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Roger Ebert (1942–2013)

Roger Joseph 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... See full bio »


(age 70) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »


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 2014 The Thinking Molecules of Titan (Short) (based on a short story by)
 2014 DVD-R Hell (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Howard (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)
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Other Works:

Commentary track: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) 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 | Roger | Reinhold Timme


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Police Academy (1984)] It's really something. It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, and chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is. See more »


He had his right thumb trademarked. See more »


The use of creative and bizarre, but apt metaphors in his reviews. See more »

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