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Harvey Keitel Biography

Birth Name:
Harvey Johannes Keitel
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Served in the U
  • S
  • Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959
  • Worked as a shoe salesman and a court stenographer
  • Studied at the Actors Studio in New York
  • Starred as Bugsy Siegel in the made-for-TV movie The Virginia Hill Story (1974) and subsequently played gangster Mickey Cohen opposite Warren Beatty's portrayal of Siegel in 1991's big-screen flick, Bugsy
  • His larger-than-life roles have included Satan, Judas Iscariot, Harry Houdini and Thomas Paine
  • Appeared in Get Shorty (1995) as himself but played a character in its sequel, Be Cool (2005)
  • In 2008, played the title role in the Carnegie Hall production of Jerry Springer: The Opera

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1993Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 1993Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 1990National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner

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