Harvey Keitel Overview

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Born: May 13, 1939

Born in Brooklyn, Harvey Keitel was a delinquent who was thrown out of vocational school for truancy. This ultimately led him to Lebanon with the U.S. Marine Corps. When he got returned home, he studied with Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. As a struggling actor, he landed some acting roles off-off-Broadway while making a living as a court stenographer and as a shoe salesman. Fate struck at 26 when he answered the newspaper ad of an N.Y.U. student director, Martin Scorsese. Keitel was cast in... See All

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