Pat Hingle, 1924-2009

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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6 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Who will tell us about the oranges now?

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Pat Hingle played Bobo Justus in The Grifters. He had one scene, but he stole the film. And this is a film that featured Annete Bening naked.He asks Angelica Huston to explain what oranges are used for. They are used to simulate injuries gained in a car accident. The subject is beaten with a towel filled with oranges. If done "right", the process leaves huge bruises. If done wrong, it causes permanent gastrointestinal damage, or as he puts it, "You never crap right again".That was the film that made him stop being "Commissioner Gordon" in my head.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      Aha. I was reminded to see that film by the passing of Donald Westlake last week (he wrote the screenplay and got an Oscar nomination for it), now I have another reason.

  3. Beltsu Fatsammatta says:

    Hingle could light up the screen with intense critique of the character he was addressing–while he was tearing the butt off someone starting with the phrase "who do you think you are…" you knew you were in for a treat…his sincerity and believability stopped the movie…when he sends cops up to the Joker's lair in Batman 1989–he says "be careful" in a way that just stops the flick…he will be missed….

  4. Billy Boutte says:

    Pat Hingle Played Mr Hendershot On Maximum Overdrive This is going to be a bad time for all you Maximum Overdrive Fans.