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There were the Gary Cooper
s and the Clark Gable
s, but they didn't really appeal to me. But I saw Walter Huston
and Hume Cronyn
in about 10 movies and I saw that it was possible to play a wide variety of roles where there [were] no connections between one or the other; they weren't put into a slot . . . I saw what was possible.
Studying acting with Uta Hagen
at the Herbert Berghof Studios, he later was a strong disciple of the Actors Studio in New York. It was Elia Kazan
, who gave Hingle his big screen break by casting him in the unbilled role of a bartender in On the Waterfront
(1954). Later he played Warren Beatty
's browbeating father in Kazan's Splendor in the Grass
(1961). Kazan also cast him as the original Gooper ...
Role as Police Commissioner Gordon in the Burton/Schumacher Batman film series