Jun. 18th, 1942
Urbana, Illinois, USA
Roger Ebert's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
2014 - Life Itself
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2005 - Jiminy Glick In Lalawood
2005 - Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream
2000 - Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Guest TV Roles
Roger Ebert (Voiced)
- He has a step-daughter, Sonia, and 3 step-grandchildren.
- Member of Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame since 1997.
- Panned "Reservoir Dogs" on his show while praising "Cop & a Half.".
- Shares the same birthday (in year and date) with 'Paul McCartney' (qv).
- Chicago's Erie Way was renamed Siskel & Ebert Way in 1995.
- His top ten films of all time are: _The General (1926)_ (qv), _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv), _Tôkyô monogatari (1953)_ (qv) ("Tokyo Story "), _Vertigo (1958)_ (qv), _La dolce vita (1960)_ (qv), _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv), _Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)_ (qv) ("Aguirre: The Wrath of God"), _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv), _Raging Bull (1980)_ (qv) and _"Dekalog" (1989)_ (qv).
- Spent a year on a Rotary fellowship at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He later started a PhD at the University of Chicago, which he didn't finish.
- 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.