- "Tim doesn't live here on the ground with rest of us. He lives up there on a cloud somewhere. I mean his whole thinking you know - He's BRILLIANT, brilliant, but he's just not one of us Earth people."
- ―Pat Hingle on Tim Burton[src]
Martin Patterson "Pat" Hingle (July 19, 1924 – January 3, 2009) was the actor who played Commissioner Gordon throughout all four films in the Batman Anthology. Something he shares in common only with Michael Gough, who also appeared in all four films as Alfred.
On Gordon's importance to Bruce Wayne
- "A lot of people don't know this, but in the first Batman script, the cop on the beat, that first comes to Bruce Wayne's aid when his parents were killed, was Commissioner Gordon. The picture got in the papers, of the boy clinging to this officer's leg, and kinda waist and the officer's arm around the boy. [sic] So that Commissioner Gordon knew who Bruce Wayne was, but Bruce Wayne didn't know what Commissioner Gordon was in his life, until Alfred told him. And this is what motivated Batman to come to the aid of the Commissioner."