Facts About Roger Ebert

For the curious, here are a few biographical facts about the movie critic Roger Ebert:
  • Roger Joseph Ebert was born in June 18, 1942, in Urbana, Illinois.

  • Ebert began his career as a reporter and was given the film critic job for the Sun-Times rather unexpectedly.

  • He won a Pulitzer Prize for his movie reviews in 1975.

  • He appeared on the television show Siskel and Ebert and then Ebert and Roeper at the Movies for a total of 37 years.

  • He suffered surgical complications related to thyroid cancer in 2006 and was not able to speak after that year.

  • Shortly before his death, he was the Managing Editor of and a reviewer for Ebert Presents At The Movies.

  • His reviews continued to appear in newspapers around the world.

  • Ebert wrote a total of 17 books.

  • He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is the only film critic that has one.

  • Robert Ebert's website, rogerebert.com, receives a staggering 110 million visits a year.
Shown here his 2012 book Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert. This book includes some of the best best of his work from forty years of reviews, interviews and essays. It includes interviews with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Warren Beatty and Meryl Streep. Amazon calls Ebert’s writing top-notch and says that this book “contains some of Ebert's most exciting writing.” Sounds like a good read for those keenly interested in the movies and in movie reviews.

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