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MICHAEL PITT (Tommy Uva) is known for his gripping and
performances, working with talented filmmakers such as Academy Award and Palme
Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Haneke and Larry
Clark. Haneke cast
Pitt in his U.S. remake of Funny Games, alongside Tim Roth and Naomi Watts.
Bertolucci cast him
opposite Eva Green in his cult classic The Dreamers, nominated for the Golden
Globe Award for
Best Foreign Film. Van Sant chose Pitt to play the lead role in Last Days and
score the film. Inspired
by the life and death of Kurt Cobain, Last Days was nominated for the Palme d'Or
at the Cannes
Pitt stars opposite Brit Marling and Astrid Berges-Frisbey in the forthcoming
I Origins, a scifi
drama seen through the eyes of a molecular biologist whose discoveries make us
conventional views of love, death, science and spirituality. The film is
directed by Mike Cahill, whose
first feature Another Earth won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Pitt has just completed work on You Can't Win, based on the classic
underground memoir by
Jack Black. The story of a transient thief in the early 1900s, the book greatly
Burroughs and the Beat Generation. Pitt stars in, co-wrote and produced the film
directed by Rob Devor.
Other film credits include Silk, with Keira Knightley; Delirious, opposite
Steve Buscemi; M.
Night Shyamalan's The Village, alongside Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody and
William Hurt; and Gus
Van Sant's Finding Forrester, with Sean Connery and Anna Paquin, which was an
official selection at
the Berlin Film Festival.
Small-screen credits include Martin Scorsese's Golden Globe and Emmy
HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," opposite Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Michael
Pitt's first job as an actor was his Off Broadway debut in "The Trestle at
written by award-winning playwright Naomi Wallace. His other theater credits
Shelley's "Monster," at Classic Stage, and "Birdy," directed by Naomi Wallace at
Pitt was introduced to the Sundance Film Festival in his debut feature Hedwig
and the Angry
Inch, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The film won Home Audience and Best
His next role came in Larry Clark's indie drama Bully, nominated for the Golden
Lion Award at the
Venice Film Festival, and his first studio film was acclaimed director Barbet
Schroeder's Murder by
Numbers, co-starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling.
In addition to his score for Last Days, Pitt has produced original music
Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island and The Heart Is Deceitful above All Things,
Asia Argento's adaptation of
the J.T. Leroy novel. He has also performed on stage with Patti Smith and
Thurston Moore, is the
front man for alternative rock band Pagoda, and is currently working on a solo
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