Here’s everything you need to know about Michael Pitt.
Who is Michael Pitt?
Michael Carmen Pitt is an American actor, model and musician. He was born on April 10, 1981 in West Orange, New Jersey. In addition, he was born to Donald B. Pitt and Eleanor Carol (née DeMaio) Pitt.
Michael’s father worked as a car mechanic while his mother was a waitress. Donald is of English descent and Eleanor is of Italian and Irish heritage.
In addition, Michael is the youngest child in the family. He has two older sisters and one older brother.
When Michael was 16 years old he was already transferred to almost three or four different high schools which included Morris Catholic High School. He was continuing to take ‘special classes’ but ultimately decided to drop out.
Michael Pitt’s personal life
Michael Pitt has managed to keep his personal life private. Although he was linked to a couple of celebrities.
Michael started dating model Jamie Bochert in 2004. A year later in 2005, he announced that they were ‘engaged for a long time now.’ Soon after the couple moved into an apartment in Brooklyn with their cat named Crackhead.
In addition, Michael spoke about his relationship with Bochert in an interview with the Observer magazine in 2009.
During the interview, Michael called the now 43-year-old New Jersey native his ‘other half’.
Despite this, in 2014 the Daily Mail confirmed that the 41-year-old actor called it quits with his girlfriend of ten years.
Before Michael started dating Bochert, he was engaged to Italian film producer Asia Argento from 2003 to 2004.
In addition, the former couple also worked on a film together during their short relationship. Michael appeared in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things where Argento served as actor, writer and director. The film also starred Jimmy Bennett, Dylan Sprouse, and Cole Sprouse.
Michael Pitt’s professional career
Michael Pitt made waves in Hollywood when he appeared as Tommy Gnosis in the 2001 musical film Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
In addition, his filmography also includes 2002’s Murder by Numbers, 2003’s The Dreamers, 2005’s Last Days, and 2007’s Funny Games.
Michael got candid about his career choices during an interview with Elle magazine back in 2014.
He said, ‘To be honest, I make very controversial films. The films I made were very bold choices.’
Furthermore, he continued, ‘Every film I’ve done, from my first film onwards, has been considered by everyone to be “career suicide.”‘
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