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.
5. Smoke (Wayne Wang, 1995)
Auggie Wren (Keitel) runs a small Brooklyn tobacco shop and is a keen amateur photographer in his spare time. He also concludes the movie by telling one hell of a sweet Christmas story. A thoughtful and somewhat surprisingly relaxed role, this really is Harvey at his gentlest. He also enjoys a good rapport with his fellow cast members, particularly William Hurt and Stockard Channing.