Name: Roger Ebert
Birth Name: 
Roger Joseph Ebert
Birth Date: 
June 18, 1942
Birth Place: 
Urbana, Illinois
Occupation: 
Film critic, Journalist, Screenwriter, Film historian, Author
Relationship Status: 
Passed Away on April 4, 2013
Celebrity Ranking # 1824
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Roger Ebert Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Him in a Biopic

Posted Tuesday February 4, 2014 7:48 PM GMT

Sometimes you never know how much you mean to people until you're gone and perhaps this is the case for Philip Seymour Hoffman, as he just received some very high praise from a famous fan.

According to his widow, Roger Ebert wanted the Academy Award winner to portray him on the big screen.

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Bronze Statue Dedicated to the Memory of Robert Ebert

Posted Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:33 PM GMT

Fans of late film writer, Roger Ebert respected his memory by dedicating a brand new statue to him today (October 23).

Ebert fan Scott Anderson, Jr. and the Public Art League have commissioned a life-size bronze sculpture of Roger to be placed outside the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL, the home of the critic's annual film festival, Ebertfest.

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