It was this photo from The Sartorialist that reminded me that I'd been meaning to do a post about Michael Pitt because his hair is very much the same as Michael's in Martin Scorsese's hit show BoardWalk Empire. I personally love this haircut, I think it looks incredibly modern despite it probably being a classic men's haircut (I can't claim to know that much about fashions in men's hair actually!) and Michael Pitt wears it so well in Boardwalk.
Pitt plays Jimmy Darmody, a soldier returned from WWI to Atlantic City in the early days of Prohibition, who wants to claim his stake on the city working for politician/gangster Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi). Pitt's portrayal of a man battling his post-war demons and trying to regain control of his old life while creating a new one is captivating; he has a magnetic presence on screen and aesthetically really suits the period. I highly recommend the show which is suprisingly addictive and features a rosta of great actors. And for us costume nerds the show is full of beautiful 1920's garb; women in drop waist dresses and velvet opera coats, and men in sharp 3-piece suits and bowler hats.
Here's some beautiful portraits of Michael Pitt for Interview Magazine, taken by Craig McDean. Go here to read Michael being interviewed by Martin Scorsese and get a real insight into the mind of one of the most promising actors working today.
Pictures via Interview Magazine online