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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 18 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Siskel & Ebert
Siskel & Ebert Himself - Host / Himself
(1986-2010)
Life Itself
Life Itself Thanks
(2014)
Up!
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 (4 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 (111 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (28 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Commentary track: Floating Weeds (1959) 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:

[on David Lean] It is true Lean was not a rebel. He was one who perfected film language rather than reinventing it. But to go back in the memory to Miss Havisham's wedding cake in Great Expectations (1946) or the look of sorrow on Trevor Howard's face in Brief Encounter (1945), to the glory of Lawrence in the desert and the unflappable transplanted Englishness of Dame Peggy Ashcroft in A Passage ... See more »

Trivia:

His paternal grandparents were German. His mother was of Irish and Dutch descent. See more »

Trademark:

His spectacles See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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