Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel is known as an American actor and producer. He is most famous for starring in many universally critically acclaimed films including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Isle of Dogs.

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The future legendary actor, Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents are Miriam Klein and Harry Keitel.


As a well-respected Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, Harvey has worked with many great directors and films. He was a big part of Martin Scorsese's classic films like Mean Streets (1973) and Taxi Driver (1976). He worked for Ridley Scott in The Duelists (1977) and Thelma & Louise. He was a go to actor when the cutting edge director, Quentin Tarantino needed him for cult classic films like Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994). When Robert Rodriguez wanted him for a vampire horror film in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Harvey answered the call of his good friend.

Harvey is regarded as one of the greatest method actors ever because he is able to morph into any character needed. Along with fellow actors Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn, he is the current co-president of the Actors Studio.

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Last Modified : Mar 14 2019