Roger Ebert, left, and Gene Siskel, right, congratulate Writer/Director/Actor Brian DiMaio, center, on a “two-thumbs-up” rating for the film “RECOiL.” After watching the film years later, Ebert called that decision “regrettable.”
Chicago—Just a day after announcing he was taking a “leave of presence” to deal with further cancer treatment, film critic and writer Roger Ebert died Thursday. He was 70.
Ebert started as a film critic at the “Chicago Sun-Times” in 1967 and gained national exposure when he and Gene Siskel, from rival paper “The Chicago Tribune,” began hosting “Sneak Previews” in 1975. They hosted together until Siskel died in 1999.
He wrote nearly 20 books about movies as well as fiction and travel books. Besides writing the screenplay for “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” Ebert also wrote (un-credited) the screenplay for “RECOiL” in 1992.
In 1975 he won a Pulitzer Price for Distinguished Criticism. He was the first film critic to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Chaz.
Only one of these celebs has publicly admitted to having plastic surgery performed. Surprisingly it's cancer survivor Ebert whose treatment required the partial removal of his jaw bone. Hutchison's face is more taught now than it was years earlier. Stodden appears to have been 16 at least once before and may have parts as young as 16.
Chicago—World famous movie critic Roger Ebert has once again taken to Twitter to communicate his opinion on the behavior and actions of other Hollywood celebrities, this time tweeting his thoughts on 51 year-old actor Doug Hutchison and his marriage to 16 year-old aspiring country music singer Courtney Stodden.
On Monday, Ebert tweeted about the marriage saying, “Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to marry D-list actors at 16.”