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Roger Ebert

1942-06-18 Urbana, Illinois, USA

Image of Roger Ebert


Roger Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, journalist, and screenwriter.  Described by Forbes magazine as the "most powerful pundit in America", Ebert was the first film critic to be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as a Pulitzer Prize.  Ebert's began his criticizing career in 1967 as a critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and later gained national recognition co-hosting a number of shows with Gene Siskel in which they coined the 'thumbs up- thumbs down' style of reviewing.   Following Siskel's 1999 death Ebert continued to host "And The Movies" with Richard Roeper until 2006 when he stopped appearing due to developing Thyroid cancer.  Complications from the cancer ended up taking much of his tongue and jaw, forcing Ebert to undergo massive reconstruction surgery and speak with the help of a computer program (which was configured with his own voice due to the volume of recorded spoken language from Ebert's TV show).   He continued to write reviews for his website later in life. On April 3rd, 2013 announced his cancer had returned and he would be taking a "leave of presence", lowering the amount he would be writing and only reviewing films he wanted to review.   Ebert succumbed to his cancer the next day, April 4th, 2013.  The balcony is closed. 


Kubrick by Kubrick Self (archive footage) 2020-10-22
Life Itself Self - Film Critic 2014-07-04
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (archival footage) 2010-05-04
Don't You Forget About Me Himself 2010-07-13
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Himself 2009-03-01
Bienvenue à Cannes Self 2007-10-27
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Self 2007-01-01
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 2007-10-23
Vision Of A Future Passed: The Prophecy Of 2001 Self 2007-10-23
Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley: The Making of a Musical-Horror-Sex-Comedy Self 2006-06-30
Dead Teenager Movie 2006-07-25
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
No Fighting in the War Room Or: Dr Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat Himself 2004-10-28
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade Self 2004-07-25
Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Interviewee 2004-10-28
Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Himself - Interviewee 2003-09-23
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Mysteries of Love Himself (archive footage) 2002-01-01
All the Love You Cannes! Self 2002-05-16
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures Himself 2001-05-01
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation Himself 2000-11-08
Welcome to Hollywood Roger Ebert 1998-10-01
Junket Whore Self 1998-10-12
もののけ姫 in U.S.A. Himself 1997-02-04
Pitch Himself 1997-09-04
Ballyhoo: The Hollywood Sideshow! 1996-08-13
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' Host 1995-01-01
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey Himself - Narrator & Introduction 1991-11-16
Citizen Yuppie Citizen Yuppie 1987-11-01