Michael Carmen Pitt was born on 10th April 1981, in West Orange, New Jersey USA, of Italian ancestry, and is an actor, musician and model as well, but probably best known to the world for appearing in such films as “The Dreamers” (2003), “Seven Psychopaths” (2012) and “I Origins” (2014), among many other differing appearances. Michael’s career began in 1997.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Pitt is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Michael`s net worth is as high as $6 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from working as an actor, Pitt is also a producer, and such films as “I Origins” (2014), and “Big Stone Gap” (2014) have his name on them as producer, which has also improved his wealth.
Michael Pitt Net Worth $6 Million
Michael spent his childhood and teen years in his hometown, alongside his older siblings, two sisters and a brother. When he turned 16, Michael took his destiny in his hands and moved to New York City, taking a job as bike messenger while enrolling the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While struggling for a few years of, Michael`s career began with a small role in the TV series “Dellaventura” in 1997. Two years later he made his theater debut, appearing in the play “The Trestie at Pope Lich Creek”, and when the play ended, Pitt was approached by a casting agent who recommended him for the role of Henry Parker in the TV series “Dawson’s Creek”. He appeared in 15 episodes of the series, and then in the role of John Coleridge in the Gus Van Sant drama “Finding Forrester” (2000) starring Sean Connery. Michael then got his breakthrough role as Tommy Gnosis in the John Cameron Mitchell`s Golden Globe Award-nominated drama “Hedwig and Angry Inch” in 2001; his net worth was now ell established.
Michael continued with successful roles in the early 2000s, appearing in such films as “Bully” (2001), “Murder by Numbers” (2002) with Ryan Gosling and Sandra Bullock, and in the lead role in Bernardo Bertolucci`s romantic drama “The Dreamers” (2003) with Eva Green and Louis Garrel. In 2005 Michael teamed up once again with Gus Van Sant, this time for the film “Last Days”, and in 2007 he had the lead role in the romantic drama by famous French-Canadian director François Girard, “Silk”, with Keira Knightley and Kôji Yakusho. The same year he also had one more successful appearance, in the film “Funny Games” with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth, which also increased his net worth.
Until 2010 he was focused on other matters, then he returned to acting in the role of James ‘Jimmy’ Darmody in the TV series “Boardwalk Empire”, featured in 24 episodes of the show. His next role came in 2012, when he was cast as Larry in “Seven Psychopaths”, next to such stars as Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. His next successful venture came in 2014, as the role of Ian in the Mike Cahill’s sci-fi “I Origins”, and in 2015 had the lead role in Jackie Earle Haley’s directorial debut “Criminal Activities”, with Dan Stevens and Christopher Abbott.
Michael has a couple of projects that are in the process in the making, including the “Sleeping Shepherd” and “Ghost in the Shell”, both of which are scheduled for 2017 release.
Apart from acting, Michael has expressed his other talents; he was a guitarist and singer of the rock band Pagoda, with which he released one album in 2007, entitled “Pagoda”, before their break-up in 2011.
Michael`s net worth has also benefited from his work as a model; so far he has worked for such brands as Prada, while he also had two self-directed campaigns in 2013 and 2014 with actresses Léa Seydoux, and Winona Ryder.
Regarding his personal life, Michael is married to model Jamie Bochert, with whom he has been since the early 2000s.
According to a NY press interview, his departure from Boardwalk Empire, after two very successful seasons, was due largely to artistic differences and disagreements over production direction. While both Pitt and the producers wanted the James Dermody character to remain in the story line, it was felt it best not to continue as the disagreements were affecting production too negatively.
He is of part Italian descent.
Appeared in the Joey Ramone video, What a Wonderful World, with then-girlfriend Alexis Dziena. 
Sings the song 'Hey Joe' which can be heard in The Dreamers (2003).
Plays guitar and sings in the band Pagoda.
He moved to New York City from West Orange, New Jersey, when he was 16 with two cents, a ball of lint, and no place to stay. He got a job as a bike messenger. He studied for a while at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was cast as Henry in Dawson's Creek (1998) after someone from the series saw him in the play, "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek" at New York Theatre Workshop.
Often plays characters that are twisted or troubled. For example, Paul in Funny Games (2007), Blake in Last Days (2005) and James in Boardwalk Empire (2010).
I remember when I was a kid looking at different types of film and really examining the grains of them. I remember even looking at the ink streaks.
(On landing Boardwalk Empire) They sent me the pilot and I read it and I started working on it. I went to a big casting call, where you wait in the waiting room and you put the scene down on tape, and they called me a month later. I had been in California trying to find a job and I met with [Boardwalk producer] Terry Winter, and when I came back they said I could audition for Marty [Scorsese]. I was a bit nervous, and before I went in for the audition I got dressed up-put on a suit and stuff-because it was 1920s-and I went in and I met Marty, who was staying at the Waldorf-Astoria. He had been kind of homeless for a while and he was staying in this giant suite, and I went in and we talked and I did this scene, and he said, "That's good, but you should do it angrier," and so I did, but he said, again, "That's good, but I think a bit more angry," so I did it again even angrier and asked, "So is that good?" and he said, "Yeah, more angry!" So I went to the corner of the room and started screaming at the top of my lungs, "You motherfucker!" and punching the wall. I asked him, "Is that good?" and he said, "I think it's a good place to start."
(On getting fired as an extra on Flawless) I was there with my friends and they wanted these two punk rock guys to be standing in this elevator while Robert De Niro ran in, or something. Joel Schumacher picked us, which meant we were going to get paid like two or three hundred dollars more, which at that time meant that we had our rent for the month, so it was a big deal. We were standing in the East Village with all the extras, next to a prostitute and a little person, talking about the money we were going to get. So someone-one of the extras-had a really great idea and said, "We should celebrate," and they sparked up a joint. So we're standing there on the corner in front of this church and we're smoking a joint and we're excited, then all of a sudden five undercover cops came out of nowhere and threw us against the wall and they started arresting us. And so they're handcuffing us as Joel Schumacher walks by, and we're like, "Look, we'll be out in twenty-four hours and we can be right back here tomorrow." As the cops were pulling us into the car, he was just sort of like, "That's it-sorry, boys." So we asked the cops if we could at least sign the waiver so we could be paid for the day's work, and they said no and took us to jail.
There's this double standard with nudity. You can show a woman's full anatomy, but it's threatening and uncomfortable with guys. Gay, straight, bi or whatever, these particular people who run the country are afraid to see the beauty in things that aren't necessarily what they think is right or whatever.
Movie stars get paid these ridiculous amounts of money, I don't know if they deserve it. But I think what they're really getting paid for is not the work but all the other stuff.
You know, people want someone to tell them the answer. They want a friend, or a teacher, or a parent, but above all I guess they just want to know. And the truth is you can't tell them, and that's a hard thing to deal with. And it's easy to get wrapped up in the idea that this person knows, that he will tell me what I need to know, what I need to live, because he means a lot to me.
I just do movies I like. I mean, I do movies I would want to go see.
I think in some ways you learn more from the things you don't like than the things you do. What you want, and what you don't want.
[on The Dreamers (2003)]: I was nervous for the sex scenes. It's tough for an American actor, because it can be looked upon very badly. It's a serious risk to take in your career. It's risky with the studios and with the American public. It's looked down upon in American culture at a serious level. It could be perceived not as work but as pornography. Every time I was nervous about it, I would remind myself that possibly I was going to be a part of something that was going to change those attitudes. I don't agree with those values at all. It's totally fine showing someone getting their head blown off in America and you can't show the human body. I think that shows something about the culture.
All these directors who do different locations forget that one room can be shot from a million different angles and a million different ways. When I direct a movie, I'm going to use that.
[on his director, Bernardo Bertolucci]: There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.