Roger Ebert (1942–2013)


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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 »

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At the Movies Cinematographer
(1986-2010)
Life Itself Thanks
(2014)
(1975-1982)

Filmography

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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 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)
 1972 Foxy/Viva Foxy Trailer (Short)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (screenplay) / (story)
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Show Show Self (123 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book, "The Great Movies" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Ebert | R. Hyde | Roger | Reinhold Timme

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Chaz Ebert  (his death)

Children:

Evans, Sonia | See more »

Parents:

Ebert (Stumm), Annabel | Ebert, Walter Harry
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)] To know me is to love me. This cliche is popular for a reason, because most of us, I imagine, believe deep in our hearts that if anyone truly got to know us, they'd truly get to love us - or at least know why we're the way we are. The problem in life, maybe the central problem, is that so few people ever seem to have sufficient curiosity to do the job on us ... See more »

Trivia:

Drew criticism when he stated that he considered The Passion of the Christ (2004) to be "the most violent film I've ever seen". Many misinterpreted that to mean that he felt that the violence in the film was negative and exploitative (even though he gave it a glowing review). He stated in his Q and A column that "the effect of movie violence depends on subjective factors, including the purpose ... See more »

Trademark:

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

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