The 42-year-old lashed out at Ebert after he labelled Gallo's controversial film THE BUNNY BROWN a complete flop.
He was subsequently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Ebert recovered - and is happy to have reconciled with the fiery film-maker.
He tells gossip website PAGESIX.COM, "I had a nice talk recently with Vincent. I enjoyed the exchange.
"If you can't take it, you shouldn't dish it out. He had a right to attack me, since I gave Brown Bunny a poor review.
"I like him as an actor and I liked his previous film (BUFFALO 66).
"Vincent is an original."04/02/2005 17:37