Roger Ebert to Oprah: 'My Life Is Happy'

Film critic talks about life after cancer treatments
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 11:56 AM CST
Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey in a photo released by Harpo Productions.   (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, Inc., George Burns)
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(Newser) – Roger Ebert is fine with the way his face looks after cancer surgeries, and he tells Oprah he's not going through another one for purely cosmetic reasons. "This is the way I look, and my life is happy and productive so why have any more surgery," he said in the interview airing on today's Oprah Winfrey Show. "Nobody looks perfect, we have to find peace with the way we look and get on with life."

Ebert, who can't talk, eat, or drink anymore, also showed off new software that transmits his words using a computer, reports ABC News. "It's uncanny," he said of the software that mimicked his own voice—and brought tears to his wife's eyes. "A good feeling." As for the Oscars, Ebert predicted The Hurt Locker will take this year's Best Picture honor.

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