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HARVEY KEITEL's (Chief Klough) filmography includes such films as Jane Campion's The Piano (which shared the Palme d'Or Award at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and also garnered Keitel an Australian Best Actor Award); Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant (for which he won an Independent Feature Project Award for Best Actor); Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets; Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction; and Wayne Wang's Smoke.

He was voted Best Supporting Actor by the National Society of Film Critics for his work in Alan Rudolph's Mortal Thoughts, Ridley Scott's Thelma And Louise and Barry Levinson's Bugsy, and also received an Academy Award® nomination as Best Supporting Actor for the latter. He received Italy's David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his performance in Smoke, the Piper-Heidsick Award as Best Actor at the 1994 Boston Film Festival, and was honored for the excellence of his life's work at the San Francisco International Film Festival, in conjunction with his starring role in Theo Angelopoulos' Ulysses' Gaze, which also received the Grand Prix Award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

Since making his debut in Martin Scorsese's Who's That Knocking At My Door and the subsequent Mean Streets (1973), which launched both of their careers, Keitel has also starred for the director in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation Of Christ.

Keitel is renowned for the support he has provided to young and first time filmmakers, notably: Quentin Tarantino, Paul Schrader (Blue Collar), Alan Rudolph (Welcome To LA), Ridley Scott (The Duellists), James Toback (Fingers), Susanna Styron (Shadrach), Paul Auster (Lulu on the Bridge) and Tony Bui (Three Seasons).

He has also worked with such European directors as Nicholas Roeg (Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession); Bernard Tavernier (Deathwatch); Ettore Scola (La Nuit de Varennes); Lina Wertmuller (A Complicated Story of Streets, Crime and Women); and Giovanni Veronesi (Il Mio West).

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Keitel turned to acting after having served in the United States Marine Corps, studying with Frank Corsaro, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler.

He is a member of the Actor's Studio and has worked extensively in the New York theater community. He began working off-off Broadway, in theaters such as Café La MaMa, and then made his off-Broadway debut in Sam Shepard's Up To Thursday at the Cherry Lane Theatre. In 1975, Keitel made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman. He returned to Broadway in 1984 in David Rabe's Hurlyburly, which was directed by Mike Nichols. The following year, he appeared in Sam Shepard's A Lie Of The Mind.

Included in his many other feature film credits are Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Mother, Jugs & Speed, The Border, Sister Act, James Toback's The Pick-Up Artist, Jack Nich

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