Harvey Keitel is known for his impressive roster of films, including roles in “Reservoir Dogs,” “Taxi Driver,” and “Pulp Fiction,” but it was a choice Keitel made as a teenager that changed the course. of his life.
The Oscar nominee, 82, enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1956. “When I joined the Marines I was 17, he was a [life] change, “he told Fox News while promoting his new movie,” Lansky. “
Keitel served between 1956 and 1959, deploying to Lebanon.
“It taught me to endure, taught me to endure hardships, it taught me what real fellowship is like. It taught me what sacrifice and loyalty really looks like,” he said. he declares.
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In “Lansky”, Keitel plays the real-life American crime lord Meyer Lansky. The film was written and directed by Eytan Rockaway.
It wasn’t difficult for Keitel to get into Lansky’s state of mind, he said. Lansky immigrated to America in the early 1900s with his Polish Jewish family and settled in New York.
Keitel’s parents were Jewish immigrants from Romania and Poland who also landed in New York.
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“I come from a family of immigrants,” he said. “My mom and dad immigrated. I’m a first generation American, so I had this for work. My parents had no education, and they had to make a living as best they could. And they did. did. They did a lot of things for a living. “
In fact, her mom and dad had lunch, and her dad also worked as a milliner.
Like his parents, Keitel isn’t afraid to spend long hours on a film set or work hard to develop a project. He doesn’t let age dictate his future career choices.
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“[I have] much more [projects in the works]”, he revealed.” I will let the divine decide when I retire. “
“Lansky” is currently available on demand and in select theaters.
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