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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 17 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Siskel & Ebert
Siskel & Ebert Himself - Host / Himself
Sneak Previews
At the Movies
At the Movies Himself - Host / Himself


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 2015 Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (original screenplay by - 1 episode)
- Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2015) ... (original screenplay by)
 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 for the Dark City (1998) DVD. 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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Prior to the Academy Awards ceremony at which Bowling for Columbine (2002) won for Best Documentary: I'd like to see Michael Moore get up there and let 'em have it with both barrels and really let loose and give them a real rabble-rousing speech. See more »


Considered the film I Spit on Your Grave (1978) to be the worst movie he has ever seen, then called its 2010 remake worse. See more »


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

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