Roger Ebert was an American film critic and historian. He was the chief film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1975 until his death in 2013.
He also wrote a weekly column for the paper from 1978 to 2013.
Ebert was born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1942 and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his journalism career at the Champaign News-Gazette before moving to the Chicago Sun-Times in 1975.
He became its chief film critic in 1978 and continued in that role until his death.
Ebert was a prolific writer, publishing more than 1,500 reviews and columns during his career. His writing style was characterized by clarity, wit, and intelligence.
He was also known for his strong opinions on cinema and for his frequent use of profanity.
Ebert’s death in 2013 caused a outpouring of grief among film critics and fans around the world. His work remains a valuable source of insight into the history of cinema, and he will be greatly missed.