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)
Up! Writer
(1976)

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 Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (115 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (28 credits)

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Other Works:

Book: "Behind the Phantom's Mask: A Serial" 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 Fight Club (1999)] Is Tyler Durden in fact a leader of men with a useful philosophy? "It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything," he says, sounding like a man who tripped over the Nietzsche display on his way to the coffee bar in Borders. Fight Club itself does not advocate Durden's philosophy. It is a warning against it, I guess; one critic I like says it makes "a ... See more »

Trivia:

Him and Gene Siskel were two of very few critics to give Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) a positive review. Shortly before his death, he stated that his written review of it was the one he had to defend more than any other and also one some people often cited as an example of him being a poor film critic. See more »

Trademark:

The use of creative and bizarre, but apt metaphors in his reviews. See more »

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