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by nylon

Michael Pitt has always been a Hollywood outsider, but with his role in Boardwalk Empire, he steps into the mainstream. NYLON Guys caught up with the 29-year-old actor in New York City, where he said things like, "I was basically living in the Fort Greene projects in Brooklyn and I would take a plane and go to Wilmington, North Carolina, to be on this huge national TV show [Dawson's Creek] that I wasn't really aware of because I didn't have a television.  And I would go back to [Brooklyn] and there would be a murder in front of my house and I'd have to tell [the studio] not to send limos to the neighborhood because people were tormenting the limo driver, and also I was afraid I was going to get robbed."

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