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Overview (2)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Roeper was born on October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Something to Live For, At the Movies (1986) and Entourage (2004).

Trade Mark (2)

Frequently gives films 3.5 stars out of 4. A grade of "A-".
Has done a few recent video reviews while driving his car home.

Trivia (17)

Graduated from Illinois State University in 1982.
Has been a columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times since 1987.
For seven years, he was a contributor to Fox News in Chicago, where his commentaries were nominated for five Emmys, winning twice.
The Chicago White Sox are his favorite baseball team.
He walked out on The Brothers Solomon (2007). He also came very close with Son of the Mask (2005), Tideland (2005), and Dirty Grandpa (2016).
In November of 2004, on a special segment of "Ebert & Roeper," he stated that his all-time favorite film about Thanksgiving is Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987).
Gave The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) thumbs down. However, he gave The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) thumbs up. After viewing the second and third chapters, his appreciation for "The Fellowship of the Ring" increased.
Regrets giving Men in Black II (2002) and Legally Blonde 2 (2003) thumbs up.
Reelz Channel movie expert [2011].
His mentor was the late Roger Ebert.
Favourite movie is The Godfather: Part II (1974).
Considers the biggest Oscar injustice to be when Goodfellas (1990) lost Best Picture and Best Director.
Movie 43 (2013) is the worst film he's even seen. Well, so far.
His latest video reviews feature him outside his house or in front of a building.
Before even being one of Roger Ebert's guest co-hosts, Richard got to conduct the interview with Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert commemorating the 20th anniversary of "At the Movies".
Sang his video review of Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) in the tune of "O Christmas Tree".
Was one one the few critics to give a lord of the rings a bad review after he gave it thumbs down he got a letters from people who disagreed.

Personal Quotes (14)

[To Roger Ebert regarding the film May (2002)] If it's ever playing on an airplane, I'm going to find out if my seat really is a flotation device. 'Cause I'm jumping out, okay?
[After Ebert suggested Vincent Gallo should bill The Brown Bunny (2003) as "the worst movie ever made" to make "people want to see it"] Well, I understand your point. If you told me that over in the corner there was a hot, steaming pile of excrement, I'd want to go over and take a look, but I'd be glad I didn't make it.
[on films getting an R rating because of smoking] I don't hear anybody saying, "If there's a *gun* in a movie, we should automatically consider an R rating." There are a lot of movies . . . that are *quite* violent, have lot of shootings and killings, and everybody's perfectly fine with getting a PG-13 rating. So, something like Ghost Rider (2007) with Nicolas Cage gets a PG-13, but now if there's smoking in a movie, it's gonna get an R, I think it's nonsense.
[To Roger Ebert regarding the film Freddy Got Fingered (2001)] This is ground zero. It has to be ground zero of bad comedies. And Tom Green with his horse and with his elephant... if a woman was doing that, this movie would be banned in Tijuana let alone getting an R rating. And it's just so horrible. And he's such an unfunny guy. He should be flipping burgers somewhere. Why is Tom Green getting movies and who wants to see this guy? You know, even in a stupid comedy, there has to be a set-up before you have a punchline. This is just, "Hey, let's just do a bunch of punchlines and the punchlines are let's do gross-out stuff." Let's do jokes, like you said, about child molestation. But there's nothing even set up for the bad taste humor.
[After giving a thumbs down to Disney's Chicken Little (2005)] I don't care whether the film is 2-D, 3-D, CGI, or hand-drawn, it all goes back to the story.
[on Michael Bay] He's the LeRoy Neiman of directors.
Since 1999 I've been carrying a blue pill in my pocket, holding onto it for the moment when I'd truly need it. The pill, I was told would instantly erase the memory of any movie - but just one movie, just the one time. I was tempted to take that pill after Freddy Got Fingered (2001). But I hung onto it, knowing something even worse was going to come my way one day. Midway through Movie 43 (2013) I knew the day had come. 'Movie 43' is the Citizen Kane (1941) of awful.
[From his review of Snakes on a Plane (2006)]: There are only so many ways a snake can kill a passenger - snake to the neck, snake to the eye, snake to the bosom, snake to the crotch, snake down the throat - before it gets boring and kinda depressing...Ditto for the ways in which one can kill a snake. You chop it, you squeeze it, you shoot it, you set fire to it, you read the screenplay to "Snakes on a Plane" to it and it lapses into an irreversible coma.
[While reviewing Behind Enemy Lines (2001)] This is like a bad Three Stooges skit!
[While angrily reviewing Dirty Grandpa (2016)] If this isn't the worst movie of the year, that means I still have two hours of hell in front of me!
[In his year-end reviews of Room (2015) and Hell or High Water (2016)] I loved every inch of this film
[While reviewing Vacation (2015) on morning radio show] I almost feel bad for giving this movie one star. I take it back! I want my star back!
I think that Citizen Kane is the most important film of all time.
Saying that you like film but you don't like The Godfather is like saying you like to drink but you don't like water! They are the be all end all, best films of all time that will never be topped.

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