Gary Oldman Talks Michael Caine and Alfred in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

The actor reveals an emotional scene between Jim Gordon and Alfred, but says that Michael Caine would rather be playing cricket.

Gary Oldman talks Michael Caine in The Dark Knight Rises
Gary Oldman talks Michael Caine in The Dark Knight Rises
Gary Oldman has been all over the map in recent months, offering up Q&As about his Oscar nominated performance (his first ever) in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. While in New York recently, the actor talked about working with his friend Michael Caine on The Dark Knight Rises.

It was revealed that Alfred and Jim Gordon have an emotional scene together, with Oldman offering some insight into Michael Caine's approach to acting, hinting that the man would rather be playing cricket than playing butler.

Here is what Gary Oldman had to say about working with Michael Caine in The Dark Knight Rises.

"Watching Michael Caine work, as Alfred, was a great lesson for me. Just focus, concentration. He has this emotional scene; I'm kidding you not. It was tears and the whole thing. And it's, 'Take one'. He got it. 'Take 2', got it. 'Take three', got it. He's just on the money. Every single time. It's just extraordinary. You get inspired by it.

He loves cricket. He loves soccer, so he comes to the set and wants to get it done. He doesn't f**k around because he wants to get back to cricket."

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Comments (11)

  1. Err

    holy crap I didn't know gary oldman had never been nominated before. he has been my favorite actor since I was a kid and I was a kid a long time ago.

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  2. Junior Roberts

    Hands down, Michael Caine's "Alfred" is the best representation of Bruce/Batman's right-hand man.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  3. Brizzy

    @aylagas55 look cool infront of my cuber friends aye? Don't use that dumbass retourt, you know what you didn't have to post that comment. All of us didn't read the news, you might have, but not the rest of us. So keep that stuff to yourself unless you can find a comment relating to the story itself.0

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  4. tycamgamer

    This scene could be where Gordon either FINDS out or ALREADY knows who Batman is.

    3 years agoby @tycamgamerFlag

  5. ChiRep_1

    @ROFLitschristian Arkham City's Alfred was used more for comic relief than anything else. I love Nolan's Alfred because he's portrayed as a wise, father figure to Bruce Wayne. I know what you mean though :)

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  6. AYLAGA5

    @Brizzy... first of all chill it was just a comment, second i wasnt talking to you.. third dont even waste your time trying to come back with some stupid argument so you can look cool infront of you cyber friends.. we are all here for one purpose to know about this awesome movie, probably the best movie ever, like i said they took a while to post this article.. but im still glad they did.

    3 years agoby @aylagas55Flag

  7. ROFLitschristian

    Caine does a great Alfred. Although, I think I'm more of a fan of that classic Alfred. You know, like the one from Arkham City? Yeah, he's great. :P

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  8. m2

    I can not wait to see that scene!

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  9. Brizzy

    @aylagas55 who the f*ck cares? the rest of us didn't. It's still news, calm the hell down.

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  10. AYLAGA5


    3 years agoby @aylagas55Flag

  11. Heisenberg

    Gary Oldman is such a chameleon,brilliant actor.He needs,no scratch that he DESERVES that damn Oscar!!

    3 years agoby @HeisenbergFlag

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