Released in 2001 and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the life story of a transsexual East German punk rock singer. The film was won a huge number of awards, including the Outstanding Film – Limited Release at GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Ontario, the film features actors John Cameron Mitchell and Michael Pitt.
Michael Carmen Pitt was born on April 10th, 1981 in West Orange, New Jersey. A talented actor, Pitt often finds himself in roles that are troubled or bizarre. The actor happened upon his first acting gig while walking in New York. A casting agent approached Pitt, whom Pitt mistook for a police officer.