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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 »

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(age 70) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 19 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Siskel & Ebert Himself - Host / Himself
(1986-2010)
Life Itself Thanks
(2014)
(1975-1982)
Up! Writer
(1976)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Writer (8 credits)
 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 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 Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (19 credits)
Show Show Self (113 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (28 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "Roger Ebert's Book of Film" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Facebook Fan Page | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ebert | R. Hyde | Roger | 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:

Him and Gene Siskel were two of very few critics to give Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) a positive review. Shortly before his death, he stated that his written review of it was the one he had to defend more than any other and also one some people often cited as an example of him being a poor film critic. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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