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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. 

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Jun 18, 1942 In Urbana, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Princess Mononoke in the U.S.A. 1997-02-04
Latest Project:
Movie Kubrick by Kubrick 2020-10-22
Known For
Movie Kubrick by Kubrick Self (archive footage) 2020-10-22
Movie Life Itself Himself 2014-07-04
Movie The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo Self 2007-01-01
Movie Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 2007-10-23
Movie Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Himself 2006-06-20
Movie The Outsider Himself 2005-12-04
Movie Best Sellers: Peter Sellers and Dr. Strangelove Interviewee 2004-10-28
Movie No Fighting in the War Room Or: Dr Strangelove and the Nuclear Threat Himself 2004-10-28
Movie Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Himself - Interviewee 2003-09-23
Movie Abby Singer Himself 2003-10-28
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Movie It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures Himself 2001-05-01
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Roger Ebert 1998-10-01
Movie Princess Mononoke in the U.S.A. Himself 1997-02-04