ByMatt Carter, writer at Creators.co
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For many, Gary Oldman's Commissioner Gordon was the emotional and moral heartbeat of Christopher Nolan's incredible Dark Knight trilogy. He made the role his own with a performance of subtlety and steel, effortlessly bringing the character to life on the big screen.

His are big shoes to fill, and, for Ben McKenzie - who was recently cast as a younger version of the iconic character in the Fox series, Gotham - it must be a daunting task.

Luckily, Oldman has some advice for his young protege - immerse yourself in the comic book source material.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Oldman had this to say to McKenzie:

Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There’s great stuff about Gordon. He had whole other life.

Sound advice. If I was McKenzie, I'd start by taking a look at Frank Miller's seminal Batman: Year One, which sees Gordon transferred to the Gotham City Police Department and witnesses the corruption and depravity of the city for the first time. It's gripping stuff.

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Do you think McKenzie is the right choice for Gordon? What advice would you give him? Hit me up in the comments or over on Twitter.

(Source Access Hollwood)

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