“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Roger Ebert (American Critic)
Date of Birth:
June 18, 1942
Roger Joseph Ebert born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic and screenwriter.
He is known for his weekly review column and for the television program Siskel & Ebert at the Movies, which he co-hosted for 23 years with Gene Siskel. After Siskel's death in 1999, he auditioned several potential replacements, ultimately choosing Richard Roeper to fill the open chair. The program was retitled Ebert & Roeper at the Movies in 2000. Although his name remains in the title, he has not appeared on the show since mid-2006 when he suffered a medical crisis which has left him unable to speak. Roeper now hosts the show with a rotating set of guest critics, with Michael Phillips easily having the most such appearances.