Michael Pitt talks about the human story at the heart of his sci-fi movie 'I Origins'

Michael Pitt talks about the human story at the heart of his sci-fi movie 'I Origins'

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) --Actor Michael Pitt says writer-director Mike Cahill helped him stay focused on the human story at the center of their new science-fiction drama "I Origins."
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Michael Pitt searches for a special woman in 'I Origins' film clip

Michael Pitt searches for a special woman in 'I Origins' film clip

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Michael Pitt tries to find a "special" woman with unique eyes to disprove his own scientific work in the movie "I Origins."
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Report: Kristen Stewart is dating Michael Pitt

Report: Kristen Stewart is dating Michael Pitt

LONDON, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristen Stewart, who recently broke up with her longtime beau Robert Pattinson, is now dating actor Michael Pitt, The Sun reported.

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'Boardwalk' wins big at SAG Awards

'Boardwalk' wins big at SAG Awards

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Michael Pitt may star in Scorsese TV drama

Michael Pitt may star in Scorsese TV drama

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Brits urged to avert flood threats

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WGA strike pre-empts Stone's 'Pinkville'

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Toronto fest lists Canadian film line-up

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Van Sant may direct Seattle music film

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Deana Carter is the latest major star to participate in a large free concert for U.S. military personnel and their families.
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Michael Pitt
Actor Michael Pitt at the photocall for his new movie "Last Days" at the 58th Cannes film festival on Friday April 13 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)

Michael Carmen Pitt (born April 10, 1981) is an American actor and musician. Pitt is best known in film for his role in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers, and in television for his portrayal of James "Jimmy" Darmody in the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Pitt was born in West Orange, New Jersey, the youngest of four children. At age ten, he announced to his parents that he wished to become an actor. He moved to New York City when he was 16 years old, where he took a job as a bike messenger.

In 1999, Pitt made his off-Broadway debut in the play The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at the New York Theatre Workshop. A casting agent, whom Pitt mistook as 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 between 1999 and 2000). His breakout role as the lover of a transgendered rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2001 led to supporting roles in Bully and in mainstream Hollywood fare such as Murder by Numbers and The Village, as well as the lead in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers.

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