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Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel ( born May 13, 1939) is an American actor and producer. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Ridley Scott’s The Duellists and Thelma & Louise, Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Jane Campion’s The Piano, Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant, James Mangold’s Cop Land, FBI Special agent Sadusky in National Treasure and the latter’s sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets, as well as playing the devil in Little Nicky. Along with actors Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn, he is the current co-president of the Actors Studio, which claims itself to be considered “the nation’s most prestigious acting school”.

1. UHM, I’M THE ONE WANTING THE LESSONS! I DON’T WANT TO SAY TOO MUCH ABOUT IT BECAUSE I’D RATHER HAVE YOU SEE THE MOVIE, BUT HE’S TRYING TO FIND HIS MUSIC.

2. SO THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS ONE TOO MANY THIS, ONE TOO MANY THAT. I REMEMBER, YOU’RE REMINDING ME OF EARLY IN MY CAREER, SOMEBODY SAID TO ME: WHY ARE YOU TAKING SO MANY ROLES AS A POLICEMAN.

3. THEN I HEARD THIS GENIUS TEACHER STELLA ADLER – I RECOMMEND YOU READ ANYTHING YOU MIGHT FIND ABOUT HER AND IF YOU HAVE ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEATRE, YOU GET THEM ONE OF HER BOOKS.

4. THAT’S LIKE ASKING A COBBLER IF HE’S MADE TOO MANY PAIRS OF SHOES.

5. I WAS OUT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME AND HAVE SOME FUN. IT’S A FUN SCRIPT AND FUN PEOPLE ARE IN THE MOVIE.

6. THEY HAVE EQUAL WEIGHT AND YOU DO THE SAME WORK YOU’D DO IF YOU WERE PLAYING A DRAMATIC ROLE.

7. I THOUGHT JACK’S DIRECTING JOB WAS THE BEST THING ABOUT THE FILM.

8. HE BROUGHT IMAGINATION TO THE STORY OF THE CREATION.

9. YOU’RE WORKING ON BEING A FATHER, SO THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE IT YOU’LL UNDERSTAND THE PROFUNDITY OF WANTING TO PROTECT SOMETHING DEAR TO YOU.

10. THE WAY I SEE THINGS, THE WAY I SEE LIFE, I SEE IT AS A STRUGGLE. AND THERE’S A GREAT DEAL OF REWARD I HAVE GAINED COMING TO THAT UNDERSTANDING – THAT EXISTENCE IS A STRUGGLE.

11. YOU DIDN’T HEAR THE ANGELS SINGING. IT WAS BROUGHT DOWN TO MOTHER EARTH, WHICH IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE. AND THAT LED ME TO A LOT OF OTHER READING.

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