Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt
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Michael Pitt Biography

With a fair-skinned face that recalls Leonardo DiCaprio and blue-green eyes that seem to pierce the screen, actor Michael Pitt has come a long way from his role as a high school football star on Dawson's Creek. An adventurous actor who isn't afraid to take risks, Michael Pitt has appeared as everything from a callous glam rocker (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) to a murderous, introspective teen (Murder by Numbers) -- all with equal conviction.

A native of West Orange, NJ, Michael Pitt realized his future calling at the age of ten. His supportive parents soon gathered the money to send their son to drama school in New York a few short years later. At 16, Michael Pitt crossed the Hudson River with little more than the shirt on his back, and in between the occasional independent film and television role, the aspiring actor supported himself by taking a job as a bike messenger. In 1999, Michael Pitt made his off-Broadway debut in the Depression-era drama The Trestle of Pope Lick Creek, and it was there that a casting agent spotted him and recommended him for a role in Dawson's Creek. With the creative constraints of television failing to fulfill Pitt artistically, however, the rising star quickly gravitated to more challenging feature roles. Read Full Bio >>

Michael Pitt Awards

2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Seven Psychopaths (2012). Won
2012 Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" (2010). Nominated
2012 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Seven Psychopaths (2012). Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" (2010). Won
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "Boardwalk Empire" (2010). Won

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Michael Pitt Trivia

  • He moved to New York City from West Orange, New Jersey when he was 16 with two cents, a ball of lint and no place to stay. He got a job as a bike messenger. He studied for a while at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was cast as Henry in "Dawson's Creek" after someone from the series saw him in the play, "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" at New York Theatre Workshop.
  • Plays guitar and sings in the band Pagoda.
  • Sings the song 'Hey Joe' which can be heard in The Dreamers.
  • His band is called Pagoda.
  • His favourite movie is 'My Own Private Idaho'.
  • He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. [2004]
  • He is good friends with the author, JT LeRoy.
  • Is one of the faces of "Emporio Armani".
  • Together with Alexis Dziena, Ryan Donowho and Bennie Slay, he is in a group of actors known as "The Eastsiders" - as they were spotted by casting director Lori Eastside - who was the female lead singer for Kid Creole and the Coconuts, a choreographer for Mick Jagger, and was in Get Crazy with Lou Reed.
  • With a little help from friend JT LeRoy, he has written an autobiography of sorts.
  • Some of the music he likes is early David Bowie, Iggy/Stooges, The Pixies, Operation Ivy, Sonic Youth, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and The White Stripes.
  • He shares a birthday with Mandy Moore, Haley Joel Osment, Orlando Jones, Charlie Hunnam, Steven Seagal, and Chyler Leigh.
  • Engaged to actress Asia Argento for few months in 2004.

Michael Pitt Photos

  • Vanessa Paradis and Michael Pitt

    Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2013/2014 - Chanel Show - Arrivals and Front Row

  • Jamie Bochert; Michael Pitt

    2013 Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner - Arrivals

  • Karl Lagerfeld, Michael Pitt

    Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012 - Chanel Fashion Show Photocall

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    Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Presents an Evening with "Boardwalk Empire" - Arrivals

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    63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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    "Boardwalk Empire" TV Series New York City Screening - Arrivals

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