I'm aware that Geller was tested, but I doubt he was ever on board with the scientific process. I find it impossible to imagine a compliant Uri Geller simply bending stuff, and much easier to picture the fidgety, obsessively talkative mentalist who waved cutlery around and haunted our TV screens. He certainly cheated and was never answerable as to why or to what extent. Uri had a fugitive power that only manifested through his own belief and that of an audience, one which faded under the spotlight of doubt, or he was a talented showman. The ambiguity was something he was largely responsible for, as though he needed to cloak whatever gift he may have had in Barnum. He reminds me of a certain kind of salesman, the one who directs the conversation, seals off the alternatives, and has you signing the documentation to make him stop. The older Uri is a Uri Geller tribute act, distracting the interviewer from his spoon bending exploits into whatever his next thing is. Knowing what's real with Geller is like juggling mercury, and Uri likes it that way for reasons we can only guess at.