Since making his screen debut in 1967, Harvey Keitel has emerged as one of America’s most intriguing actors. And while he continues to deliver the goods, it’s arguable that the 1990s was the decade in which he truly peaked. Mark Fraser looks back at 10 of his finest moments.
10. Bugsy (Barry Levinson, 1991)
Keitel adds some supporting cast gravitas to this star (read Warren Beatty)-driven biopic about Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, playing infamous Los Angeles crime figure Mickey Cohen (1913-1976). As expected it’s a solid performance, although it’s likely Harvey is far more ruggedly handsome than the real Cohen ever was. This has so far been the only movie for which he has received an Oscar nomination (for Best Supporting Actor).