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Roger Ebert

American film critic, journalist and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (68%), (16%), Germany (3%)

Main connections: Gene Siskel, Russ Meyer, Chicago Sun-Times

Linked to: Democratic Party, PBS, American Broadcasting Company, Illinois High School Association

 

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Roger Ebert was born in 1942 add something


1958

In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts add something


1959

Some Like It Hot - Roger Ebert says about the movie, "Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft


1960

After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964 add something

 

Stanley Donen - The film's fun-loving association with the Swinging London of the 1960s divided critics, but Roger Ebert called its satire "barbed and contemporary


1961

One of the first movie reviews he ever wrote was a review of "La Dolce Vita", published in "The Daily Illini" in October 1961 add something


1966

Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the "Chicago Sun-Times," Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the "Sun-Times" in 1966 add something


1967

Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967, writing for the "Chicago Sun-Times" add something

 

Ebert compiled "best of the year" movie lists beginning in 1967, thereby helping provide an overview of his critical preferences add something

 

He met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival in 1967 add something

 

He was a film critic for the "Chicago Sun-Times" from 1967 until his death in 2013 add something

 

After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the "Sun-Times" in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert add something

 

Who's That Knocking at My Door - American critic Roger Ebert gave the film an extremely positive review after its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival in November 1967


1968

How I Won the War - In his January 7, 1968 review for the film, Roger Ebert gave the movie two stars, describing it as "not a brave or outspoken film"


1969

Medium Cool - In his 1969 review, Roger Ebert wrote "In "Medium Cool", Wexler forges back and forth through several levels


1970

Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, which was poorly received on its release but is now regarded as a cult classic add something

 

Ebert occasionally accused some films of having an unwholesome political agenda, and the word "fascist" accompanied more than one of Ebert's reviews of the law-and-order films of the 1970s such as "Dirty Harry" add something

 

From the 1970s on, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as a guest lecturer, teaching a night class on film add something

 

He is shown discussing the dynamics of appearing with Gene Siskel on the 1970s show "Coming to a Theatre Near You", which was the predecessor of "Sneak Previews" on Chicago PBS station WTTW. He expressed his approval of the proliferation of young people writing film reviews today on the Internet add something

 

Network (film) - In a review of the film written after it received its Academy *awards, Roger Ebert called it a "supremely well-acted, intelligent film that tries for too much, that attacks not only television but most of the other ills of the 1970s," though "what it does accomplish is done so well, is seen so sharply, is presented so unforgivingly, that "Network" will outlive a lot of tidier movies

 

Phil Spector - The character of Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls", a 1970 Russ Meyer film, is based upon Spector, though neither Meyer nor screenwriter Roger Ebert had met him

 

Michael Winterbottom - Winterbottom's next project is this comedy about Russ Meyer and Roger Ebert's collaboration making the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"


1973

Deep Throat (film) - Critic Roger Ebert reviewed "Deep Throat" in an early 1973 column, giving it a no-stars rating and writing, "It is all very well and good for Linda Lovelace, the star of the movie, to advocate sexual freedom; but the energy she brings to her role is less awesome than discouraging


1974

B movie - As Roger Ebert explained in one 1974 review, "Horror and exploitation films almost always turn a profit if they're brought in at the right price


1975

In 1975, Ebert began co-hosting a weekly film review television show, "Sneak Previews", which was locally produced by the Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW add something

 

In 1975, he was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism add something

 

Gene Siskel - Along with colleague Roger Ebert, he hosted a series of popular review shows from 1975 to 1999

 

Gene Siskel - In 1975, Siskel teamed up with Roger Ebert, film reviewer for the " Chicago Sun-Times", to host a show on the local Chicago PBS station WTTW which eventually became "Sneak Previews"


1977

Sex Pistols - During summer 1977, McLaren had been making arrangements for the feature film of his dreams, "Who Killed Bambi-", to be directed by Russ Meyer from a script by Roger Ebert


1979

Ebert was a recovering alcoholic, having quit drinking in 1979 add something

 

William Katt - Katt explained in a 1979 interview with critic Roger Ebert that he was holding out only for parts which were personally interesting to him

 

Halloween (1978 film) - Renowned American critic Roger Ebert gave the film similar praise in his 1979 review in the "Chicago Sun-Times", and selected it as one of his top ten films of 1978


1980

Oprah Winfrey - Also, in the mid 1980s, Winfrey briefly dated movie critic Roger Ebert, whom she credits with advising her to take her show into syndication

 

When Time Ran Out - Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert selected the film as one of their "dogs of the year" in a 1980 episode of "Sneak Previews"

 

Platoon (film) - Roger Ebert gave it four out of four stars, calling it the best film of the year, and the ninth best of the 1980s

 

Raging Bull - "Raging Bull" is voted by many critics including Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel as the best film of the 1980s


1981

He made similar revaluations of 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark", and 1985's "Ran" add something


1982

After ranking "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" third on his 1982 list, it was the only movie from that year to appear on his later "Best Films of the 1980s" list add something


1983

The Right Stuff (film) - Film critic Roger Ebert named "The Right Stuff" best film of 1983, and wrote, "it joins a short list of recent American movies that might be called experimental epics: movies that have an ambitious reach through time and subject matter, that spend freely for locations or special effects, but that consider each scene as intently as an art film"

 

Scarface (1983 film) - However, Roger Ebert rated it four stars out of four in his 1983 review and he later added it to his "Great Movies" list

 

Rear Window - Nearly 30 years after the film's initial release, Roger Ebert reviewed the Universal re-release in October 1983, after Hitchcock's estate was settled


1985

Shoah (film) - In 1985, the year the movie was released, Roger Ebert described it as "an extraordinary film


1986

In 1986, they again moved the show to new ownership, creating "Siskel & Ebert & The Movies" through Buena Vista Television add something


1989

Drugstore Cowboy - The film was very well received critically, being listed on the Top Ten list of both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert for films released in 1989


1990

Martin Scorsese - After the film was released Roger Ebert, a friend and supporter of Scorsese, named Goodfellas "the best mob movie ever" and is ranked 1 on Roger's movie list for 1990, along with Gene Siskel and Peter Travers, the film is widely considered one of the director's greatest achievements.

 

Breaking the Waves - During a show where film personalities listed their top movies of the 1990s, "Breaking the Waves" was named one of the ten best films of the decade by both critic Roger Ebert and director Martin Scorsese

 

The Thin Red Line (1998 film) - Martin Scorsese ranked it as his second favorite film of the 1990s on Roger Ebert's television show

 

Al Pacino - Pacino received an Academy Award nomination for playing Big Boy Caprice in the box office hit Dick Tracy in 1990, in which critic Roger Ebert wrote that Pacino is "the scene-stealer".


1991

Barton Fink - Critic Roger Ebert wrote in his 1991 review that the Coens intended to create an allegory for the rise of Nazism


1992

At age 50, Ebert married trial attorney Charlie "Chaz" Hammelsmith in 1992 add something

 

The Wages of Fear - In 1992, Roger Ebert stated that "The film's extended suspense sequences deserve a place among the great stretches of cinema

 

Denis Johnson - Johnson first came to prominence after the publication of his short story collection "Jesus' Son" , which was adapted into the 1999 film of the same name, which was named one of the top ten films of the year by "The New York Times", "Los Angeles Times", and Roger Ebert

 

Carl Franklin - The film was bestowed the honor of Best Film of the Year by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert in 1992, and was named one of the 10 Best Films of 1992 by the National Review Board

 

Naomi Watts - The movie received critical acclaim and was featured on Roger Ebert's list of the 10 best movies of 1992


1993

Super Mario Bros. (film) - Gene Siskel of the "Chicago Tribune" and Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" gave the film two thumbs down on the television program "Siskel & Ebert At the Movies", and the film was on their list for one of the worst films of 1993

 

- In 1993, "Chicago Sun-Times" film reviewer Roger Ebert wrote that "despite the efforts of several other filmmakers to make their own versions of the same story, it remains the definitive film about director's block"

 

Schindler's List - The film was named the best of 1993 by critics such as James Berardinelli, Roger Ebert, and Gene Siskel

 

The Fugitive (1993 film) - Various film critics included the film on their lists of the top 10 best films for that year; including Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" who named it the fourth best film of 1993


1994

Clerks - In his 1994 review of "Clerks", Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of a possible 4


1995

In 1995, Ebert, along with colleague Gene Siskel, guest-starred on an episode of the animated TV series "The Critic" add something

 

Seven (film) - Film critic Roger Ebert gave the film 3 1/2 out of 4 stars in his 1995 review of it and, in 2011, added it to his "Great Movies" list


1996

During a 1996 panel at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Conference on World Affairs, Ebert coined the Boulder Pledge, by which he vowed never to purchase anything offered through the result of an unsolicited email message, or to forward chain emails or mass emails to others add something

 

Welcome to the Dollhouse - Critic Roger Ebert was vocal about his love for the film, giving it four stars out of four and placing it at No. 5 on his "Best of 1996" list

 

Fargo (film) - Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert both named "Fargo" the best movie of 1996

 

Eva Peron - In his review of the 1996 movie "Evita", movie critic Roger Ebert criticized Eva PerĂ³n, writing


1997

He made an appearance as himself in a 1997 episode of the television series "Early Edition", which took place in Chicago add something

 

Days of Heaven - In 1997, Roger Ebert added "Days of Heaven" to his list of "Great Movies", describing it as "one of the most beautiful films ever made"

 

Nosferatu - In 1997, critic Roger Ebert added "Nosferatu" to his list of The Great Movies, writing:


1998

Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection "Mad About the Movies": add something

 

Though not making a personal appearance, an honorary effigy of Ebert co-starred in the 1998 reimagining version of "Godzilla", played by actor Michael Lerner as New York City Mayor Ebert add something

 

Trouble in Paradise (film) - In 1998, Roger Ebert added it to his Great Movies collection

 

Double Indemnity (film) - In his 1998 review, film critic Roger Ebert praised director Wilder and cinematographer Seitz


1999

After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and then, starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper add something

 

After Siskel's death in 1999, the producers retitled the show "Roger Ebert & the Movies" and used rotating co-hosts add something

 

Being John Malkovich - Critic Roger Ebert's review was four out of four stars; at the end of the year, he named it the best film of 1999


2000

In September 2000, "Chicago Sun-Times" columnist Richard Roeper became the permanent co-host and the show was renamed "At The Movies With Ebert & Roeper" add something

 

The Last Laugh - In 2000, Roger Ebert included it among his list of Great Movies

 

Bette Davis - In a 2000 review for "All About Eve," Roger Ebert noted, "Davis was a character, an icon with a grand style, so even her excesses are realistic

 

Aaron Sorkin - Roger Ebert gave it 2 out of 4 stars, and Peter Travers in a 2000 "Rolling Stone" review summarized it as having "suspense but no staying power"


2001

Pulp Fiction - Adding "Pulp Fiction" to his roster of "Great Movies" in 2001, Roger Ebert called it "the most influential film of the decade"


2002

Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands from 2002 that required treatments necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, which cost him the ability to speak or eat normally add something

 

In early 2002, Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer which was successfully removed in February add something

 

The Thin Man (film) - In 2002, critic Roger Ebert added the film to his list of Great Movies

 

Annie Hall - In his 2002 lookback, Roger Ebert noted with surprise that the film had "an instant familiarity" despite its age, and "Slant" writer Jaime N. Christley found the one-liners "still gut-busting after 35 years"

 

Steven Spielberg - Roger Ebert, who named it the best film of 2002, praised its breathtaking vision of the future as well as for the way Spielberg blended CGI with live-action.


2003

In 2003, Ebert had a cameo appearance in the film "Abby Singer", in which he recited the white parasol monologue from "Citizen Kane" add something

 

In 2003, he underwent surgery for cancer in his salivary gland, which was followed up by radiation treatment add something

 

Maury Chaykin - Chaykin portrayed the colourful bookie Frank Perlin opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman's compulsive gambler Dan Mahowny in "Owning Mahowny", a film that critic Roger Ebert named as one of the ten best of 2003

 

Jan Decleir - In 2003 he had the starring role in the critically acclaimed thriller "The Memory of a Killer" of which the leading American critic Roger Ebert wrote in his review: "Jan Decleir never goes for the easy effect, never pushes too hard, is a rock-solid occupant of his character

 

Moonstruck - Influential film critic Roger Ebert entered the film to his "Great Movies" collection in June 2003


2004

He conducted an onstage public "conversation" with Herzog at the Telluride Film Festival in 2004, after a screening of Herzog's film "Invincible" at the Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival add something

 

In August 2004 Stephen King, in a column, criticized what he saw as a growing trend of leniency towards films from critics including Ebert add something

 

Stephen King - In Roger Ebert's review of the 2004 movie Secret Window, he stated, "A lot of people were outraged that was honored at the National Book Awards, as if a popular writer could not be taken seriously.

 

Out of the Past - In a 2004 review of the film, critic Roger Ebert wrote "Out of the Past" is one of the greatest of all film noirs, the story of a man who tries to break with his past and his weakness and start over again in a town, with a new job and a new girl

 

The Big Red One - In November 21, 2004, Roger Ebert added The Big Red One to his list of "great movies". http://www


2005

Ebert was described as an agnostic in 2005, but preferred not being "pigeon-holed" add something

 

For example, his fall 2005 class was on the work of the German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder add something

 

In 2005, Ebert became the first film critic to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something

 

In 2005, Ebert opined that video games are not art, and are inferior to media created through authorial control, such as film and literature, stating, "video games can be elegant, subtle, sophisticated, challenging and visually wonderful", but "the nature of the medium prevents it from moving beyond craftsmanship to the stature of art" add something

 

Paul Haggis - Critical reception of "Crash" was positive, and Roger Ebert called it the best film of 2005

 

Joe Morgenstern - He received a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2005, making him only the third film critic to win a Pulitzer for criticism, after Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" and Stephen Hunter of "The Washington Post"

 

Elevator to the Gallows - In a 2005 review for the film's theatrical re-release, Roger Ebert noted that Moreau's face, when Florence is pondering Julien's whereabouts, "is often illuminated only by the lights of the cafes and shops that she passes; at a time when actresses were lit and photographed with care, these scenes had a shock value, and influenced many films to come

 

King Kong (2005 film) - Roger Ebert gave the film four stars, and listed it as 2005's eighth best film

 

Crash (2004 film) - Roger Ebert gave the film four-out-of-four stars and described it as "a movie of intense fascination," listing it as the best film of 2005

 

Paths of Glory - "Chicago Sun-Times" critic Roger Ebert added this film to his "Great Movies" list on February 25, 2005

 

Howards End (film) - On 5 June 2005, Roger Ebert included it on his list of "Great Movies"

 

Macy's - Prominent film critic Roger Ebert voiced the grief of many Chicagoans at the loss of Field's when he wrote in his column on September 21, 2005:


2006

He was again afflicted with cancer in 2006 add something

 

A. O. Scott - In 2006 and 2007, Scott served repeatedly as guest critic on "Ebert & Roeper" with Richard Roeper in Roger Ebert's absence due to illness

 

Judi Dench - In his review for "Chicago Sun-Times" film critic Roger Ebert declared the main actresses "perhaps the most impressive acting duo in any film of 2006

 

Terry Gilliam - Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006.

 

Kevin Smith - From July 2006 on, Smith has guest reviewed on "Ebert & Roeper", in place of Roger Ebert, who was recovering from thyroid cancer treatment

 

Toni Senecal - On the weekend of August 26, 2006, Senecal co-hosted the syndicated television program "Ebert & Roeper" while film critic Roger Ebert was on medical leave


2007

"Unlikely Fan Sends Roger Ebert Flowers" "People"; May 10, 2007 add something

 

He returned to reviewing on May 18, 2007, when three of his reviews were published in print add something

 

In July 2007, he revealed that he was still unable to speak add something

 

The Best Years of Our Lives - Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert put the film on his "Great Movies" list in 2007, calling it "

 

Winter Light - In 2007, Roger Ebert added the film to his Great Movies list, citing its "bleak, courageous power

 

Rat - Pixar's 2007 animated film "Ratatouille" is about a rat described by Roger Ebert as "earnest

 

John Mellencamp - In April 2007, Mellencamp was a "guest critic" on "At the Movies", filling in for Roger Ebert

 

Richard Corliss - Despite challenging Siskel and Ebert in his Film Comment article, "all thumbs", Corliss praised Ebert in a June 23, 2007 article "Thumbs up for Roger Ebert


2008

Herzog dedicated his 2008 film "Encounters at the End of the World" to Ebert, and Ebert responded with a heartfelt public letter of gratitude add something

 

Ebert underwent further surgery in January 2008 to hopefully restore his voice and address the complications from his previous surgeries add something

 

Ebert later added "The Godfather Part II" to his "Great Movies" list in October 2008 stating that his original review has often been cited as proof of his "worthlessness" but he still had not changed his mind and would not change a word of his original review add something

 

Charlie Kaufman - He made his directing debut in 2008 with "Synecdoche, New York", which was well received; film critic Roger Ebert called it "the best movie of the decade" in 2009

 

Patrick Creadon - His second film, "I.O.U.S.A.", an examination of America's debt problem which forecast the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was later named one of film critic Roger Ebert's Top 5 documentaries of the year

 

Ben Mankiewicz - In 2008, he and Ben Lyons replaced Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper on the syndicated TV program "At the Movies"

 

The Reader (2008 film) - Stephen Farber of "The Hollywood Reporter" named it the 4th best film of 2008, Tasha Robinson of "The A.V. Club" named it the 8th best film of 2008, and Roger Ebert of the "Chicago Sun-Times" put it on his un-ranked top 20 list

 

Mon oncle Antoine - On 23 December 2008, Roger Ebert put "Mon Oncle Antoine" on his Great Movies list


2009

When reviewing the 2009 remake of "The Last House on the Left", Ebert noted how he had given the controversial 1972 original three and a half stars and declined to make a comparison between the two versions: "I wrote that original "Last House" review 37 years ago add something

 

On January 31, 2009, Ebert was made an honorary life member of the Directors Guild of America add something

 

The Grey Zone - In 2009, Roger Ebert included it in his "Great Movies" series

 

Naperville Independent Film Festival - In 2009, film critic Roger Ebert presented the award for best student film to Brooke Hanson for her movie "Borderless"

 

Up in the Air (2009 film) - In addition, the film was included on lists of the ten best films of 2009 by Roger Ebert, the American Film Institute, and "The New York Times"

 

La Belle Noiseuse - "Chicago Sun-Times" film critic Roger Ebert added the film to his Great Movies collection in April 2009

 

Motherhood (2009 film) - In October 2009, Roger Ebert gave the film two stars out of four, saying the film is "billed as a comedy, but at no point will you require oxygen


2010

As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad add something

 

In March 2010, his health trials and new computerized voice were featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" add something

 

Ebert later defended his position in April 2010, saying, "No video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form" add something

 

On May 4, 2010, Ebert was announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences as the Webby Person of the Year, having taken to the Internet following his battle with cancer add something

 

In a July 1, 2010, blog entry, Ebert maintained his position that video games can never be art in principle, but conceded that he should not have expressed this skepticism without being more familiar with the actual experience of playing them add something

 

On October 22, 2010, Ebert appeared on camera with Robert Osborne on the Turner Classic Movies network during the network's "The Essentials" series add something

 

Welcome to the Rileys - While some critics criticized the direction, script, as well as performances, film critic Roger Ebert stated, "One of the buzz champs of Sundance 2010

 

Come and See - On 16 June 2010, Roger Ebert posted a review of "Come and See" as part of his "Great Movies" series, describing it as "one of the most devastating films ever about anything, and in it, the survivors must envy the dead

 

Elvis Mitchell - On September 10, 2010, famed film critic Roger Ebert announced that he is returning to television on a movie review show that he is producing for public television


2011

By 2011, Ebert was using a prosthetic chin to hide some of the damage done by his many chin, mouth, and throat surgeries add something

 

On April 25, 2011, he achieved one of his long-time goals: winning one of the weekly caption contests in "The New Yorker" after more than 100 attempts add something

 

Turing test - Ebert test - The Turing test inspired the Ebert test proposed in 2011 by film critic Roger Ebert which is a test whether a computer-based synthesized voice has sufficient skill in terms of intonations, inflections, timing and so forth, to make people laugh

 

Drive (2011 film) - Her score for the film was 9,5/10 "Drive" was Roger Ebert's seventh best film of 2011

 

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom - In 2011 Roger Ebert wrote that he owned the film since its release on Laserdisc, but had not watched it, citing the film's transgressive reputation

 

Nosferatu the Vampyre - In 2011, Roger Ebert added the film to his "Great Movies Collection"


2012

He expressed his general distaste for "top ten" lists, and all movie lists in general, but contributed a top ten list to the 2012 Sight and Sound Critics' poll add something

 

In a July 2012 blog entry titled "Roger loves Chaz", Ebert wrote, "She fills my horizon, she is the great fact of my life, she has my love, she saved me from the fate of living out my life alone, which is where I seemed to be heading" add something

 

The Tree of Life (film) - In 2012, Roger Ebert called the film one of the 10 greatest films of all time in "Sight & Sound"s poll


2013

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival opened with a video tribute of Roger Ebert at the Roy Thompson Hall during the world premiere of the WikiLeaks based film "The Fifth Estate" add something


Roger Ebert died in 2013 add something

 

In March 2013, he wrote: "My choice is to not support abortion, except in cases of a clear-cut choice between the lives of the mother and child add something

 

On April 4, 2013, Ebert died at the age of 70 at his home in Chicago, ending his 11-year battle with cancer add something

 

Regardless, his ability to write was unimpaired and he continued to publish frequently both online and in print right up until his death on April 4, 2013 add something

 

On April 7, 2013, a private memorial vigil with an open casket was held at the chapel of Graceland Cemetery on the city's north side add something

 

Hundreds attended the April 8, 2013 funeral Mass held at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, where Ebert was celebrated as a film critic, newspaperman, advocate for social justice, and husband add something

 

The funeral was set for the following day, April 8, 2013 add something

 

In July 2013, a previously-unpublished review of the film "Computer Chess" appeared on Ebert's website add something

 

A second posthumously-published review, for "The Spectacular Now", was published in August 2013 add something

 

Chicago Sun-Times - The "Sun-Times"' best-known writer was film critic Roger Ebert, who died in April, 2013


2014

A bio-documentary about Ebert, called "Life Itself", was released in 2014 add something

 

At the April 2014 Ebertfest, the Pulitzer Prize-winner will be honored with a life size bronze statue outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL. A fan of Ebert, Scott Anderson, Jr. and the Public Art League, have commissioned the project and donations are being collected for The Roger Ebert Film Center at the University of Illinois add something


2016

In 2016, Ebert was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame add something