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Roger Ebert (1942–2013)


Roger Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 ... See full bio »

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(age 70) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (7 credits)
 2014 The Thinking Molecules of Titan (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2014 DVD-R Hell (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Howard Cantour.com (2014) ... (additional material - uncredited)
 1980 Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed (TV Movie documentary) (contributing writer)
 1976 Up! (original story - as Reinhold Timme)
 1976 Sneak Previews (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (screenplay) / (story)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (92 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "The Future of the Movies" (w/Gene Siskel) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 10 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ebert | R. Hyde | Reinhold Timme

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

A common misconception is that Gene and I never agree. The truth is more often than not we do agree. Some films are obviously good or obviously bad. That just leaves the ones in the middle for Gene to be wrong about. See more »

Trivia:

He drew criticism when he stated that he considered The Passion of the Christ (2004) to be 'the most violent film I've ever seen'. Many misinterpreted that to mean that he felt that the violence in the film was negative and exploitive (even though he gave the film a glowing review). He stated in his Q and A column that "The effect of movie violence depends on subjective factors, including the ... See more »

Trademark:

One of the "Two Thumbs Up" (which has literally been trademarked) See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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