Harvey Keitel was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Sometimes Harvey Keitel is credited as ''Mayor'' Harvey Keitel.
In the early films of Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel was
given some key roles in films such as, MEAN STREETS in 1973 and TAXI DRIVER in 1976, after working in theatre for around ten
Harvey Keitel was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the
100 Sexiest Stars in film history in 1995 (#95).
As Mr. White Harvey Keitel re-emergered into star status
with his role in Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS in 1992.
Dennis Farina and Harvey Keitel have shared two roles. At
the end of GET SHORTY in 1995, he plays the Dennis Farina
character in the movie-within-a-movie. Farina also originated
the role of Jack Crawford in MANHUNTER in 1986, a role that
Keitel played in the remake RED DRAGON on 2002.
Usually we will see Harvey Keitel cast as Italian-American
characters, even though he is of fully Jewish-Polish heritage.
In 1997 Harvey Keitel ranked #37 in Empire (UK) magazine's
"The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
One of Keitel's early hits was 1976's TAXI
Due to creative differences Harvey Keitel walked away from
his role as Captain Willard in APOCALYPSE NOW in 1979.
In 1998 Harvey Keitel was listed as one of Entertainment
Weekly's 25 Best Actors.
Harvey Keitel Is one of three actors to play Jack Crawford in the Hannibal
Lecter films. Harvey Keitel played the role in RED DRAGON
(2002), while Scott Glenn played the role in THE SILENCE OF
THE LAMBS (1991), and Dennis Farina played the role in MANHUNTER
Harvey Keitel and Jodie Foster have been in three films together.
Keitel played Foster's pimp in TAXI DRIVER (1976), and her
future mentor in RED DRAGON (2002), the prequel to THE SILENCE
OF THE LAMBS (1991).
Keitel's notable credits also include:
MEAN STREETS (1973)
ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANY MORE (1974)
MOTHER, JUGS & SPEED (1976)
TAXI DRIVER (1976)
BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS (1976)
THE DUELLISTS (1977)
WELCOME TO LA (1976)
DEATH WATCH (1980)
BAD TIMING: A SENSUAL OBSESSION: (1980)
THE BORDER (1982)
ORDER OF DEATH (1983)
FALLING IN LOVE (1984)
OFF BEAT (1986)
THE MEN'S CLUB (1986)
WISE GUYS (1986)
BAD LIEUTENANT (1992)
THELMA & LOUISE (1991)
RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
THE JANUARY MAN (1989)
THE TWO JAKES (1990)
THE PIANO (1993)
PULP FICTION (1994)
HOLY SMOKE (1999)
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)
HEAD ABOVE WATER (1996)
CITY OF INDUSTRY (1997)
COP LAND (1997)
FAIRYTALE: A TRUE STORY (1997)
LULU AN THE BRIDGE (1998)
FINDING GRACELAND (1998)
IL MIO WEST (1998)
THREE SEASONS (1999)
HOLY SMOKE (1999)
PRESENCE OF MIND (1999)
PRINCE OF CENTRAL PARK (2000)
LITTLE NICKY (2000)
TAKING SIDES (2001)
THE GREY ZONE (2001)
RED DRAGON (2002)
CRIME SPREE (2003)
THE GALINDEZ FILE (2003)
WHO KILLED THE IDEA? (2003)
DREAMING OF JULIA (
CHASING THE ELEPHANT (2003)
PUERTO VALLARTA SQUEEZE (2004)
NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (2007)
THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (2004)
ONE LAST DANCE (2006)
BE COOL (2005)
THE SHADOW DANCER
A CRIME (2006)
THE STONE MERCHANT (2006)
ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES (2006)
MY SEXIEST YEAR (2007)
NATIONAL TREASURE (2004)