Boardwalk Empire – Season 2 hits DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on Monday, which seems to me more than enough of an excuse to revel in the hottness that on the series’ stars, Michael Pitt. The 31-year-old actor is the sort of person who might have been able to make it big in the movies, but instead he largely charted his own indie course before signing up for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
He first came to prominence playing Henry, the younger boyfriend of Jen (Michelle Williams), in Dawson’s Creek. However he apparently hated the experience and so spent the next few years flitting between indie movies and the edge of the mainstream in movies like Bully, Finding Forrester, Murder By Numbers, The Village, Last Days and Funny Games. He caught the eye of many a gay viewer as Tommy Gnosis, the rock star lover of transsexual Hedwig, in Hedwig And The Angry Inch, as well as with his sexy and often disrobed performance in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers. He’s now left Boardwalk Empire behind, and as we reported this morning, will be heading back to film with The First, about Mary Pickford.
While Pitt often exudes an aura of being all about the art, he has done some modelling for Prada, which resulted in some of the great shots below. Click on the pics for larger versions.