Michael Pitt

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Though he was on the precipice of becoming just another teen idol, thanks to his recurring role of high school football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003), actor Michael Pitt turned instead to ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1981 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Asphalte 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal Activities 2014 (Movie)

Zach (Actor)

Hannibal 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Origins 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Ian Gray (Actor)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Uva (Actor)

The First 2014 (Movie)

Owen Moore (Actor)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)

Jack Black (Actor)

The Smell of Us 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boardwalk Empire 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dawson's Creek 1999 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1997 - 2001, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seven Psychopaths 2012 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

The Chicago Code 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny Games 2008 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Delirious 2007 (Movie)

Toby Grace (Actor)

Silk 2007 (Movie)

Herve Joncour (Actor)

The Hawk is Dying 2007 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

Jailbait 2006 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

Blake (Actor)

Rhinoceros Eyes 2004 (Movie)

Chep (Actor)

The Dreamers 2004 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

The Village 2004 (Movie)

Finton Coin (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

Justin Pendleton (Actor)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

Donny Semenec (Actor)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

Tommy Gnosis (Actor)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

Coleridge (Actor)

Dellaventura 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Pinkville (Movie)

Lt. William Calley (Actor)

West Memphis Three (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (3)

I Origins 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Last Days 2005 (Movie)

("That Day") (Song)
Writer (1)

You Can't Win 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Though he was on the precipice of becoming just another teen idol, thanks to his recurring role of high school football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003), actor Michael Pitt turned instead to gritty performances in independent movies like "Hedwig and the Angry Itch" (2001) and "Bully" (2002). Because of his eye-catching roles in those two films, Pitt was able to breakthrough into studio fare like "Murder by Numbers" (2002) and "The Village" (2004). Not wanting to be trapped in unchallenging parts, the actor continued to expand his range in the indie world with turns as a reclusive man who descends into madness in "Rhinoceros Eyes" (2003) and as a troubled rock star modeled after Kurt Cobain in Gus Van Sant's "Last Days" (2005). Following major roles in the showbiz satire "Delirious" (2006), the heartbreaking romantic drama "Silk" (2007), and Michael Haneke's shot-for-shot remake of his thriller "Funny Games" (2008), the versatile Pitt became a series regular on the acclaimed television drama, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO, 2010- ), which only underscored the young actor's wide-ranging talents and appeal.

Relationships

Jamie Bochert

Companion
Engaged to be married as of 2010

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Cast in ensemble crime comedy "Seven Psychopaths"

2010

Cast as James 'Jimmy' Darmody on HBO's Prohibition-era series "Boardwalk Empire," starring Buscemi

2008

Co-starred in Michael Haneke's remake of his own 1997 film "Funny Games" alongside Tim Roth and Naomi Watts

2007

Starred in "Delirious" as a young homeless man who befriends a celebrity photographer (Steve Buscemi)

2007

Co-starred with Keira Knightley as a French husband and wife in director François Girard's "Silk"

2006

Co-starred with Paul Giamatti for the southern-themed "The Hawk is Dying," based on the novel by Harry Crews

2005

Headlined Gus Van Sant's "Last Days," playing a part loosely based on rocker Kurt Cobain

2004

Stared as an American student in Paris in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers"; film was set against the backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots

2004

Appeared in Asia Argento's "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things"

2002

Played one of the leads in "Murder by Numbers," about two high school students who think they have committed the perfect murder

2002

Acted on stage in the off-Broadway play "Monster," loosely based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

2001

Acted in Faye Dunaway's directorial debut "The Yellow Bird," based on a Tennessee Williams' play; aired on WE network

2001

Delivered breakout role as the lover of a transgendered rock star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"

2001

Had a supporting role as a stoner who becomes involved in a murder plot in Larry Clark's "Bully"

2000

Cast as a student in Gus Van Sant's "Finding Forrester"

1999

Landed recurring role as football player Henry Parker on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB)

1999

Made off-Broadway debut in "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" at New York Theatre Workshop

1998

Feature acting debut, "The Hi-Life"

1998

First film role, an uncredited part as a dance student in "54"

1997

Appeared on an episode of "Dellaventura" (CBS)

Moved to NYC at age 16

Made TV debut on ABC soap "All My Children"

Bonus Trivia

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Pitt had several tattoos, including one of a panther on his stomach.

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Pitt sang and played guitar in his band Pagoda.

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"I like smaller movies, because they let you exist on a more realistic level with people. It's less about punching into work and punching out. And you're not in a product that has to be accepted by the masses. But that being said, I want to work on good movies. If that means it's a huge studio film, then I'd still want to be in it." – Pitt quoted in Venice magazine, August 2005

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"I was about to move out of my apartment because I was so broke. I'd sort of made a pact with myself that I wouldn't take a job unless it was interesting to me, and I became broke very fast." – Pitt quoted in Interview magazine, September 2010

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