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MICHAEL PITT (Dr. Ian Gray) is known for his gripping and unforgettable performances, working with some of the most talented filmmakers, such as Academy Award and Palme d'Or Winners Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Haneke and Larry Clark.

Michael recently starred in Martin Scorsese's Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning HBO series "Boardwalk Empire," playing opposite Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham and Kelly MacDonald as well as ROB THE MOB, a black comedy, which Pitt stars in with Tony Award winner Nina Arianda, Ray Romano and Andy Garcia and directed by Raymond DeFelitta. Michael Haneke cast Pitt in his U.S. remake of FUNNY 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, playing opposite Eva Green. Gus Van Sant chose Michael to star and score LAST DAYS, nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival, inspired by the last days of Kurt Cobain.

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 Best Director Awards. He then played in Larry Clark's film BULLY, nominated for Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.

His first studio film was MURDER BY NUMBERS by acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder 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 The 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 by Naomi Wallace, at Duke University.

Michael has produced original music compositions for Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND, Gus Van Sant's LAST DAYS, and Asia Argento's adaptation of J.T. Leroy's novel THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, along with fronting his alternative rock band Pagoda. 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 underground classic memoir You Can't Win by Jack Black, the story of a transient hobo thief in the early 1900's, which greatly influenced William Burroughs and The Beat Generation; the film is directed by Rob Devor.

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