The Washington Times - September 17, 2012, 09:09AM

Legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood found himself in the headlines after the final night of the Republican National Convention last month for his impromptu performance in which he debated an invisible President Obama supposedly sitting in an empty chair next to him.

Turns out, the 83-year-old actually doesn’t harbor the same ill will against Mr. Obama as many of the president’s detractors.


When informed that Mr. Obama said he’s still a big fan of his, Mr. Eastwood quipped, “Well, that’s his bad judgment.”

“Actually, he seems very charming to me,” Mr. Eastwood quickly added in an interview broadcast Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

As for the mixed reviews on his performance, Mr. Eastwood didn’t seem to mind.

“I kind of thought, ‘I’ll do this as sort of an oddball thing,’” he said. “Anyway, everybody seemed to have a good time with it, and that’s all that matters.”

“Most [people] love it or hate it — I’m just expressing my feelings,” he continued. “There’s something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less, to say it politely.”

Is that true for him?

“Maybe,” he said. “I don’t know.”