Jun. 18th, 1942
Urbana, Illinois, USA
Roger Ebert's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2000 - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Guest TV Roles
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- Member of Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame since 1997.
- Says that the first movie he ever saw was _A Day at the Races (1937)_ (qv) starring 'The Marx Brothers' (qv).
- Shoulder surgery in May 2002 caused him to miss attending Cannes Film Festival for first time in 25 years. Broke left shoulder in two places after slipping on wet floor.
- His wife is an attorney.
- Claimed in his original review of _Rocky (1976)_ (qv) that 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) was the "next 'Marlon Brando' (qv)".
- Says that his favorite actress of all time is 'Ingrid Bergman (I)' (qv).
- Wrote an introduction for the book "Mad at a Movies," a compilation of past movie satires from the pages of "Mad" magazine. He credits Mad's movie satires as one of his earliest inspirations for becoming a film critic.
- Panned "Reservoir Dogs" on his show while praising "Cop & a Half.".