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.
3. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
Aside from armed robbery, one of Larry “Mr White” Dimmick’s (Keitel) biggest vices is loyalty as he misguidedly defends a bleeding-to-death undercover police officer (Tim Roth) after a sabotaged diamond heist has gone disastrously wrong. If anything, this is a prime example of this actor’s undeniable ability to provide the kind of strong dramatic backbone needed for a dialogue-heavy ensemble piece.