Roger Ebert Dead: Hollywood Reacts on Twitter

Roger Ebert Dead: Hollywood Reacts on

Legendary movie critic Roger Ebert died April 4. He was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public. Here, his fans remember him.

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford said in a statement:

“From the mightiest blockbuster to the smallest independent film, Roger Ebert devoted his career to sharing his love of film with generations of moviegoers. The role of critics is to call them as they see them and Roger did so with integrity. In more than four decades of honest review of our films, Roger demanded excellence – but recognized directorial achievements. For his dedication and service to the craft, in 2009, the DGA awarded him our Honorary Life Member Award. He will be deeply missed.”

Ebert is also remembered by fellow Chicagoan President Obama, who Tweeted:

More: Photos of Roger Ebert Through the Years

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  1. Linda Frost says:

    For 25 years I have listed to and read Roger’s reviews. He started my great love affair with films. He was the first and only critic whose reviews I never missed. It’s not going to be the same. Hope you have an open balcony in the afterlife Roger.


  2. Raymond says:

    You didn’t include the tweet from filmmaker Errol Morris, whose film “Gates of Heaven” Ebert called one of the top ten films of all time: @errolmorris “Words fail me. Is it unusual to talk about loving a film critic? In this case, no. I truly loved Roger. And can’t believe he is gone.”

  3. Jim says:

    RIP Roger!

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