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)
- Wrote his review of _Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)_ (qv) in first person as Garfield.
- Has written 15 books.
- Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado.
- His home has a mini-movie theatre and a glass enclosed workout room; he also has a life-sized statue of 'Oliver Hardy' (qv).
- Police departments across the U.S., including the makers of _"Cops" (1989)_ (qv), hold a review at their annual conventions, of actual arrest/cross examine procedure on videotape. It is titled "Fiscal and Deebert", spoofing the critics 'Gene Siskel' (qv) and Roger Ebert.
- His number one movies from the following 1990s were _Goodfellas (1990)_ (qv), _JFK (1991)_ (qv), _Malcolm X (1992)_ (qv), _Schindler's List (1993)_ (qv), _Hoop Dreams (1994)_ (qv), _Leaving Las Vegas (1995)_ (qv), _Fargo (1996)_ (qv), _Eve's Bayou (1997)_ (qv), _Dark City (1998)_ (qv), and _Being John Malkovich (1999)_ (qv).
- Considers the film _Day of the Woman (1978)_ (qv) (aka "I Spit On Your Grave") to be the worst movie he has ever seen.
- Claimed in his original review of _Rocky (1976)_ (qv) that 'Sylvester Stallone' (qv) was the "next 'Marlon Brando' (qv)".