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A screen tough guy with a large cult following, Harvey Keitel was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 13, 1939. After a hitch with the Marines, Keitel trained with acting legends Frank Corsaro, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and was a member of the Actors Studio.

He made his film debut in director Martin Scorsese's thesis project, Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1968). Keitel's association with Scorsese continued, providing some of his most memorable roles in Mean Streets, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation of Christ.

His performance as gangster Mickey Cohen in Bugsy earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1992. Adding to his cult mystique were his appearances in From Dusk Till Dawn and Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

Harvey Keitel in The Comedian

The Comedian

2017 R

Once a TV star, now an angry stand-up comedian, Jackie can't seem to get his mojo back with audiences who refuse to see him as other than his sitcom character. Not surprisingly, he snaps -- accosting a heckler. And that lands him community service.

  • Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver Taxi Driver
  • Harvey Keitel in The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Harvey Keitel in Youth Youth
  • Harvey Keitel in Moonrise Kingdom Moonrise Kingdom
  • Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction
  • Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs Reservoir Dogs
  • Harvey Keitel in The Last Temptation of Christ The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Harvey Keitel in Bugsy Bugsy
  • Harvey Keitel in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  • Harvey Keitel in U-571 U-571
  • Harvey Keitel in The Piano The Piano
  • Harvey Keitel in From Dusk Till Dawn From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Harvey Keitel in National Treasure: Book of Secrets National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Harvey Keitel in National Treasure National Treasure
  • Harvey Keitel in Mean Streets Mean Streets
  • Harvey Keitel in Thelma & Louise Thelma & Louise
  • Harvey Keitel in Sister Act Sister Act
  • Harvey Keitel in Bad Timing Bad Timing
  • Harvey Keitel in Cop Land Cop Land
  • Harvey Keitel in The Grey Zone The Grey Zone
  • Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon Red Dragon
  • Harvey Keitel in Arthur and the Invisibles Arthur and the Invisibles
  • Harvey Keitel in The Congress The Congress
  • Harvey Keitel in Rio, I Love You Rio, I Love You
  • Harvey Keitel in The Pick-up Artist The Pick-up Artist
  • Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant Bad Lieutenant
  • Harvey Keitel in Point of No Return Point of No Return
  • Harvey Keitel in Fairy Tale: A True Story Fairy Tale: A True Story
  • Harvey Keitel in Little Nicky Little Nicky
  • Harvey Keitel in The Bridge of San Luis Rey The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Harvey Keitel in Who's That Knocking at My Door? Who's That Knocking at My Door?
  • Harvey Keitel in The Border The Border
  • Harvey Keitel in Two Evil Eyes Two Evil Eyes
  • Harvey Keitel in Rising Sun Rising Sun
  • Harvey Keitel in Fail Safe Fail Safe
  • Harvey Keitel in Be Cool Be Cool
  • Harvey Keitel in By the Gun By the Gun
  • Harvey Keitel in Kojak Kojak
  • Harvey Keitel in A Memory of Two Mondays A Memory of Two Mondays
  • Harvey Keitel in Fingers Fingers
  • Harvey Keitel in Wise Guys Wise Guys
  • Harvey Keitel in The Two Jakes The Two Jakes
  • Harvey Keitel in Star Knight Star Knight
  • Harvey Keitel in Monkey Trouble Monkey Trouble
  • Harvey Keitel in Blue in the Face Blue in the Face
  • Harvey Keitel in Clockers Clockers
  • Harvey Keitel in Finding Graceland Finding Graceland
  • Harvey Keitel in Ginostra Ginostra
  • Harvey Keitel in Shadows in the Sun Shadows in the Sun
  • Harvey Keitel in The Outsider The Outsider
  • Harvey Keitel in Wrong Turn at Tahoe Wrong Turn at Tahoe
  • Harvey Keitel in Little Fockers Little Fockers
  • Harvey Keitel in The Last Godfather The Last Godfather
  • Harvey Keitel in Virginia Hill: Mistress to the Mob Virginia Hill: Mistress to the Mob
  • Harvey Keitel in Mother, Jugs and Speed Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Harvey Keitel in The Young Americans The Young Americans
  • Harvey Keitel in Dangerous Game Dangerous Game
  • Harvey Keitel in Lulu on the Bridge Lulu on the Bridge
  • Harvey Keitel in Gunslinger's Revenge Gunslinger's Revenge
  • Harvey Keitel in Beeper Beeper
  • Harvey Keitel in The Galindez File The Galindez File
  • Harvey Keitel in Crime Spree Crime Spree
  • Harvey Keitel in A Crime A Crime
  • Harvey Keitel in Puerto Vallarta Squeeze Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
  • Harvey Keitel in Stone Merchant Stone Merchant
  • Harvey Keitel in Life on Mars (U.S.) Life on Mars (U.S.)
  • Harvey Keitel in The Ministers The Ministers
  • Harvey Keitel in A Beginner's Guide to Endings A Beginner's Guide to Endings
  • Harvey Keitel in Two Men in Town Two Men in Town