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An Eric Roberts Paycheck is a paycheck for an acting job that is to the exact value of what the "actor" deserves. It stands in contrast to a Ben Kingsley Paycheck in that at least the recipients of that dubious honor actually have careers to speak fondly of. Generally, though not always, such roles are characterized by a overwhelmingly obvious lack of effort and often involve copious amounts of booze and/or narcotics. This is named for Eric Roberts' voice-acting performance as Duffy the Cat in A Talking Cat!?!

This trope has now been updated to include any acting performance that is stupendously lazy--regardless of career.

Other examples in the TiradesverseEdit

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