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.
Van Sant’s career began in advertising and art house theaters. He directed television commercials in New York, while saving money to fund his creative projects. Often rejected by major motion picture studios, many of Van Sant’s early ideas eventually landed in art house films.