I really have liked his recent movies and in Torino when the kids are talking about a retirement home, his look back at his kid was priceless. I think he is brilliant in his portrayal of the aging process and he is fearless in the same. However, at some point you simply cannot perform at the same level physically or sadly mentally, and my life experience has shown that in the early 80s you begin to see failures which are never pretty and always very sad. I resent some of the young commentators making fun of him as a senile clueless old man......he is far from that, but it is the aging thing that these young people just do not want to face. We are a youth oriented society, and it once was an honor to hear our elderly person speak. Clint's humor however, was not too far from his character in torino, and his joke about Oprah crying probably made you wonder if he was in character, or if was just being Clint in old age. I will forever love this artist, and his work. He could have urinated on stage, and I would still love his body of work which has become so classic and deep rooted American.