Roger Ebert was an American film critic, screenwriter, and journalist whose columns and reviews appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times and were syndicated in more than 200 newspapers across the country.
Ebert made a name for himself in the candid and no-apology approach he had toward film review, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2006, Ebert suffered complications after a thyroid cancer surgery that left him unable to speak, but he continued to write, review, and participate in interviews. Ebert died Thursday morning. He was 70 years old.
Here are just a few lessons he left behind: