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Pat Hingle, Batman's Commissioner Gordon, passes away

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Monday, January 5, 2009

Veteran character actor Pat Hingle, best-known for his recurring role as Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon in four Batman movies from the 1980s and 1990s, died on Saturday at the age of 84 from blood cancer.

Born Martin Patterson Hingle in 1924, he got his start in film with a small role in the legendary 1953 film On the Waterfront. Over six decades Hingle amassed hundreds of credits in movies and television shows, often playing law enforcement or men with a chip on their shoulder. In 1989 director Tim Burton cast Hingle to play Commissioner Gordon in his noir-ish Batman movie. Throughout the Burton era of the Dark Knight, Hingle played Gotham's top cop in Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. His last high profile picture was Talladega Nights.

Hingle resided in the town of Coastal Beach in North Carolina after discovering the community while filming Maximum Overdrive there in 1986, the only film that horror novelist Stephen King has ever directed.

-Variety.
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Posted: 15 years 23 weeks ago

WOW..rest in Peace Pat Hingle!
as a character actor, you were awesome in Maximum Overdrive and also in the Television remake of Steven King's The Shining (I own it)

as for Batman, how Pat Hingle became Commissioner Gordon I have no idea... he was so ungodly wrong for that part.. and he kept coming back... sequel after sequel after sequel...(apparantly it was in his contract?) he looked nothing like Jim Gordon of the Batman comics or animations, and in the movies, his relationship with Batman sat on the back burner for four straight movies... I fantasy casted Donald Sutherland as Commissioner Gordon and stuck with that choice till I saw Gary Oldman play the Commish... now that was a much better Gordon.

God Speed Mr Hingle, you will be missed!

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Posted: 15 years 23 weeks ago

Hingle was about credible as Jim Gordon as Neil Hamilton was; that is to say, not at all. At least in Hamilton's favor, you can say that the Batman TV show was never supposed to be taken seriously to begin with. Still, if I could have ripped off Cesar Romero's mustache and pasted it on Hamilton's lip, it would've been a start.

Pat Hingle was a fine character actor...one of those guys you recognize all the time, even if you don't always remember his name. It's almost a shame that guys like him get remembered for bit parts like this -- especially when they're a poor fit -- but then you remember that he made his life out of bit parts.