Harvey Keitel (/kaɪˈtɛl/ ky-TEL; born May 13, 1939) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of morally ambiguous and “tough guy” characters. He first rose to prominence during the New Hollywood movement, and has held a long-running association with director Martin Scorsese, starring in six of his films since 1967.
Keitel has played in such films as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Blue Collar (1978), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), Bugsy (1991), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Bad Lieutenant (1992), The Piano (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Cop Land (1997), Red Dragon (2002), National Treasure (2004), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Youth (2015), and The Irishman (2019). He has been nominated for a number of accolades, including Academy and Golden Globe nominations for Bugsy (1991), and won an AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Piano (1993).