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)
- First person ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for film criticism; in 2003, Stephen Hunter of the Washington Post became the second.
- Three of the five films he's chosen from 2000 to 2004 as the best of the year, have all won their lead actresses the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. 'Halle Berry' (qv) in _Monster's Ball (2001)_ (qv) (his choice for the best film of 2001), 'Charlize Theron' (qv) in _Monster (2003)_ (qv) (his choice for the best film of 2003) and 'Hilary Swank' (qv) in _Million Dollar Baby (2004)_ (qv) (his choice for the best film of 2004).
- Says that the first movie he ever saw was _A Day at the Races (1937)_ (qv) starring 'The Marx Brothers' (qv).
- Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado.
- Is a film lecturer at the University of Chicago Fine Arts Program.
- Chicago's Erie Way was renamed Siskel & Ebert Way in 1995.
- Author of the "Boulder Pledge" 1996 - a strong statement against spam in response to hearing the fact some people will purchase things advertised via spam. If people don't buy things, there's no reason to send it.
- Is an avid user and fan of IMDb.