After his participation in «The Irish«, The successful Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino; Harvey Keitel He was present at the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, where he was the master of ceremonies for two very special moments in the renowned event.
The first had to do with a tribute to the career of the Frenchman Bertrand Tavernier, with whom he worked on «Death live»In 1980, and then presented the acclaimed Netflix film before its screening at the gala. After it, the famous actor participated in a talk in which he spoke from the stage before an amphitheater full of people.
As key moments from his film industry career were projected on a giant screen behind him, Keitel spoke about his extensive collaboration with Martin Scorsese, as he worked with the prestigious filmmaker on four of his first five films, including “Wild streets” Y “Taxi Driver«, Two of the titles that made the director famous.
In addition, Keitel revealed that he was the one who hooked up Robert De Niro and Scorsese before “Taxi Driver” (1976). The acclaimed actor also recalled what it was like to work with a newcomer Quentin Tarantino on “Reservoir Dogs“He said he had a strange feeling reading the script, but the film exceeded his expectations and he had a great time working with Tarantino, who he admired his famously doing his own sound effects and editing on the trot of filming.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he spent several years working as a court stenographer, but said he became very depressed. “A friend told me to see this guy on acting lessons, a very handsome Greek named Anthony Menino. He gave me an acting lesson that I never forgot. He told me to count a bunch of hangers on a shelf. I did and told him there were 50 or more. Are you sure? ”He replied. Go back and count them all. Because acting is doing things sincerely with a purpose. I never forgot that.