MICHAEL PITT (Dr. Ian Gray) is known for his gripping and
working with some of the most talented filmmakers, such as Academy Award and
Winners Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Haneke and
Michael recently starred in Martin Scorsese's Golden Globe and Emmy Award
series "Boardwalk Empire," playing opposite Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon,
Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham and Kelly MacDonald as well as ROB THE MOB, a black
which Pitt stars in with Tony Award winner Nina Arianda, Ray Romano and Andy
directed by Raymond DeFelitta. Michael Haneke cast Pitt in his U.S. remake of
GAMES, playing opposite Tim Roth and Naomi Watts. Bernardo Bertolucci cast him
in his cult
classic film THE DREAMERS, nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Foreign Film,
opposite Eva Green. Gus Van Sant chose Michael to star and score LAST DAYS,
the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, inspired by the last days of Kurt
Michael Pitt was introduced to the Sundance Film Festival in his first film
HEDWIG AND THE
ANGRY INCH, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The film won Home Audience and
Director Awards. He then played in Larry Clark's film BULLY, nominated for
Award at the Venice Film Festival.
His first studio film was MURDER BY NUMBERS by acclaimed director Barbet
opposite Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling. Other films include SILK with Keira
Knightley, DELIRIOUS with Steve Buscemi, M. Night Shyamalan's THE VILLAGE with
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
Berlin Film Festival.
Pitt's first job as an actor was in his Off Broadway debut in The Trestle At
Lick Creek, written by
award winning playwright Naomi Wallace. His other theater credits include Mary
Shelley's Monster at Classic Stage, and Birdy, based on William Wharton's novel
Wallace, at Duke University.
Michael has produced original music compositions for Martin Scorsese's
Gus Van Sant's LAST DAYS, and Asia Argento's adaptation of J.T. Leroy's novel
IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, along with fronting his alternative rock band
He has also performed on stage with Patti Smith and Thurston Moore and is
currently working on
a solo record.
He has just completed a film he stars in, co-wrote and produced, based on the
memoir You Can't Win by Jack Black, the story of a transient hobo thief in the
which greatly influenced William Burroughs and The Beat Generation; the film is
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