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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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Does regular reviews for The Chicago Sun-Times and those reviews are regularly compiled and published in an annual book. 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:

From his review of North (1994): I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every stupid simpering vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. See more »


He was an only child. See more »


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

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