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Roger Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!

Roger Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!

Legendary film critic Roger Ebert keeps his spirits up and gives his patented two-thumbs up as he accepts the ShoWest Career Achievement in Film Journalism Award at the Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday (April 2).

The 66-year-old film icon has been battling thyroid cancer since 2002 and in 2006 had surgery to combat the cancer. The surgery saved his life, however, he lost his voice in the process.

Via email, he said, “I am in good health, and cancer-free. After major surgeries, I have lost the ability to speak, which I did a great deal of over the years at Boulder. … But I can’t complain.”

Also pictured below is actress Virginia Madsen with Roger.

Best wishes for health and happiness to Roger!

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45 Responses to “Roger Ebert: Two Thumbs Up!”

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  1. 1
    Me! Says:

    Wow! He surely looks weird! It doesn’t even look like him anymore.
    I wonder if he can speak?

  2. 2
    Raphael Says:

    It says he CAN’T speak, #1. But I wonder of he will ever regain his ability to do so.

  3. 3
    [marie] Says:

    God Bless him. It’s scary how much his face has changed, but I bet he’d rather be alive than worry about how he looks.

  4. 4
    gejwin Says:

    Glad he’s doing well.

  5. 5
    gross Says:

    how can he speak when he has ******* fish lips, disgusting old man, he thinks he looks good now that he has lip implants.

  6. 6
    zzzz Says:

    Please, no mean comments here. The man had to have part of his jaw removed so he could live. Saying he looks weird is not cool.

  7. 7
    zzzz Says:

    You, #5 are a sorry excuse for a human being. His face had to be reconstructed after cancer surgery, and I’m sure he’s not happy about it either.

  8. 8
    just me Says:

    He looks fine. The man had cancer and had to have reconstructive surgery. He’s lucky to be alive.

  9. 9
    NJ Says:

    #5 you are a waste of breath and space in this world. If you lived 10 lifetimes, you will not be of his courage and contribution to film.

  10. 10
    raquel Says:

    #5 You are the biggest piece of low life S*** in the world. I hope what hapened to Roger doesn’t happen to someone in your family. You A****le!!

    #9 Well said!

    The most wonderful man to have gone through so much and can still smile. God Bless Him!

  11. 11
    Tulak Says:

    It is inspiring to see the spirit of life and the desire to survive and live

  12. 12
    carrie @ bloomacious.com Says:

    good for him that he still has the courage to make appearances – I miss his reviews and insight.

  13. 13
    G Says:

    What a survivor!

    Stand up to cancer, everyone. It’s taken so, so many lives. I know Ebert doesn’t look like he once did, but he’s a survivor and his face shows that instead.

    I’m glad he’s alive and pulling through.

    Keep it up!

  14. 14
    marisa Says:

    i’m so proud of him. he’s doing well. #5 go to hell. seriously you have no consideration for anyone. rot. roger ebert is a legend, and whether you like it or not, that’s what he always will be. god bless him.

  15. 15
    that's hideous Says:

    love interracial couples :)

  16. 16
    blair Says:

    that is so inspirational that he doesn’t let his awful disease keep him from living his life. i agree he doesn’t look the way he used to, but it shows true courage to come out and make appearances. he is such a survivor, i miss his truly enjoyable insights and reviews on the movies but i am glad he’s doing well after such a long fight with cancer.
    # 5, you are an inconsiderate douche bag. you have no respect for anyone, this man is a legend and a cancer survivor, and you need to learn to keep your rude and truly disgraceful “opinions” to yourself or perhaps go rot and die somewhere? that sounds nice :)
    thank you.

    love you roger! continue fighting xoxo

  17. 17
    lalalove Says:

    Cancer isn’t afraid to of anyone, no one is immune regardless of weath. He lost his ability to speak, but very grateful to be alive. He should be an example to us all. Let us all take a moment and be thankful, lets try to go through a day without complaining about how horrible our lives are.

    Lets ALL me thankful.
    I also wish him happiness, and health. Thank goodness he’s still alive…

    Keep fighting Roger.

  18. 18
    lalalove Says:

    wealth*

    Keep inspiring us all, Roger.

    And at #5. Ugh…

  19. 19
    jaye Says:

    gross @ 04/03/2009 at 7:00 pm

    how can he speak when he has ******* fish lips, disgusting old man, he thinks he looks good now that he has lip implants.
    =======================

    You are a mean, hateful and vile person. To speak of someone who has suffered through cancer and survived, makes you too low to be considered a human being; there is NO humanity in you. Maybe you’re too ignorant to know what cancer is and what it can do to a person’s body. As disgusting as YOU are, I hope you never have to suffer as this man obviously has.

  20. 20
    Marieme Says:

    Oh Roger…..I <3 You.

    I seriously love this man. He’s such a beautiful writer and I so enjoy reading his reviews – the old ones as well as the new ones. In fact I urge anyone who loves film to go to his website and read a review of your favorite movie. I bet you’ll learn something you hadn’t seen or noticed before and you’ll definitely be moved by reading Roger’s poetic and intelligent analysis. You know I actually have written to him with questions about certain films and he always responded. Lately, I’ve just sent notes of support and encouragement. Such a national treasure.

  21. 21
    Marieme Says:

    Ohmigod, Jaye #19. That person is pure evil.

    Nice to know such hateful people are walking this earth. No doubt they are miserable cowards with no friends who come on the internet to find an easy target on which to spew their ugly hate.

    So glad sick minds like this will get what they put out in the end. Just as it should be. So yeah, gross, you are the epitome of your name.

  22. 22
    chloe Says:

    What a strong man. Thyroid cancer is particularly difficult to treat (because that’s where a lot of your hormones are produced), and I’m glad that he has improved greatly. It’s so sad that he can no longer speak, but to live through it all…perhaps it is a small price to pay.

  23. 23
    gerard Vandenberg Says:

    yep folks, they still exhist:
    STAND UP MONGOLS WHO EVEN GET PAID!!

  24. 24
    Ed Says:

    i used to watch his show. i do miss him. hope he’s doing better.
    feel sorry for mother, #5. she gave birth to a piece of $hit.

  25. 25
    What?? Says:

    :( what a survivor, poor Roger. But, it shows the true strenght of his character.

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