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Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel

Birthday: 13 May 1939, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 171 cm

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 Str ...Show more

Harvey Keitel
[explaining why he supports a mandatory military draft] We, the people, should participate in the pr Show more [explaining why he supports a mandatory military draft] We, the people, should participate in the privileges we have in this democracy that we live in, and we should all share in the dangers and the risks with our lives to protect the freedoms that we have. I don't see how our young men can feel they're part of the country if they don't participate in the defense of the country - in the defense of our values - when it's necessary to do so. I feel, strongly, that by excluding themselves, they sacrifice something integral. They separate themselves from the hero's journey - this journey we all must take to find ourselves. Hide
I don't want people to think that awards amount to the value of an actor. Real success means involve Show more I don't want people to think that awards amount to the value of an actor. Real success means involvement - to engage oneself totally in something. Unless you become involved, you will stay uninvolved. If money is your god, you will accumulate money, but little else. If you seek out the experience of something... you have a good chance to have a full life. Hide
Fear is a marker I need to rise above, otherwise I would drown in my fear of myself. Fear is a marker I need to rise above, otherwise I would drown in my fear of myself.
Violence has its own texture, and it needs to be respected, prayed to, idolized, swallowed, digested Show more Violence has its own texture, and it needs to be respected, prayed to, idolized, swallowed, digested. Hide
My characters aren't nasty; they're troubled. I don't see these these guys as bad guys at all. There Show more My characters aren't nasty; they're troubled. I don't see these these guys as bad guys at all. There's no difficulty for me in keeping them human. Hide
Existence is a struggle. Existence is a struggle.
I'm learning to enjoy living because I'm learning to cope with sadness and loneliness. I'm learning Show more I'm learning to enjoy living because I'm learning to cope with sadness and loneliness. I'm learning not to run away from those things into other places... I don't want to pretend to know why, but living is difficult, and living is beautiful; without difficulty there would be no beauty. Hide
Everyone wants to learn something; maybe not everyone makes the effort, because they get discouraged Show more Everyone wants to learn something; maybe not everyone makes the effort, because they get discouraged. I certainly was like that as a teenager in Brooklyn, always trying to hide my ignorance. But you have to find the strength to acknowledge that ignorance within yourself, otherwise you are going to remain stagnant. I learnt a valuable lesson with Ridley Scott. My agent kept insisting that I go watch the show-reel of this commercial director and I kept turning him down, thinking there was no way that I was even going to consider working with a commercial director. In the end I saw his reel and I was blown away by how great it was. Hide
Harvey Keitel's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (59)
Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel'S roles
Jacob Fuller
Jacob Fuller

Sadusky
Sadusky

Mickey Cohen
Mickey Cohen

Al
Al

L'inspecteur Goitreau
L'inspecteur Goitreau

Noe
Noe

The Lieutenant
The Lieutenant

Augustus 'Auggie' Wren
Augustus 'Auggie' Wren

Mr. White
Mr. White

Detective Hal Slocumb
Detective Hal Slocumb

CPO Henry Klough
CPO Henry Klough

Vince LaRocca
Vince LaRocca

Det. Rocco Klein
Det. Rocco Klein

Randy Weir
Randy Weir

F
F

George Baines
George Baines

Charlie
Charlie

Victor the Cleaner
Victor the Cleaner

The Wolf
The Wolf

Speed
Speed

SS-Oberscharfuhrer Eric Muhsfeldt
SS-Oberscharfuhrer Eric Muhsfeldt

Benson
Benson

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

Jack Crawford
Jack Crawford

Nick Carr
Nick Carr

Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot

Sport
Sport

Dad
Dad

Ray Donlan
Ray Donlan

Mick Boyle
Mick Boyle

Lt. Tom Graham
Lt. Tom Graham

Ludwig
Ludwig

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