Harvey Keitel

Biography

American actor and producer Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he has appeared in films such as Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets - Domenica in chiesa, lunedì all'inferno (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976), Ridley Scott's I duellanti (1977) and Thelma & Louise (1991), Peter Yates' Codice 3: emergenza assoluta (1976), Quentin Tarantino's Le iene (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994), Jane Campion's Lezioni di piano (1993), Abel Ferrara's Il cattivo tenente (1992), Robert Rodriguez's Dal tramonto all'alba (1996), James Mangold's Copland (1997), Paolo Sorrentino's Youth - La giovinezza (2015). He is regarded as one of the greatest method actors ever. Along with actors Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn, he is the current co-president of the Actors Studio. Keitel studied under both Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and at the HB Studio, eventually landing roles in some Off-Broadway productions. During this time, Keitel auditioned for filmmaker Martin Scorsese and gained a starring role as "J.R.", in Scorsese's first feature film, Chi sta bussando alla mia porta? (1967). Since then, Scorsese and Keitel have worked together on several projects. Keitel had the starring role in Scorsese's Mean Streets - Domenica in chiesa, lunedì all'inferno (1973), which also proved to be Robert De Niro's breakthrough film. Keitel re-teamed with Scorsese for Alice non abita più qui (1974), in which he had a villainous supporting role, and appeared with Robert De Niro again in Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), playing the role of Jodie Foster's pimp.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Last Man January 1, 1970
National Treasure: Book of Secrets December 21, 2007
National Treasure November 19, 2004
Isle of Dogs April 13, 2018
Reservoir Dogs October 9, 1992
Madame November 22, 2017