Who is Harvey Keitel?
Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer best known for his roles in Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Bad Lieutenant (1992), The Piano (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), Cop Land (1997), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), and The Irishman (2019). He also played the character Lieutenant Gene Hunt on the science fiction drama series Life On Mars (2008–2009).
Harvey grew up in the neighborhood of Brighton Beach with his sister Renee and brother Jerry. He attended Abraham Lincoln High School, then enlisted in the US Marine Corp at 16. As a Marine, he took part in the US invasion of Lebanon during Operation Blue Bat in 1958. After he was honorably discharged, he worked as a court reporter for several years before deciding to pursue acting.
He studied under the legendary acting coaches Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg, as well as undergoing further training in the HB Studio. He then got his start in some Off-Broadway productions and auditioned for director Martin Scorsese in his first feature film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967). They’ve since collaborated on many projects, such as Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, and Taxi Driver.
Another role he would be known for was Mr. White in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, which took his career to a whole new level in the 1990s. During this time, Harvey started to be more careful with the roles he took as he sought to be known as an actor with a broader range. Some of those roles include the titular character in Bad Lieutenant, George Baines in The Piano, and Winston “The Wolf” Wolfe in Pulp Fiction.
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What is the nationality of Harvey Keitel?
Harvey Keitel is an American. He was born in Brooklyn to Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants Miriam and Harry Keitel.
How old is Harvey Keitel?
Harvey Keitel was born on May 13, 1939, making him 83 years old.
How tall is Harvey Keitel and how much does he weigh?
Harvey Keitel stands at a height of 5ft7.5in or 171cm, and weighs about 172lbs or 78kgs.
Is Harvey Keitel married or single?
Harvey Keitel married Canadian actress Daphna Kastner in 2001.
Harvey Keitel with wife, Daphna Kastner at Seduced and Abandoned Premiere, NYC
Does Harvey Keitel have any children?
Harvey Keitel has 3 children. He has a daughter named Stella (born 1985) from his relationship with Lorraine Bracco, a son named Hudson (born 2001) from his relationship with Lisa Karmazin, and a son named Roman (born 2004) from his marriage to Daphna Kastner.
How much is Harvey Keitel’s net worth?
As an actor and producer, Harvey Keitel has a net worth of $ 45 million.
Who did Harvey Keitel play in Reservoir Dogs?
Harvey Keitel played Larry Dimmick, also known as Mr. White, in Reservoir Dogs.
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Who killed Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant?
Harvey Keitel’s character “The Lieutenant” is killed at the end of the movie via drive-by shooting, presumably by the bookie who he owed a gambling debt to. He had arranged to meet him at Madison Square Garden earlier.
Why was Harvey Keitel fired from Apocalypse Now?
Harvey Keitel was fired from Apocalypse Now by director Francis Ford Coppola because it was thought his performance wasn’t introspective as needed for the character Willard, which ultimately went to Martin Sheen.