Happy Birthday to Harvey Keitel

Reservoir Dogs Keitel

Happy Birthday to Harvey Keitel!  The actor who is probably most famously known for playing Mr. White in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) turns 74 today.  Mr. White has got to be my favorite Keitel character, although he has had a number of other very solid roles.  My other favorite Harvey Keitel Characters are:

Pulp Fiction Keitel

Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994)

Copland Keitel

Ray Donlan in Cop Land (1997)

Little Nicky Keitel

Dad in Little Nicky (2000)

City of Industry Keitel

Roy Egan in City of Industry (1997)

Red Dragon Keitel

Jack Crawford in Red Dragon (2002)

Thelma and Louise Keitel

Hal in Thelma & Louise (1991)

Bad Lieutenant Keitel

I could not stand Keitel as The Lieutenant in Bad Lieutenant (1992).  At the time that I watched that movie, it was so bad that I turned it off and didn’t finish it.  I never went back and gave it another chance.  It was so awful that I don’t think I will ever feel the need to revisit it.

Which of Harvey Keitel’s characters do you like the best and which do you like the worst?


About Brock Winspear

Structure Therapist and Film Critic

Posted on May 13, 2013, in Celebrity Birthdays and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Cant belive that he’s 74. wow!!

    loved him as Mr. White.

    Copland was a great movie. think I need to re-watch that soon

  2. My favorite film of Keitel’s is “The Piano” with Holly Hunter from the 90s. Check out his New Zealand tattoos….

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