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
- 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.
- Wrote his review of _Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)_ (qv) in first person as Garfield.
- Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, volume 151, pages 132-135. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
- Member of Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame since 1997.
- He has a step-daughter, Sonia, and 3 step-grandchildren.
- Believes the Academy's biggest mistake was giving _Gladiator (2000)_ (qv) the award for 'Best Picture' of the year in 2000.
- He had his right thumb trademarked.