Harvey Keitel

  • Born: May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Notable Works:
    • Mean Streets (1973)
    • Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Academy Award Nominations:
    • 1991 Best Supporting Actor for Bugsy
  • Personal Favorite: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Harvey Keitel is one of the most respected and accomplished actors of the past 50 years. Before Martin Scorsese’s lengthy partnership with Robert De Niro, Keitel was Scorsese’s go-to actor. Keitel appeared in four of Scorsese’s first five films, and worked with Scorsese again in 1988’s The Last Temptation of the Christ. He had little success in the 1980s, but reinvigorated his career in the 1990s with a string a films including Thelma & Louise, Bugsy, Bad Lieutenant, Reservoir Dogs, Sister Act, The Piano, Pulp Fiction, From Dusk till Dawn, and Cop Land. Keitel continues to be an industry favorite to this day and has worked with an impressive list of leading directors: Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriquez, James Mangold, Wes Anderson, Robert Altman, Barry Levinson, Jack Nicholson, Brian De Palma, and Spike Lee. In addition to the big screen, he has enjoyed much success on the stage and is currently co-president of the Actors Studio.

 

 

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