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Roger Ebert has been the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967.             
He won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975, and his reviews are now             
syndicated in more than 200 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, England, Japan and       
Ebert is the co-host of television?s ?Ebert & Roeper,? which appears in more         
than 200 markets and continues to rank as the top-rated weekly syndicated half-hour   
on television. For 23 years he co-hosted ?Siskel & Ebert? with the late Gene         
Ebert is the author of more than 15 books, including the 2002 best-seller ?The       
Great Movies,? ?The Great Movies II? (2005), annual volumes of ?Roger Ebert?s         
Movie Yearbook,? ?I Hated, Hated, HATED This Movie,? the Norton anthology ?Roger     
Ebert?s Book of Film,? and the best-selling ?Ebert?s Bigger Little Movie             
For years he has attended film festivals around the world ? as a critic and as a     
juror ? and launched his own ?Roger Ebert?s Overlooked Film Festival? in 1999,       
an annual event presented every April in the historic Virginia Theatre in his         
hometown of Champaign-Urbana, IL.                                                     
You will find Ebert?s shot-by-shot DVD commentary tracks on such titles as ?Citizen   
Kane,? ?Casablanca,? ?Dark City,? and ?Floating Weeds.? His broadcast reviews         
appear online in streaming audio at                           
He also appears on television as a critic for ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago, and       
as host of the live pre- and post-show Academy Awards broadcasts for KABC-TV in       
Los Angeles, which are carried in many other markets.                                 
Ebert lives with his wife, Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, in Chicago.