my wife. I don’t really know what I have out there that’s still in the can because I’m always working, so I don’t keep track of what’s where.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): I certainly believe that. The documentary feature, There Is Many Like Us, is about a man escaping from a prison camp in Warsaw, Poland, during the Holocaust. Very heavy subject matter.

Eric Roberts: It’s a cool piece about the Holocaust and a project close to my wife’s heart. It was her first time playing a grandmother, so it meant a lot to her. But you always wonder how many times you have to tell this story. There are so many other atrocities that you almost feel guilty harping on it in a way. But for this particular film, it’s a whole part of the story that hasn’t been told, just like people didn’t know about Schindler’s List when they did that.

There are many things that happened in that situation where we still haven’t uncovered all that went on. There is more to tell, and this isn’t a subject where any actor is really going to say, “No, I won’t be a part of telling the story,” because if you even educate one more person of any age, you’ve done your job. Nobody lives a life without having to feel and process this event in history.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Why did you decide to do The Condemned 2?

Eric Roberts: Because of Randy Orton. I just like him. He’s a charming guy. It’s fun for me to be a part of something that has its own built-in following and kind of be introduced to that world. It brings together my fans and those fans, and there’s something really cool about that. And … I like Randy.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): As actors themselves, did your parents influence your career choice?

Eric Roberts: I actually started acting at speech therapy because I had a terrible stutter as a kid. My parents found out that when I memorized stuff, I didn’t stutter. So it became speech therapy at first. Then my father opened up an acting and writing school called the Actors and Writers Workshop, and it was funded in part by the Martin Luther King Foundation. We were one of the early integrated schools in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s.

We toured the underprivileged areas, similar to what Joe Papp in New York did with the Public Theater. We patterned it after that. Every weekend we had theater in the park in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, which is like New York’s Central Park. That’s how I grew up. We were doing 10-12 plays every year of my life from the time I was 5 until I left for school in London at 15 until I was 18½. Then I came home and went to school in New York at 19.

I got my first film at 21 and became an international movie star kind of out of the gate. Got very lucky. Was a movie star for about 10 years, brought both my sisters up from Atlanta and got them both jobs as actors after putting them through school. One of my sisters, Julia Roberts, became the biggest star in the world. We all stayed close, and we talk almost every day.

Julia has 3 kids and a husband, and my other sister, Lisa, has a husband. I have a child, Emma Roberts, who’s also a movie star. My wife is not her mother, but I’ve been married one year less than my child’s life. My child’s 24. I’ve been married 23 years. That’s my life in a nutshell. I’m very happy living in Sherman Oaks, California, where the sun always shines.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Do you visit Atlanta even if you’re not working there?

Eric Roberts: I don’t. Atlanta changed so drastically. It’s not pleasant to me anymore. When I was a kid, everybody there was from there. Now everybody there is from somewhere else, and they’re not good to it like they were when I was a kid. I do spend a lot of time in New Orleans. Love it. It’s just like it was when I was a little boy. It’s the same place. I just wish we’d taken better care of it after Katrina. But besides that, it’s a great place. I love it and go there often.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine)Scream Queens won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy!

Eric Roberts: Emma’s so good in the show, and the show is so entertaining. I love it.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): When have you been the proudest of Emma?

Eric Roberts: I think right now. I think her acting now. I think probably Scream Queens because it’s so all hers. There is nothing borrowed, nothing stolen, nothing given. It’s all her creation, all her work on a very good show. If I am biased, so be it. She’s the best thing on it.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): What are the causes you support, Eric?

Eric Roberts: All animal rights and all child abuse. I’m there with anything to do with either. Animal abuse and rescue and child abuse and rescue. Whatever they need, I’m there for them. Eliza and I support the Natural Child Project which gives information on parenting and increases public awareness of the importance of parent-child bonding and the critical importance of children’s emotional needs throughout the stages in their lives.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Are women and people of color still discriminated against in the entertainment industry?

Eric Roberts: I think it’s the age of the Latino now. I can’t wait to see the Latino take their revenge on being so marginalized. I’m going to be a very happy audience through it all. I think for women, it comes in sporadic moments of equalness. They’re treated well sporadically. But women have arrived, and hopefully they will not let go of the reins and will take care of themselves because we will not take care of them. Men do not take care of them. So hopefully, they’ve learned how to take care of themselves because they certainly deserve it.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): And we have two women running for the presidency of the United States.

Eric Roberts: Who knew? Isn’t that great? And one of them is going to win.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Are there any special projects you’d like to discuss?

Eric Roberts: Not right now. Everything is really calm and really cool right now. There are some projects that are in the works that if they ever gain lungs and start breathing, I will talk about them. But I don’t have anything really special right now. Thanks for asking, doll. It is so much fun being a voting member of the Academy because every week they ask me to luncheons where they have a movie screening and have all these old timers there who vote. It’s so much fun when I have time to go.

Melissa Parker (Smashing Interviews Magazine): Eric, don’t work too hard and remember to take some time off …

Eric Roberts: You are so sweet, doll.

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How Eric Roberts Went Big, Crashed Hard, and Became the Hardest-Working Man in Hollywood

Source: vanityfair.com

After a string of breakout roles in the late 1970s and early 80s, Eric Roberts seemed poised to become a bankable Hollywood leading man. That didn’t quite work out. Roberts discusses his battles with drug addiction, repairing his relationship with his kid sister, Julia Roberts, his long comeback, and what it’s like to work on 74 films in a single year.

On a baking-hot day in Glendora, in the San Gabriel Valley, 23 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Eric Roberts is trying to straighten his tie. His director, Doug Campbell, blocks a pivotal scene in the hallway of Citrus College in which Eric, playing the predatory Dr. Beck, is confronted by one of his medical-school students. She barges into his classroom and throws him against the blackboard. In the rehearsal, Eric looks genuinely surprised: “Whoa, you scared me, honey!”

The movie is Stalked by My Doctor 3.

The third installment in the popular Lifetime franchise, it marks Eric’s 74th movie role—just last year alone. As of this writing, he’s credited with 487 film and television appearances. In fact, he may well be considered for inclusion in Guinness World Records as the American actor with the most film credits. (The current world-title holder, the comedic Telugu film actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti, known for his “hilarious facial expressions,” clinched that record in 2010, with 857 screen appearances.) There are times when Eric does three movies in one day—literally racing from one indie set to another. Some days are so ridiculous as to be almost sublime, as when he acted simultaneously in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knightand in Witless Protection with Larry the Cable Guy.

So you need a lot of bandwidth to prowl through Eric’s filmography on IMDB. In truth, Roberts is in front of a camera nearly every day of his life. Like one of Hamlet’s Players, he’s an itinerant actor wandering the countryside looking for any stage. He’s been in mainstream television shows, such as Grey’s Anatomy and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, but in the last three decades most of his television shows and movies have had titles such as Sorority Slaughterhouse, Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft, Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs, Sicilian Vampire, and Snow White: A Deadly Summer.