Harvey Keitel
Academy Award-nominated American actor
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel is an American actor. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott's The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Jane Campion's The Piano, Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant, and James Mangold's Cop Land.
Biography
Harvey Keitel's personal information overview.
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Robert DeNiro In The Comedian: DeNiro's Busy Week
Huffington Post - 3 months
You don't have to have a passion for Pagliacci to know the life of a clown has a tragic dimension. Without going to operatic extremes, The Comedian, a movie starring Robert DeNiro as a standup potty-mouthed performer, has a dark side. DeNiro developed the project with Art Linson over eight years, he said at a panel last week for The Comedians at the Plaza Athenee. Robert DeNiro's comic side, honed in movies like Last Vegas to name one, and his huge heart as in his wise, sensitive father in say, Silver Linings Playbook, come together in this movie, especially playing opposite Leslie Mann. The Comedians panel featured director Taylor Hackford, and the superb cast including Danny DeVito and his daughter Lucy, Edie Falco, and Leslie Mann, a comedienne so wide eyed and fresh, she's a revelation. Also featuring Harvey Keitel, Patti LuPone, and a Billy Crystal cameo, the cast is first-rate. Each one steals the show, making for a lot of funny moments. DeNiro works his routines at a soup kitc ...
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Cornelia Street Cafe: The Whole World Passes Through
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It had been an antique store, then a junk store, then a hideous hangout for Thunderbird-sipping neighborhood workers. Since 1977, the location has been The Cornelia Street Cafe, an elegant West Village magnet for an amazing array of artists. It has become a New York institution, having won numerous awards for its superb food (Check Cornelia Street Cafe's Christmas and New Year's Eve prix fixe menus here) as well as its lineup of varied cultural programming. At its heart, Cornelia Street is an artist's cafe, and the womb of this spirit lies in its narrow, colorful basement. In this open, public venue, performers of all kinds, professionals as well as part-timers, express whatever passion they possess. According to Cornelia Street owner Robin Hirsch, the space hosts about 700 shows each year and stages poetry and spoken-word in no less than 14 languages. It is one of Downbeat magazine's 100 Great Jazz Clubs of the World and among All About Jazz's Top Five Jazz Venue in New York City. ...
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Moment Of Truth In 'Youth' Hits Home For Actor Harvey Keitel
NPR - about 1 year
Harvey Keitel plays a film director spending time at a spa in the Swiss Alps in the movie, "Youth." He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the production and a chance meeting in Sarajevo, years ago.
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Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Blythe Danner, and Charlotte Rampling: Iconic Actors in Juicy Roles for Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Harvey Weinstein threw a swell party for Helen Mirren this week at House of Elyx, a chic loft in the Meatpacking District that Mickey Rourke used to own. Standing and greeting guests for two hours, Mirren chatted with admirers of her work in Woman in Gold, based on the true story of Maria Altmann, who with her lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg took on the Austrian government to regain Klimt's famous painting, Nazi-held loot in the Holocaust. The drink of the night: a special cocktail with a gold leaf and Absolut Elyx served in old-fashioned champagne glasses. Mirren talks clothes: she wore a floral Dolce & Gabbana shape hugging sheath, the better to be seen, she said, among the sea of black that marks a New York social event. She talks human rights: reminding a clutch of fans of her speech at the Gotham Awards where she segued from marital sex to the plight of the poet Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death for his writing. "I was among people of influence," she explained, and u ...
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Time to kill? Here are 130 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This list is updated monthly to reflect recent availability and to showcase films currently streaming on Netflix, whether talking classics or modern gems. Netflix offers roughly a gazillion different movies available through its streaming platform — well, approximately a gazillion. However, while the landmark service might become surprisingly accurate with its suggestions once you’ve been using it for a while, it’s still often tough to find something worth watching amid the trove of terrible choices.That being the case, we’ve taken the time to wade through the ridiculous amount of content in order to bring you a list of some of the best films currently available on Netflix Instant. Planning your weekend has never been easier. Related: Here’s what’s new on Netflix in December, and what’s going away Choose a genre: Recent Additions Documentaries Comedies Dramas Thrillers & Action Adventure Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Kids Horror Romance New for December 2015 A League of Their Own Pl ...
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'Youth' Review: The Old and the Restless
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel play longtime friends who have gone on vacation to an Alpine resort, each for his own reasons.
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A Love Bath at the 25th Gotham Awards
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This Monday at the 25th IFP Gotham Awards -- the indie film world's kick-off to awards season -- was a bad night to be Queen Elizabeth. Off-color cracks by both presenter Robert de Niro and honoree Helen Mirren impugned her majesty's lack of -- well, to not go too Amy Schumer-esque here -- sexual viability. The jokes were inspired, of course, by Mirren's memorable turns as the royal on both screen and stage. But queen-bashing might have been the only negativity in an evening that felt like a great warm bath of love for movie makers both behind and in front of the camera. If prior Gothams were marred by non-stop yakking -- drowning out even past presenter, former Mayor Bloomberg -- on Monday, the cavernous Wall Street Cipriani glowed with good will and solidarity. Gathered here were world-class creatives and storytellers risking it all in a famously daunting business, rightly come to celebrate each other. The love went to screenwriters Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer for Spotlight, w ...
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Elderworld: A Hot New Trend in Cinema?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There's a heartening new trend in cinema: Films that assume that there's life after middle age. Suddenly AARP-age actors -- and, more significantly, actresses -- are starring in notable movies that portray seniors (is there a more cloying word?) as vital individuals in flux and working through challenging issues just like anyone else on the planet. And these folks are perused by a loving camera as if liver spots were the new beauty patch. In the recent I'll See You in My Dreams with Blythe Danner, the tagline reads "A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age." Good news, though you'd never guess from most recent films. In the world according to Hollywood, older actors are simply extras in stories about the young. Now, reversing that trend, is the marvelous 45 Years (opening in December) toplined by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, a drama about a long-time marriage in crisis. And the soon-to-be-released Youth with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel an ...
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Michael Caine Makes Rachel Weisz Cry In Exclusive 'Youth' Clip
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In "Youth," Michael Caine plays Fred, a retired classical musician vacationing with his best friend (Harvey Keitel) in the Swiss Alps when he is asked to perform one of his popular pieces at Prince Phillip's birthday party. Declining the invitation sends the septuagenarian into a tailspin of nostalgia while surrounded by his hotel's eclectic inhabitants, including his daughter (Rachel Weisz). The Huffington Post and its parent company, AOL, have an exclusive clip in which Fred declines the royal request for a touching reason that brings tears to his daughter's eyes. Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino ("The Great Beauty"), the old-age meditation has won mostly raves since premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May. It opens theatrically on Dec. 4. (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519251385&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true& ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harvey Keitel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 74
    In 2014 he reprised his role of Winston Wolfe from Pulp Fiction as part of a £40 million television advertising campaign for Direct Line, an insurance company in the United Kingdom.
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  • 2013
    Age 73
    In 2013 he starred in the independent film A Farewell to Fools.
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    In 2013, he appeared in a music video for "Pretty Hurts" by Beyoncé Knowles.
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  • 2009
    Age 69
    In June 2009, he made a cameo appearance in the Jay-Z video for "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)", a nod to his Brooklyn origins.
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    In 2008, Keitel was cast in the role of Detective Gene Hunt in ABC's short-lived US remake of the successful British time-travel police drama series Life on Mars.
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    In January 2008, Keitel played Jerry Springer in the New York City premiere of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall.
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  • 2007
    Age 67
    He also appeared in the Steinlager Pure commercials in New Zealand in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Unlike many American male actors, Keitel has appeared nude in several films, including full frontal nudity in Bad Lieutenant and The Piano.
  • 2002
    Age 62
    In 2002 at the 24th Moscow International Film Festival, Keitel was honored with the Stanislavsky Award for his outstanding achievement in the career of acting and devotion to the principles of Stanislavsky's school.
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  • 2001
    Age 61
    Keitel was formerly in a long-term relationship with actress Lorraine Bracco. He married actress Daphna Kastner in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Keitel is the father of three children: daughter Stella (born 1985) from his relationship with Bracco; son Hudson (born 2001) from his relationship with Lisa Karmazin; and son Roman (born 2004) from his marriage to Kastner. He is a godfather of close friend Michael Madsen's son Max.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1999
    Age 59
    In 1999, Keitel was replaced by Sydney Pollack on the set of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, due to shooting conflicts, and appeared in Tony Bui's award-winning directorial debut, (Three Seasons (which Keitel also executive produced).
    More Details Hide Details Keitel also re-teamed with Jane Campion for Holy Smoke! (co-starring Kate Winslet).
  • 1996
    Age 56
    In 1996, Keitel had a major role in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's film From Dusk till Dawn, and in 1997, he starred in the crime drama Cop Land, which also starred Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro.
    More Details Hide Details His later roles include the fatherly Satan in Little Nicky, a wise Navy man in U-571, diligent FBI Special agent Sadusky in National Treasure and the latter's sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
  • 1993
    Age 53
    He co-starred in the movie The Piano in 1993, and played an efficient clean-up expert, Winston "The Wolf" Wolfe in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
    More Details Hide Details Keitel starred as a police detective in Spike Lee's Clockers (an adaptation of Richard Price's novel, co-produced by Martin Scorsese).
  • 1992
    Age 52
    Keitel starred in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (which he co-produced) in 1992, where his performance as "Mr. White" took his career to a different level.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, Keitel has chosen his roles with care, seeking to change his image and show a broader acting range. One of those roles was the title character in Bad Lieutenant, about a self-loathing, drug-addicted police lieutenant trying to redeem himself.
  • 1991
    Age 51
    Ridley Scott cast Keitel as the sympathetic policeman in Thelma & Louise in 1991; that same year, Keitel landed a role in Barry Levinson's Bugsy, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Keitel played another mobster in the Whoopi Goldberg-starring comedy Sister Act.
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 43
    Keitel played a corrupt police officer in the 1983 thriller Copkiller (co-starring British rock musician John Lydon), before taking supporting roles in the romantic drama Falling in Love (1984), starring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma's mobster comedy Wise Guys (1986), starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo.
    More Details Hide Details Keitel played Judas in Martin Scorsese's controversial The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and co-starred with Jack Nicholson in the Chinatown sequel The Two Jakes (1990), directed by Nicholson.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 38
    In 1978, Keitel starred in the directorial debuts of Paul Schrader (Blue Collar, co-starring Richard Pryor and Yaphet Kotto), Ridley Scott (The Duellists, co-starring Keith Carradine), and James Toback (Fingers, in which Keitel played a street hood with aspirations of being a pianist - a role writer/director Toback wrote for Robert De Niro to play).
    More Details Hide Details Cast as Captain Willard in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979), Keitel was involved with the first week of principal photography in the Philippines. Coppola was not happy with Keitel's take on Willard, stating that the actor "found it difficult to play him a passive onlooker". After viewing the first week's footage, Coppola replaced Keitel with a casting session favorite, Martin Sheen. Keitel drifted into obscurity through most of the 1980s. He continued to do work on both stage and screen, but usually in the stereotypical role of a thug.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on May 13, 1939.
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