Intense actor Harvey Keitel engaged in a war of words with his ex-girlfriend's lawyer in MANHATTAN FAMILY COURT yesterday (22JUL03).

The Reservoir Dogs actor is battling his former love LISA KARMAZIN over child support of their one-year-old son HUDSON.

And when questioned by her lawyer JEFFREY COHEN, Keitel showed that he wasn't going to be an easy interviewee.

According to the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Cohen asked Keitel, "How old are you?"

"How old are you?" Keitel shot back, to which Cohen replied. "Fifty-six."

Keitel then retorted, "You should know better, then."

The MEAN STREETS actor later snapped when Cohen asked him about a question answered at an earlier deposition,saying, "I'll assume that you can read correctly."

Keitel is to resume testifying on 10 September (03).

23/07/2003 17:08