Michael Pitt
American actor
Michael Pitt
Michael Carmen Pitt is an American actor and musician. Pitt is known in film for his role in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers, and in television for his role as Jimmy Darmody in seasons 1 and 2 of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
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Flint Residents Sue EPA, Alleging Negligence In Drinking Water Crisis
Huffington Post - 25 days
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Lawyers file $220 million damage claim against EPA in Flint water crisis
Yahoo News - 10 months
Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people.
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Jackie Earle Haley's 'Criminal Activities' has fun with its mob ties
LATimes - over 1 year
There's more than a trace of Elmore Leonard involved in "Criminal Activities," a lively crime caper marking actor Jackie Earle Haley's directorial debut. Not realizing that when something sounds too good to be true, chances are it is, four former school buddies (Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Rob Brown...
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Many Sundance films coming to theaters near you
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Most of the 117 feature films screening at this year's Sundance Film Festival were missing just one thing: — "Whiplash," writer-director Damien Chazelle's debut feature starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Germany. — "I Origins," an existential drama by writer-director Mike Cahill that stars Michael Pitt and Brit Marling, found worldwide distribution with Fox Searchlight Pictures. — "God's Pocket," John Slattery's directorial debut starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro, was picked up by IFC Films for U.S. audiences.
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Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire Finales
Seattle Pi - about 4 years
Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire Finales Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 7:36 a.m., Friday, November 30, 2012 The Walking Dead midseason finale, ominously titled "Made to Suffer" and written by comics and series co-creator Robert Kirkman, promises a showdown between the people of Woodbury, led by the deceptively folksy but privately tormented Governor (an impressive David Morrissey), and the rescue party from the prison, led by tragic hero Sheriff Rick (Emmy-worthy Andrew Lincoln). Rick's crew is determined to save the captured Glenn and Maggie (Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan) from a fate possibly worse than death - and seriously, if anything dire ever happens to this young couple, that might be the last straw for me - but they have no idea that their former ally Andrea (Laurie Holden) is with ...
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Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back!
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Boardwalk Empire: Nucky Strikes Back! Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:29 a.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 Never the most slap-happy of protagonists, Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the bootlegging kingpin of the show's 1920s Atlantic City, has been paying dearly for a couple of jaw-dropping twists in last year's finale: his ruthless execution of surrogate son and right-hand man Jimmy Darmody (Michael Pitt) and the spiteful decision of his do-gooding wife, Margaret (Kelly Macdonald), to sign over their invaluable parcel of shoreline real estate to the Catholic Church. [...] at a price to his domestic life, his business and maybe his sanity, as his execution of Jimmy - the comeuppance to the latter's conspiring against him - has been haunting him through nightmares and hallucinations. Says Buscemi, ...
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'Seven Psychopaths' review: nutty
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'Seven Psychopaths' review: nutty Compared with other movies, "Seven Psychopaths" is clever and inventive enough to be considered a weak success or a modest failure, the kind of effort that usually gets damned with the faint praise of "not bad." [...] Seven Psychopaths" has the feeling of decadence, of a writer imitating himself, skating the surface of his ability and settling for cheap gestures. At the head of the ensemble is an appealing Colin Farrell as an Irish screenwriter named Martin, who is under contract to deliver a screenplay but has writer's block. An opening scene, with Michael Stuhlbarg and Michael Pitt as a pair of hit men, not only resolves in a way that will amaze and delight, but the framing of the shot is so witty that it makes the audience expect great things. Some will enjoy the connections between the real-life McDonagh and Martin the screenwriter and will find the latter's writer's block amusing, but it becomes less amusing as you begin ...
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Damn, It Feels Good To Be a Gangster—Season 3
Mother Jones - over 4 years
This review contains spoilers for the previous season of Boardwalk Empire. At its core, Boardwalk Empire has always been a typical boy-meets-girl story. Boy (Nucky Thompson) meets girl (Margaret Schroeder) in season 1, episode 1. Boy saves girl, and girl's two children, from girl's abusive alcoholic husband. Boy goes through advanced moral degeneration involving murder, cheating, and Prohibition-era corruption, thus upsetting girl. Girl marries boy, anyway, by end of season 2. Boy ends up killing his ex-protégé in a fit of cool time-to-go-full-gangsta rage at end of season 2, lies about it to girl. And with the first five episodes of season 3, Boardwalk Empire maintains its status as one of the most compulsively watchable shows on TV. As with all great cable dramas, its flaws are few and far between, but glaring nonetheless. Thus far, the season's pacing can drag, and there are some truly rich subplots that go criminally neglected (particularly that of black gangster/Nucky ally ...
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BOARDWALK EMPIRE Goes For Six Seasons?
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Man, we sure hope so. Summer has finally arrived and the weather is fine, but for once, I am eager for fall to arrive with its chill in the air and a new season of Boardwalk Empire.  HBO’s latest triumph is to enter its third season this year, after avoiding any kind of sophomore slump with great aplomb in 2012.  And if creator Terence Winter has his way, Boardwalk will be here to greet the autumn of 2015. In a recent interview, Winter said, “God willing, we could run six years, that would be wonderful for me.”  Ever the canny writer, he was quick to add, “But I take it one season at a time.” And this right here is what helps make the show so great: A keen eye on the future, yet it never forsakes the present.  If you, like my sister, have read this far without seeing season 2, you might wanna turn back now (she was all bummed that a piece I wrote the other day spoiled last year’s finale, but ha ha, that’s what you get for being our parents’ favorite).  I have been an affirmed T ...
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The Contenders: Michael Pitt's new passion project
LATimes - over 4 years
The death of the actor's character on 'Boardwalk Empire' shocked fans, but Pitt has been glad to move on to his new film, 'You Can't Win.' Michael Pitt arrives from a film set in Seattle dressed all in black, from his hat to his unlaced black army boots, and asks to sit outside so he can smoke and be in the California sunshine — an antidote to the nonstop rain he's been working in.
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HBO series star filming movie near Tacoma's Old City Hall
The News Tribune - almost 5 years
A film about a hobo starring Hollywood actor Michael Pitt is being filmed in Tacoma through Thursday. Read more: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/getout/2012/05/01/indy-film-shooting-in-tacoma-stars-michael-pitt-of-hbos-boardwalk-empire/
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Recap of BOARDWALK EMPIRE Academy of Television and Science Panel; Creator Terrence Winter Talks Season Three
Collider - almost 5 years
The other night, The Academy of Television and Science hosted an exclusive panel with the cast and creator of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Boardwalk recounts the rise of the duplicitous Nucky Thompson torn between the political upheaval and criminal birth of the Prohibition.  His rise is cast against the downfall of his surrogate son, Jimmy Darmondy, a War Veteran scarred by his time over there.  It is the tense interplay between the two characters that gave Boardwalk Empire much of its dramatic heft during its first two remarkable seasons – which is probably what made Season Two’s conclusion so... surprising. During the panel, Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt discussed the controversial finale, costar Michael Shannon lamented always playing “the crazy person”, and creator Terence Winter previewed Season Three, among many other topics of conversation.  For highlights from the panel (which also included costars Kelly Macdonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Kenneth Williams, Vincent Piazza ...
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Michael Pitt to star in "You Can't Win" adventure bio
Pan-Armenian - almost 5 years
The film is an adaptation of turn-of-the-20th-century adventurer Jack Black's autobiographical novel about riding the rails.
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How to 'Find Yourself' Abroad, According To The Movies
Moviefone Blog - almost 5 years
Ever noticed that people almost always have life-altering epiphanies in movies about living or travelling abroad? This week's release, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is no exception. The dramedy stars Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench as a group of British retirees who move to an exotic-sounding retirement home in India, where they are "forever transformed" by the experience. This certainly isn't the first movie to explore the notion of having a life-altering experience while abroad. Everything from Eat, Pray, Love to Lost in Translation features characters who come home "forever transformed" after something remarkable happens to them on their journeys. If you still haven't had a travel-related epiphany yourself, and are starting to wonder what gives, you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the best tips movies have to offer when it comes to completely changing your life while away. You're welcome. 1. Hook up with Javier Bardem. If movies like Eat, Pray, Love and Vi ...
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Out-Dress Michael Pitt, Plus Other Great N.Y.E. Options
Esquire - about 5 years
No matter where you are, you can always find a great party at a boutique hotel. So take the lady to any of these choice options.
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Michael Pitt: Prada Campaign Photos!
Just Jared - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-195444" href="/michael+pitt">Michael Pitt</a> looks fashion forward in these new campaign photos for Prada’s latest fashion shoot. The 30-year-old Boardwalk Empire actor teamed up with photographer David Sims to pose for the Spring Summer 2012 Prada line. Michael modeled in a few different outfits in a variety of poses. According to BlackBook magazine, David went for a retro look with the photographs, which were “inspired by the ’50s-era Hollywood men, and features Pitt posing in four Prada looks doing ’50s-era Hollywood man things, like wistfully strumming a guitar, putting up dukes, and…pouting.”
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Pitt
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    In January 2015, Pitt made his official directorial debut with a campaign film for Rag and Bone's Spring 2015 collection.
    More Details Hide Details The video features Pitt and prior co-stars actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey—the new face of Rag & Bone womenswear—and British actor Stephen Graham, from I Origins and Boardwalk Empire, respectively. Says Rag & Bone co-head, Marcus Wainwright, "Pitt's a really talented actor and musician, and he came to us with this concept of doing a film-based campaign. We thought it was awesome and well worth trying." Pitt has also directed a number of music videos for Pagoda.
    He has several films in post- and pre-production set for release in 2015 and 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    In 2014, he was cast in the recurring role of Mason Verger in the NBC series Hannibal but dropped out late that year, presumably due to scheduling conflicts.
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    In 2014, Pitt juggled two starring roles, as Tommy Uva in the comedic American crime drama Rob the Mob and as a molecular biologist in search of the truth about the origins of the eye in the aptly-named I Origins.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    He was also featured in two separate Rag & Bone campaigns prior to the release of his self-directed campaign—once for Fall/Winter 2013, with French actress Léa Seydoux, and once for Fall/Winter 2014, with acclaimed actress Winona Ryder.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    Pitt has modeled for numerous designer campaigns. In 2012, he was named the face of Italian fashion house Prada and modeled their menswear line.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 25
    Pitt sang and played guitar in his band, Pagoda, whose self-titled debut album was released by Universal/Fontana/Ecstatic Peace in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Under the title Jimi Pitt and the Twins of Evil, Pitt performed "Hey Joe" with the Twins of Evil for The Dreamers soundtrack.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006, he starred in the unconventional romantic comedy Delirious as a young homeless man who befriends a celebrity photographer and falls in love with a pop singer.
    More Details Hide Details The movie appeared at the Sundance Film Festival. The following year, he played opposite Keira Knightley in Silk, adapted from the novel by Alessandro Baricco, as Hervé Joncour, a French silkworm smuggler, who falls in love with a baron's concubine while in Japan.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    Pitt is of half Italian heritage. In 2005, Pitt revealed that he had been "engaged for a long time now" to the model Jamie Bochert, and said of her: "She's my other half."
    More Details Hide Details The couple have since broken up. Pitt is a native of West Orange, New Jersey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 17
    Pitt made his Off-Broadway debut in 1999 in the play The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at the New York Theatre Workshop.
    More Details Hide Details During his theater debut, a casting agent whom Pitt had mistaken for a police officer attempting to arrest him noticed him and recommended him for a guest role on the television series Dawson's Creek. He played Henry Parker in 15 episodes (1999-2000). In 2010, Pitt was cast as Jimmy Darmody in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire (about the rise of Atlantic City during the Prohibition era), as the protégé of Delirious co-star Steve Buscemi. He appeared in the show's first two seasons and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics's Choice Award for his performance.
  • 1997
    Age 15
    Although not his first film role, Pitt's performance as Tommy Gnosis led to a series of strong supporting roles in many acclaimed and often controversial films, including Larry Clark's Bully, Murder by Numbers, and Funny Games, Michael Haneke's remake of the 1997 film of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details One of Pitt's most notable roles was as the lead in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers. Pitt attributes his success in films to a combination of hard work and the presence of "a few angels in my life." He has also stressed that he chooses roles not with the hope that they will garner commercial success or to gain notoriety but to create art, challenge the audience, and ultimately contribute to a project that he is proud of: To be honest, I make very controversial films. The films that I've made have been very, very bold choices. As the years go by, I think my work is going to come more and more in context. The truth is that you can't take what people say too seriously. If I cared what people think about my career, I would have not done—just look at my work. Don't look at me, look at what I've done. Every movie that I've picked, from my first film on, has been considered by everyone to be "career suicide." And I have an amazing life. I have an amazing career. I work with artists. But I'm not making Spider-Man.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1981.
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