Legendary Chicago Sun-Times movie critic who worked with Gene Siskel and won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
In high school, he was interested in science fiction.
He was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, due in part to his down-home critical style, which influenced a whole generation of critics.
He married Chaz Hammelsmith in 1992.
He was known for being a film critic much like Pauline Kael.