The executve producer of "The Office" said, "He’s probably the only guy" to replace Steve Carell on "The Office," and we love his choice.
Here’s the best speech he’s given as an actor, when he played the memorable Mr. White in the ultra-violent crime classic "Reservoir Dogs":
"When you’re dealing with a store like this, they’re insured up the ass. They’re not supposed to give you any resistance whatsoever. If you get a customer, or an employee, who thinks he’s Charles Bronson, take the butt of your gun and smash their nose in. Everybody jumps. He falls down screaming, blood squirts out of his nose, nobody says f—— s— after that. You might get some bitch talk s— to you, but give her a look like you’re gonna smash her in the face next, watch her shut the f— up.
"Now if it’s a manager, that’s a different story. Managers know better than to f— around, so if you get one that’s giving you static, he probably thinks he’s a real cowboy, so you gotta break that son of a bitch in two. If you wanna know something and he won’t tell you, cut off one of his fingers. The little one. Then tell him his thumb’s next. After that he’ll tell you if he wears ladies underwear.
"I’m hungry. Let’s get a taco."
The actor is Harvey Keitel.
‘The Office’s" Paul Lieberstein said Keitel does TV now, citing the actor’s role on ABC’s short-lived "Life on Mars." according to E! Online.
One immediate issue is that Lieberstein still needs to talk with Keitel about the job, the article notes. "I haven’t started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job—a very different energy," Lieberstein says. "And we don’t want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve." He’s thought of a back story for Keitel, should he make it to the program: ""He’s an old salesman who thought he could retire and the stock market went down, and he has to come out of retirement to work for a few years."