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
- He drew criticism when he stated that he considered _The Passion of the Christ (2004)_ (qv) to be 'the most violent film I've ever seen'. Many misinterpreted that to mean that he felt that the violence in the film was negative and exploitive (even though he gave the film a glowing review). He stated in his Q and A column that "The effect of movie violence depends on subjective factors, including the purpose the filmmakers had in using it."
- Claimed in his original review of _Rocky (1976)_ (qv) that 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) was the "next 'Marlon Brando' (qv)".
- 1 July 2006 - Had surgery to repair a burst blood vessel near his salivary gland, near where he had his previous cancer operation.
- Brother in the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
- He had his right thumb trademarked.
- At the end of the nineties, he and 'Martin Scorsese' (qv) made a list of the top ten films of the decade. Roger's were: 1. _Hoop Dreams (1994)_ (qv) 2. _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) 3. _Goodfellas (1990)_ (qv) 4. _Fargo (1996)_ (qv) 5. Three Colors: Red, White and Blue 6. _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv) 7. _Breaking the Waves (1996)_ (qv) 8. _Leaving Las Vegas (1995)_ (qv) 9. _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv) 10. _JFK (1991)_ (qv).
- Is an avid user and fan of IMDb.
- First person ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for film criticism; in 2003, Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post became the second.