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Harvey Keitel

FULL NAME Harvey Keitel

BORN 13 May 1939 (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
ASSOCIATION Actor
NATIONALITY American
HEIGTH 170 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 19 (18)
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING 3.89

 

FILMOGRAPHY (ONLY REVIEWED ENTRIES)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION RATING
1973 Mean Streets Charlie
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Ben Everhart
1976 Taxi Driver Sport
1977 The Duelists Feraud
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ Judas
1991 Thelma & Louise Hal
1991 Bugsy Mickey Cohen
1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr. White/Larry
1992 Bad Lieutenant Lt.
1993 The Piano George Baines
1993 Point of No Return Victor
1994 Pulp Fiction The Wolf
1995 Smoke Auggie Wren
1995 Blue in the Face Auggie Wren
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Jacob Fuller
1997 Cop Land Ray Donlan
2002 Red Dragon Jack Crawford
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Ludwig  
2015 Youth Mick Boyle

 

PORTRAYAL

Harvey Keitel entered the world of movies more or less simultaneously as his buddy Martin Scorsese in a handful og early 1970s films. Not strikingly beautiful, but with ragged good looks and a charming presence, Keitel often decorated roles as staunch, partly psychotics battling both the law and themselves. Through hard work and wise role choices, he has won acclaim as one of the best character actors in the business. Keitel has conciously sought new challenges when it comes to character, something he has been able to profit from in later years.

In addition to a number of Scorsese movies, and after a calm stint in the eighties, Keitel become somewhat of a Quentin Tarantino favourite, starring in Reservoir Dogs as well as Pulp Fiction. He enjoyed a magnificent decade in the 90s with fine parts in films such as Bugsy, Thelma & Louise, Bad Lieutenant, The Piano and Smoke. Keitel has always been willing to embark on risky parts, and has in addition to appearing in a series of European and Australian films, also often worked with first-time directors.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1991

  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Bugsy

 

CHARACTER QUOTES

Reservoir Dogs

Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) learns that Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) has been shot in the stomach:
Mr. Pink (Buscemi): "Is it bad?"
Mr. White (Keitel): "As opposed to good?"

Mr. White (Keitel) tires of hearing Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) naming asian guys from a little book:
Joe: "Wong?"
Mr. White (grabs the book): "Give me that fucking thing!"
Joe: "Now, what the hell do you think you're doing. Give me my book back."
Mr. White: "I'm sick of fucking hearing it, Joe. I'll give it back to you when we leave."
Joe: "Whadd'ya mean, when we leave? Give it back now!"
Mr. White: "For the past fifteen minutes now you've been going on about names: Toby? Toby! Toby? Toby Wong? Toby Wong! Toby Wong? Toby Chung? Fuckin' Charlie Chan! I've got Madonna's big dick coming outta my left ear, and Toby I-don't-know-what coming outta my right."
Joe: "Give me that book!"
Mr. White: "Are you gonna put it away?"
Joe: "I'm gonna do whatever the fuck I want with it."
Mr. White: "Well then I'm afraid I'm gonna have to keep it."

Pulp Fiction

When asked to come and help after an O.D:
The Wolf (Keitel): "That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten."