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.
4. From Dusk Till Dawn (Robert Rodriguez, 1996)
When disillusioned widowed pastor Jacob Fuller (Keitel) and his two children Kate (Juliette Lewis) and Scott (Ernest Liu) are kidnapped by bank robber brothers on-the-lam Seth and Richie Gecko (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino), they all end up in a vampire haven somewhere just inside Mexico, where the tough man of the cloth gets his religious mojo back and slaughters a bunch of the Godless creatures before being bitten and turning into one himself. A lessor actor might have hammed this up a bit, but Harvey plays it with the straightest of faces, underpinning his terrific performance with a tempered, quiet resilience.