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 »

Known For

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)
 1977 Who Killed Bambi? (Short) (co-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 Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (115 credits)
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Other Works:

Book: "A Computer Insectiary" (w/John Kratz) 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:

Oh, I know a lot of Death at a Funeral (2010) is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most. I don't laugh at movies where the characters are deliberately being vulgar. But when they desperately don't want to be--now that's funny. Consider the scene when Uncle Russell eats too much nut cake and is seized by diarrhea. And Norman wrestles him off his wheelchair and onto the potty, and gets ... See more »

Trivia:

Claimed in his original review of Rocky (1976) that Sylvester Stallone was the "next Marlon Brando". See more »

Trademark:

His no-nonsense style of writing See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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