Harvey Keitel

actor, producer, Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, regarded as one of the greatest actors ever

  • He currently stars in true-story Peacock drama THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a miniseries about a Nazi concentration camp survivor. He will also star in Italian director Louis Nero’s futuristic drama MILAREPA as a guru named ‘Marpa’, indie horror thriller THEIRS going into production in Tulsa, Oklahoma this summer, and in Jonathan Baker’s suspenseful, supernatural romance FATE
  • He is known for his portrayal of morally ambiguous and "tough guy" characters, and is regarded as one of the greatest actors ever. He gained a starring role as ‘J.R.’ in Martin Scorsese's first feature film WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1967), and starred in five more Scorsese films: MEAN STREETS (1973), ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974), TAXI DRIVER (1976), THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988), and THE IRISHMAN (2019)
  • In the '80s, he went to Europe to work with greats like Bertrand Tavernier on DEATH WATCH (1980), Nicolas Roeg's BAD TIMING (1980), Ettore Scola's THAT NIGHT IN VARENNES (1982), Lina Wertmüller's CAMORRA (1985), and more...this crossover into European box office was legendary for an American at the time, adding to his cult status and international appeal
  • He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of ‘Mickey Cohen’ in BUGSY (1991). He won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Jane Campion's THE PIANO (1993). Other films include Ridley Scott's THE DUELLISTS (1977), BLUE COLLAR (1978), THELMA & LOUISE (1991), and SISTER ACT (1992). Then, he put Quentin Tarantino on the map RESERVOIR DOGS (1992), followed by Abel Ferrara's BAD LIEUTENANT (1992), PULP FICTION (1994), Wayne Wang's SMOKE (1995), Robert Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996), HOLY SMOKE! (1998), James Mangold's COP LAND (1997), and Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH (2015). He appeared in Wes Anderson films MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012), THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014), and ISLE OF DOGS (2018)
  • He studied under both Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and at the HB Studio and landed roles including HURLYBURLY on Broadway (1984) directed by Mike Nichols, LIE OF THE MIND (1985) written and directed by Sam Shepard, and GOOSE AND TOMTOM (1986) alongside Madonna and Sean Penn. In 2008, he played ‘Jerry Springer’ in the NYC premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall. In 2009, he made a cameo appearance in the Jay-Z video for "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)". In 2013, he appeared in a music video for "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé
  • He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. From 1995 to 2017, he was a co-president of the Actors Studio, alongside Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn
  • He currently stars in true-story Peacock drama THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a miniseries about a Nazi concentration camp survivor. He will also star in Italian director Louis Nero’s futuristic drama MILAREPA as a guru named ‘Marpa’, indie horror thriller THEIRS going into production in Tulsa, Oklahoma this summer, and in Jonathan Baker’s suspenseful, supernatural romance FATE
  • He is known for his portrayal of morally ambiguous and "tough guy" characters, and is regarded as one of the greatest actors ever. He gained a starring role as ‘J.R.’ in Martin Scorsese's first feature film WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1967), and starred in five more Scorsese films: MEAN STREETS (1973), ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974), TAXI DRIVER (1976), THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988), and THE IRISHMAN (2019)
  • In the '80s, he went to Europe to work with greats like Bertrand Tavernier on DEATH WATCH (1980), Nicolas Roeg's BAD TIMING (1980), Ettore Scola's THAT NIGHT IN VARENNES (1982), Lina Wertmüller's CAMORRA (1985), and more...this crossover into European box office was legendary for an American at the time, adding to his cult status and international appeal
  • He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of ‘Mickey Cohen’ in BUGSY (1991). He won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Jane Campion's THE PIANO (1993). Other films include Ridley Scott's THE DUELLISTS (1977), BLUE COLLAR (1978), THELMA & LOUISE (1991), and SISTER ACT (1992). Then, he put Quentin Tarantino on the map RESERVOIR DOGS (1992), followed by Abel Ferrara's BAD LIEUTENANT (1992), PULP FICTION (1994), Wayne Wang's SMOKE (1995), Robert Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996), HOLY SMOKE! (1998), James Mangold's COP LAND (1997), and Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH (2015). He appeared in Wes Anderson films MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012), THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014), and ISLE OF DOGS (2018)
  • He studied under both Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and at the HB Studio and landed roles including HURLYBURLY on Broadway (1984) directed by Mike Nichols, LIE OF THE MIND (1985) written and directed by Sam Shepard, and GOOSE AND TOMTOM (1986) alongside Madonna and Sean Penn. In 2008, he played ‘Jerry Springer’ in the NYC premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall. In 2009, he made a cameo appearance in the Jay-Z video for "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)". In 2013, he appeared in a music video for "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé
  • He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. From 1995 to 2017, he was a co-president of the Actors Studio, alongside Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn
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Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer known for his portrayal of morally ambiguous and "tough guy" characters. An Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee, he is regarded as one of the greatest method actors ever. 

Keitel studied under both Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg and at the HB Studio, eventually landing roles in some Off-Broadway productions. During this time, Keitel auditioned for filmmaker Martin Scorsese and gained a starring role as ‘J.R.’ in Scorsese's first feature film WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR (1967). Since then, he starred in five more Scorsese films: MEAN STREETS (1973), ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974), TAXI DRIVER (1976), THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST (1988), and THE IRISHMAN (2019).

Keitel received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of ‘Mickey Cohen’ in BUGSY (1991). He won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for  Jane Campion's THE PIANO (1993). Other films include JUGS & SPEED (1976), Ridley Scott's THE DUELLISTS (1977), BLUE COLLAR (1978), THELMA & LOUISE (1991), Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS (1992), Abel Ferrara's BAD LIEUTENANT (1992), PULP FICTION (1994), Robert Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996), HOLY SMOKE! (1998), James Mangold's COP LAND (1997), and Paolo Sorrentino's YOUTH (2015).

He has acted in the Wes Anderson films MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012), THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014), and ISLE OF DOGS (2018). He played Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent ‘Peter Sadusky’ in both NATIONAL TREASURE (2004), and NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (2006) and reprised his role in the Disney+ series NATIONAL TREASURE: EDGE OF HISTORY (2022).

He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. From 1995 to 2017, he was a co-president of the Actors Studio, alongside Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn. In 2008, Keitel played ‘Jerry Springer’ in the New York City premiere of JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall. In 2009, he made a cameo appearance in the Jay-Z video for "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)". In 2013, he appeared in a music video for "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé.

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