Actor Harvey Keitel. He plays gangster Mickey Cohen in the new movie "Bugsy." Last year, he played the sympathetic police officer in "Thelma And Louise." He's also known for his roles in the Martin Scorsese films "Mean Streets" and "Taxi Driver."
Independent film director Abel Ferrara. He's been described as a film maker who has a quest to "confront issues of salvation, grace and dignity within a context of extreme depravity." His films include "King of New York," (a "stylish(ly). . .contemporary gangster movie,"), and the cult classic "The Bad Lieutenant," starring Harvey Keitel. He also directed a couple of TV's "Miami Vice" episodes. His lesser known films include "Ms.