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Harvey Keitel is an American-born actor possessing lots of nominations.
His acting career started in mid-60’s when he cooperated with young Martin Scorsese. At that time they were working on Mean Streets, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Taxi Driver.
At the same time Harvey experienced his stage debut, plating in Off-Broadway performance Up to Thursday.
Best Known For
After getting closer with Scorsese, Harvey starred in Who's That Knocking at My Door? film, which found its own audience due to sophisticated plot.
For his role in Bugsy the actor was awarded an Oscar. After that, he became known for such films as Bad Lieutenant, Jane Champion and The Piano.
In 1975, Harvey Keitel played in such theatrical performances as Death of a Salesman and in 1984 in Hurlyburly.
The actor is Jewish. His parents were strongly religious people, but for all his youth, religion meant nothing for Harvey. He simply couldn’t understand how biblical tales are connected to his life. (Source: Los Angeles Times, 10/18/1992)
Harvey is definitely straight. He had numerous relationships with women and not all of them were official. He has three children. One of them, son Roman, was born from his official wife Daphna Kastner.
Worth to Know
Studying had no attraction to young Harvey Keitel, so when he was 17, the future star dropped out of the school and entered the Marines.
Harvey Keitel often plays villains. Due to his emotional playing style his characters seem very naturalistic.